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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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Lenka says …

Sometimes I fall asleep to music. Big fan of Enigma. I would love to listen to the Dreamland series. I'm starting to take my meditation more seriously so maybe this could help me :)

Ruby Lissette says …

I find the soothing sounds of accustic music is calming to my six month old grand daughter

Laila says …

I haven't slept well since I was seventeen (I'm thirty now). If you would send me this I know it would help. I think I need to feel like a little child again at bedtimes and tuck myself in. Please, help me sleep, I'll be forever greatful :)

Janet says …

Listening to soothing music after they're in bed helps my kids fall asleep. It's a little bit better than a bedtime story. They have to be still to hear the soft music....it really works.

Rachel F says …

I love falling asleep to music and I love Putamayo CDs!

Rachel F says …

I love falling asleep to music and I love Putamayo CDs!

Emily says …

Putumayo "French Playground" is great!

Phil says …

My wife and I are expecting our first child this June, being the music fan that I am I've already started building a collection of great songs for kids. What a wonderful addition this would be. Thanks for the music!

Gina McCafferty says …

There is no other way to end a day than to prop your feet up,close your eyes and listen to relaxing music!

Natasha says …

I love using music to help me fall asleep. I have a variety of CDs, songs, and artists that I rotate based on my mood. Sometimes I go for New Age music, such as Enya and Loreena McKennit. Other times I like nature sounds, such as ocean waves. Something that mimics a heartbeat, something repetitive, that's the best kind of music.

Michelle Williams says …

I LOVE PUTUMAYO MUSIC COLLECTIONS!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!!

Michelle says …

I didn't know Putumayo had a Dreamland series - I definitely need to check that out. I can fall asleep to just about anything, but I think I would really like these!

Shelly Boothe says …

We have 1 Putumayo "dreamland" we got as a baby gift for my son he is now 4 and still uses it to go to sleep. My mom heard it and bought one for herself for when she travles internationally.

Amy says …

My two kids love to fall asleep to music - usually my awful singing (but it seems to calm them). We have several Putumayo CDs, but none for sleeping - that would be wonderful! I can't recall the name of our favorite relaxing tunes, but they do have an international flair. Thanks for the contest! amy (fingers crossed!) :)

michelle says …

I like it to be quiet when I sleep. Grandma says music helps my kids sleep. maybe this cd could do the trick/

Carolyn Adkins says …

I listen to classical music at bedtime - esp. Pachelbel's Canon in D. My kids have several of the Putumayo CDs and we love listening to them in the car as we run errands. Unlike some children's music, I can listen to them more than once without wanting to pull my hair out.

Sharon says …

I enjoy drifting off to dreamland, listening to the sweet sounds of Diana Krall and Sophie Millman. When I'm awake (or want to feel more awake), I love the Brazilian and samba rhythmns of Putumayo's Samba Bossa Nova.

joanna says …

What a lovely compellation!

Sabrina says …

I recently found out I am expecting, so winning these cd's would be fabulous!

Sarah Sali-Serio says …

I have a few of Putumayo music and I have to say it is a breath of fresh air when I listen to them on my car rides. I play them every morning on my iTunes so that my older children could grove to the beat. So far, it has been a very nice start to the day. :)

Grandma LaLa says …

I would love to win this for the grandchildren. They are music lovers already!

Kathleen says …

Now that it is winter, the lake is frozen and all the beautiful loons have gone to the sea;I listen to a recording of all their haunting calls that rock you to sleep with dreams of another summer at the lake.

Sally Wright says …

I teach 2nd grade and play lots of different music in my classroom. I am always looking for relaxing quiet music for reading and writing times, and this is just perfect for that! Not only will this relax and focus my kiddos, but it'll relieve my stress too!! I listen to a variety of music to relax too - - mostly classical (Afternoon in Paris and Evening in Venice are two excellent ones). Andre Boccelli, Kenny G, and Joshua Radin are also on my ipod. :o)

Susan says …

I have a new grandson that could use this. I hope that I can win this for him. His father is on disability and my daughter has to take care of him. So I know they would appreciate this. Thnak you!

mary piecewicz says …

putumayo is ever compiling delightful themed cds... the song i find most relaxing is crosby & nash song... number 11 on 'wind on the water' album... a song called "To the Last Whale.." ahhhh....

Marta says …

I teach young children, and this would be perfect music for rest time.

Kim W says …

I love to fall asleep to soft classical music, but I need to broaden my scope! Your Alo' Alo' from Brazilian Playground is my husbands ring tone on his cell phone :)

DENISE says …

My 1 year old son would love these CD's!!!

Rachel C- UntilTheThinLadySIngs.com says …

My husband and I listen to Brian Eno's ambient music to sleep. But we usually listen to something else really relaxing and interesting in the CD changer right before as well.. while we wind down, read a bit and first turn off the light. I'm a musician and I love drifting off to some relaxing music! We are expecting our first baby in May :) - I'd love to win this! Sounds really interesting. Thanks

randi says …

I would love to win! My family loves their lullaby cd that I got as a gift when my 1st son was born 4 years ago.I listened to the cd every night when I nursed my 2 boys and have such wonderful memories. I would love new ones to listen to with my family.

Jessica Olzak-McDonald says …

I LOVE the Putumayo kids CDs, and own about 10 of them. My favorite soft music one is Asian Dreamland. I think my all-time favorite Putumayo CD is African Playground. I generallt don't listen to soft relaxing music to go to sleep, though. I have put Putumayo CDs on in the past to help my son go to sleep, though.

Susan Swyt says …

I agree with Dan, these songs are soothing for kids and for relaxation-challenged parents! And (*happy sigh*) you had me at 'Wilco'

Sophia Sutton says …

I love calm, relaxing music since I have a high strung nervous system. There is nothing like putting on some soothing music and doing some yoga stretches to melt away the stress of the day. I have bought several Putumayo CD's over the years and most of them have gone to my granddaughter. Perhaps I will just have to keep this one for myself. Thank you for the opportunity to be gifted!

Debra Vogt says …

Fantastic! Would love to have the set!

Karen Witham says …

It was the recession of '09 Our future was on the line We packed up our family Drove across the whole country Dreamland played night and day Washing our cares away My husband and me Our toddler and baby Bittersweet was that time Your music worth every dime

Helene says …

Wonderful music for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren.

Mel says …

How perfect for my new nephew! He is just entering his fussy stage and this would help a lot I think. I heard that listening to music is good for a baby awake or going to sleep ... I know it works for me every time!

Andrew says …

I love discovering new music from different cultures and the "Dreamland" CDs are the most relaxing way to learn about new cultures and countries.

andrea bostick says …

i worked at a gift shop that played putamayo cds. they where my favorite! i want to introduce my two year old to putumayo!

Nancy says …

I love relaxing music and would like to use it while performing Reiki and to just plain relax.

Jen says …

I've heard part of these CDs before and loved them. We're trying to use music to help our 1 year old fall asleep and these would be perfect.

Kim Millholen says …

I love to listen to some soft Sade music.

Davette says …

I would love these cd's to play for my granddaughter when it is nap time.

Christina M says …

I love this. And anything that will help me fall asleep at night is welcome in my home!

Reina says …

I have used a Putomayo Kids CD in my own classroom, and my students love the songs! Since teachers aren't known for our earning capacity, I have not had the money to buy these new CDs in years. =( Would love for my students to listen to new ones soon.

Catherine says …

The Putumayo series is one of my all time favorite music collections. I originally discovered the EuroLounge CD in a shop that was playing the music when I was in Naples Florida! I loved the sound and purchased my first cd of the series about 10 years ago and have since added several of the series to my collection. Each of the cd's is wonderful, but EuroLounge is still my favorite!

Brice Miller says …

Miles Davis-Kind of Blue

Ann C says …

I have a friend expecting twin boys. I would love to win this for her. And, of course, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Whole Foods. Best seafood department around!

Erica says …

This is a great way to introduce children to the different kinds of music/languages/cultures etc. My children all appreciate music very much and I would love to add to my collection! I think I will also gift one to their school as it would be something very nice to have in their Montessori world!

Carol M says …

I could have used this a few days ago when grandkids needed music to sleep by. I'd love to have this CD. Thanks!

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