Turtle Dreams

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Turtle Dreams
Turtle Dreams.jpg
Studio album by Meredith Monk
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Contemporary classical music
Length 37:24
Label ECM New Series
Producer Collin Walcott and Manfred Eicher
Meredith Monk chronology
Dolmen Music
(1981)Dolmen Music1981
Turtle Dreams
Do You Be
(1987)Do You Be1987

Turtle Dreams is an album by American composer and vocalist Meredith Monk recorded in 1983 and released on the ECM New Series label.[1]


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with Ted Mills calling it "A daring display of vocal gymnastics and a journey back to childhood when all sounds were wondrous".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Meredith Monk
  1. "Turtle Dreams (Waltz)" - 17:52
  2. "View 1" - 10:13
  3. "Engine Steps" - 2:03
  4. "Ester's Song" - 1:14
  5. "View 2" - 6:02
  • Recorded in New York City (tracks 1 & 2), at Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith in New York (track 3), and at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany (track 4 & 5)



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 20, 2011
  2. ^ a b Mills, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 20, 2011