2002 (band)

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2002
Origin Texas, United States
Genres New age, neoclassical new age
Years active 1992–present
Labels Real Music
Gemini Sun Records
Galactic Playground Music
Website 2002music.com
Members Randy Copus
Pamela Copus

2002 is a new age group composed of Randy and Pamela Copus. 2002 has charted nine albums on the Billboard New Age Charts.[1] This Moment Now won the COVR award for Best New Age Album in 2004.[1] 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.[1]

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 and Randy 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. Both musicians also 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, Latin and Japanese, representing sacred traditions throughout the world, can be heard on their albums.[1]

Logos[edit]

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Logo from 1992 to 1997

2002 Logo as of 2008.
The pair of zeros in 2002 represents the symbol of infinity (\infty). Randy and Pamela have stated the name symbolizes their belief that they will be together on "both ends" of infinity.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

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

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