Planet Waves is Bob Dylan's 14th studio album, released by Asylum Records (Island Records in the UK) in 1974.
Dylan is supported on the album by longtime collaborators The Band, with whom he embarked on a major reunion tour following its release (documented on the live album Before the Flood.) Despite the successful tour and a host of publicity, Planet Waves was only moderately successful, enjoying a brief stay at #1 on the US Billboard charts - a first for the artist - and #7 in the UK. Critics were not negative, as they had been with some recent Bob Dylan albums (namely Self Portrait and Dylan), but still not enthusiastic for the album's brand of laid-back roots rock.
The album was originally set to be titled Ceremonies Of The Horsemen, a reference to the 1965 song "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"; the release was delayed two weeks when Dylan decided to change the title at the last minute.