Drops of Jupiter

Drops of Jupiter

by Train
     
 

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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 …  See more details below

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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:
02/24/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099750230626
catalogNumber:
845674
Rank:
325331

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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
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Train   Composer
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
Tony Hernandez   Illustrations
Arnie Pustilnik   Direction
Scott Underwood   Programming

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