It Ain't Easy (Three Dog Night album)

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It Ain't Easy
Three Dog Night - It Ain't Easy.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 1970
StudioAmerican Recording Company
GenrePop, rock
LabelDunhill, MCA, Probe
ProducerRichard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
Captured Live at the Forum
It Ain't Easy
Original "Wizards of Orange" Cover
ThreeDogNight ItAin'tEasy OriginaNakedCover.jpg
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 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.

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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




AlbumBillboard (United States)[1]

Year Chart Position
1970 Pop Albums 8

SinglesBillboard (United States)

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


  1. ^ Three Dog Night, Chart Positions Retrieved February 16, 2015