- Audio CD (July 1, 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Living Music
- ASIN: B0000000UO
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,069 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Songs of the Humpback Whale / Sound Effects
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My BFF and I are devoted fangirls of The Big Lebowski, to the point that I am an Ordained Priest(ess) in the Church of the Latter Day Dude not just once, but twice. That's why I had to tag this product with "dudeism". It's only natural.
At one critical plot point in the movie, The Dude is listening to a cassette tape of whale songs and relaxing while he's in the bath. One night after watching the movie and consuming too many oat sodas, my BFF and I figured, hey let's go find a recording like that and see if we can get it on mp3 for the Kindle Fire.
Of course we can get it on mp3 the Kindle Fire, thanks to Amazon! We both purchased it.
I am not sure if this is the same famous recording from that movie, but it really does not matter. This is THE definitive recording of pure whale sounds, and it is spectacular. I don't know what it is about these weird, non-human sounds and rhythms, but they are profoundly relaxing to listen to. I have tried other "whale sounds" recordings, and they're almost always interfered with by human-made sounds like tinkly chimes on the synthesizer or some other new-agey space-cadet junk. This isn't. This is the real deal.
So, whether you're a Dudeist or not, or just want some relaxing whale sounds to fall asleep to (it'll give you fabulous dreams if you put it on repeat) I say you can't go wrong with this recording. Mark it, Dude.
Seeming somewhat chaotic at times (especially with 1970's low fidelity and background noises), the plaintive and playful whale songs nevertheless have a relaxing and meditative effect. At 34 minutes long this is a short CD, but it is worth it for what it is, the glimpse it gives us of another world, just beneath the surface, and the life of another being almost beyond our comprehension.
I had this album in the 70's and am glad to have it again on CD, but what amazes me is that in the 30+ years since there aren't lots more 'just whale song' recordings available (longer and better fidelity)! This appears to be not only the first, but still the best. How can I not rate the Humpbacks 5 star!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Replaces an LP version from years ago. Download was perfect / fast.Published on August 18, 2014 by m9
For an animal, the humpback whale is a pretty amazing musician. I'm glad I found this recording, as I had heard it first back in the 80's in a friend's collection. Read morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Nicki
Travel into another dimension with this beautiful recording!!! I've sampled a few and this cd is undboubtedly the best one available!Published on October 22, 2013 by Daniel H LaForce
This is a true piece of art... I highly recommend this CD to lovers of ambient and mystical sounding music...Published on April 13, 2012 by Sokai
I was given this album on vinyl many years ago, and listened to it over and over growing up. There is only whale song, no human additives (except for a motorboat in one part, if I... Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by Knits In Public