The First of a Million Kisses
|The First of a Million Kisses|
|Studio album by Fairground Attraction|
|Released||1 May 1988|
|Producer||Fairground Attraction, Kevin Maloney|
|Fairground Attraction chronology|
|Singles from Fairground Attraction|
The album was a characteristic blend of folk, jazz, country, and Cajun elements (all but one of its songs being written by Nevin). Released in May 1988, it followed the success of the band's first single, "Perfect," by entering the album chart at number three, and peaking at number one. It was the only album released by the band before their break-up in 1990.
Three other singles were released from the album: "Find My Love" (which reached number seven on the UK chart), "A Smile in a Whisper", and "Clare".
- Eddi Reader - lead vocals
- Mark E. Nevin - guitars
- Simon Edwards - guitarrón
- Ray Dodds - drums & percussion
- Kim Burton - accordion, tiny harp, piano
- Roger Beaujolais - vibes, glockenspiel
- Anthony Thistlethwaite - mandolin
- Steve Forster - mandolin
- Ian Shaw - backing vocals
- Will Hasty - clarinet
All tracks written by Mark E. Nevin, except track 11 by Eddi Reader
- "A Smile in a Whisper"
- "Moon on the Rain"
- "Find My Love"
- "Fairground Attraction"
- "The Wind Knows My Name"
- "Comedy Waltz"
- "The Moon Is Mine"
- "Station Street"
The following two tracks are available only on CD issues of the album:
- 13. "Falling Backwards"
- 14. "Mythology"
|UK Albums Chart||2|