Sacred Years (Deluxe Edition)
A song called "Sacred Years" was created as a tribute to this current time. The song’s name became the fitting title of the album, which contains works Tony and his team created from 2020 to early 2021. The music can reach hearts from all walks of life. The works are diverse, ranging in styles from east to west, and from epic orchestral pieces to works that combine classical and modern styles. Some works embody the grandeur of cinematic music, while others bring listeners peace and calm.
These works record the current era, including the years of 2020 and 2021, which were destined to be unusual. This era is the final moment in the legendary end of the Dharma period. It is also the era where humans and gods coexist in anticipation of God’s return. During this time, natural and man-made disasters, including earthquakes and plagues, befall the world’s people. The battle between gods and demons is also being waged.
The 2020 U.S. presidential election presented a matter of concern for every person. The true evil, which includes the red demon and communist evil spirits, has been unleashing its madness as the end approaches. As darkness engulfs the world and people’s hearts in this crucial time, how will they choose?
The music in this album seeks to connect the divine to humanity, and to enable listeners to experience the praise, yearning, and reverence for God. The album comes in the standard and deluxe editions. The standard edition includes 11 tracks that feature Tony’s works as well as songs that showcase his singing. Another singer, Rain Zhang, also shares a fantastic performance.
The deluxe edition has 18 tracks. It includes all the tracks in the standard edition, as well as an English version performance of “King of the Mountains” by singer Anna K. The deluxe edition also includes instrumental tracks of some pieces that you can use to sing along with and to produce your own cover versions.
Album Credits: Producer: Tony Chen Lyrics: MingZi English Editor: Mimi NL Music Composer/Arranger: Tony Chen Audio Mixing: Tony Chen, Joseph Ma Vocal: Tony Chen, Rain Zhang, Anna K Backing Vocal: Nalumi, Jancis, Ariel Tian, Tony Chen, Joseph Ma