Homage to clas­sic al­bum

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Aus­tralian mu­si­cal icons Vika Bull and De­bra Byrne will per­form at Hor­sham Town Hall on Fe­bru­ary 23.

The pair have in­cluded Hor­sham in a string of re­gional tour dates in cel­e­bra­tion of Ca­role King’s1971 clas­sic Ta­pes­try.

The homage led to sev­eral sold-out per­for­mances at Mel­bourne Arts Cen­tre in Au­gust last year and a show fea­tur­ing Bull, Byrne, and the Brill Band.

Re­ceived favourably by fans and crit­ics, Ta­pes­try: The Songs of Ca­role King is a cel­e­bra­tion and in­ter­pre­ta­tion of a sem­i­nal al­bum.

Re­leased in 1971, Ta­pes­try was Ca­role King’s sopho­more al­bum. It picked up four Grammy Awards in 1972 and came in at 36 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Great­est Al­bums of All Time in 2003. It was num­ber-one on the Bill­board 200 Chart for 15 weeks and sold more than 25-mil­lion copies world-wide.

Pro­duced by Lou Adler from The Ma­mas and The Pa­pas, it was in­ducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Clas­sic tracks in­clude I Feel The Earth Move, You’ve Got A Friend, A Nat­u­ral Woman and Will You Love Me To­mor­row.

The Ta­pes­try al­bum holds a spe­cial place in the hearts of Bull and Byrne.

“Since I was a 13-year-old girl I have loved the mu­sic and lyrics of Ca­role King,” Byrne said. “On Young Tal­ent Time I re­quested to sing her songs. On one of our early Young Tal­ent Time al­bums I even recorded It’s Too Late.

“When I was asked to take part in the tour I truly jumped at the in­vi­ta­tion, and es­pe­cially know­ing I would share the ex­pe­ri­ence with Vika Bull, it was a big bonus.”

When Bull was asked to be part of the project with Byrne, she was ner­vous – the two hav­ing never worked to­gether – but it was an op­por­tu­nity that didn’t take much per­sua­sion.

“I was wor­ried if our voices would blend,” she said. “Luck­ily, once we sang to­gether, it was great. De­bra is so pro­fes­sional, so ex­pe­ri­enced and I have learned a lot from her. I love singing these songs with her be­cause is she such a fan of the mu­sic, and she is an ex­cep­tional singer.”

Peo­ple seeking more in­for­ma­tion about the show can visit web­site www.hor­sham­town­hall. com.au.

Vika Bull and De­bra Byrne

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