Friday, December 6, 2013

Three Dog Night - Captured Live At The Forum (1969 us, groovy psych rock)

Captured Live at the Forum was so ubiquitous that it turned up with astonishing regularity in the collections of kids who did a lot of acid and suburbanite teens who otherwise listened to the Carpenters and the Partridge Family. And with good reason: it was the album that proved this band was more than a radio phenomenon; that they could (and did) make as great music on stage as they did on their records, and their reputation was made from it. 

The Harmony material is a little less intense. The band had settled into a formula by then, a little more than a year later, and was more pop-focused, but they could still pile on virtuosity to match the versatility, and it's great to hear this material with the kind of presence it deserved in playback, so you can see why even some of the more questionable moments. 
by Bruce Eder
1. Heaven Is In Your Mind (Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood) - 3:23
2. Feelin' Alright (Dave Mason) - 4:55
3. It's For You (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) - 2:02
4. Nobody (Beth Beatty, Dick Cooper, Ernie Shelby) - 3:03
5. One (Harry Nilsson) - 3:37
6. Chest Fever (J.R. Robertson) - 7:02
7. Eli's Coming (Laura Nyro) - 3:45
8. Easy To Be Hard (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 4:25
9. Try A Little Tenderness (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) - 6:08

Three Dog Night
*Mike Allsup - Guitar
*Jimmy Greenspoon - Keyboard
*Danny Hutton - Vocals
*Chuck Negron - Vocals
*Joe Schermie - Bass
*Floyd Sneed - Drums
*Cory Wells - Vocals

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