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Songs of the Humpback Whale / Sound Effects

4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • 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)

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I fully recommend this CD. It contains whale songs only!! No human additives. Only whales and the ocean ... Amazing.
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I had been looking for a pure whale cd off and on for awhile and came across this one. As others have noted, this is just the whales and the ocean, and their songs are indeed beautiful songs - its nice to hear them without any embellishments. They have so many different sounds that they make.
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Comments are worthless. A pure recording of whale sounds ... no additives, and some treatmens (when they exist) are clearly defined ... It would be great if there were many recordings like this ...
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A little background first:

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.
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Plain and simple, this is just the wild songs of the Humpback whales. Yet, we really get to hear just a slice of what the whales actually sound like, as their songs fill a range of frequencies well below and above the range us humans can hear. As a result , in nature, much of a whale's song is felt as well as heard. What is astonishing is the range of different sounds they can make - from the silly to the sublime.

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!
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when i was a child i had this record. i always listened to it when i was upset, depressed, or felt like having some solitude. it was the most calming thing that i owned. it was one of my most prized possessions. then i grew up and moved away. my record was lost to the ages in my parents house. i tried to find it but it disappeared. and then one day i found it here on amazon! i was so excited. i immediately downloaded. what a wonderful sensation! i regained a sense of calm that i had missed so long. i love this album. thank you amazon.
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