Train – Drops Of Jupiter

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HYBRID SACD plays with openess, airiness, and smoothness. 

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Train – Drops Of Jupiter

Train – Drops Of Jupiter

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.

Sourced from the original master tapes, housed in mini-LP gatefold sleeve packaging, and strictly limited to 2,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD brings listeners closer to the band’s roots-rock instrumentation and vocalist Pat Monahan’s smooth tonalities.

Free of the harshness, boxiness, and flatness hampering prior editions, it breathes with an openness and airiness that grants the music translucent qualities.

Dynamic headroom and instrumental separation are also enhanced. Suffice it to say that this modern classic has never sounded so good.

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 realised 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.

Track List: Train – Drops Of Jupiter

She’s on Fire

I Wish You Would

Drops of Jupiter

It’s About You

Hopeless

Respect

Let It Roll

Something More

Whipping Boy

Getaway

Mississippi

 

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Mobile Fidelity

Mobile Fidelity Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has been the undisputed pioneer and leader in audiophile recordings since the company's inception in 1977. Established by dedicated audiophiles, Mobile Fidelity's first and foremost goal was to offer faithfully reproduced high fidelity recordings that would compliment the numerous advances occurring in audio delivery systems. Throughout its history, Mobile Fidelity has remained true to this goal, pioneering state-of-the-art technologies and setting audiophile standards that remain in place today. In response to rapid advancements in both recording formats and audio delivery systems over the past several years, Mobile Fidelity has maintained its ongoing commitment to improving industry standards. This has resulted in the introduction of numerous innovations in the audiophile arena: half-speed mastered Original Master Recording™ LPs, Ultra High Quality Records™ (UHQRs), high fidelity cassettes, consumer alignment devices for phono cartridges and audio cassette decks, Original Master Recording™ compact discs, the 24-karat gold plated Ultradisc™ CD and the Ultradisc™ Ultra High Resolution™ (UHR). To this day the independently owned firm continues its commitment to exceeding industry standards.  

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