|Together We're Heavy|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 30, 2004|
|Recorded||December 2002 – January 2003|
|Genre||Pop, psychedelic pop, symphonic rock|
|Label||Hollywood / Good Records|
|Producer||Eric Drew Feldman, The Speekers, Jeff Levison|
|The Polyphonic Spree chronology|
|The Village Voice||B–|
Together We're Heavy is the second release from Dallas symphonic rock group The Polyphonic Spree. Produced by Eric Drew Feldman and released in Japan on June 30, 2004, Europe on July 12 and North America on July 13. It includes the hit singles "Hold Me Now" and "Two Thousand Places". The album was released by Hollywood Records, and represents the band's first "true" album (their previous release, The Beginning Stages of... was recorded as a demo and released only by popular demand).
The Polyphonic Spree is an American choral rock band from Dallas, Texas that was formed in 2000 by Tim DeLaughter. The band's sound relies on a variety of vocal and instrumental color by featuring a choir, flute, trumpet, french horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano, guitars, bass, drums, electronic keyboards, and EWI.
Eric Drew Feldman is an American keyboard and bass guitar player. Feldman has worked with Captain Beefheart, Fear, Snakefinger, The Residents, Pere Ubu, Pixies, dEUS, Katell Keineg, Frank Black, The Polyphonic Spree, Tripping Daisy, Reid Paley, Charlotte Hatherley, Custard and PJ Harvey.
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The US version of Together We're Heavy contains an additional bonus DVD (entitled "The Adventure of Listening") while the Japanese version contains three bonus songs.
It reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart.
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"The Adventure of Listening" DVD:
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|US Billboard 200||121|
|US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)||1|
|UK Albums (OCC)||61|
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