This 1970 album came at a time when Three Dog Night was just beginning to hit it big. Riding a huge wave of popularity, TDN was not only great in concert, but, as is evident in "Naturally", outstanding in the studio as well. The 7 members of the group all get their chances to dazzle in this varied production. The strengths of the album, of course, are found in four solid TDN staples, "Joy to the World", "One Man Band", "Liar", and "I Can Hear You Calling", but the icing on the cake is from the underrated gems that are present, such as "Heavy Church" with it's great harmony, the soulful "Sunlight", and the anthemic instrumental, "Fire Eater".
Even the casual classic rock fan knows of the great harmonies of vocalists Chuck Negron, Cory Wells, and Danny Hutton, but it's the rest of the band that really gets a chance to shine in "Natually". Floyd Sneed on drums is very capable, as is Joe Shermie on bass. The keyboards (especially the funky pop organ on "One Man Band") of Jimmy Greenspoon and the great guitar work of Mike Allsup rank with some of the best from the '70s.
If you're a fan of Three Dog Night and you've limited yourself just to the "Greatest Hits" and "Golden Biscuits", you're missing a treat in this album (and "Seven Separate Fools") if you don't have it as part of your collection. "Naturally" has aged well and remains probably the best album produced by TDN.