One of These Nights Eagles album – June 10, 1975

The One of These Nights Eagles album was their 4th studio album, and it was released June 10, 1975 by Asylum. A month later it became the Eagles’ first number one album on Billboard’s album chart. Bill Szymczyk produced it at both Criteria Studios in Miami and the Record Plant in Los Angeles. One of These Nights was the last album Bernie Leadon participated on, and he left the band after the One of These Nights tour. Lyin’ Eyes from the album won the Eagles their first Grammy. Their next album would be Hotel California.

While at the Pine Knob Music Theater in Michigan for two days of sold-out shows, the Eagles were presented with the gold album award by Asylum Records.

Cameron Crowe interviewed Don Henley and Glenn Frey in 2003 about the origins of some of the songs on this album and their other albums. The part of the interview specifically about songs on One of These Nights is below. There were three Top 10 singles from the One of These Nights album:

  • Lyin’ Eyes
  • One of These Nights
  • Take It To the Limit

The Eagles photo on the cover of Phonograph Record Magazine was taken by Henry Diltz. That magazine cover, articles, and more photos from that shoot are below.

Boyd Elder’s One of These Nights skull art hangs above Glenn Frey’s fireplace in the 1975 photo by Barry Schultz below.

Home at Last:

When the Eagles were at Criteria Studios recording the Hotel California album, they rented a house in Miami from “Home At Last“. Renting very nice beachfront mansions had become popular and well known among bands staying in Miami. Rather than staying in hotels, many bands preferred renting a large house from “Home at Last”. For the recording of the One of These Nights album the Eagles rented the 461 Ocean Boulevard house that Eric Clapton featured on one of his album covers. In fact, there is a story below of a fan from Japan who traveled to Miami and actually got to meet the Eagles at the Ocean Boulevard house.

One of These Nights Eagles album cover
(front and back)

Cameron Crowe interviewed Don Henley and Glenn Frey about the history of some of the One of These Nights album songs – Aug. 2003

Take It To the Hilt

This LA Free Press notice has some errors. The song was not co-authored by Bernie and, of course, the song title is incorrect. The LA Free Press was the newspaper Randy sold on street corners when he first moved to Los Angeles.

LA Free Press Dec 26 1975

LA Free Press (Los Angeles, CA) – Dec. 26, 1975
An excerpt taken from the Music page of the LA Free Press

Boyd Elder’s album cover art

One of These Nights Eagles album

Excerpt from book “California Rock California Sound” – 1978

Boyd Elder, skull artist

Boyd Elder’s One of These Nights skull art hangs above Glenn Frey’s fireplace in this 1975 photo by Barry Schultz – full photo (and other photos taken at Glenn’s house same day) can be seen on the Constant Meijers Interviews page.

“His artwork and designs have been featured in Texas Monthly, Vogue and Art Form. In 1975 he was honored with a Grammy nomination for best album cover art for the Eagles’ One of These Nights.”

The Odessa American (Odessa, TX) – Aug. 2, 1987

Boyd Elder’s Album Skull Art

One of These Nights
Released June 10, 1975

Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Released Feb. 17, 1976

The Very Best of the Eagles
Released May 10, 1985

History of the Eagles Documentary
Released Jan. 19, 2013

One of These Nights Eagles album

Gary Burden designed the album cover using Boyd Elder’s skull art.

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Billboard magazine full-page ad – July 19, 1975

One of These Nights gold album presentation made after the Pine Knob concert in Clarkston, Michigan on June 27, 1975

Record World magazine – Aug. 2, 1975

Contest to win free Eagles albums

One of These Nights Eagles album

Disc Magazine (London, England) – July 5, 1975

“One of These Nights”
from the album

“Too Many Hands”
from the album

“One of These Nights also boasts gorgeous, soul-influenced falsetto vocals by Meisner, who often does this sort of thing, and by Henley, who doesn’t. Start to finish, top to bottom, it’s an altogether irresistible track. Just as unusual is Take It To the Limit, built around the best lead vocal Meisner’s ever recorded, and based on the theme and orchestrated texture of Jackson Browne’s innovative The Late Show.”

Phonograph Record Magazine (Hollywood, CA) – June 1975
Scroll down for more photos from the magazine cover photo shoot with Don Henley’s vintage car.

“Extensive sales, merchandising and promotional campaigns are being prepared to support not only the new album but the entire Eagles catalog, with advertising and in-store displays to tie-in with the group’s current national tour.”

One of These Nights Eagles album

Cash Box – June 7, 1975

Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – July 3, 1975

“All nine songs have their own particular virtues, a change from previous albums that were sometimes terrible, sometimes terrific.”

One of These Nights Eagles album

Sacramento Bee – July 13, 1975

“Too Many Hands has the group using tablas but comes off exceptionally well.”

University of New Mexico Daily Lobo (student newspaper) – July 17, 1975

Miami Herald (Miami, FL) – July 20, 1975
A small part of a lengthy Phonograph Record Magazine interview by Tom Nolan mentioned by Don Henley in the beginning of this Miami Herald article is below.

Henry Diltz shot the photo used on the June 1975 cover of Phonograph Record Magazine below. There are more pics from that photo shoot of the Eagles and Don Henley’s car directly below this magazine cover and interview excerpt.

Phonograph Record Magazine (Hollywood, CA) – June 1975

Excerpt from lengthy Phonograph Record Magazine interview by Tom Nolan – June 1975

Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Bernie Leadon, Don Henley, and Randy Meisner
Don Henley’s vintage car

One of These Nights Eagles album

Brandon Sun (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) – Aug. 2, 1975

“There’s tension among us, admits Meisner, because we give each other second thoughts. But we remember C. S. N. & Y. and the Beatles. Since Lennon and McCartney split, they have never been as productive.”

Time Magazine – Aug. 18, 1975

CM Life – Central Michigan University student newspaper (Mount Pleasant, MI) – Sept. 8, 1975

“The bottom line of the success of the Eagles’ fourth is that they have moved into international visibility, thereby creating an unprecedented record buyer interest in past Eagles catalog.”

One of These Nights Eagles album

Cash Box – Sept. 27, 1975

One of These Nights Eagles album

Montreal Star (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Oct. 4, 1975


The Eagles rented the 461 Ocean Boulevard house from “Home at Last” in Miami during the One of These Nights recording at Criteria Studios.

“So, any demand – by the Eagles or anyone else in the enormous stable of celebrity guests Home at Last hosts in beachfront mansions – is considered no problem at all.”

Fan traveled from Japan and met Eagles at the 461 Ocean Boulevard house – April 1975

Criteria Studios in Miami for the One of These Nights Eagles album recording

Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Kazumasa Matsuo, and Don Felder

Kazumasa Matsuo and Randy

Glenn Frey, Kazumasa Matsuo, and Don Felder

Mr. Matsuo got all the Eagles’ autographs
(Kasa is his nickname)

autographs

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  1. Thank you Diana for your hard work researching and producing another very interesting and informative article.

    1. Thank you! I do enjoy the research. Sometimes it’s difficult because things aren’t always as they seem on the surface, but I’ve found some really good resources to aid in the hunt for info.

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