Acker Bilk & Strings – Feelings Vol.1

8 Nov

Acker Bilk died on the 2nd November 2014 aged 85.

He was best known as one of the giants of the UK Trad-Jazz scene, and in the 70’s recorded a number of albums with an orchestra for the PYE 4D label.

This release contains tracks taken from a 4 CD box set that is mostly made up of tracks from his records for that label. It contains a re-recording of his 60’s hit ‘Stranger On The Shore’ and his 70’s hit ‘Aria’ which is probably the only time a quadraphonic single entered the UK singles chart.

The tracks are from the following albums: NSPL 41022, 41306, 41046, 41052, 41055, NSPLX 41056 & QUAD 1016

Album info

Reissue: Expanded & New Decode

Release: DS149f-2

Source: QS  CD

Process: QS/IIa

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP:/DTS:/DD


11 Responses to “Acker Bilk & Strings – Feelings Vol.1”

  1. Thom Hickey November 13, 2014 at 11:48 #

    Thanks. Pleased to have discovered you here. You may enjoy the current Acker Bilk tribute on the immortal jukebox. Regards Thom.

  2. Owen Smith November 8, 2014 at 12:38 #

    My maternal grandfather was a big Acker Bilk fan. He had an 8 track player in his car (quite unusual for the UK) and had various Acker Bilk cartridges. My mum isn’t such a fan, my grandad played them too often and put her off. He also had an 8 track recorder in his hifi in the lounge which was even more unusual. There were still some brand new blank 8 track tapes in the shrink wrap when he died about 15 years ago. All his gear was Realistic brand bought from Tandy (UK brand for Radio Shack I think). I have no idea how good any of it was, by the time I knew him he didn’t use the hifi often just the car 8 track.

    • beukenoot November 9, 2014 at 16:54 #

      Tandy.. 😉 I still own their Minimus-7 speakers (which seem to origin from wharfedale).

    • Owen Smith November 9, 2014 at 20:32 #

      In the UK Maplin have moved into the high street electronics market niche, Tandy left a vacuum when they were bought out by a mobile phone seller (I forget which one)

  3. Em² November 8, 2014 at 09:20 #

    Marvellous. Always had a soft spot for Acker and regret not stretching the finances to see him still touring in between his bouts of ilness but last year. I believe his output includes that rare retro item; the quadraphic format single (uber niche or what?).

  4. Anonymous April 7, 2012 at 13:07 #

    You give me joy.

  5. Anonymous April 6, 2012 at 11:00 #


  6. teamster April 5, 2012 at 18:28 #

    Completely unknown to me. I'm eager to hear it. Thanks so much!

  7. Anonymous April 5, 2012 at 17:43 #

    Nice, on my birthday and all. However, it seems that “Nature Boy” wasn't included. Am I doing something wrong?


  8. Pygmy Beat April 5, 2012 at 06:42 #

    OD, a furoius rate of work you must've undertaken to get so much up on the 'noid. Excellent work.
    Acker Bilk was pretty musch synonymous with dad trad in Oz. He's better than people thought though.

  9. quadro forever April 4, 2012 at 22:59 #

    I remember well these fabulous Acker Bilk played songs but I have never heard them in quadro. It is great! Thank you very much.

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