Escapes, Music for Relaxing Review and Giveaway


A few weeks ago I received a really nice Relaxation CD called “Escapes” from Musician and composer Jeff Gold.   It consists of 60 minutes of acoustic guitars, piano, strings and flutes, healing tunes designed to promote relaxation and well being.


California native Jeff Gold is a composer/musician who creates imagery through music, images that are emotional and melodic, restorative and uplifting. He composes soulful relaxing instrumentals which have received the attention of wellness centers and spa owners who want to offer this method of relaxation to their clients.


Jeff’s music also has developed a large following of parents to Special Needs Children.  His soothing melodies have been shown to provide a calming mechanism for children with Autism and Anxiety.  You will find a number of Testimonials on his Website promoting the music’s effectiveness as a form of music therapy.


Jeff has also teamed up with hypnotherapist, Janet Montgomery to produce seven guided imagery CD’s for “The Live Well Series.” Topics include sleeping soundly, stress management, and coping with cancer treatment.


First let me say that I have a lot of relaxation music.  I live a pretty rushed life (which is why I named my blog “Dashing for Deals”).   My day is often filled with stress and anxiety, especially when it concerns my job.  It is often difficult for me to clear my head and calm down.  This makes it very difficult for me to fall asleep and I often listen to guided relaxation, nature sounds and music to assist me.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  This CD is on my top 3 lists of things that work!  It is just soothing enough to relax me, but inspiring enough to keep me focused on it instead of stressful and distracting thoughts.  I also found the music to be helpful to keep in the background while working at the computer.  It did a great job of keeping me focused on the task at hand and even helped to inspire my thoughts a little bit.


Jeff Gold has released two instrumental CD’s, “Soul of a Mountain” in 2006, and “Escapes – Music for Relaxing” in 2009.   Both CD’s are available on or his Website and both sites provide samples for you to review.   Right now you can get a 25% discount on any CD purchased directly through the Website by using the code:  RELAX.


Jeff Gold has very generously offered to provide a CD to two of my readers:

This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, so be sure to click the “I did this” button after completing each entry requirement as outlined below:


1. Mandatory Entry Requirement:  Leave a comment below and just say something nice.

2.  “Like” Dashing for Deals on Facebook.

3.   Follow Dashing for Deals on  Twitter.



This giveaway will end on Saturday (10/01) evening and I will draw and notify 2 winners by Sunday (10/02) evening.  The winners have 48 hours to respond to my email before I draw an alternate winner.



I was given a CD for the purpose of this review and no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. You can read my disclosure statement here.

Posted by: on September 18, 2011 under Product Reviews & Giveaways


  1. Patty White says:

    I love reading your reviews!! This CD would be so great to listen to in the bath after a long day taking care of the kids, house, husband, and the cat. =)

  2. Allen Sisson says:

    Like to win for my wife, would could use it in this crazy household.

  3. I used to love listening to relaxation/meditation CD’s. I’m not sure why I stopped, but I would love to start listening to them again.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I could really use this after a long day of being a mother/wife

    🙂 nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

  5. valerie mabrey says:

    this sounds like a great relaxing tool

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  6. Nicole Hanson says:

    I just love relaxing music! I’m a massage therapist and I adore finding new music to my clients (and me!) happy! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  7. Would love to win this, I meditate but have no music to listen to

  8. This cd sounds like exactly what I need. Sometimes I’m wound up at night and I think this would help me sleep. Thanks.

  9. Stephanie V. says:

    tired mom of three working part-time and fighting cancer – need to find ways to relax

  10. It’s a beautiful day

  11. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Corey Olomon says:

    You have a nice site and a great contest.

  13. Brittney House says:

    …something nice. 🙂

    I love this giveaway because i have trouble sleeping and i think the soothing sounds would really help relax me.

  14. I’d love to try this music out, I need all the relaxation I can get right now!

  15. This sounds wonderful to listen to at the end of the day.

  16. Tiffiny Duke says:

    I love this blog! Brightens my day!

  17. Rebecca Weiss says:

    Would like to win

  18. Tara Haidinger says:

    So nice to have a CD like this when you are a new mom.

  19. I could use this cd today! My 2 yr old won’t nap & I need some downtime! 🙂

  20. Mia McGregor says:

    YAY Thanks for the chance to win! I love this kind of stuff.

  21. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I would love to win for my husband. thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Kathleen Conner says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  23. john billiris says:

    I’m a little stressed, and relaxing music would be nice right now… =)

  24. Kathleen M Smith says:

    something nice : )
    This would be wonderful for me to relieve stress and help me sleep. Thank you for offering the giveaway/

  25. Barbara Hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

  26. kathy pease says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂 kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. I would love to win this it would help me sleep better for sure! emholderby award on facebook

  28. Thanks for the chance!

  29. Thanks for the giveaway – I hope I am not too late getting my entry in; I had trouble getting Rafflecopter to load! I would love to try this CD in the van on a road trip when the children are getting feisty!

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