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Songs of the Humpback Whale
Various Whales
Songs of the Humpback Whale
Genres: New Age, Pop
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1

Reissue of the legendary Capitol label 1970 album of whale 'songs'. This was the beginning of the term 'New Age' music.


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All Artists: Various Whales
Title: Songs of the Humpback Whale
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
Release Date: 4/9/2001
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: New Age, Pop
Styles: Environmental, Meditation, Nature
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5017261205261


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Reissue of the legendary Capitol label 1970 album of whale 'songs'. This was the beginning of the term 'New Age' music.

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Robert Carlberg | Seattle | 04/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is it, the original "whale album." When first released in 1970, the various grunts, squeals, rumbles and plaintive cries took the world by storm, and created a worldwide interest in cetacean vocalization and intelligence. In many ways this album opened the door to preservation efforts which have prevented (so far) the extinction of many seagoing species. It was a revolutionary concept album, then and now.

Among whales the humpback is the acknowledged virtuoso performer, and among humpback whale recordings this album remains unequalled for clarity, variety and lack of extraneous noise. Listening to it today you still get the eerie feeling that there is much to learn about these floating boxcars. It is a humbling experience."
Very nice recording...ONLY whales
amelia | midwest | 01/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This appears to be the same content as the more expensive, repackaged recording. It is ONLY whales. No music, no additions, and a very nice informational insert on the techniques and the man who did the recordings, as well as information on background noises like boat propellers that you can hear only very vaguely. As the other reviewer said, it's an excellent recording of the whales, and I believe him he says it is historically respected as such.

I love to listen to it, but it's not really a "put you to sleep" relaxation CD. I was looking for one of those, also, so I bought the Kamal Reiki Whale CD, which includes new-agey music along with whale noises, and I find that I like this CD with only the whales just as much. But I like to sit and pay attention to it, not drift off to sleep. It's very beautiful."
Songs of the Humpback Whales
Cynthia Delafield | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida United States | 07/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This has been one of my favorite recordings since it was first produced in the 70s. I went with Dr. Roger Paine on one of his recording sessions off Bermuda, and it was the first time I ever saw whales up close. They (and the dolphins I worked with for a while) became the passions of my life. These recordings are not only beautiful and moving, but are ideal as a background to meditation. They connect you to the universe."