Golden Bisquits

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Golden Bisquits
Greatest hits album by Three Dog Night
Released June 16, 1971
Recorded 1968-1970
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 39:08
Label Dunhill
Producer Gabriel Mekler,
Richard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
Naturally
(1970)
Golden Bisquits
(1971)
Harmony
(1971)
Alternative Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[citation needed]

Golden Bisquits is the sixth album (fifth studio album) by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music).

The album is a compilation of hits from Three Dog Night's first four studio albums, including all nine single A-sides issued by the band to date. The album was released concurrently with the band's tenth single (not included on Golden Bisquits), "Joy to the World," from their previous album Naturally (1970). "Joy to the World" reached #1 in early 1971, becoming one of Three Dog Night's most enduring songs. The three songs included in Golden Bisquits that were not issued as single A-sides are "Don't Make Promises," "Woman," and "Your Song."

According to Chuck Negron's autobiography Three Dog Nightmare, the band originally suggested the title Dog Style for the album. ABC/Dunhill Records rejected this as too risqué, but liked the idea of a "dog"-themed title for the album, and proposed the title Golden Bisquits instead.

Some editions of the album utilized alternative cover art, featuring a cropped version of the rejected cover photo for Three Dog Night's third studio album It Ain't Easy.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One" (Harry Nilsson) – 3:00
  2. "Easy to Be Hard" (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 3:11
  3. "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" (Randy Newman) – 3:19
  4. "Eli's Coming" (Laura Nyro) – 2:40
    • From Suitable for Framing.
  5. "Your Song" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 4:01
    • From It Ain't Easy.
  6. "Celebrate" (Garry Bonner, Allen Gordon) – 3:13
    • From Suitable for Framing.
  7. "One Man Band" (Billy Fox, January Tyme, Thomas Jefferson Kaye) – 2:48
    • From Three Dog Night's fourth studio album Naturally (1970), produced by Richard Podolor.
  8. "Out in the Country" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) – 3:08
    • From It Ain't Easy.
  9. "Nobody" (Dick Cooper, Ernie Shelby, Beth Beatty) – 2:18
    • From Three Dog Night.
  10. "Woman" (Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers) – 4:40
    • From It Ain't Easy.
  11. "Don't Make Promises" (Tim Hardin) – 2:45
    • From Three Dog Night.
  12. "Try a Little Tenderness" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) – 4:05
    • From Three Dog Night.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Gabriel Mekler, Richard Podolor
  • Recording Engineers: Richard Podolor, Bill Cooper/American Recording Company
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Art Direction: Peter Whorf Graphics

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Pop Albums 5