Together We're Heavy

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Together We're Heavy
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
RecordedDecember 2002 – January 2003
Genre Pop, psychedelic pop, symphonic rock
Length57:47
Label Hollywood / Good Records
Producer Eric Drew Feldman, The Speekers, Jeff Levison
The Polyphonic Spree chronology
The Beginning Stages of...
(2003)
Together We're Heavy
(2004)
Thumbsucker
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 70/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
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Entertainment.ie Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10 [4]
NME Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
The Village Voice B– [7]

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 band

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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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Contents

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.

Track listing

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  1. "Section 11 (A Long Day Continues/We Sound Amazed)" - 8:32
  2. "Section 12 (Hold Me Now)" - 4:30
  3. "Section 13 (Diamonds/Mild Devotion to Majesty)" - 4:55
  4. "Section 14 (Two Thousand Places)" - 5:19
  5. "Section 15 (Ensure Your Reservation)" - 1:39
  6. "Section 16 (One Man Show)" - 4:58
  7. "Section 17 (Suitcase Calling)" - 8:48
  8. "Section 18 (Everything Starts at the Seam)" - 1:54
  9. "Section 19 (When the Fool Becomes a King)" - 10:38
  10. "Section 20 (Together We're Heavy)" - 6:30
  1. "Bonus Section 1 (The Best Part)" (Japanese release only)
  2. "Bonus Section 2 (Mercury Tea)" (Japanese release only)
  3. "Bonus Section 3 (Working Out the Kinks [Demo 2002])" (Japanese release only)

"The Adventure of Listening" DVD:

Personnel

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Production

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Release history

CD
DVD-Audio 5.1 Surround + DTS-Encoded track

Singles

CD

  1. Hold Me Now (Radio Edit - UK Edit)
  2. Hold Me Now (Album Version)
  3. Working Out The Kinks (Demo)
  1. Two Thousand Places
  2. The Best Part
  3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Charts

ChartPeak
position
US Billboard 200 [10] 121
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) [11] 1
UK Albums (OCC) [12] 61

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