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Released: June 10, 1975

Rating: 4.035 (average of 19 ratings)

Genre: California country-rock

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Album Tracks:

  1. One of These Nights
  2. Too Many Hands
  3. Hollywood Waltz
  4. Journey of the Sorcerer
  5. Lyin’ Eyes
  6. Take It to the Limit
  7. Visions
  8. After the Thrill Is Gone
  9. I Wish You Peace

Total Running Time: 43:08


sales in U.S. only 4 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 300,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 7.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 4
peak on U.K. album chart 8

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • One of These Nights (5/31/75) #1 US, #23 UK, #20 AC
  • Lyin’ Eyes (9/13/75) #2 US, #23 UK, #3 AC, #8 CW
  • Take It to the Limit (12/20/75) #4 US, #12 UK, #4 AC


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

One of These Nights
“The Eagles recorded their albums relatively quickly in their first years of existence, their albums succeeding each other by less than a year. One of These Nights, their fourth album, was released in June 1975, more than 14 months after its predecessor” (Ruhlmann).

“Anticipation had been heightened by the belated chart-topping success of the third album’s ‘The Best of My Love’; taking a little more time, the band generated more original material, and that material was more polished” (Ruhlmann).

“More than ever, the Eagles seemed to be a vehicle for Don Henley (six co-writing credits) and Glenn Frey (five), but at the same time Randy Meisner was more audible than ever, his two lead vocals including one of the album’s three hit singles, Take It to the Limit, and Bernie Leadon had two showcases, among them the cosmic-cowboy instrumental Journey of the Sorcerer (later used as the theme music for the British television series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy]” (Ruhlmann).

“Nevertheless, it was the team of Henley and Frey that stood out, starting with the title track, a number one single, which had more of an R&B – even disco – sound than anything the band had attempted previously, and continuing through the ersatz Western swing of Hollywood Waltz to Lyin’ Eyes, one of Frey’s patented folk-rock shuffles, which became another major hit” (Ruhlmann).

One of These Nights was the culmination of the blend of rock, country, and folk styles the Eagles had been making since their start; there wasn’t much that was new, just the same sorts of things done better than they had been before. In particular, a lyrical stance – knowing and disillusioned, but desperately hopeful – had evolved, and the musical arrangements were tighter and more purposeful. The result was the Eagles’ best-realized and most popular album so far” (Ruhlmann).

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Last updated March 26, 2008.