It's Heavy in Here

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It's Heavy in Here
It's Heavy in Here.jpg
Studio album by Eric Matthews
Released September 26, 1995
Recorded Musicraft, Wilsonville, Oregon and Sound Impressions, Milwaukie, Oregon
Genre Orchestral pop
Label Sub Pop
Producer Eric Matthews
Eric Matthews chronology
It's Heavy in Here
The Lateness of the Hour
(1997)The Lateness of the Hour1997
Singles from It's Heavy in Here
  1. "Fanfare"
    Released: October 16, 1995
    (only released in UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly(A-) [2]

It's Heavy in Here is the debut solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Eric Matthews. It was released by Sub Pop Records on September 26, 1995.[3] A track from the album, "Fanfare", was released as a single in the UK only, but failed to chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Eric Matthews.

2."Forging Plastic Pain"3:14
3."Soul Nation Select Them"3:21
4."Faith to Clay"2:21
5."Angels for Crime"3:01
6."Fried Out Broken Girl"3:27
7."Lust Takes Time"2:40
8."Hop and Tickle"2:56
9."Three-Cornered Moon"3:06
10."Distant Mother Reality"2:18
11."Flight and Lion"3:38
12."Poisons Will Pass Me"2:36
13."Sincere Sensation"2:54
14."Fanfare (reprise)"2:18


  • Phil Baldino - clarinets on "Angels for Crime"
  • Robin Baldino - violin on "Soul Nation Select Them", "Three-Cornered Moon" and "Poisons Will Pass Me"
  • Karen Bryan - violin on "Soul Nation Select Them", "Three-Cornered Moon" and "Poisons Will Pass Me"
  • Kim Burton - viola on "Three-Cornered Moon" and "Poisons Will Pass Me"
  • Dennis Conti - tenor saxophone on "Three-Cornered Moon"
  • Curtis Daily - string bass on "Three-Cornered Moon" and "Poisons Will Pass Me"
  • Jason Falkner - electric guitar on "Fanfare", "Forging Plastic Pain", "Hop and Tickle", "Distant Mother Reality" and "Flight and Lion"; bass on "Fanfare", "Soul Nation Select Them", "Hop and Tickle", "Distant Mother Reality", "Flight and Lion" and "Sincere Sensation"; drums on "Soul Nation Select Them" and "Lust Takes Time"; acoustic guitar on "Distant Mother Reality"; piano on "Flight and Lion"
  • Steve Hanford - drums on "Angels for Crime", "Hop and Tickle", "Flight and Lion" and "Sincere Sensation"
  • Wendy Karden - flutes on "Soul Nation Select Them"
  • Tony Lash - drums on "Forging Plastic Pain"; tambourine on "Sincere Sensation"
  • Eric Matthews - all vocals; electric guitar on "Fanfare", "Lust Takes Time" and "Distant Mother Reality"; acoustic guitar on "Soul Nation Select Them", "Angels for Crime", "Hop and Tickle", "Flight and Lion", "Sincere Sensation" and "Fanfare (reprise); piano on "Soul Nation Select Them" and "Fried Out Broken Girl"; trumpets on "Fanfare", "Fried Out Broken Girl" and "Three-Cornered Moon"; harpsichord on "Faith to Clay" and "Three-Cornered Moon"; bass on "Angels for Crime" and "Lust Takes Time"; organ on "Three-Cornered Moon" and "Poisons Will Pass Me"; tenor recorder on "Distant Mother Reality"; Hammond B-3 organ on "Sincere Sensation"; percussion on "Sincere Sensation"
  • Wes Matthews - acoustic guitar on "Faith to Clay"
  • Lori Presthus - cello on "Soul Nation Select Them", "Three-Cornered Moon" and "Poisons Will Pass Me"
  • Karen Strand - oboe on "Soul Nation Select Them"


  1. ^ Greenwald, Matthew. It's Heavy in Here at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  2. ^ Smith, Ethan (October 27, 1995). "Review - It's Heavy in Here". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Sub Pop Records official website catalogue

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