Drops of Jupiter

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All Music Guide - Mark Morgenstein
Although Train's singles got heavy rotation on "alternative" radio stations, there's nothing cutting-edge about the band's sophomore effort, Drops of Jupiter. Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows, although that's not always a bad thing. In fact, the best moments on Drops of Jupiter are the most blatant rip-offs, which means the band can sound endearing even when they don't sound unique. Does the hit title track remind you of Madman Across the Water-era Elton John? Well, it's no coincidence. Paul Buckmaster, who arranged the soaring strings on much of John's best work, reprises that role here, and session keyboardist extraordinaire Chuck ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Morgenstein
Although Train's singles got heavy rotation on "alternative" radio stations, there's nothing cutting-edge about the band's sophomore effort, Drops of Jupiter. Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows, although that's not always a bad thing. In fact, the best moments on Drops of Jupiter are the most blatant rip-offs, which means the band can sound endearing even when they don't sound unique. Does the hit title track remind you of Madman Across the Water-era Elton John? Well, it's no coincidence. Paul Buckmaster, who arranged the soaring strings on much of John's best work, reprises that role here, and session keyboardist extraordinaire Chuck Leavell channels John on the piano. And when lead singer Pat Monahan sings "When I get this feeling" in "It's About You," just try not to sing "I want sexual healing" over the actual lyrics that follow. Overall, this is a safe, solid second effort from a band that knows how to write hit singles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5099750230626
  • Catalog Number: 845674
  • Sales rank: 131,988

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She's On Fire (3:49)
  2. 2 I Wish You Would (4:25)
  3. 3 Drops Of Jupiter (4:20)
  4. 4 It's About You (4:27)
  5. 5 Hopeless (4:31)
  6. 6 Respect (3:25)
  7. 7 Let It Roll (5:00)
  8. 8 Something More (4:33)
  9. 9 Whipping Boy (4:26)
  10. 10 Getaway (4:26)
  11. 11 Mississippi (5:07)
  12. 12 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Train Primary Artist
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
Carl Gorodetzky Violin, Concert Master
Chuck Leavell Piano
Michael Markman Violin
Bob Mason Cello
Brendan O'Brien Keyboards
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Evan Wilson Viola
Suzie Katayama Cello
Fleming McWilliams Background Vocals
Scott Underwood Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Group Member
Charlie Colin Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Rob Hotchkiss Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Background Vocals, Group Member
Pat Monahan Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals, Vibes, Group Member
Jimmy Stafford Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals, Group Member
Dan Smith Cello
Technical Credits
Paul Buckmaster Orchestration
David Campbell String Arrangements
Nick DiDia Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Train Composer
Joel Zimmerman Art Direction
Tony Hernandez Illustrations
Arnie Pustilnik Direction
Scott Underwood Programming
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