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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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Allison says …

I LOVE to fall asleep to music. I like to listen to seascape sounds or soothing water; I also like Kitaro.

Tino says …

I can't wait to get my copy!!! (whether I win or not) ;)

Jo says …

I have a world music playlist, full of many languages, and unusual instruments/sounds - it helps me wind down, when its time to shut my eyes

Jennifer says …

I have never been able to fall asleep to music...maybe this would be different.

Parin Stormlaughter says …

Fav relaxing tunes? iTunes Radio, DroneZone by SomaFM. This collection sounds great too!

Marilise says …

For relaxing, I love Deep Forest, Karunesh, and Enya. For falling asleep, I like instrumental music.

Meg Bressette says …

I listen to all kinds of music from folk to smooth jazz for relaxation. Always interested in new music and would love to give this a listen! Nothing better at night than relaxing music, wine and time with family.

Melody says …

Sounds very interesting, would like to hear these!

megan c. says …

my son loves to fall asleep listening to music, and he's due for some new lullabies!

Doug says …

Maybe this will help my son fall asleep at night!

Maria berg says …

Fabulous cd! I'd love to hear it!

Kelly says …

Listening to music with my 2 daughters is my favorite thing to do. I would love to introduce them to Acoustic Dreamland.

Caty says …

We love the Putumayo CD! Also, everything by Music Together.

Jen Bouchard says …

I love falling asleep to some of Feist's slower songs. Her voice is so lovely and relaxing. Excited about the possibility of winning "Acoustic Dreamland" for my little one who will arrive this spring!

Laura Smith Godere says …

I would love to win this CD set, I love listing to music as I drop off to sleep,

Ashley McGinley says …

I used to work in a vegetarian restaurant in CT that played Putamayo NONSTOP. This is where I started my love affair with them. I now have a niece that I can't wait to share music with! Putamayo is already on her list of must haves :)

Marie says …

Looking for some nice music to play for my children when they go to sleep. This sounds like it would be perfect!

Robin says …

I have a niece who always has a terrible time falling asleep, and Putamayo always seems to do the trick. Getting several more albums would make it that much easier to switch out her music, and possibly help the3 husband fall asleep too!

Shelly says …

My kids, husband and I would so enjoy this!!

Shelley says …

My children ages 8 and 4 have always gone to sleep listening to music. Specifically Sweet Dreams Lullabies and Bedtime Beethoven from Baby Genius.

Kim says …

I have heard about the Putamayo cd's...my little one has had a difficult time going to sleep lately, may try these!

Beth says …

I like falling asleep to music or to the "nature sounds" setting on my alarm clock. SO relaxing!

Fay says …

Would have been nice to be able to hear at least one of the songs.

Bepkom says …

@Fay: You can hear samples from the CD on the Putumayo website! http://www.putumayo.com/en/putumayo_kids.php

Dawndy says …

I love putamayo and have enjoyed sharing this music with my children!!! Beautiful!

Lauren Staples says …

This sounds like a lovely way for my little one to drift into sleep! She loves her little lamb that plays nature sounds, which we purchased at Whole Foods. :) Keeping my fingers crossed that we win!

Jean says …

I have 6-, 4- and 1-year-old grandchildren who are going to love this! We Love Putumayo...anything! Bonne vie!

Michelle Edwards says …

This looks wonderful!

Nicole says …

Perfect timing for a sleep series - I have an infant growing into toddler who could use some soothing music.

Elizabeth Ramstad says …

I love Putamayo and recently purchased a children's CD for my 3 yr old Grand-daughter. She loves it!! j I like how your kids music is enjoyable to kids AND adults. Thanks for your excellent product.

Kristen Fitzgerald says …

My favorite relaxing tunes would be anything by Sade! Love her...thanks for the contest!

Angelique Pinet says …

My favorite thing to fall asleep to is sound, but not any type of music in particular. My favorite sound to fall asleep to is the fan ... there's nothing like the hum of a fan and the feel of the breeze on my face. It makes me feel like I'm at the beach!

Wendy Priest says …

Love to have this for my girls:) We love having music in our house!

belinda says …

I loooove my (only one) Putamayo CD. It is totally awesome! I've got a "mellow" playlist on my ipod and it helps me drift off to dreamland every single time.

Nicole says …

I really enjoy to relaxing while listening to classical music - Schubert's "Serenade", Brahms' "Intermezzo in A', Mendelssohn's "Cello Sonata in D", and Bach's "Prelude in D" are personal favorites.

Jeri says …

I love the Putumayo recordings. I use them in my work in music education and find them to be authentic music resources. I listen to such a varied assortment of music that it would be too long to list. However, when falling asleep, I must have absolute silence. Funny.

Mary Thew says …

I would love to hear this cd. :) It looks amazing. :)

jenni huff says …

I have a 3 year old who has a difficult winding down to go to sleep, and we have found that playing mellow music like piano music, the only Putumayo we have which is Dreamland Africa, and Pandora stations for toddlers. We would love to add Acoustic Dreamland to our nighttime music!!!

Denise says …

Always looking for music to play for my 3 year old and 10 mos old. Love it !

Lindsey says …

I'd love to win this I have three kids!!!

Lisa says …

So excited to check this out!

Bethany says …

I've been listening to Putumayo music for about 15 yrs or so(I worked at The Nature Co, where we sold it)! What a great thing to be able to share that same wonderful music with my 3 children (and at the same time settle them down for bed!!); ages 7,2 and 1. Thanks, Whole Foods, for giving us the opportunity to win such a nice package! Good luck to all :)

Jessica says …

Our 1 year old daughter has been sleeping to the Putamayo CDs since she was a newborn! We LOVE them! I'm really excited for this one!

Brian says …

Love Putamayo CD's!! Would love the Dreamland series for my soon-to-be born twins!

Jennifer says …

Thank you for posting this! My family love the Putamayo collections. My daughters are 2.5 yrs and 4, and love soft music before bedtime (currently classical baby). What a great concept!

Alicia Bury says …

I love this. I've been wanting something like this for my 2 year old to help him fall asleep and hopefully make him less scared to stay in the room by himself.

Jennifer Thorne says …

I love listening to relaxing music throughout the day. I play it at night for my daughter to fall asleep to, as well. We enjoy the Dreamland CD as well as many others. I love the Putamayo CD's. =)

Therese says …

I have a friend who makes sound healing music so I love listening to her CD and when I work I listen to yoga music from India. I work from home so it's a great way to center and ground myself throughout the day.

kiersten saraceno says …

as a kid i used to fall asleep listening to beethoven or mozart... and the best of dreams ensued. my children do the same, but with varying musical tastes. what a wonderful compilation!

Bill says …

I enjoy anything by Craig Chaquico or Acoustic Alchemy. There's nothing better to relax to at the end of a stressful day.

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