Seven Separate Fools

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Seven Separate Fools
Three Dog Night - Seven Separate Fools.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 1972
GenrePop, rock
Length41:07
LabelDunhill
ProducerRichard Podolor
Three Dog Night chronology
Harmony
(1971)
Seven Separate Fools
(1972)
Around the World With Three Dog Night
(1973)
Singles from Seven Separate Fools
  1. "Black and White"
    Released: 1972
  2. "Pieces of April"
    Released: 1972

Seven Separate Fools is the eighth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1972. The LP version of the album was released with seven large playing cards (each nearly 12 inches in height)[1] as an extra bonus. Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, who contributed "Time to Get Alone" to the pre-TDN vocal trio Redwood, placed the LP at No. 3 among his all-time Top Ten favorite records in a 2016 conversation with Esquire's Middle East branch. Wilson succinctly stated, "Danny Hutton’s vocals are truly on point." [2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone(not rated) link
Christgau's Record GuideC[3]
Tom HullC+[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black and White" (David I. Arkin, Earl Robinson) – 3:51
  2. "My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine and Dandelion Wine)" (Randy Newman) – 3:08
  3. "Prelude to Morning" (Jimmy Greenspoon) – 2:04
  4. "Pieces of April" (Dave Loggins) – 4:10
  5. "Going in Circles" (Jaiananda, Ted Myers) – 3:06
  6. "Chained" (Russ Ballard) – 5:14
  7. "Tulsa Turnaround" (Larry Collins, Alex Harvey) – 3:41
  8. "In Bed" (Tom Baird, Lynn Henderson, Wes Henderson) – 3:58
  9. "Freedom for the Stallion" (Allen Toussaint) – 3:41
  10. "The Writing's on the Wall" (Domenic Troiano) – 3:17
  11. "Midnight Runaway" (Gary Itri) – 5:28

Personnel[edit]

with:

  • Patrick Sullivan - cello on "Pieces of April"
  • Gary Itri - acoustic guitar on "Midnight Runaway"

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 21
US Pop Albums 6[6]

SinglesBillboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Black and White" (3:24 edit) Pop Singles 1[7]
Adult Contemporary 1
"Pieces of April" Pop Singles 19[8]
Adult Contemporary 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redirect Notice".
  2. ^ "Brian Wilson’s 10 Favourite Records", EsquireME.com; accessed December 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: T". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 16, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (November 2013). "Recycled Goods (#114)". A Consumer Guide to the Trailing Edge. Tom Hull. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Three Dog Night, Seven Separate Fools Chart Position Retrieved February 16, 2015
  7. ^ Three Dog Night, "Black and White" Chart Positions Retrieved February 16, 2015
  8. ^ Three Dog Night, "Pieces of April" Chart Positions Retrieved February 16, 2015
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Three Dog Night – Seven Separate Fools". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 14, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.