Three (The John Butler Trio Album)
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Three the John Butler Trio Album
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Studio album by
Released18 April 2001
RecordedStudio Couch - North Fremantle
GenreBluegrass, alternative rock
LabelIndependent (Aus)
ATO Records (US)
ProducerJohn Butler Trio
Shaun O'Callaghan
John Butler Trio chronology
Living 2001-2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Three is the second studio album of Australian jam band The John Butler Trio.

All the music and lyrics were written and arranged by John Butler. The album was recorded, engineered and mixed by Shaun O'Callaghan at Studio Couch, North Fremantle, Western Australia. It was mastered at Woodstock Studios by Robin Mai, Nicky Bomba and Joe Camilleri. The album was produced by the John Butler Trio and Shaun O'Callaghan. The cover concept was designed by John Butler with Matt and Iowana at Insomnia Design.

There were guest appearances by:

  • Paul Boon - didgeridoo
  • George Rrurrambu - intro vocals on "Money"
  • Rosie Johnstone, David Broadfoot & Brenda Fost - backing vocals

In 2001 Three won the Australian ARIA award for 'Best Independent Release' (the ARIAs are Australia's highest awards in the music industry). In early 2002 Three went Platinum, selling in excess 75,000 copies, it has now sold well over 100,000.

In the United States it was released on ATO Records,[2] with a few more tracks than the Australian CD - partly because it was the first John Butler Trio album released in the United States.

Australian track listing

All music and lyrics written and arranged by John Butler.[3]

  1. "Betterman" - 8:16
  2. "Attitude" - 6:09
  3. "Media" - 5:19
  4. "Believe" - 3:59
  5. "Take" - 8:01
  6. "Life Ain't What It Seems" - 7:04
  7. "Money" - 11:33
  8. "Foundation" - 14:47

U.S. track listing[4]

  1. "Betterman" – 8:19
  2. "Attitude" – 6:13
  3. "Media" – 6:04
  4. "Believe" – 4:02
  5. "Take" – 8:05
  6. "Life Ain't What It Seems" – 8:14
  7. "Money" – 11:33
  8. "Pickapart – 2:59
  9. "Earthbound Child – 3:50
  10. "Don't Understand" – 4:31


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "John Butler Trio - Three". Discogs. Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2007.
  4. ^ JBT website: US track listing Archived 14 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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