In the Wind

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In the Wind
In the wind.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1963
Recorded1963
GenreFolk
Length37:22
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerAlbert 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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 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, Milton 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" (Traditional. Arr. by Mary Travers, Milton Okun, Noel Stookey, Elena Mezzetti)
  2. "All My Trials" (traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Milton Okun)
  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]

  1. ^ "Peter, Paul And Mary - Blowin' In The Wind". 45cat.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Peter, Paul And Mary - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right". 45cat.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Peter, Paul And Mary - Stewball". 45cat.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ AllMusic review
  5. ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, p.135 ISBN 978-0802116864
  6. ^ "Polly Vaughn (and variations)". Gel.com.au. Retrieved 2 December 2017.