James J. from TROPHY CLUB, TX Reviewed on 1/23/2011...
A must have for any Three Dog Night fan. One of the forgotten great bands.
Suffers on CD
R. Riis | NY | 09/18/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was an excellent LP, but suffers aurally inexplicably on CD. Go for the 20-track "Very Best of" for single-disc buyers or the much-recommended mondo "Celebrate" set for committed fans. Leave this one in the land of fond memories."
Not a bad collection, but now there are much better ones
D. COLLIER | Brownwood, TX United States | 04/06/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this as a tape about ten years ago. Somehow, I lost the tape and bought a copy on CD. But now there's an even better Three Dog Night compilation CD. I'm not sure of the name, but if you type the group's name into Amazon's "popular music" engine, it's usually the first one to appear. Also, it sells at a low price and has more than 20 of their greatest hits. My major complaint with this Greatest Hits album is that the sound is not remastered or anything. It sounds like it's playing on a really good LP record. I recommend--both to the casual Three Dog Night listener as well as the hard core fan--to try one of the later compilation CDs. They're sure to have more songs and better sound.
Overall, I suppose this is not a bad compilation, but why bother when you can get so much more?"
Not as bad as everyone says it is
chaslam58 | 09/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the earlier Three Dog Night compilation and it's very good, contrary to common belief. I'll admit it's very obselete compared to newer compilations like the 1982 "Best of Three Dog Night" or the more recent "Complete Singles Collection". But this one is very good for its time. It has 13 of the 20 songs from the 1982 "Best of" compilation, plus a 14th that wasn't included on the 1982 compilation, "I'd Be So Happy". This compilation actually saves your money in a way. It has all the good songs from the "Hard Labor", which is pretty much unavailable new and pricey for a used copy. (about $24.99 at the least). Although it did fail to include "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" This is a very good compilation and I reccomend it to anyone."
Questionable Edits, Appalling Sound
chaslam58 | Indianapolis, IN United States | 02/09/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Muted bass, analog hiss, and the questionable editing of "Liar" and "Old Fashioned Love Song" prove that somebody dropped the ball somewhere. While this collection does include all the Top 40 "hits", avoid this disc like the plague. Turn instead to the "Celebrate" compilation (MCA), with its remastered originals."