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First of a Million Kisses [Import]

Fairground AttractionAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 23, 1988)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA Victor Europe
  • ASIN: B000025L5H
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
13. Falling Backwards
14. Mythology

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect December 2, 2001
By "t-5"
Format:Audio CD
"First Of a Million Kisses" is my go-to album when someone asks me to name my favorite. Others come and go, but this music is timelessly inviting. Edie Reader's voice is enchanting, and Mark E. Nevin's guitar sounds are sublime. "Kisses" blends folk and acoustic pop with a dash of jazz into a mix that is warm, intimate, and wonderfully listenable. This is the sort of music that will make you want to take the hand of the one you love and invite them to dance on your living room floor. At the very least, this music will make you slow down and smile, and take deep, satisfied breaths. And afterwards, life might seem to contain more wonder than it did before you listened.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I picked this disc up after catching a fleeting glimpse of "Perfect" late one evening on VH-1. What a wonderful surprise it was--and is! Words simply cannot begin to describe the power and beauty of this recording. One of the finest things I have ever heard; I recommend it wholeheartedly. Eddi Reader's voice is simply remarkable and the subtle arrangements only add to its power. A final note: I've recommended this to a few people, and all of them have come away with unusually strong (overwhelmingly positive) feelings about this particular disc. Anyone with a taste for great music can't help but enjoy it. Now, quit reading and BUY THIS DISC NOW! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddi Reader is Perfect! June 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I was first made aware of Fairground Attraction when their first single was released. Most people have heard "Perfect". After all, it was the theme of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. So I bought the album and got a major surprise. Every single track was brilliant. Eddi Reader's voice is a powerful instrument. She has a range that would put an opera diva to shame and a style that seems to come from a fusion of Jazz, Blues and Celtic tones. This CD is one for all those people that want to listen, cry and laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Overlooked GEM October 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
It is a shame that Fairground Attraction isn't around anymore. I understand they were a big hit in the UK, and never achieved that level of success in the U.S.A., which is a SHAME! Listen to any of the songs on this album and you are wisked away with sensuous sounds and lucious rhythms. Eddi Reader's voice is like that of an angels, wishing you well and at the same time enveloping you in a blanket of warmth and love. The instrumentation of the band, along with their wonderfully written songs, truly takes your hand and holds it throughout the lovely journey of melody and time.
This album's lovely tunes really were before their time, and if the band were to get together today, I think they'd find themselves a whole other audience and level of success in the USA, particularly since artists nowadays seem to have a very limited vision (or anything new for that matter). I highly recommend this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring and wonderful album May 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I also bought this album about 1988, after hearing the catchy pop single "Perfect." I can't imagine ever tiring of it, it is not the slightest bit dated. The pop sensibility, blending of traditional sounds, and musical skill are timeless.
The album has it all - lyric, melody, music, vocals, variety. "A Smile in A Whisper" is one of the great love songs of all time. Several energetic, fun songs - like "Find My Love," "Clare," and "Falling Backwards" are mixed with some wonderful slower songs - "Moon on the Rain," "Whispers" and "Allelujah." Then there's just plain unique stuff: "Fairground Attraction" , "Mythology."
Sample the songs in the order I mentioned them, see what you think!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars like a smile and a whisper May 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
hearing this for the first time in many years i am still utterly charmed by eddi reader's voice and the interesting and yet unobtrusive arrangements."allelujiah" is simply one of the most beautiful vocal performances i have ever heard.i bought this in england in '88 or so and gave it to my then girlfriend. i bought other copies for my sister and my best friend and...i need one now! i suggest if you have it, give it to somebody you really like and then go get another one! wonderful and lovely
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical! September 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What are you waiting for ... go buy it! NOW!! Definitely a desert island disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All time number ONE album. November 4, 2010
By PJP
Format:Audio CD
The more you listen to this album the deeper you will fall in love with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this music is like cotton candy kisses…
i love this album, i already had it but i lost it so i just bought another to replace it.
Published 4 months ago by suzanne barsale
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless and great, the first and best of the few from Fairground...
Legend has it that Fairground Attraction started life as a street-busking band in Glasgow in the mid-1980s. Read more
Published on June 26, 2011 by The Guardian
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Got to Be Worth It
Edie Reader is in possession of a voice that works magic on the slightest of phrases. Which is why "The First Of a Million Kisses" was the best reason to ever hear her sing. Read more
Published on December 10, 2010 by Tim Brough
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of Pop a bit of Jazz
This CD is part bubble gum pop, part ballad and part smoky nightclub jazz singer.
Published on October 26, 2009 by Glaswegian
5.0 out of 5 stars Has to be heard to be believed
I have had this CD is my collection for years and to this day rate it as one of the most astounding CDs i have ever heard. Read more
Published on January 5, 2009 by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Simplicity
The album is something like 20 years old now, and the band imploded soon after it was released, but this is a close-to-perfect collection of wonderful acoustic pop music. Read more
Published on May 27, 2008 by Ian R. Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old favorite
I was thrilled to find this old favorite out there on Amazon. I had the cassette tape back in the late 80's/early 90's and wore it down. Read more
Published on December 7, 2007 by Linita
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully insightful and romantic!
Aaah, what is there to say about 'Fairground Attraction' that hasn't already been said? The music makes you want to go out dancing with friends or snuggle up, relax and daydream! Read more
Published on September 27, 2007 by J. Wozniak
4.0 out of 5 stars Lightning in a bottle
Fairground Attraction paired scottish songwriter Mark Nevin's jazz and pop inflected acoustic guitar,base and drums setup, with singer Eddie Reader's distinctive voice. Read more
Published on December 10, 2006 by Gizmola
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a classic album
Fairground Attraction (First of a Million Kisses) bring a unique singing and classic sound to relaxing music, but definitely not one dissapear into the background. Read more
Published on January 6, 2005 by David
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