Three Dog Night followed the runaway success of their 1968 debut album and its huge third single “One” with a return to the studio to create their next album. During their search for new material to record the band’s choices were impeccable. At the time they were entering the studio in 1969, the musical Hair was a smash show on Broadway. They chose to record the ballad “Easy to Be Hard” from the play and it quickly raced up the as the first single from the album Suitable for Framing. Three Dog Night was clearly on a roll! The success of the first single assured the band that its second long player would ship gold.
The second single chosen was penned by New York songstress Laura Nyro and “Eli’s Coming” gave Three Dog Night another massive hit to add to the success of their second album. The final single “Celebrate” also soared up the charts and became the band’s extended encore song for years to come. The other outside songwriters used here were Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Sam Cooke and Traffic, once again.
The release includes an essay by author Paul Myers which includes fresh interviews with group members. A selected track by track commentary adds further insight into the process. All new mastering by Vic Anesini and the album is expanded with single mixes.