Winner "Best Vocal Album" 2014 – Zone Music Reporter – 11th Annual ZMR Music Awards
Trail of Dreams is about that great journey into the unknown, to find one’s destiny. Many of the songs were inspired by the stories of these great travelers. The title track depicts the great spiritual epic Autobiography of a Yogi, where Yogananda travels to far away America to bring the spirituality of India to the west. “Navigatio” recounts the voyage of Saint Brendan from Ireland in the sixth century, setting out to find a glorious Heavenly island. In “Follow Your Star”, Honera O’Flynn is kidnapped from her homeland of Ireland and brought to America, where she ultimately finds her destiny, and true love. The album ends with “Ever Onward”, a life-affirming anthem about following dreams, and always moving forward
Throughout their last few albums, progressive new age band 2002 has been steadily increasing their use of vocals and percussion, infusing elements from pop, folk and progressive rock into their ambient/neo-classical roots. Also during that time, Sarah Copus, daughter of Pamela and Randy, has been taking on an ever-increasing role in the group. With the release of Trail of Dreams, Sarah, now just 10 years old, is one of the harpists and the primary lead vocalist in the band. Her soaring, angelic voice is featured prominently on Trail of Dreams, with many of the harmonies and vocal arrangements having been created by her. The synergy that Sarah brings to 2002’s signature sound has created something entirely new, by a band that believes in following the musical adventure wherever it leads, ever onward.