Train – Drops Of Jupiter - 2001 Pop Rock - GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog Mobile Fidelity Audiophile - Sealed 180 Grm LP
Train – Drops Of Jupiter
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-444, Columbia – 88691900651
Original Master Recording – , GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180 gram Series –
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI,
Limited to . 3,000 numbered copies,
Mastered by Shawn R. Britton and Krieg Wunderlich at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab®, Sebastopol, CA on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System™
Specially Plated and Pressed on 180g High-Definition Vinyl
© 2001, 2019 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Made in the U.S.A. on labels
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Scanned): 821797144414
Barcode (Text): 8 21797 14441 4
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered
30 Jun 2020
Soft Rock, Pop Rock
A1 She's On Fire
A2 I Wish You Would
A3 Drops Of Jupiter
A4 It's About You
B1 Let It Roll
B2 Something More
B3 Whipping Boy
Primis Player Placeholder
Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment
Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated
Mastered At – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Recorded At – Southern Tracks
Mixed At – Southern Tracks
Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals – Charlie Colin
Drums, Keyboards, Programmed By, Percussion – Scott Underwood
Guitar, Backing Vocals, Mandolin – Jimmy Stafford
Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals, Harmonica – Rob Hotchkiss
Producer, Mixed By, Keyboards – Brendan O'Brien
Vocals, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vibraphone, Percussion – Pat Monahan
Written-By – Train
..a: Warm, Full Sound Breathes with Openness and Airiness
There's definitely nothing wrong with echoing classic rock and harmonic pop sounds, especially when it's done this well. Drops of Jupiter, Train's two-time Grammy-winning 2001 album, revels in sweeping hooks and soulful comfort borrowed from proven 70s methods. Remarks of jealous critics aside, the approach resonated with the public and made Train a ubiquitous presence of mainstream radio, a status the group still enjoys.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and limited to 3,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g vinyl LP brings listeners much closer to the band's roots-rock instrumentation and vocalist Pat Monahan's smooth tonalities. Free of the harshness, boxiness, and flatness discernible on the CD, it breathes with an openness and airiness that grants the music translucent qualities. Previously restricted, dynamic headroom and instrumental separation are enlarged and enhanced. Suffice it to say that this modern classic has never sounded anywhere this good. It's a record made for experiencing in analog, and one timeless in construction and mood.
At its core, the San Francisco quintet's sophomore record is the sound of what happens when concerns about trends and coolness are put aside and solid, simple, genuinely earnest music is made the primary focus. Drawing from influences such as Elton John and Van Morrison, Train crafts eminently listenable fare steeped in finely tailored melodies and bolstered by affirmative, uplifting messages. Complementary accents in the form of sing-a-long refrains, folksy mandolins, and scene-setting synthesizer fills give songs grounding and fully realized depth. Time and again, the quintet's acoustic-based material satisfies and inspires.
Nowhere is this truer than on the soaring title track, a string- and piano-led orchestral ballad that remained in the Top 40 charts for an incredible 29 straight weeks. Nominated for five Grammy Awards, it won for Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompany Vocalist(s). Alternatively shimmering, endearing, and soothing, the rest of the Brendan O'Brien-produced album features the same consistency and passion throughout. Legendary pianist Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers Band) and veteran Elton John arranger Paul Buckmaster also lend their hands, contributing to a set awash in anthemic persuasion and elegant grace.."
"Drops of Jupiter, San Francisco's Train employ all the tools of the roots-rock trade--mandolin, harmonica, bongos and crisp acoustic guitar--to evoke that sort of "everything's gonna be all right" sentiment common in so many great pop rock songs. But this isn't a band that relies solely on its precursors for inspiration. These accomplished musicians never overplay, and understand the value of a well-placed synthesized accent or guitar effect. On tracks such as "I Wish You Would", they command a plugged-in assertion that lends an inspiring jolt to their acoustic instrumentation. The title track is the album's epicentre. With swelling strings and chorded piano melody, the song sounds as if it were lifted from some lost tapes of Elton John's Madman Across the Water. It sweeps you up in an irresistible top-of-the-lungs sing-along and becomes the reference point for the rest of the album ( amazon customer)
To match "Homesick," a song about needing to feel known is "It's About You" where Monahan pleads with a woman to need him and to rely on him.
Perhaps the most telling sign of the band's maturity comes in the next two songs. Matching "Free" is "Respect." Instead of a song about longing and being a "fool" for the way he's acted, Monahan sings about needing to respect others and asking forgiveness.
Matching "Blind" is "Hopeless." Where "Blind" tells of a man scared that a relationship ended because "when I pulled myself up to your waist side/ did I hurt you or just slide in?" "Hopeless" is a song about needing someone, wholly, and completely, which is exactly the thing that Monahan was afraid to say in "Blind."
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|