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The Best of Acker Bilk: Stranger on the Shore and 15 Other All-Time Hits
Acker Bilk
The Best of Acker Bilk: Stranger on the Shore and 15 Other All-Time Hits
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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While the English clarinetist Acker Bilk--the English counterpart to Al Hirt--is by no means a major jazzman, he is an important precursor to the jazz-pop fusion made so popular by Kenny G and others. His trad jazz-inflect...  more »

      
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All Artists: Acker Bilk
Title: The Best of Acker Bilk: Stranger on the Shore and 15 Other All-Time Hits
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Gnp Crescendo
Release Date: 9/1/1989
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Best of
UPCs: 052824211629, 052824211612

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While the English clarinetist Acker Bilk--the English counterpart to Al Hirt--is by no means a major jazzman, he is an important precursor to the jazz-pop fusion made so popular by Kenny G and others. His trad jazz-inflected easy listening is still popular with older audiences, and his early '60s "Stranger on the Shore" was nearly as big an instrumental hit as "Telstar." While Bilk is of little interest to jazz fans, his '60s output remains a staple of "beautiful music" radio, and "Stranger on the Shore" is still well loved by the older generations. --Skip Heller

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(1 out of 5 stars)

"When will I ever learn....you go cheap and get burned! These recordinge were all made in the '70s....NOT the originals."
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Albert Boland | Fresno , California | 12/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This C D is a must for any and all ROMANTICS , Acker Bilk is without doubt among the very best when it comes to setting a Romantic " Sensual " mood .His prsentation of " Stranger on the shore " & " Feelings " are perhaps the VERY BEST ever recorded, for even without vocal support they are music of the GODS to any and all Lovers be they Young or OLD :"
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James Mcfarland | Texas | 01/07/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This copy, specifically purchased for 'Stranger on the Shore', has been recorded/copied TOO SLOW. Original tempo is just a bit faster and much more listenable/danceable."