L OV E - I S - M I G H T Y C L O S E
many look overseas for sirens, hearing Vika and Linda
us to be more thankful for what we've got. The
Advertiser, Feb 2002
and Linda Bull
and Linda are two of this country's most admired singers;
sisters who are adored not only for their glorious
voices and warm, enticing stage persence but also
for their obvious love of music and each other. "The
fact that we're sisters takes out all the guess work",
explains Linda, "We instinctively know what will
work for each other." "And we really enjoy
working together. Its great fun." adds Vika.
Bull sisters have earned themselves platinum (Vika
and Linda) and gold (Pricess Tabu) album sales, performed
on WOMAD stages across Europ and Asia, headlined at
AustraliOs biggest festivals and achieved the sort
of sustained success that most performers only dream
of. And all of this on top of 7 years with another
of the country's most successful and high profile
outfits. The Black Sorrows. Now Vika and Linda are
poised to release their fifth album, the captivating
"Love Is Mighty Close", due instore in July
2002. This is their first album since departing the
FMR Group. As Linda says, "This one is about
doing it ourselves - its about embracing our independence".
"We've spent 20 years in the business and now
its time to use what we've learned" adds Vika.
The result is a stunning album which sounds exactly
the way Vika and Linda wanted it to sound - rich,
warm and full of life.
Is Mighty Close' is penned entirely by Australian
songwriters. Vika and Linda have collected 12 beautiful
tracks written by some of the country's most respected
artists - Paul Kelly, Stephen Cummings, Jeff Burstin,
Rob Snarksi, Dan Brodie, Bill McDonald, Barry Palmer,
Caroline Kennedy, Dave McCormack, Cyndi Boste, David
Hosking and Chris Wilson. "They are all love
songs", says Vika, "Sad, beautiful love
songs". Adds Linda, "We tried to select
songs that we thought our audience would enjoy."
Is Mighty Close' was produced by the girls' long-time
ally, Jeff Burstin (Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, The
Black Sorrows) and mixed by the legendary Jeremy Allom
Proclaimers, Massive Attack). Performing
on the CD are John Watson on drums, Bill McDonald
on bass, Jeff Burstin on guitar plus a luscious collection
of special guest musicians.
result is a rich and emotionally charged sound which
is bound to captivate audiences across the globe.
Both Linda and Vika are quite convinced "this
is the best album we've ever made" and you are
sure to agree. Take the time to savour and appreciate
some of the best talent in the land when Vika and
Linda's 'Love Is Mighty Close' hits stores on 8 JULY
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rich, soulful experience. The girls know how to hit
the right notes and push the right emotional buttons.
Herald Sun - HIT, Melbourne, 8 Aug 02
songwriters get the ethereal, heavenly Vika and Linda
Bull treatment. 8/10
Juice Magazine, Aug 2002
sunny voices of Vika and Linda on their latest collection,
Love Is Mighty Close...cleanse the soul and lift the
spirit.... acoustic and intimate
abc.net.au, 30 July 02
stars [Love is Mighty Close] will not dissappoint...
Worth seeking out.
Sunday Age, Melbourne, 28 July 02
is Mighty Close is a diamond of an album.
Scene Magazine, Brisbane, 24 July 02
stars [Love is Mighty Close] is a warm, sweetly-sounding
compilation of love
songs with lush backings. It deserves national and
Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 11 July 02
collection of gentle love songs from top Australian
songwriters... showcases the massive talent of the
Bull sisters, their striking voices matched with faultless
Sunday Times, Perth, 14 July 02
Sunday Mail, Brisbane, 14 July 02
Xpress, Perth, 18 July 02
Is Mighty Close is blessed with a fresh, flowing pulse.
The Age - EG, Melbourne, 19 July 02
vocal qualities. Polished and with real substance
Australian Financial Review, National, 20 July
are two of the most recognised - and arguably most
talented - voices in the country.
The Age, Melbourne 20 July
and Linda Bull are two of the very best things about
our local music industry. They sing like angels...
as though one great singer was delivering both parts.
Herald Sun, Melbourne, 20 July 02
beautiful voices. A must-have album
Rabelais Mag, Melbourne, 22 July 02
would be hard to find a better musical combination
that that heard on Vika and Linda Bulls latest
album, Love Is Mighty Close.
Brisbane News, Brisbane, 24 July 02