Stranger on the Shore: The Best of Acker Bilk

Stranger on the Shore: The Best of Acker Bilk

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by Acker Bilk
     
 

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,… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2000
Label:
Castle Pulse
UPC:
5016073720221
catalogNumber:
202
Rank:
33402

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Tracks

  1. Stranger on the Shore  - Acker Bilk
  2. The Windmills of Your Mind  - Acker Bilk
  3. Cavatina  - Acker Bilk
  4. Magnificent Mog  - Acker Bilk
  5. If  - Acker Bilk
  6. Bilitis  - Acker Bilk
  7. Amazing Grace  - Acker Bilk
  8. For the Good Times  - Acker Bilk
  9. Lazy Serenade  - Acker Bilk
  10. The Shepherd's Song  - Acker Bilk
  11. When I Need You  - Acker Bilk
  12. Pescadores  - Acker Bilk
  13. Aria  - Acker Bilk
  14. As Time Goes By  - Acker Bilk
  15. Love Letters  - Acker Bilk
  16. Pachelbel Canon  - Acker Bilk
  17. Skylark  - Acker Bilk
  18. Autumn Leaves  - Acker Bilk
  19. Love Said Goodbye [From "The Godfath  - Acker Bilk
  20. The First of Spring  - Acker Bilk
  21. Colours of My Life  - Acker Bilk
  22. Clair  - Acker Bilk
  23. She's Leaving Home  - Acker Bilk

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