VIKA & LINDA BULL ‘Akilotoa – Anthology 1994-2006’ 2CD


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The power of music never ceases to amaze, and that experience is enhanced when two of the finest voices in Australia are singing for you. Vika & Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile, and emotionally charged vocal sounds on the Australian music landscape since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with The Black Sorrows in the late 1980s. Since that time, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, rock, country, and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

The 28 song anthology gathers tracks from Vika & Linda’s five studio albums and two live albums.   Also featured is The Black Sorrows’ smash hit Never Let Me Go from the classic ‘Harley & Rose’ album, with Vika on lead vocals, which to this date is The Black Sorrows’ highest-charting album.

‘‘Akilotoa’ showcases Vika & Linda’s remarkable voices, as well as Australia’s finest songwriters, including Paul Kelly, Stephen Cummings, Mark Seymour and Archie Roach, amongst many others. Many of the songs were written especially for Vika & Linda, including Paul Kelly’Be Careful What You Pray For and To Be Good Takes A Long Time (To Be Bad No Time At All).

The collection also celebrates the sisters’ Tongan heritage, with songs such as The Parting Song, Grandpa’s Song and the title track ’Akilotoa, a song sung entirely in their mother’s native language, Tongan.

Vika & Linda have been making the most of their isolation, creating a weekly gospel session Sunday Sing Song on social media, with a weekly audience reaching into the millions. Watch their Sunday Sing Song performances HERE.

The girls are currently working on their first full-length album of original material in 18 years, to be released by Bloodlines in 2021.