Greatest Hits Live

Greatest Hits Live

by Three Dog Night
     
 
The Greatest Hits Live title of this previously unissued set of live 1972 and 1973 recordings (from concerts in Frankfurt, Germany and Edmonton, England) is dead-on accurate. No less than 11 of the 12 songs were Top 20 U.S. hits for Three Dog Night between 1969 and 1972, and the twelfth, "Try a Little Tenderness," had been their

Overview

The Greatest Hits Live title of this previously unissued set of live 1972 and 1973 recordings (from concerts in Frankfurt, Germany and Edmonton, England) is dead-on accurate. No less than 11 of the 12 songs were Top 20 U.S. hits for Three Dog Night between 1969 and 1972, and the twelfth, "Try a Little Tenderness," had been their first Top 30 single back in early 1969. As Three Dog Night is not exactly the kind of band whose fans scour around for vintage live tapes, some might wonder what purpose the belated release of this very well-recorded material serves. For those who want a live set that's yet more hit-centered than the live LPs the group put out in 1969 and 1973, however, Greatest Hits Live almost sounds like an AM radio station of that vintage come to life on-stage, smash following smash. And while Three Dog Night never had much of a reputation as a live act, the band does play with respectable grit and energy in support of their three frontmen, even to the point of replicating the wobbly electric keyboards of "Mama Told Me Not to Come." Does that make this an intriguing complement to the studio versions of these songs, putting a new or unexpected spin on the very familiar tunes? Not exactly -- the arrangements have a more spontaneous feel, but aren't too different from, and certainly not as slickly crafted or as good as, the original hit singles. For serious Three Dog Night fans, however, it's certainly a decent-sounding, respectfully packaged document of the group at their commercial peak.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663109696
catalogNumber:
10969
Rank:
25388

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Three Dog Night   Primary Artist
Cory Wells   Vocals
Danny Hutton   Vocals
Chuck Negron   Vocals

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Laura Nyro   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Russ Ballard   Composer
Thomas Jefferson Kaye   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Garry Bonner   Composer
Bill Cooper   Engineer
Alan Gordon   Composer
Danny Hutton   Duet
Chuck Negron   Duet
Richard Podolor   Producer
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Alan Perkins   Location Recording
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Billy Fox   Composer
Jeff Palo   Producer
Clair Brothers   Live Sound
Paul Williams   Composer

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