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Released: January 17, 1974

Rating: 3.365 (average of 18 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. On a Night Like This
  2. Going, Going, Gone
  3. Tough Mama
  4. Hazel
  5. Something There Is About You
  6. Forever Young (slow version)
  7. Forever Young (fast version)
  8. Dirge
  9. You Angel You
  10. Never Say Goodbye
  11. Wedding Song


sales in U.S. only ½ million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 3.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 4
peak on U.K. album chart 7

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • On a Night Like This (2/23/74) #44 US
  • Something There Is About You (4/74) --

Planet Waves
Bob Dylan & The Band
“Reteaming with the Band, Bob Dylan winds up with an album that recalls New Morning more than The Basement Tapes, since Planet Waves is given to a relaxed intimate tone — all the more appropriate for a collection of modest songs about domestic life. As such, it may seem a little anticlimactic since it has none of the wildness of the best Dylan and Band music of the '60s — just an approximation of the homespun rusticness. Considering that the record was knocked out in the course of three days, its unassuming nature shouldn't be a surprise, and sometimes it's as much a flaw as a virtue, since there are several cuts that float into the ether. Still, it is a virtue in places, as there are moments — On a Night Like This, Something There Is About You, the lovely Forever Young — where it just gels, almost making the diffuse nature of the rest of the record acceptable” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 31, 2008.