Hard Labor is the eleventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974
The original album cover, depicting the birth of a record album (shown at right), was deemed too controversial and was soon reworked with a huge bandage covering the "birth". The cover also includes an attached "birth record sheet" of the album. The label shown on the original cover's album is the same custom label used on the actual album. The CD reissue by MCA Records in the 1990's restored the cover to its original look showing the record. Albums that had already been produced had a bandage attached to them. Subsequent albums had the bandage printed on.