Debut Album released in 2001 on Sub Pop records. The album is intensely personal reflecting the breakdown of her parents’ marriage when Rosie was 14. Many of the songs are written through the eyes of her Mother and capture the heartbreak suffered. To add to the personal atmosphere extracts from home movies are used on some of the tracks.
The album starts with the lovely “2 Dollar Shoes” followed by the aching “Farewell” and in to the redemption of “Wedding Day”. Other favourite tracks of mine are October, I Run and the final track Bicycle Tricycle.
The following lyric from Farewell gives a snapshot of the album.
I never asked you for
A sail boat in the yard
Or that fancy dress to wear
Or a ceiling made of stars
And all I got was just this
Broken heart from you