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2002 (band)

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Years active  1992–present
Members  Randy Copus, Pamela Copus
Website  2002music.com
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Labels  Real Music Gemini Sun Records Galactic Playground Music
Origin  Texas, United States (1992)
Genres  New-age music, Neoclassical new-age music
Albums  Wings II ‑ Return to Freedom, Across an Ocean of Dreams, This Moment Now, The Emerald Way, Land of Forever
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2002 is a new age group composed of Randy and Pamela Copus. 2002 has charted eleven albums on the Billboard New Age Charts. This Moment Now won the COVR award for Best New Age Album in 2004. 2002 was named amongst the top new age artists in Billboard's 2003 “Year in Review” issue (December 2003), a list that also featured Yanni, Manheim Steamroller, Jim Brickman, George Winston and Enya. They most recently won Best Vocal Album from the ZMR Zone Music Awards in 2015.

Contents

The themes of several of 2002's albums are deeply rooted in mythology. Wings is based on the Greek legend of Icarus. Savitri and The Emerald Way are both inspired by the ancient Hindu story of Savitri and Satyavan from the Mahabharata. Land of Forever is a ballad of the mystic island of Tír na nÓg, an Irish legend.

Pamela, Randy, and their daughter Sarah record all their music at their state-of-the-art studio. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass, and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards, and a wind instrument called a WX5. Sarah, their daughter who has recently joined the band, sings and plays celtic harp, violin, ukulele, piano, and Irish whistle. 2002 provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality. The vocals also have many dimensions, as words and chants in Sanskrit, Spanish, Gaelic, Latin and Japanese, representing sacred traditions throughout the world, can be heard on their albums.

Studio albums

  • 1992 – Wings (November 1992)
  • 1995 – Savitri (February 1995)
  • 1997 – Chrysalis (January 21, 1997)
  • 1998 – Land of Forever (May 19, 1998)
  • 2000 – River of Stars (January 11, 2000)
  • 2002 – Across an Ocean of Dreams (January 22, 2002)
  • 2003 – This Moment Now (October 7, 2003)
  • 2006 – The Emerald Way (January 31, 2006)
  • 2007 – Deep Still Blue (May 8, 2007)
  • Includes a companion DVD of animated oceanic photography and artist interviews
  • 2007 – Christmas Dreams (November 7, 2007)
  • 2009 – A Word in the Wind (February 10, 2009)
  • Includes a companion DVD of music videos
  • 2009 – Wings II – Return To Freedom (November 11, 2009)
  • 2011 – Damayanti (April 12, 2011)
  • 2012 – Believe (October 16, 2012)
  • 2014 – Trail of Dreams (October 7, 2014)
  • 2016 – Celtic Fairy Lullaby (February 19, 2016)
  • Compilations

  • 2002 – The Sacred Well (October 1, 2002)
  • Retrospective collection of works, includes 2 original songs
  • Songs

    Summer of 300 YearsLand of Forever · 1998
    Land of ForeverLand of Forever · 1998
    Deep Still BlueDeep Still Blue · 2007

    References

    2002 (band) Wikipedia


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