In the Wind

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In the Wind
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Studio album by Peter, Paul and Mary
Released October 1963
Recorded 1963
Genre Folk
Length 37:22
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Albert Grossman
Milt Okun (musical director)
Peter, Paul and Mary chronology
Moving
(1963)
In the Wind
(1963)
In Concert
(1964)
Singles from In the Wind
  1. "Blowin' in the Wind"
    Released: 18 June 1963[1]
  2. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
    Released: 28 August 1963[2]
  3. "Stewball"
    Released: November 1963[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]

In the Wind is the third album by the American folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, released in October 1963, a few months before the arrival of the Beatles heralded the British Invasion (see 1963 in music). It was reissued on audio CD in 1990.

The lead-off single of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" 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.[5] 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]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Very Last Day" (Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  2. "Hush-A-Bye" (traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  3. "Long Chain On" (Jimmy Driftwood)
  4. "Rocky Road" (Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)
  5. "Tell It on the Mountain" (arranged by Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow, Milt Okun, Noel Stookey)
  6. "Polly Von" a.k.a. Polly Vaughn and Molly Bawn[6] (Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Stewball" (Mary Travers, Milton Okun, Noel Stookey, Elena Mezzetti)
  2. "All My Trials" (traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Mary Travers)
  3. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Bob Dylan)
  4. "Freight Train" (Elizabeth Cotten)
  5. "Quit Your Low Down Ways" (Bob Dylan)
  6. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan)

Personnel[edit]

Technical

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1963 Billboard 200 1

References[edit]

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