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New Putumayo: Acoustic Dreamland

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS! CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL DIPIETRO FROM NEW YORK CITY FOR WINNING THE 5-CD SET FROM PUTUMAYO'S "DREAMLAND" SERIES. Read on to enter to win a 5-CD set from Putumayo’s Dreamland series. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. Over the years, Putumayo Kids, which began in 1999, has released 20 CD collections to help introduce children to other cultures through fun music from around the world. Though best known for its fun, upbeat Playground series, Putumayo Kids has been quietly releasing albums that have become staples for parents to help their young children fall asleep. Surprisingly, parents have enjoyed these Dreamland CDs as much as their kids! They help just about anyone relax and wind down after the stresses of the day. With Acoustic Dreamland, I wanted to bring together beautiful English-language songs recorded by some off my favorite performers of adult and children’s music. We’ve also included a mini-storybook featuring the lyrics of the song Dreamland that parents and children can read or sing along to. Written by Mary Chapin Carpenter and sung by Lucy Kaplansky, it’s a lovely tale of falling asleep and dreaming of distant places. I’ve tested these songs on my 5-year-old son and they have really helped him ease into sleep. In addition to original songs, the collection also features songs written by James Taylor (You Can Close Your Eyes), Allman Brothers (Blue Sky) and Wilco (My Darling). You’ll find Acoustic Dreamland in most Whole Foods Market stores now. Do you like to fall asleep listening to music? What are your favorite relaxing tunes? Leave a comment below by March 8th for a chance to win a 5 CD collection from our Dreamland series.

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Dana G says …

My favorite relaxation music is Bach suites for the lute.

Robyn says …

My girls love Dreamland-World Lullabies. They go to sleep to it every night. Of course they totally dig World Playground during the day. It would be wonderful to have another night time CD for them to listen to and enjoy just as much!

LaToya says …

As I put my preschoolers to bed each night, I turn on a compilation of bedtime music they have had since they were babies. This would be a great way to add variety to the lullabies!

Susan Alles says …

I have 9 grandchildren, and ALL of them would just love to listen to theDreamland CD. Please enter me

Mary says …

I enjoy classical selections to calm and end the evening. These cd's look wonderful, I have not heard of them before.

Rosemarie says …

This sounds like the perfect cd for my two year old grandson.

Erin Sims says …

my twin boys fall asleep each night to music and i hear it through their monitor, it relaxes me after a long work day. James Taylor is my favorite artist and I listen to his CD's to relax.

Beth NOLTON says …

Love it.

Beth NOLTON says …

Where do I sign up to win this amazing music?

Helen Jo Morse says …

I LOVE Putumayo!! A friend introduced me to your line several years ago. I often play these CD's on my classroom. I teach 2nd grade in a small rural community and it is a lovely way to share sounds from other cultures. This CD sounds like it would be perfect for winding down after recess. Too often kids are only exposed to current popular hits and aren't able to listen to music that is more appropriate for their little hearts and minds.

Dina Meitner says …

I enjoy listening to gentle,single or sometimes two instrumental music with a single voice. My Son is 20 now but when he was little, I could not find what I needed, so I sang "You Can Close Your Eyes" to him every night. I am delighted that, even now, he remembers every word and still enjoys hearing it. My son was and still is very active physically and mentally. He struggled with falling asleep, as I do. Singing to him was very helpful. A CD with beautiful songs such as this would be wonderful. I believe most people are not aware of the importance of helping children fall asleep gently and peacefully. Thanks for this opportunity and good luck with the sales.

Lenore says …

We listen to water and aquarium music to help my child quiet down. A CD that would help with falling asleep would be wonderful! Thank you.

Mary Ann says …

Any music that is soothing and relaxing helps to get to sleep.

Joyce says …

Only know the Putumayo women of jazz cd. That cd is wonderful.

Bets says …

Wow .."sounds" perfect for my first grandchild!

Ryan says …

The "Dreamland" CDs will really help me get my little cousin to fall asleep whenever she sleeps over at my house.

Noreen says …

Love your store, love your products

Joshua G says …

"Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band" provide great soothing (as well as invigorating) music that I listen to at work to help me tune out the distractions that keep me from being productive.

Julie Evans says …

Hello, I love listening to the following when falling asleep as it is beautiful relaxing music. I even managed to persuade my husband to listen to it one night (who usually likes it very quite to go to sleep) and even he fell asleep listening to it and commented the next day and how he had had a lovely sleep that night! Pachelbel In A Garden by Dan Gibson Best Wishes Julie

Susan says …

My grandson has great trouble falling asleep, even now at 10 years old. Playing this collection for him in the evening might help. It might just put the adults to sleep as well!

Erin Salemi says …

I am in the process of making a playlist of relaxing songs for the birth of our second child! How great these CD's would be to add to my playlist! I love Putamayo's recordings, truly fantastic!

cal says …

love these cd's!

Gary Rhine says …

Would love to try this with some of that pomegranate wine from Whole Foods. :)

Erin OK says …

We got Asian Dreamland from the library awhile ago and it's so great for settling our baby to sleep. It makes me and my husband sleepy too!

Maïlys says …

I keep making playlists with relaxing music I have in my iPod but about music, what I love the most is to discover new tunes. And I've always dreamt about having a Putumayo CD (God only knows why I never bought one...)

PavedParadise says …

I've purchased Putamayo CDs in the past and they've helped me to discover different artists and styles of music. I often fall asleep to music. There's a few music podcast that I like. For relaxation, I love Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter and James Taylor, so I'm sure this is a great CD. Plus, I hope it will help my daughter to sleep :)

Crystal Hughes says …

i enjoy relaxing music and tea every evening. this would be great to take the stress of the day away!

gunnfamily says …

I would actually use this CD set for my preschool classroom. My kids are learning both english and spanish as well as a little french. We work hard at introducing different cultures into our classroom and helping our kids learn about diversity. Putamayo is a must on our playlist during naptime and I am SO EXCITED to finally have an actual "dreamland" cd released. Please enter our classroom into your drawing!

sumara says …

my son has cerebral palsy, and listening to soft acoustic music definitely soothes him to sleep every night. :)

Amber MacNeil says …

I would love this for my baby that's coming soon!! :-) I've always like falling asleep to music, and so I hope my litte one does, too.

Michelle says …

I don't listen to music to fall asleep, but these sound very interesting.

Emily says …

Love the Putamayo collection! Excited to hear this one!!!

SYLVIA says …

I have enjoyed falling asleep to music since my college days. We also played music to calm out little ones when it was time for them to settle down and go to sleep.

Jeni says …

We have one CD from Putamayo and the kids love singing the words we aren't even sure we know how to say. The music is funky and I love it too!

Amy says …

My favorite relaxing song is Bob Marley's Three Little Birds.

Kimberly says …

All kinds of music is great music ! My 4 year old likes all kinds of music too, anything from Barney tunes to Dusty Springfield !

Christina K. says …

I like falling asleep to classical or soft jazz. These sound like excellent cds!

Ben says …

I have a CD of acoustic guitar tunes that I love to listen to when relaxing, just to have something on in the background. My son likes it very much, and has taken to listening to it while he goes to sleep. I'd love to find some more tunes, and this collection sounds fantastic.

MJ Henderson says …

I haven't seen these before. They look wonderful!

Misty says …

Its rare that we get to listen to more that the first two songs. They are so effective, my daughter usually kicks us out to go night night. Would love to have the others.

Amanda says …

I've been wanting to get something to help my 6 month old fall asleep... or something to help create a sleep association - this sounds perfect! I like to listen to "Stars of the Lid" when falling asleep. It's soooooo relaxing.

Susan Burkhardt says …

Music is beneficial for children, adults and even pets. I am excited about your latest CD set and will get it for my 9month old grandson.

Alexandra McCoy says …

Love love love Putumayo music! My little granddaughter would love Grammy forever if she gave her this cd set!

Karen Kay says …

Sometimes we all need a little relaxing music to send us off to dreamland. My grandchildren would love this, I know. They have enjoyed dancing to a number of the Putamayo CDs and we all enjoy the songs of Italy.

Allie says …

I have a guided sleep cd that I use for the children. Would love to win this!

Michele Sabin says …

My son loves these CD's. I received "Dreamland" at a baby shower from a friend and it started our love for these. We pick them up at Whole Foods and I don't even worry that we haven't heard them yet, they are always good! We have quite a collection now. He loves the Paris one but Dreamland always chokes me up, so sweet!

Dee Barker says …

My son LOVES listening to acoustic music when he goes to sleep! This would be a wonderful addition to his collection. I love sitting on the couch in his room and ending my day with a song or 2 as well.. helps end the day relaxed!

Sargam says …

Wonderful!

Heather says …

I have listened to Putumayo CDs for years! When I am relaxing at the beach, I especially like to put on a mix of songs from the Putumayo collection. They are always a hit!

Sandi says …

I love these CDs. A friend bought me one as a birthday present and it has been one of my favorite for years!

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