Wednesday 12/7/22 11pm ET: Feature LP (1975): Eagles – One Of These Nights

One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released in 1975. The record would become the Eagles’ first number one album on Billboard’s album chart in July that year, and yielded three Top 10 singles, “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit”. Its title song is the group’s second number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold four million copies and was nominated for Grammy Album of the Year. A single from the album, “Lyin’ Eyes”, was also nominated for Record of the Year, and won the Eagles’ first Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

One of These Nights is the last Eagles album to feature guitarist Bernie Leadon, who left the band after the One of These Nights tour and was replaced by Joe Walsh. The seventh track, “Visions”, is the only Eagles song on which lead guitarist Don Felder sang the lead vocals, despite his desire to write and sing more songs. The album was the band’s commercial breakthrough, transforming them into international superstars. They went on a worldwide tour to promote the album.

1. “One of These Nights” 4:51
2. “Too Many Hands” 4:43
3. “Hollywood Waltz” 4:04
4. “Journey of the Sorcerer” 6:40
6. “Lyin’ Eyes” 6:22
7. “Take It to the Limit” 4:49
8. “Visions” 3:58
9. “After the Thrill Is Gone” 3:56
10. “I Wish You Peace” 3:45

Glenn Frey – vocals, guitars, piano, electric piano, harmonium
Don Henley – vocals, drums, percussion, tabla
Bernie Leadon – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel
Randy Meisner – vocals, bass guitar
Don Felder – vocals, guitars, slide guitar

David Bromberg – fiddles (“Journey of the Sorcerer”)
The Royal Martian Orchestra – strings (“Journey of the Sorcerer”)
Albhy Galuten – synthesizer (“Hollywood Waltz”)
Jim Ed Norman – piano (“Lyin’ Eyes”, “Take It to the Limit”), orchestrations, conductor, string arrangements
Sid Sharp – concert master
The Eagles – string arrangements