- Released: May 16, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: MCA
- 1.Joy To The World
- 4.Black And White
- 5.Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- 6.An Old Fashioned Love Song
- 7.Never Been To Spain
- 9.Eli's Coming
- 10.Easy To Be Hard
- 12.The Show Must Go On
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Compilation producers: Andy McKaie, Mike Ragogna.
Includes liner notes by Mike Ragogna.
Digitally remastered by Elliot Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Photographer: Ed Caraeff.
Yet another entry in Universal's wide ranging 20TH CENTURY MASTERS reissue series, this budget-priced 12-track compilation is a brief but thorough look at this early-'70s pop-rock supergroup. Led by ex-Brian Wilson protege Danny Hutton, Three Dog Night had a knack for hit singles which were exceedingly catchy without being gimmicky.
With their solid taste in contemporary songwriters--Hoyt Axton (with two songs, "Joy to the World" and "Never Been to Spain"), Randy Newman, Laura Nyro, Harry Nilsson and Russ Ballard wrote the group's biggest hits--and the strong harmonies of Hutton and lead singer Chuck Negron, Three Dog Night were one of the most distinctive-sounding and musically satisfying groups of the era. Collecting all their major hits, 20TH CENTURY MASTERS wisely includes the superior mono mixes whenever possible. This is a fine, inexpensive introduction to an under-appreciated band.