Album 1700

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Album 1700
Album 1700.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 4, 1967
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreFolk, pop
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerAlbert Grossman, Milton Okun
Peter, Paul & Mary chronology
The Peter, Paul and Mary Album
Album 1700
Late Again
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Album 1700 is the seventh studio album by the American folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, released in 1967.[2] It produced the band's most successful and final hit — "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (a John Denver composition). The album peaked at #15 on Billboard Magazine's Top LP chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Folk Performance category. Album 1700 was so named because its original LP issue was Warner Bros. Records catalog# W-1700 for the mono version and WS-1700 for the stereo version. The album stayed on the charts and rose again in 1969, thanks to the single release of "Leaving on a Jet Plane".

Cover art[edit]

The cover is styled after one of the promotional photographs for the movie Bonnie and Clyde that showed the gang holding machine guns.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Rolling Home" (Eric Andersen) – 3:31
  2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (John Denver) – 3:30
  3. "Weep For Jamie" (Peter Yarrow)– 4:12
  4. "No Other Name" (Paul Stookey) – 2:31
  5. "The House Song" (Paul Stookey, Robert Bannard) – 4:18
  6. "The Great Mandella (The Wheel Of Life)" (Peter Yarrow) – 4:45

Side 2

  1. "I Dig Rock And Roll Music" (Paul Stookey, James Mason, Dave Dixon) – 2:33
  2. "If I Had Wings" (Peter Yarrow, Susan Yardley) – 2:22
  3. "I'm In Love With A Big Blue Frog" (Leslie Braunstein) – 2:08
  4. "Whatshername" (Paul Stookey, Dave Dixon, Richard Kniss) – 3:27
  5. "Bob Dylan's Dream" (Bob Dylan) – 4:01
  6. "The Song Is Love" (Dave Dixon, Richard Kniss, Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers) – 2:44


  • Peter Yarrow – vocals, solo vocal on "If I Had Wings", guitar, 12-string guitar on "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Weep for Jamie"
  • Noel "Paul" Stookey – vocals, solo vocal on "Whatsername", guitar, 12-string guitar on "Rolling Home", "The House Song", and "The Song is Love"
  • Mary Travers  – vocals, solo vocal on "No Other Name"


  • Howard Collins - guitar
  • Paul Griffin - organ on "Weep for Jamie"
  • Morris Wechslier - piano
  • Harvey Brooks - bass
  • Richard Kniss - wood bass solo on "Whatsername"
  • Russ Savakus - bass
  • Paul Butterfield - harmonica on "Rolling Home"
  • Chuck Beale (The Paupers) - guitar
  • Adam Mitchell (The Paupers) - guitar
  • Denny Gerrard (The Paupers) - bass
  • Skip Prokop (The Paupers) - drums
  • Gene Bertoncini (Paul Winter Consort) - guitar on "The House Song"
  • Karl Herreshoff (Paul Winter Consort) - guitar on "The House Song"
  • John Beal (Paul Winter Consort) - bass on "The House Song"
  • Gene Murrow (Paul Winter Consort) - English horn on "The House Song"
  • Paul Winter (Paul Winter Consort) - sax on "The House Song"
  • Virgil Scott (Paul Winter Consort) - alto flute on "The House Song"
  • Richard Bock (Paul Winter Consort) - cello on "The House Song"

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Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1967 Billboard Pop Albums 15