Has the Whole World Come Undone?

Abi Moore

Has the Whole World Come Undone?
Performed By Abi Moore
Album UPC 884502032284
CD Baby Track ID 5967260
Label Abi Moore
Released 2009-01-01
BPM 121
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh0958349
Year 2009
Spotify Plays 72
Writer Abigail Ilona Moore
Pub Co Abigail Ilona Moore
Composer Abigail Ilona Moore
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country Great Britain / UK


Socially aware, intelligent and perceptive lyrics wrapped neatly in an accessible package: an inviting blend of British folk, pop and funky rock alongside heartbreaking acoustic ballads delivered in a unique and original style.


Like that pair of shoes you pull on time and time again, because they're made to measure and gloriously comfortable, Abi Moore's music harks back to those times when things were hand-crafted and made to last.

With her foundations rooted in acoustic music, Abi's songs are well crafted, accessible and full of warmth, reminiscent of the 60's/ 70's songwriters - Elton John, Sting, Lennon & McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel. Add in Abi's modern- day relevance, cynical grit, a few glances to Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow and Karine Polwart and then lace it all up with thought provoking, observational, truthful and socially aware lyrics. If that doesn't get you hooked, her astounding voice and luscious vocal harmonies certainly will.

Staunchly independent, Abi's music is made without compromise and without barriers. She self- released both of her albums, "The Aftermath of '96" in June 2006 and "Things We Should've Said" in March 2009. The latter has brought about many new opportunities including a request from the internationally respected coffee chain Caffè Nero for Abi to be their Artist of the Month during August and September 2009. This added an extra 70 dates to Abi's already large 2009 tour schedule.

Aside from her astounding voice, on this album Abi also plays piano, acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin and percussion and alongside Adam Schofield (acoustic and electric guitar), Ian Leese (acoustic, fretless and double bass) and Martin Collins (drums), they form an unbeatable combination.

Album Reviews: “Things We Should’ve Said” (Released March 2009)

"Evocative and simply stunning album that highlights the voice of this up-and-coming artist so well.
Becoming something of a legend in her native Lincolnshire, Abi Moore’s career has not exactly been a run-of-the-mill success story. Attending a strict grammar school which never really tolerated its students pursuing a career in music, Abi decided well before she was 18 to make a go of it in music.
With her music played in countless coffee bars in her native county and playing with a number of legendary acts, such as 10CC, this mid-twenties performer is bound for great things judging by evidence of this album.
Perhaps the best track of the twelve is “Has The Whole World Come Undone?” Covering all types of social matters from world hunger, politicians becoming increasingly greedy and even catwalk models turning more skeletal by the day, this is a track so good that it should have been released during the Civil Rights Movement and not the financial crisis. Highlighting what a great songwriter she is, this is a protest song to match the best of them; possibly even Barry McGuire’s “Eve of Destruction.”
With its ghostly harmonies and simple yet grand acoustic backing, “The Way It Is” has such a pleasant sound, which begs crowd participation for it to be fully enjoyed.
“Found My Voice” has the advantage of being both catchy and happy in its sound. Although not to everyone’s taste due to its pop potential, this element has to be ignored and listeners must simply sit back and enjoy this track’s very existence.
4.5 stars out of 5.”
Maverick Magazine

"Whenever a singer-songwriter begins to make any kind of waves in the music industry, it is common practice for critics to liken them to as many other artists as they can think of.
With Abi Moore, that is a very difficult thing to do. To put it bluntly, she sounds like Abi Moore, and if you haven't heard of her yet, then you're about to!
Abi’s second album, Things We Should've Said, is a confident outing, often sassy at times, and with a really strong underlying message of optimism and hope.
If the lyrical content of this album must be likened to anyone else's, then Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. would probably be the first name springing to mind.
The album features strikingly-titled songs such as 'Has the Whole World Come Undone?' and 'World Leaders and Power Seekers' which are laced with legitimate questions as to whether ordinary people can change the state of the world; and while her dreams of seeing a change for the better may never be realised, at least she's bold enough to try.
The latter of the aforementioned tracks features a multitude of deliciously cynical couplets, with the superb "We'd rather vote for the cabaret star of the year, than vote for a leader to free our country of fear" being the absolute pick of the bunch.
It’s not all pop and politics, however, and there are some deeply emotional numbers here too, namely the six-minute album closer Tell Everyone.
Her voice boasts an immense beauty which should touch your inner soul and have the hairs on the back of your neck standing to attention from the album's very beginning.
All in all, Things We Should've Said is as near to the perfect album as you're ever likely to hear, and that is no exaggeration.
There is only so long talents like Abi can stay undiscovered by the masses, and while she must never lose her independent roots, if she isn't performing at the Glastonbury Festival within the next few years, I fear Abi’s very own idea that the world has come undone may be more accurate than not!"
James Madge, The Standard

"Things We Should've Said" is the second, powerfully deep and moving album from Lincolnshire-born singer / songwriter and multi-instrumentalist- Abi Moore. If you haven't heard of her yet, you will do. Everything about her exudes charm, charisma and a gentle self-assured professionalism. She has the looks, the humility and the shrewd business acumen to go a very long way in a very shark infested river called the music industry. This is a woman who knows where she's going, and is doing everything right to make it happen and just like a self-fulfilling prophesy, it's only a matter of time before we see her grace the main stage at the top summer festivals as well as the Brit Awards, claiming her rightful accolade for 'Best New Female Act'.
Each song from the new collection has an aspect that will touch some inner place within your soul; such is its universal appeal. It is precisely this that has opened up her music to what might be passingly called 'mass appeal'. She deals with issues and emotions that affect and influence all of our lives, and in the spirit of the great songwriters is able to capture in a breath, the very essence of the moment, for us all to identify and in the process make the music timeless.
Every town has it's fair share of singer songwriters, many of whom can write half decent songs and deliver them in a convincing way, but Abi's album… well, you'd be hard pushed not to think that it was straight out of the album charts. It's not only the sheer production values of the sound, nor the arrangements and fine musicianship that puts this CD up there, comparable with all the artists that she admires (whom, incidentally, suddenly sound like contemporaries) but it's the sincerity and pitch-perfect clarity of her voice that shines through. A voice, which at once can sound 'sassy' and dismissive and at the next turn can almost melt you with it's exposed vulnerability.
"I’ve learned so much, so fast" she says in the song 'Too young to understand' from her new album, and she means it ...on many levels. And for the 'twenty-something' that she is, she displays a maturity of writing and delivery far beyond her years. These delicately layered and beautifully crafted tunes unfold like a glorious picture book, revealing details and ciarascuro at every turn. Songs such as 'Has The Whole World Come Undone' and 'World Leaders and Power Seekers' allude to the optimistic view that the world can be changed by us ordinary folks, and when you hear those thoughts expressed by a voice that harks back to the platinum-selling velvety sophistication of Karen Carpenter or Joni Mitchell, it's hard not to buy in to her vision.
If you get the chance to see Abi live in the very near future, I'd advise you to not miss the opportunity now before she's whisked up by some major label and only plays concert venues in major cities. She is, without doubt, a true star. The world just doesn't know it yet.”
Jools Slater, Vixen101 FM/ Drystone Radio

“Having decided that singing was to be her career early in life, Lincoln- based Abi threw herself into the traditional live circuit of clubs, cabarets and theatres, before realising she could ignore her muse no longer and turned her hand to writing vignettes of love, hope and understanding. Abi’s second album builds upon the success of her 2006 debut, The Aftermath of ’96, and reflects her growing maturity as an observer, interpreter and performer of heartfelt and socially aware songs. Soulful and acoustic, she mirrors some of her inspirations- Kate Bush, Karine Polwart, Paul Carrack- and further establishes her own space as an artist of true potential. One to watch.”
Keith Ames, Musician’s Union.

Abi releases her brand new DVD "Live At Lincoln Drill Hall" in Novermber 2009 and it is ONLY available at www.abimoore.com and at her live shows. It was filmed at the album launch in March 2009 with her full band in front of a packed out audience.

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