One of These Nights

One of These Nights
One of These Nights
Studio album by Eagles
Released June 10, 1975
Recorded Mac Emmerman's Criteria Studios, Miami, FL and
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1974-1975
Genre Rock, country rock
Length 43:15
Label Asylum
Producer Bill Szymczyk
Eagles chronology
On the Border
One of These Nights
Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (C+)[1]
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One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released in 1975. The record's title song became the group's second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, in July of that year. The album released three Top 10 singles, "One Of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "Take It To The Limit". Those singles reached #1, #2, and #4 respectively. The album became the band's first album to top the charts. The album sold 4 million copies and won the band its first Grammy for "Lyin' Eyes". "Take It To The Limit" became the band's first gold single and the album was nominated for album of the year. The album also features the live concert staple and ballad "After The Thrill Is Gone". One of These Nights is the last Eagles album to feature Bernie Leadon. Leadon would leave the band after the One Of These Nights Tour. The seventh track, "Visions", is the only Eagles song on which Don Felder sang lead vocals. The album would become the band's breakthrough album, transforming them to international superstars and establishing them as America's number one band. The band would go on a worldwide tour to promote the album; Fleetwood Mac opened for the band during the tour.


Track listing

Side one

  1. "One of These Nights" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) – 4:51
    • Lead vocals by Don Henley and Randy Meisner, lead guitar by Don Felder
  2. "Too Many Hands" (Randy Meisner, Don Felder) – 4:43
    • Lead vocal by Randy Meisner, lead guitar by Don Felder, ending dual guitar solos by Don Felder and Glenn Frey
  3. "Hollywood Waltz" (Bernie Leadon, Tom Leadon, Henley, Frey) – 4:04
    • Lead vocal by Don Henley, mandolin by Bernie Leadon, pedal steel guitar by Don Felder
  4. "Journey of the Sorcerer" (B. Leadon) – 6:40
    • instrumental, banjo by Bernie Leadon

Side two

  1. "Lyin' Eyes" (Henley, Frey) – 6:22
    • Lead vocal by Glenn Frey, Lead Guitar by Bernie Leadon
  2. "Take It to the Limit" (Meisner, Henley, Frey) – 4:49
    • Lead vocal by Randy Meisner
  3. "Visions" (Felder, Henley) – 4:00
    • Lead vocal and Lead Guitar by Don Felder
  4. "After the Thrill Is Gone" (Henley, Frey) – 3:58
    • Lead vocals by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, Lead Guitar by Don Felder
  5. "I Wish You Peace" (Patti Davis, B. Leadon) – 3:45
    • Lead vocal and Lead Guitar by Bernie Leadon

Track information

"Journey of the Sorcerer"

"Journey of the Sorcerer" was used as the theme music for Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series produced by the BBC in 1978 and 1979. Adams said he had wanted something sci-fi sounding while at the same time suggestive of a traveller, so this banjo-based instrumental struck him therefore as ideal. "Journey of the Sorcerer" was used subsequently for the television series in 1981 (albeit re-recorded), the sequel radio series produced by Above the Title Productions for the BBC in 2003 and 2004, and (re-recorded once again) for the film produced by Disney/Touchstone in 2005. The original version from One of These Nights was used for all original transmissions of all five radio series. The TV adaptation of the series, and also an additional version released on LP record, used an arrangement by Tim Souster, the CD releases of the radio series transmitted in 2004 and 2005 used another one arranged by Philip Pope, and the 2005 film used one by Joby Talbot.

"I Wish You Peace"

“I Wish You Peace” was written by Bernie Leadon and his then-girlfriend Patti Davis, daughter of Republican then-Governor of California Ronald Reagan. Nancy Reagan had already disowned Patti during this period, ostensibly due her choice of living together with Leadon as an "unmarried couple".[2] Don Henley would years later disparage this song as an Eagles release, describing it as “smarmy cocktail music”.[3]


Additional personnel


  • Producer: Bill Szymczyk
  • Engineer: Allan Blazek, Michael Braunstein, Ed Mashal, Bill Szymczyk, Michael Verdick, Don Wood
  • Art Direction: Gary Burden
  • Design: Gary Burden
  • Photography: Norman Seeff and Tom Kelley (cover)
  • Remastering: Ted Jensen


  • "One of These Nights"/"Visions" - Asylum 45257; released May 19, 1975
  • "Lyin' Eyes"/"Too Many Hands" - Asylum 45279; released September 7, 1975
  • "Take It to the Limit"/"After the Thrill Is Gone" - Asylum 45293; released November 15, 1975



Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 1


Year Single Chart Position
1975 "One of These Nights" Billboard Hot 100 1
1975 "Lyin' Eyes" Billboard Hot 100 2
1976 "Take It to the Limit" Adult Contemporary 4
1976 "Take It to the Limit" Billboard Hot 100 4


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1975 "Lyin' Eyes" Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal

Grammy Award Nominations

Year Winner Category
1975 "Lyin' Eyes" Record of the Year
1975 One of These Nights Album of the Year

Release history

Original pressings of this record had text engraved into the carry-out grooves on each side.

  • Side One: Don't Worry---
  • Side Two: ---Nothing Will Be OK!

This is the second album by the Eagles to have a Quadraphonic surround sound pressing. It was released on Quadraphonic 8-track tape and CD-4 LP.


  • Kelley, Kitty. Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1991. ISBN 0-671-64646-X


External links

Preceded by
Venus and Mars by Wings
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 26 - August 29, 1975
Succeeded by
Red Octopus by Jefferson Starship

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