Vika & Linda (transparent Red vinyl)
Following on from Vika and Linda's stellar 2020 comeback, led by their June ARIA Number One anthology album ''Akilotoa: Anthology 1994-2006', followed by the ARIA Number Two album 'Sunday: The Gospel According To Iso' in September, Bloodlines is proud to announce the long awaited release of their breakthrough debut album from 1994, on pristine red vinyl.
At the time Ed St. John from Rolling Stone Australia said; "It's the simplest of ideas: take two of Australia's best singers, find them a bunch of great original songs, and then put them in the studio with a sympathetic producer and the best band you can muster. Not surprisingly, the results here are frequently exceptional. Beautifully played - with an accent on subtle arrangements and largely acoustic instruments - the album is imbued with a warm inner glow and a genuine musical depth. Perhaps because of the contributions of such a broad diversity of writers - and thanks also to the fact that Vika and Linda Bull possess strikingly different voices - the album moves effortlessly across a spectrum of styles but, for the most part, is a very laid-back, often country-flavoured affair. Still, far from getting bogged down in a single groove, Vika and Linda is a real feast.
It's not the kind of album where singles, or "standout tracks", are easy to pick. Sure, the first single "When Will You Fall For Me" has a terrific rousing chorus. Three of the Paul Kelly songs are killers, including the slow reggae of "We've Started A Fire" and the funky "I Know Where to Go to Feel Good". Also intriguing is "Ninety Nine Years", a song Kelly wrote with the Bull sisters. Utilising eastern tones and a haunting melody, it marks an interesting and very appealing departure for all three artists."
Featuring songs written specifically for the girls by Paul Kelly, Mark Seymour, Nick Barker, Joe Camilleri, Wayne Burt and more, Vika and Linda was a Top 10 album in June of 1994 and even though the girls were well known through their connection to The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda signposted the beginning of a long and storied career. Now on vinyl for the very first time, this is an essential album for lovers of the girls' rich harmonies paired with classic Australian songs.
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