the song
title : Watching the party
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1988 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocals
Mark E. Nevin acoustic and electric guitars
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
with :
Flaco Jiminez accordian [sic]
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 140
form : ½v V C ½v V C c′ c′ V C c p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Watching the party

midnight neons burn […]
they flicker [with] a mad mad light
fireworks fall like a floral arcade
it’s a carnival tonight

and I’m watching the party
I’m watching the party
I’m listening to the laughing
I’m watching the party, yeah-ee-ah

mmm, here’s the tv gameshow host
he’s telling some marvellous jokes
here’s the prizes someone could win
just make the lucky wheel of fortune spin

but I’m watching the party
I’m watching the party
I’m listening to the laughing
I’m watching the party

picture chintzy chintzy bar-room hall
diamante necklaces and mirror-ball
the conductor yawns and looks at his watch
and swings his baton in time to a waltz

me I’m watching the party
I’m watching the party
I’m listening to the laughing
I’m watching the party

– with vocalise


the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney, assisted by Alistair Johnson at Angel Studios, London – 1988-05
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 3:30
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Find my love CD?, 12", 7" track 2
single : “Original hit singles” track 4
album : Ay fond kiss track 11
album : Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 15
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 7
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 10
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 10