Stranger on the Shore: The Best of Acker Bilk

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
A 33-year-old clarinet player with a goatee, a bowler hat, and a background in Dixieland jazz would hardly seem like a likely candidate for international stardom. But Bernard Stanley Bilk, who used the stage name Acker Bilk, managed just that in 1962 when his song "Stranger on the Shore," a moody but romantic instrumental built around his low-register clarinet work, became a hit in England, Europe, and even the United States. Bilk's days as an American pop star were short-lived, but he enjoyed a long career in the U.K., where his interpretations of jazz standards, pop perennials, and easy listening favorites were regularly heard on TV and radio and in his nightclub ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
A 33-year-old clarinet player with a goatee, a bowler hat, and a background in Dixieland jazz would hardly seem like a likely candidate for international stardom. But Bernard Stanley Bilk, who used the stage name Acker Bilk, managed just that in 1962 when his song "Stranger on the Shore," a moody but romantic instrumental built around his low-register clarinet work, became a hit in England, Europe, and even the United States. Bilk's days as an American pop star were short-lived, but he enjoyed a long career in the U.K., where his interpretations of jazz standards, pop perennials, and easy listening favorites were regularly heard on TV and radio and in his nightclub engagements. Stranger on the Shore: The Best of Acker Bilk features a new 1996 recording of "Stranger on the Shore" as well as 22 other familiar melodies performed by Bilk in his trademark style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2000
  • Label: Castle Pulse
  • EAN: 5016073720221
  • Catalog Number: 202
  • Sales rank: 13,362

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stranger on the Shore (3:18)
  2. 2 The Windmills of Your Mind (3:25)
  3. 3 Cavatina (2:45)
  4. 4 Magnificent Mog (2:28)
  5. 5 If (3:12)
  6. 6 Bilitis (2:33)
  7. 7 Amazing Grace (2:51)
  8. 8 For the Good Times (3:32)
  9. 9 Lazy Serenade (3:21)
  10. 10 The Shepherd's Song (2:51)
  11. 11 When I Need You (3:09)
  12. 12 Pescadores (2:38)
  13. 13 Aria (3:31)
  14. 14 As Time Goes By (3:24)
  15. 15 Love Letters (2:43)
  16. 16 Pachelbel Canon (2:58)
  17. 17 Skylark (3:44)
  18. 18 Autumn Leaves (3:29)
  19. 19 Love Said Goodbye [From "The Godfath (3:16)
  20. 20 The First of Spring (3:37)
  21. 21 Colours of My Life (2:48)
  22. 22 Clair (2:38)
  23. 23 She's Leaving Home (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Acker Bilk Primary Artist, Clarinet
David Katz Violin
Technical Credits
Nino Rota Composer
Sandy Brown Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
John Newton Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Kenny Woodman Composer
Joseph Kosma Composer
Michiko Kusiki Composer
Traditional Composer
Dario Baldan Bembo Composer
Michael Stewart Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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