By Dimitri Ehrlich
Updated May 09, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Planet Sleep‘s lullabies by Various Artists are as complex and diverse as the 16 cultures represented. The tunes, ranging from a Gaelic melody played at John F. Kennedy’s funeral to a spine-tingling Middle Eastern tune sung in both Hebrew and Arabic, is more than a hip multi-culti soundtrack for putting the kids to bed. It’s about the need for sanctuary that’s reflected in every country’s lullabies. A-

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