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Artist:Mr. Acker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale
Label:  Columbia
Catalogue:DB 4750
Date:Nov 1961
Chart Position:2
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Community:102 Own
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AMr. Acker Bilk With The Leon Young String ChoraleStranger On The ShoreBilk8.6  Rate
BMr. Acker Bilk With The Leon Young String ChoraleTake My LipsUsuelli, Sabel6.0  Rate


A release date of 30 Jun 1972 is given in booklet 'The New Singles' No. 431.
A release date of 28 May 1976 is given in booklet 'The New Singles' No. 625.


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10th Apr 2014
 The A side is the "Theme from the B.B.C. T.V. Series".

4th Mar 2014
 Added scans with minor changes to music publisher layout.

3rd Nov 2013
 This record had been a steady seller for around a year enjoying 52 weeks on the charts and had not been deleted, and was still available up until 1976 from EMI.

Mikey Dread
3rd Nov 2013
 With respect to Graham 7,re-release demo labels with intact 4 prong push-out centres,scans uploaded.

28th Sep 2013
 Must have been a really strong seller over a long period of time judging by 3 different black label pressings.

Arthur Nibble
14th Dec 2012
 Correct, aprmike - it was originally called "Jenny".

14th Dec 2012

14th Dec 2012
 I really like this record, liquid honey for the ears. I read some where that Acker Bilk wrote this tune for his daughter.

22nd Jul 2012
 Added demo labels from 30th June 1972 release which has same Cat# (but without 45-).
I wasn't sure if this should be a new 45cat record, perhaps someone more knowing can advise.

28th Feb 2012
 An all time classic, this must have started Acker on his way to millions from "his clarinet and strings" although I don't suppose he though of it at the time!

18th Feb 2012
 Acker Bilk commented recently that he gets fed up after playing Stranger on the shore for over fifty years

20th Dec 2011
 My favourite instrumental from any era.
("Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "A Summer Place", "Moulin Rouge" and "Atlantis" were my second through fifth, if anyone really cared.)

26th Jun 2011
 EMI couldn't give a toss as been proved many times, simply pulling out tapes closest to them as opposed to digging into the archive and transferring anew. As the recent 6 CD Hollies set proves, they'll simply pull out digital masters and use them again as opposed to remastering anew. Not good when one remembers how they used NoNoise a lot and screwed up various remasters so the mistakes get used again and again. It's sheer bone idleness.

26th Jun 2011
 Very true Groovemaster

26th Jun 2011
 Absolutely agree and a serious serious MONO casualty there has been no excuse whatsoever by EMI to have not re-released this in the late 70's in its stereo mix either on Columbia or their replacement generic EMI or even as one of the PMS Past Masters series

Again EMI ripping off the great British public for decades

26th Jun 2011
 I now have three copies of this ... the latest first press has the B Side label on both sides. Cracking tune

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