In Search of the Turtle's Navel

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In Search of the Turtle's Navel
Studio album by Will Ackerman
Released 1976
Genre New age
Length 45:05
Label Windham Hill
Producer Scott Saxon & William Ackerman
Will Ackerman chronology
In Search of the Turtle's Navel
It Takes a Year
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

In Search of the Turtle's Navel is the 1976 debut album by guitarist Will Ackerman. Some consider the album to be the start of new-age music.[1] The album took Ackerman from his work as a carpenter and head of Windham Hill Builders to becoming a professional musician and executive of Windham Hill Records.

The picture on the album cover is one Ackerman took of his younger sister Eleanor when they were children.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Will Ackerman

  1. "The Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen" – 5:32
  2. "Ely" – 5:26
  3. "Windham Mary" – 4:27
  4. "Processional" – 3:43
  5. "Second Great Tortion Bar Overland of West Townshend, Vermont, Jose Pepsi Attending" – 2:33
  6. "What the Buzzard Told Suzanne" – 4:33
  7. "Barbara's Song" – 7:28
  8. "Gazos" – 4:36
  9. "Slow Motion Roast Beef Restaurant Seduction" – 3:34
  10. "Dance for the Death of a Bird" – 5:59


  1. ^ a b William Ruhlmann, "Review: In Search of the Turtle's Navel", Allmusic (link)