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The Very Best Of

4 Sept. 2004 | Format: MP3

£3.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 9 Aug. 2004
  • Release Date: 4 Sept. 2004
  • Label: RCA Camden
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  • Total Length: 1:14:33
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  • ASIN: B001I9RD0M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,406 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 24 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Mark Nevin (a songwriter and guitarist) and Eddi Reader (an excellent female singer) founded Fairground attraction, a four-piece Scottish group that recorded one official album (First of a million kisses) before disbanding, but there was enough material recorded to fill a second album (Ay fond kiss), released after the break-up. This compilation has most of the tracks from both those albums. Following the break-up, Eddi has recorded a series of solo albums while Mark Nevin has focused on songwriting. The brilliant Irish folk-pop singer Frances Black is just one of many who singers who have recorded some of his songs.
Although they didn't last long as a group, they had a British number one hit with Perfect, another major UK hit (Find my love) and two lesser hits (A smile and a whisper, Clare). I'm not sure how well they did in America, but Bailie and the boys recorded a country version of Perfect so their name certainly got around. All those hits were written by Mark, who also wrote many other fine songs for the group including The moon is mine and The wind knows my name.
Despite Mark's excellent songwriting skills, the group also recorded several covers including Walking after midnight (Patsy Cline), You send me (Sam Cooke), Ay fond kiss (traditional, lyrics by the poet Robert Burns) and Jock O'Hazeldean (another traditional song). In her solo career, Eddi eventually recorded a whole album of songs with Burns lyrics.
To my ears, the eighties were not a great decade overall for British pop music and I was surprised that a group such as Fairground attraction could succeed. But they did and we can all be thankful for that. If you enjoy folk-pop music, you'll love this group.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Bentley on 1 Dec. 2009
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Purchased the Best of Fairground Attraction after hearing the song 'Find My Love' and to my surprise discovered that I actually enjoyed the entire album with 'Whispers' now being my favourite. Eddi Reader's fabulous voice and incredible vocal range make this Pop-Folk album a must have album.
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For those of you who appreciate an amazingly versatile and expressive female singer coupled with wonderful lyrics and a band who clearly are top-notch musicians, you'll not be disappointed by this album of The Very Best of Fairground Attraction. Worth every penny and a delight to listen to.
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By Lee Bromley on 29 Jun. 2011
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If like me you love Eddi Readers voice this is a great purchase at a great price.

On the inner notes there is a very interesting history of Fairgound Attraction by their founder member Mark Nevin.

I have most of their stuff on vinyl so this was nice to have on CD

Shame they`re not around anymore as although Eddi`s debut solo album was absolutely superb (one of my fave albums of all time actually) a lot of her albums after have been hit and miss.

her voice is amazing.

Buy it !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loncy on 8 July 2014
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Brilliant album, beautiful voice. Brings back lots of memories. Good sound
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By Steve B on 27 Oct. 2014
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Some reviewers have described this collection as "folk-pop" but I'm not sure its either. It struck me as mostly jazzy/bluesy which is not really my taste. I think Eddie Reader has moved closer to traditional music in recent years.
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By Dennis Hurrell on 25 Sept. 2014
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i recieved this on time and in excellent condition, and also sealed {brand new}, i have played this many times and i enjoyed listening to it.
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By peterqjones on 26 Oct. 2013
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The voice of Eddie Reader is fantastic, have this CD in the car, listen to it in preference to radio 4, except the Archers, of course
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