Back to 180Gram

Fiona Mackenzie – Elevate

$55.00 $47.50

The captivating debut solo album by Scottish singer / songwriter Fiona MacKenzie.

These are songs with a distinct, northern European character. Her writing and singing technique are affected by a spectrum of influences spanning Hungarian folk music, Nick Cave, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins and Bjork, as well as the Scottish and Gaelic traditions.

Co-produced by The Blue Nile producer Calum Malcolm, traditional acoustic instruments and electronic elements blend to create a forward-thinking music that remains rooted in heritage. Mackenzie’s emotive self-penned lyrics paint a picture and the sound at times is hauntingly Celtic.

Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland, she has been writing and performing songs in English and Gaelic since her early teens.

In stock

SKU: Linn Records AKH364 [14] Categories: , , , Tags: ,


“Elevate” delivers a sound that is both unique and captivating. Fiona Mackenzie has created an album of musically fresh and instantly likeable songs.
Nominated for a 2008 Scottish Trad Music Award for Album of the Year, Elevate showcases Fiona’s emotive self-penned lyrics which display honesty and raw emotion, delivered with her crystalline voice and distinctive sound.
A favorite with the critics, Audiophile Audition placed “Elevate” in the top 5 albums for 2008, Mike Wilson at named “Elevate” his favorite album of 2008, whilst award-winning singer Karine Polwart described it as ‘a gorgeous, delicate album’ and awarded it five stars. Co-produced by The Blue Nile producer Calum Malcolm, this is a fresh and modern release combining Fiona’s Gaelic roots with contemporary production values.
Named in The Observer newspaper as one of the “Best Albums of 2008”, Elevate is the captivating debut solo album from singer/songwriter Fiona McKenzie. Now released on 180g vinyl, mastered by veteran mastering engineer Willem Makkee and pressed at Pallas in Germany, Elevate features a beautifully designed 4-page booklet and is presented in a gatefold jacket.
“Magnificent and often hauntingly evocative…very highly recommended.” – Rated 4.5 Stars, Audiophile Audition
“Elevate is a real beauty of an album, exquisitely crafted… delicious, captivating listening.” – Songlines

• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Willem Makkee
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Gatefold jacket
• 4-page booklet


1. When The Sunny Sky Has Gone
2. In Between
3. Bye Bye
4. A Little While Longer
5. An Roghainn
1. At the Bottom of the Sea
2. Elevate
3. Lots of People
4. Duisg Mo Chridhe
5. Hi o He
6. Everybody Knows


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm