Acker Bilk the Collection Album is 24 songs by Bernard Stanley ‘ Acker ‘ Bilk, MBE. the album was released in 1988 under the Castle Communications label.
The English clarinettist and singer became as well known for his goatee beard, bowler hat and distinctively striped waistcoat, as he did for his music.
He released 14 albums between 1960 and 1978. Acker Bilk died on the 2nd of November in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the aged of 85. His musical legacy lives on, and he remains as popular as ever.
The Acker Bilk the Collection album takes you on a journey through some classic songs, 24 romantic songs that are given a whole new take, Acker style.
The clarinettist reinterprets songs by writers such as Lennon and McCartney, Stephen Sondheim and Olavi Virta, one of Finland’s top composers who wrote over 600 songs during his career.
Stand out tracks are ” Sailing “, Windmills of your Mind ” and ” Strangers on the Shore “. The instrumental, released in 1962, became the biggest-selling single in the United Kingdom that year. The single peaking at number 2 and spent over 50 weeks on the Record Retailer Chart. Although it peaked at 2 in the UK, Acker Bilk took the Number One spot in the United States with the song, the first modern Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single by a British artist.
If you enjoy relaxing to the gentle sound of a master clarinettist, like to explore reinterpretations of well-known classics or just like Acker Bilk, then the Acker Bilk the Collection album is one you should have in your CD collection.
Acker Bilk the Collection Album Track Listing:
1. Stranger on the Shore
2. Send in the Clowns
4. The Fool on the Hill
6. The Shepherd Song
8. Themes from Snow Goose
9. The Night that made me Forget
10. Red Haired Girl
11. August Evening
12. Fond Memories
13. Windmills of your Mind
14. Theme from Swan Lake
15. Just for You
16. Birchtree Road
17. Autumn Evening
19. Missing You
21. You won’t see a Tear
22. Western Farm
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