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Charted: May 1988

Rating: 4.299 (average of 9 ratings)

Genre: alternative rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  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


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 137
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Perfect (4/16/88) #1 UK, #31 AC, #23 MR
  • Find My Love (7/30/88) #7 UK
  • A Smile and a Whisper (11/19/88) #75 UK
  • Clare (1/28/89) #49 UK


Brits Award for Album of the Year. Click to go to awards page.

The First of a Million Kisses
Fairground Attraction
“The skiffle craze threatened to make a comeback in England with the success of the irresistible single Perfect and Eddi Reader's gorgeous singing. Alas, First turned out to be the last of Reader's association with Fairground Attraction, though they managed to release a second album without her” (Ruhlmann).

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Last updated April 7, 2008.