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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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Shannon says …

I have one of the dreamland cd's and I listen to it all the time...I think I enjoy it more than my daughter! The songs are beautiful!

Tim says …

My kids both love music and do sing along. Hope they can enjoy these CDs, whether in bed or in car!

Elizabeth Weltin says …

Love the putumajo series! I've been checking them out from the library to listen to with my 11 month old. We'd love to have some night music to listen to!

Nicole Rinaldo says …

My daughter and I listen to Dreamland every night. We love it!

Key says …

Love the Putumayo collections I have, and would love to share these with my granddaughters.

Denise Johnson says …

"Zzzz!" (Ahhh...Need I say more?)

kim says …

Never heard of this but we love music and our Children CD's are getting old. Now that I have a grandson it would be nice to have some variety. When my children were young we listened to CD's from Discovery Toys (Lullaby Magic, Sounds Like Fun, Traffic Jams and Late Last Night) and Michael Card (Come to the Cradle). Wow I date myself I am getting old but yet it seems like yesterday!

Karen M Jablon says …

I love this music

Monique says …

Wow! This will be great for both of my sons. They have trouble winding down for bedtime.

Rachael Barish says …

When I was young I would fall asleep to the radio. When I went to college and had roommates that stopped. When my son was a baby (now 3) I would put on music for him to go to sleep by. Mostly the lullybye versions of the Ramones, Beatles, Pink Floyd ... and classical music. I relax to thigs like Pink Floyd, blues and classical music. Though with a little one around I listen more to things that keep me going like the Clash, Squeeze or Green Day

Melanie Metzger says …

My son would love it. He is musically inclined and hummed before he spoke. We have one of lullabies that always worked. It would be absolutely soothing for him to hear these and may help him relax into dreamland. Thanks for the opportunity!

Gabreial says …

I would love to win this for my boys, I think they would love it.

Christa says …

My daughter really enjoys all things Putumayo. The music is so enriching!

Emi says …

Hope that I win. I love all of the putamayo music.

Diana says …

Relaxing music is on all day, all night in our house and when our son was born, our laptop played Putumayo World on repeat all 3 days we were in the hospital. When we came home, that was the only CD our son would relax and fall asleep to. As soon as we turn it on, to this day, he starts rubbing his eyes. Putumayo has and will always have a special place in our hearts. When listening to it, memories of the best day of my life (my son's birth) comes right back to me and a smile instantly appears!

Kathleen says …

I am definitely going to have to get one of these for our 8-month old. She will quiet when I sing or hum to her -- she especially likes a Mexican folk song my parents used to sing to me as a lullaby. Thanks for the great give-away!

MEREDITH Clark says …

Enya, Enya, Enya...gorgeous songs with soooooooothing tunes, LOVE IT! Even got married to one of her songs :)

Lisa says …

One of my favorite CD's to listen to when I just want to wind down and be transported is Putumayo's "Women of Spirit," which I happened upon years ago. I fell in love with it but never knew they had so many from which to chose. I'm excited to find they have a selection for my young girls to be become acquainted with world music. Also, the song at our wedding was "Grow Old with Me" my Mary Chapin Carpenter....what a great way to come full circle!

vicki Weissflug says …

My children need this, we struggle with bed time!!

Lisa says …

Getting our two night-owl children corraled to bed is like herding cats! This sounds like a great idea to try.

Iris Heidenberg says …

Love their music & the chance to expose my kids to music from other cultures.

Chelten says …

i enjoy relaxing to Bachata music and with herbal tea or asmall artisan coffee every day after work. This is how I fall asleep stress free: Acoustic Dreamland is what I want for spring time.

dmitriy korabelnikov says …

dreamy music easy to fall asleep to

Chelten says …

Acoustic Dreamland

Elisabeth says …

The thought of listening to Acoustic Dreamland while falling asleep sounds dreamy!! Drifting off with beautiful music in your head is so much nicer than falling asleep with the whirlwind of the day on your mind! We have a cd of the sounds of the Florida Everglades - totally relaxing to listen to the sounds of the water and birds.

Nan Feldman says …

I have always loved ethnic music and the fantasy of childhood. As a visual artist and a grand-mother, I would love to share this music!

Karen Schwartz says …

A wonderful vehicle for providing a wide variety of amazing music for our first grandchild. This would make an amazing new baby gift or indeed for any gift for a child. What's next? Putumayo for preemies? Onward!

Donna Slice says …

I would love to have these CD's for my step-daughter's new baby girl. I know she would love them. I have always found wind instruments to especially relaxing, myself.

Skot Darnell says …

I absolutely love falling asleep to relaxing, peaceful, soothing music. I already have 4 CD's that I use for this purpose, but need something new and refreshing.

Chris says …

I have a hard time sleeping to music but my 1yr old and 3yr old love sleeping to Yo Yo Ma's cello.

Shauna Lay says …

My 3 year old son listens to music before he goes to bed, on an old CD player, that used to be mine when I was a child. He searches for Jack Johnson (Brushfire Fairytales), puts it in his player, earphones go over ears, and he is off in his own little music world. It might be the cutest thing I have ever seen. I yell, Nash, Nash, are you thirsty, no answer. That is when I know he is in a music dreamworld.

Erin says …

I would love to share the pleasure of listening to this with my family!

Curtis says …

I'm a shift worker and have always needed music in the background to help me get to sleep and help me to stay asleep. I currently use a mixture of polyphony and chant. Putamayo is a trusted label for me and I know that I will always enjoy the music released. Acoustic Dreamland. What a perfect combo and wonderful idea! Happy Snoozing everybody.

Eric Bath says …

Would love to own this!!

karol arredondo says …

we love music and since they were babies even not even born yet we listened to soft music too, it really help to go to sleep..i would love this collection for my girls...is great..!!

Sondra Powell says …

I do enjoy falling asleep to music. Unfortunately i cannot tell you which Putumayo cd's are my favorites because each time I purchase one it is given to one of my grandchildren who either hums, sings or dances to the music. They are wonderful cd's. I enjoy shopping at Girlfriends on NW 23 in Portland, Or as they often play a Putumayo cd and then my search begins to purchase the cd. I suggest they too sell your cd's. Sondra Powell

Venessa says …

I am expecting my first baby and would love to get some of these cds to test out!

Angelique Fabozzi says …

I love falling asleep to music, and my 5yo does as well. Thanks for the chance to win some new music!

Monica says …

Our kids love falling to sleep to Putumayo's Celtic Dreamland.

Cary Wheeler says …

Putumayo still puts me to sleep.. But wait, it's for the kids right?

Alida Harper Trocke says …

We own a couple of Putumayo CD's, just not from the Dreamland collection. It's great to have music your kids love that adults can equally enjoy. A lot of music for kids can simply (and quickly!) send adults over the deep end. That certainly hasn't been our experience with Putumayo. In fact, quite the opposite...

Eddy Robey says …

I sleep best in silence, but would certainly enjoy hearing these during waking hours.

Ellen says …

My husband has been falling asleep for years listening to music. How much better can it get by falling asleep listening to James Taylor and we may just share it with the grandkids...Ha...

Charissa Garcia says …

My daughter got her first Putumayo cd when she was 1. It was Animal Playground and she listened to it over and over and over. But the nice thing was that I didn't mind listening to it over and over and over. Since then we have added to our collection and have never been disappointed. Thank you for your great music, keep up the great collections!

Trish B. says …

I have been falling asleep to Cat Stevens "Tea for the Tillerman" since I was in middle school. I really enjoy listening to relaxing music!

Missy says …

We bought Putumayo Dreamland when our first daughter was very, very young..it made such a nice transition into bedtime. It quickly became labeled her 'nigh nigh' cd. :)

Tina says …

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me cd is a favorite to help me unwind and drift off. I've never heard of Putumayo but was intrigued enough to check out putumayo.com. Wow! There is an amazing variety of music here and not just for kids. Thank you WF for enlightening me!

carrie says …

I love relaxing music while I'm resting or reading, and it would be great to win this package! I'm also a writer, and listening to music inspires me and helps get my creative juice flowing, along with healthy snacks from Whole Foods...of course!

Lisa says …

I like to listen to ocean sounds so I can pretend I am on vacation.

Barbara Stapf says …

I would love to win these for my grandchidren.

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