Golden Bisquits

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Golden Bisquits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1971
ProducerGabriel Mekler,
Richard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
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Golden Bisquits is the sixth album (fifth studio album) by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971.

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]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."One"Harry NilssonThree Dog Night, October 19683:00
2."Easy To Be Hard"Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome RagniSuitable For Framing, June 19693:11
3."Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"Randy NewmanIt Ain't Easy, March 19703:19
4."Eli's Coming"Laura NyroSuitable For Framing2:40
5."Your Song"Elton John, Bernie TaupinIt Ain't Easy4:01
6."Celebrate"Gary Bonner, Alan GordonSuitable For Framing3:13

Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."One Man Band"Billy Fox, January Tyme, Tommy KayeNaturally, November 19702:49
2."Out In The Country"Roger Nichols, Paul WilliamsIt Ain't Easy3:08
3."Nobody"Dick Cooper, Ernie Shelby, Beth BeattyThree Dog Night2:18
4."Woman"Andy Fraser, Paul RodgersIt Ain't Easy4:40
5."Don't Make Promises"Tim HardinThree Dog Night2:45
6."Try A Little Tenderness"Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. WoodsThree Dog Night4:05



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


Chart (1971) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 37
US Pop Albums 5[3]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Golden Bisquits - Three Dog Night | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic".
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 309. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ Three Dog Night, Golden Bisquits Chart Position Retrieved February 16, 2015
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Three Dog Night – Golden Bisquits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 14, 2019.