Fairground Attraction – Perfect (Leaping Ahead #281)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #281: 161007

[A song from 1988]

In 1987 Fairground Attraction were signed to RCA, and released their first single, “Perfect”, in April 1988. It was an immediate success, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. The album from which it came –  ‘The First of a Million Kisses’ –  was a blend of folk, jazz, country, and cajun elements. Released in May 1988, it followed the success of “Perfect” by entering the UK Albums Chart at number three, and rising to number two; it was eventually certified platinum. Three other singles were released from the same album: “Find My Love”, “A Smile in a Whisper”, and “Clare”. At the 1989 BRIT Awards “Perfect” won the award for best single, and ‘The First of a Million Kisses’ won best album.

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