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The Collection - Three Dog Night

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Genre: Rock - Pop Rock / Artist: Three Dog Night / CD released 2003-02-03 by Spectrum Audio

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      01.05.2011 09:37
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      Pity they didn't really have any of their own material

      For under £4, you can pick up this compilation of the best Three Dog Night tracks, I'm not a huge fan of the band but I do think it's good value.

      Three Dog Night are of course a souly rock band from the 70s that were huge at the time but aren't so well followed today.

      Complete with dodgy outfits and moustaches and a band name originating from aborigines sleeping with three dingos to warm themselves up on a cold night, these guys hit the charts with a selection of gentle poppy rock tracks.

      The vocals are clear, clean and good, the lyrics catchy but slightly cheesy and the band play along at a good old pace without coming up with anything too original or heavy, this is perfect music for mainstream radio.

      "An Old Fashioned Love Song" is undoubtedly one of the best tunes on the album, that is until the singers burst into a flurry of bizarre chicken noises towards the end of the track, the track was of course written by Paul Williams and it seems to be standard that the best tracks on this album are in fact covers of other artists work.

      This applies to "Never Been to Spain" which is catchy, even if the lyrics make you whince. Harry Nillson's "One" and Elton John's "Lady Samantha" and the best track of all "Mama Told Me Not to Come" originally written by Randy Newman for Eric Burdon to perform.

      These tracks carry the band with their quality but Three Dog Night's versions of the songs are rarely as good as the original version, the latter is perhaps the only exception but that's been outdone by The Stereophonics and Tom Jones!

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