Magnified

by Rosie Abbott

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mitchfriedman As if it were possible for Rosie to get even better, somehow she has done it! Just an astonishing amount of talent on display here. EVERYONE should own this album!
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lynnbill1 One of the best albums I've heard in decades. Rosie's music is like water flowing in a river winding around a mountain, with rapids in places. You never know where it comes from or where you're going, but it always leads to a beautiful place you've never been to before. Superb vocals, melodies, lyrics, chord progressions, arrangements, recording, mixing, all of it. Buy this to hear it in the highest quality audio. Favorite track: I Confess.
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Magnified 03:16
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Sure Enough 02:50
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I Confess 03:08
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Alice Died 03:18
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Hold On 02:14
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Always Time 02:14
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Yes 03:19
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Levelled Up 01:11
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I Was A Mess 02:30
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I Miss You 03:16
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Erased 03:40

about

Magnified charts yet more progression in Rosie's songwriting and production evolution. The album has a more positive vibe than her previous work and is personal and introspective whilst also telling stories on a larger scale. There are themes surrounding global ecology, finding peace and meaning in nature, finding happiness and hope in personal relationships whilst dealing with obstacles from the past. As with her previous two albums, Rosie's sound and inspiration changes from song to song which further highlights the variety of lyrical subject matter. The album and artwork, (created by Rosie's incredibly talented sister!) have been finished off during the pandemic lockdown.

Reviews of Magnified:

"A British singer/songwriter for whom the studio is a personal fiefdom in which she plays all the instruments and operates all the equipment, Abbott has finesse to burn and much of it has been spent on this, her third album. It's full of shape-shifting songs where chord progressions take unanticipated turns, eschewing the obvious and forcing the ear and brain to engage. Abbott's soulful flair for layering vocal harmonies recalls Vonda Shepard and Laura Nyro. Glam-rock balladry and folk are clearly sources of inspiration, but the occasional rulebook-destroying manoeuvre suggests that a jazz spirit is also at play. Magnified resists categorisation - "Distant Memory" is built on a chant-like, Eastern template, "Alice Died" is Anglo folk/pop, "Malestroit Smile"is a Kraftwerk-like interlude, "Hold On"is slinky lounge-soul. The hard task, with such a restless stylistic spirit, is to achieve cohesion, but Abbott does". - Charles Donavan, Shindig! Magazine.

"Rosie Abbott, an across-the-ponder who radiates talent at every turn, is releasing a gorgeous song cycle with singer-songwriter roots and baroque tendencies that melodic pop fans will devour with glee. Magnified, a very Kate Bush-y kind of affair, finds Abbott playing and singing everything in a most mesmerizing way. Pure bliss." - Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio.

"Rosie has always had a winning way with a tune, her sense of melody and willingness to play around and tinker with song formats making her stand out in a crowded field. This album certainly warrants the exposure which, undeservedly, bypassed its predecessors."- Dave Hammond, The Smelly Flowerpot

"Rosie Abbott is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist for Chesterfield and, if you've never heard her work before, it's time to pay attention. Her third album, Magnified, presents a mighty 16 tracks that span many genres and moods, including folk, indie, country and soul. Regardless of each song's influences, Rosie's strong vocals and creative songwriting hold the album together as one wonderful, creative project. Listen, and go on a journey that won't be forgotten". - Bassey, LeftLion Magazine.

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released October 2, 2020

All songs written, recorded and produced by R J Abbott © 2020. All rights reserved.

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"Rosie Abbott, an across-the-ponder who radiates talent at every turn, is releasing a gorgeous song cycle with singer- songwriter roots and baroque tendencies that melodic pop fans will devour with glee. Magnified, a very Kate Bush-y kind of affair, finds Abbott playing and singing everything in a most mesmerizing way. Pure bliss." - Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio.
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