It Ain't Easy (Three Dog Night album)

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This article is about the album by Three Dog Night. For the album by Long John Baldry, see It Ain't Easy (Baldry album).
It Ain't Easy
Studio album by Three Dog Night
Released March 31, 1970
Recorded 1969-70 at American Recording Company
Genre Pop, rock
Length 32:24
Label Dunhill, MCA, Probe
Producer Richard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
Captured Live at the Forum
(1969)
It Ain't Easy
(1970)
Naturally
(1970)
Original "Wizards of Orange" Cover
Singles from It Ain't Easy
  1. "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"
    Released: May 1970
  2. "Out in the Country"
    Released: 1970

It Ain't Easy is the fourth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970. According to lead singer Chuck Negron's book Three Dog Nightmare, the album's working title was The Wizards of Orange, with a cover featuring the band's members wearing orange make-up and body stockings to appear as if they were posing in the nude. The band's record company, ABC/Dunhill, rejected the original album title and cover art, although some configurations of their first "greatest hits" album, 1971's Golden Bisquits, would later be packaged using It Ain't Easy's original cover photo.

Professional ratings
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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Woman" (Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers) - 4:40
  2. "Cowboy" (Randy Newman) - 3:42
  3. "It Ain't Easy" (Ron Davies) - 2:46
  4. "Out in the Country" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 3:08
  5. "Good Feeling 1957" (Alan Brackett, John Merrill) - 3:46

Side two[edit]

  1. "Rock and Roll Widow" (Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, Cory Wells, Mike Allsup, Jimmy Greenspoon, Joe Schermie, Floyd Sneed) - 2:56
  2. "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" (Newman) - 3:18
  3. "Your Song" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 4:01
  4. "Good Time Living" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 4:06

Personnel[edit]

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Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1970 Pop Albums 8

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1970 "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" Pop Singles 1
"Out in the Country" Pop Singles 15