Captured Live at the Forum

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Captured Live at the Forum
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 16, 1969
RecordedJuly 14, 1969
VenueThe Forum, Los Angeles
GenrePop rock
LabelDunhill (U.S. original release)
MCA (U.S. CD reissue)
RCA Victor (Canada)
Stateside (UK)
ProducerRichard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
Suitable for Framing
Captured Live at the Forum
It Ain't Easy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert ChristgauD+[2]

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

The album was recorded at The Forum in Los Angeles. 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, and it was decided to also record Three Dog Night on this occasion, despite the band's having only released two prior albums. The choice paid off, 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. "Feelin' Alright", "Eli's Coming", and "Easy to Be Hard" were included on the band's second studio album Suitable for Framing, and the remainder on their eponymous first album.

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 date and lead singer Chuck Negron's autobiography Three Dog Nightmare would subsequently list the concert's performance date as July 14, 1969.[3] However, September 12, 1969 is listed as the date of employment on the AFM contract filed for the event.[4]

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


Three Dog Night[edit]


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


AlbumBillboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1969 Pop Albums 6[5]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Three Dog Night". Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Negron, Chuck (1999). Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story, Renaissance, ISBN 1-58063-040-5, p. 101.
  4. ^ Phonograph Recording Contract #53135 (internal contract #1969-6166) (Report). American Federation of Musicians Local 47. September 12, 1969. ...under the leadership of: Floyd C. Sneed...Place of Engagement: The Forum, Inglewood, California
  5. ^ Three Dog Night, Captured Live at the Forum Chart Position Retrieved February 16, 2015
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Three Dog Night – Captured Live at the Forum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 14, 2019.