Train - Drops of Jupiter (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Train - Drops of Jupiter (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Train - Drops of Jupiter (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Train - Drops of Jupiter (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

Train - Drops of Jupiter (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

Rarity vinyl cannot be exchanged as they are sole copies of sold-out editions.
If damaged they would be refunded after return but not exchanged.
VAT included in price for European Union countries, may be adjusted based on delivery country at check out.
Average shipping time : 2 to 4 working days. Shipping is free within European Union (except for specific territories) above 99€ purchase up to 50kg. Shipping costs on quote above 50kg – quote request to be send to : No return policy for countries outside of European Union


Pat Monahan - lead vocals, percussion, saxophone, trumpet, vibraphone

Jimmy Stafford - lead guitar, backing vocals, mandolin

Rob Hotchkiss - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, bass, harmonica

Charlie Colin - bass, backing vocals, rhythm guitar

Scott Underwood - drums, keyboards, percussion, programming

Paul Buckmaster - conductor, string arrangements, orchestral arrangements

Brendan O'Brien - keyboards

David Campbell - string arrangements

Carl Gorodetzky - violin, concert master

Suzie Katayama - cello

Chuck Leavell - piano

Michael Markman - violin

Bob Mason - cello

Fleming McWilliams - backing vocals

Dan Smith - cello

Kris Wilkinson - viola

Evan Wilson - viola


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited to 3,000 copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ LP 

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded February - March 2001 at Southern Tracks

Engineered & mixed by Brendan O'Brien

Produced by Brendan O'Brien

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich, Shawn R. Britton

Originally released in 2001

Reissued in 2020



Side A :

  1. She's On Fire
  2. I Wish You Would
  3. Drops of Jupiter
  4. It's About You
  5. Hopeless
  6. Respect


Side B :

  1. Let It Roll
  2. Something More
  3. Whipping Boy
  4. Getaway
  5. Mississippi


Reviews :

"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." AllMusic Review by Mark Morgenstein


Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.


Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 3,99 / 5

Recently viewed