In the Wind

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For the 1965 album by Jackie DeShannon, see In the Wind (Jackie DeShannon album).
For the 2012 EP by B1A4, see In the Wind (EP).
In the Wind
Studio album by Peter, Paul & Mary
Released October, 1963
Genre Folk
Length 37:22
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Albert Grossman
Peter, Paul & Mary chronology
In the Wind
In Concert
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

In the Wind is the third album by the American folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary, released in 1963 (see 1963 in music). It was reissued on audio CD in 1990. In the Wind was so successful that when it hit #1 on the Billboard album charts, it caused their two previous albums to re-enter the Top 10 as well. The album was released in October 1963, a few months before the arrival of the Beatles heralded the British Invasion. At this point in musical history the folk music revival was in full flower.

The lead-off single of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" became world famous when it sold a phenomenal three hundred thousand copies in the first week of release. On July 13, 1963, it reached number two on the Billboard pop chart, with sales exceeding one million copies.[2] It spent five weeks atop the easy listening chart. The second single from the album, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", another song by Dylan, peaked at number 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart and number 9 on the Pop Singles chart.

At the Grammy Awards of 1964, their recording of "Blowin' in the Wind" won the Best Folk Recording and Best Performance by a Vocal Group.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Very Last Day" (Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  2. "Hush-A-Bye" (traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  3. "Long Chain On" (Jimmie Driftwood)
  4. "Rocky Road" (Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  5. "Tell It on the Mountain" (arranged by Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow, Milton Okun, Noel Stookey)
  6. "Polly Von" aka Polly Vaughn and Molly Bawn [1] (Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  7. "Stewball" (Mary Travers, Milton Okun, Noel Stookey, Elena Mezzetti)
  8. "All My Trials" (traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Mary Travers)
  9. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Bob Dylan)
  10. "Freight Train" (Elizabeth Cotten)
  11. "Quit Your Low Down Ways" (Bob Dylan)
  12. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan)


Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1963 Billboard 200 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, p.135
Preceded by
My Son, the Nut by Allan Sherman
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 2, 1963 - December 6, 1963
Succeeded by
The Singing Nun by Soeur Sourire, The Singing Nun