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The music is there to help put children to sleep but, because these are not primarily "children's artists", they will easily appeal to the parents (though they too might fall asleep with these (mostly) quiet arrangements. There is Mark Erelli's cover of Wilco's "My Darling" and William Fitzsimmon's take on James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes". I found the latter song a lot grittier than Taylor's version. Fitzsimmon's voice has more of a Tom Waitts quality.
The 11 tracks clock in at just over 30 minutes - but by then the children will be happily asleep. Many of Putumayo's CDs promote a social cause a portion of the sales proceeds goes to a charity. This notation was missing from the notes on this CD so maybe the project has ended. (Hopefully not.)
Step Two: Put on Acoustic Dreamland
Step Three: Leave despite the fact that you really want to stay and listen to the music
This CD is really good. I need to put it on my ipod so I can listen to it in the car. It is a windows down back roads kind of CD. I have to admit I am really picky about music, but I love this CD.
1. Not too folk music-y
2. Not too country (which I don't like)
3. Not too cutesy kiddie
4. Just perfect
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love most of the songs on this CD, though my only complaint would be that a couple of the songs come on unusually loud- like ten times louder than the rest of the CD. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My daughter is obsessed. Can't fall asleep without this album. I love putumayo collections. This is a peaceful, calming collection of songs.Published 8 months ago by S2mom
I own other PP music but wanted to expand my children's collection to include music specifically designed for sleep. The CD is excellent. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jenaya
We used this CD at nap-time for our three-year-olds in a daycare/preschool setting. I just had to buy it for my daughter who will soon have her first child.Published 12 months ago by Ms Molesworth
Gifted to many new babies and it is loved by them and their parents.Published 12 months ago by Gram of 2
My whole family loves this CD and best of all it helps my children fall asleep. My favorite of the Putumayo Kids collection, and that is saying a lot!Published 21 months ago by Kylie
This is a great CD. Usually puts me to sleep before my little one.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer