Roger Payne

Songs of the Humpback Whale

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Since 1970 when the first whale recordings were made by Dr. Roger Payne, the haunting beauty and evocative sounds of whale singing have been carefully studied and documented. Something about these initial recordings, recently reissued by Living Music, continues to stand above all other similar efforts. Here are the original whale recordings, complete with digital remastering, preserved in their classic majesty.