"On their fifth release, the duo known as 2002 aim for the stars and overshoot their mark, with transcendent glory that translates perfectly through heavenly music with a wider range than they have previously explored. Pamela and Randy Copus seem to draw from an unlimited well of creativity, and this aspect, combined with their heartfelt approach, has established them as one of the top New Age groups. Traces of Enya-like lushness combine with the trademark harp, guitars, flutes, etc, and this addition of voice tracks really expands the divine sounds they create. Through meticulous production and utmost care & sensitivity that they put into this project, "River of Stars" is clearly their best-sounding release yet, and should easily become a runaway best-seller from coast to coast.This album was 74 weeks on the Billboard: New Age Chart !Backroads Music
After having spent the last few years going over old ground on Greatest Hits and the double live Just Like a Vacation, as well as treading water with the less than stellar (but appropriately named) Days in Between, Blue Rodeo found their stride again with Palace of Gold. Having built their own studio, the bandmembers took the time to record in a comfortable, relaxed manner in which they could workshop tunes at their leisure. This newly found freedom allowed them to experiment with the addition of strings and horns on several tracks, a move they had taken tentative stabs at before.