Wondrously lush contemporary musical souls 2002 – A WORLD AWAY: I’m continually amazed at the musical discoveries that come tumbling my way for review… this is 2002’s 18th album, yet it’s my first listen… though not from this album, the performance below will make you an “instant believer”… just astounding…
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Randy, Pamela, and Sarah Copus are joined by Jim Higgins – cello (tracks 1,2,5,6) and James Song – violin (tracks 1,2,3,5,6,9), and as you listen to the pure beauty they create together on songs like the 4:26 “Memory of Tomorrow“, you’ll realize you’re in the presence of total creative genius… the strings on this piece will easily guide you to that world away from the pain & suffering we often experience here… one of my favorite songs this year.
The opener, “Dream of Life“, transports you high above the fray and clearly merits an award… if I were on the voting panels for Contemporary New Age, this performance would surely be recognized for “best soulful performance”; the vocal layering on this song is nothing short of miraculous!
The harp work on “Finding You” sustains the composition for the entire 4:22 length, and will hold your ears spellbound… I’ve no doubt you’ll be hitting the “replay” button on this wonderful piece of music often.
One of the most attractive features of this band is their perfect pacing, as you’ll hear when you listen to the 4:17 “We Are Always“… every note is precisely on time, and the recording is flawless. I just loved the flute on this song as well.
I’m always attracted to compositions that feature magical vocal works, and it turns out that my personal favorite of the ten (long) songs offered up for your aural enlightenment, “Stars and Moon“, has some of the most lush and richly crafted vocals I’ve heard (yet) in 2018… this is another tune that needs to be recognized with an award.
I give 2002 a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99… get more information about these marvelous players on the 2002 website. Rotcod Zzaj
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