Captured Live at the Forum

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Captured Live at the Forum
Live album by Three Dog Night
Released October 16, 1969
Recorded 14 July 1969 at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 38:20
Label Dunhill (U.S. original release)
MCA (U.S. CD reissue)
RCA Victor (Canada)
Stateside (UK)
Producer Richard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
Suitable for Framing
(1969)
Captured Live at the Forum
(1969)
It Ain't Easy
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Captured Live at the Forum is the third album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music).

The album was recorded at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Original pressings of the album bore the headline "In front of an audience over 18,000 on September 12, 1969 in Los Angeles, Three Dog Night was Captured Live at the Forum." Future pressings would remove the 12 September date, however, and lead singer Chuck Negron's autobiography Three Dog Nightmare would subsequently list the concert's performance date as 14 July 1969.[2]

According to Three Dog Nightmare, Three Dog Night opened this show in support of Steppenwolf, who were recording various shows on their 1969-70 tour for an upcoming live album (Steppenwolf Live, released 1970). Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night both recorded for the ABC/Dunhill label and shared the same production team, so it was decided to record Three Dog Night on this occasion as well, despite the band's having only released two albums to date. The choice was a fruitful one, as Captured Live at the Forum reached #6 on the Billboard album chart.

All the songs featured on Captured Live at the Forum were previously issued in studio versions by Three Dog Night; specifically, "Feelin' Alright", "Eli's Coming", and "Easy to Be Hard" were included on the band's second album Suitable for Framing, and the remainder on their eponymous first album.

Track listing[edit]

  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

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Richard Podolor
  • Engineer: Bill Cooper
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Roadie, Lighting: Dennis Albro
  • Roadie, Sound: Lee Carlton

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Pop Albums 6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Negron, Chuck (1999). Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story, Renaissance, ISBN 1-58063-040-5, p. 101.