Eric Schwartz | That's How It's Gonna Be

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That's How It's Gonna Be

by Eric Schwartz

James Taylor and Wierd Al have a love child (Godfathered by Elvis Costello and Stephen Sondheim) and turn him loose on the streets of New York.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hattie and Mattie
4:27 $0.99
2. A Season With Dylan
4:40 $0.99
3. 'Cuz Mary Said So
3:09 $0.99
4. Only Be
5:09 $0.99
5. I Just Killed Kafka
4:32 $0.99
6. Brother Mine
4:47 $0.99
7. Me 'n' Jenny and the Lovely Marilu
6:06 $0.99
8. What's A Poor Boy To Do?
4:32 $0.99
9. My Lady of the Broken Glass
4:47 $0.99
10. Psycho Ballet
5:28 $0.99
11. That's How It's Gonna Be
5:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
"When an album begins with a jazzy piece about two loving lesbians and ends with a gospel-tinged ballad about loss and acceptance, you know that almost anything can be thrown into the middle...That's How It's Gonna Be is a giddy mix of moods, messages, and styles." wrote Neil Fagan in Performing Songwriter Magazine when Eric's album was selected as an Editor's Choice.

Spinning tales from his tangled inner web, Schwartz uses honesty, humor and irony to build a landscape where nothing is sacred, and everything is, well, a little different.

His debut album is receiving airplay across the country, including regular playing on Dr. Demento. Yet, it's not what you would call a 'novelty' album by any stretch!

"In dealing with diverse subjects with a singular talent, Schwartz not only demonstrates a command of many styles of music, but ushers in what will hopefully be a new breed of songwriters who can deal with traditional, modern, and postmodern forms with near-equal aplomb," explained Matthew Robinson in the Boston Globe.

"That's How It's Gonna Be" is a debut album that demonstrates the scope of Schwartz' talent, the kind that places him on a major festival stage or college campus one week, and in a comedy club in LA the next.

What can we say - the boy's confused? He'll tell ya he was treated for multiple personality disorder.

Don't believe him.

Eric knows exactly what he's doing - and fans everywhere are loving him for it!



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Jules Cohen

funny, original, accoustic greatness!
Eric is a really funny guy! Standouts from his CD....Psycho Ballet, Marylou, Charlie Brown, Hattie!

Eric can make the depressed happy! Make anyone smile....personally I have laughed outloud many times.

A must have album! James Taylor and Weird Al fans...will "get" Eric!

Karen Mayfield

Lucky find
This album is delightful and very well-crafted. The music is perfect folk, but the lyrics and subject matter are surprising, clever, and touching.

eric schwartz

!360 degrees of true talent & emotions!
as with all eric's music , that's how it's gonna be is musically tight & flawless . this album is funny , touching & thoughtful . it's like reading john irving .


! 360 degrees of emotions ... funny , touching ...!
as always , eric's music is tight and flawless on that's how it's gonna be . this album runs the emotional gamut . the exquiste my lady of the broken glass & that's how it's going to be give me that emotional shiver i crave . kafka & hattie & mattie make me laugh . it's like reading john irving with biff rose writing the sound track .


This Cd was amazing, I had heard the second cd so I bought the first one, and I was VERY impressed. Not only was there the comedy, But Only Be, Thats how its gonna be, and Lady of the broken glass were amazing.. this CD is now in my cd player and its going to stay there for a good long time!!

Ruth Levenstein

My Favorite Eric Schwartz CD (until the next one comes out.)
Hattie And Mattie is a classic. Not a 'funny' song but rather a fun song that is so good because it is so real. I think this is where Eric's talent as a songwriter turns into genious. I will never tire of listening to this CD.

Matt Hawes

A fine album!
I was surprized to discover that there were many "regular" songs as well as the novelty stuff, but it is all good! Eric Schwartz is a great artist and I think anyone can find something to like about his work!

Gina G. Rosset Smith

That's How It's Gonna Be
Hattie & Mattie is an incredible song.Psycho Ballet makes me laugh.I Just Killed Kafka is great at a party!