The First of a Million Kisses

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The First of a Million Kisses
The First of a Million Kisses.jpg
Studio album by Fairground Attraction
Released 1 May 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Skiffle
Length 47:53
Label RCA
Producer Fairground Attraction, Kevin Maloney
Fairground Attraction chronology
The First of a Million Kisses
Ay Fond Kiss
Singles from Fairground Attraction
  1. "Perfect (Fairground Attraction song)"
    Released: 31 March 1988
  2. "Find My Love"
    Released: 21 July 1988
  3. "A Smile in a Whisper"
    Released: 1 November 1988
  4. "Clare"
    Released: 31 January 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The First of a Million Kisses was the first album by Fairground Attraction, released in 1988.

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".

It won the award for best album at the 1989 BRIT Awards, and was certified platinum.




Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mark E. Nevin, except track 11 by Eddi Reader

  1. "A Smile in a Whisper"
  2. "Perfect"
  3. "Moon on the Rain"
  4. "Find My Love"
  5. "Fairground Attraction"
  6. "The Wind Knows My Name"
  7. "Clare"
  8. "Comedy Waltz"
  9. "The Moon Is Mine"
  10. "Station Street"
  11. "Whispers"
  12. "Allelujah"

The following two tracks are available only on CD issues of the album:

  • 13. "Falling Backwards"
  • 14. "Mythology"


The photo on the album cover is from Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt and was taken in 1955.


Chart Peak Position
UK Albums Chart 2