New Life Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, November 4, 2003
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In my opion, "A New Life" is far and away the best release ever from The Marshall Tucker Band. so this isn't the stuff you're used to hearing on the radio. That doesn't mean it is not their best stuff. This may just be the perfect Southern rock album. Put this thing on, and believe me you are IN the Blue Ridge Mountains, just soakin' it up.
An incredible release. A must for Tucker fans.
Such as... maybe the horse riding high in the mountains is an indication of the bands quick rise to stardom? Or maybe I'm thinking about it too hard and the album cover simply illustrates the beauty and colorful creativity that can be heard in the music.
A New Life is a minor masterpiece and REALLY shows just how much further the Marshall Tucker Band were willing to push the boundaries as far as how far the southern rock formula can go. This album is a drastic step forward from their self-titled debut in terms of songwriting and instrumental variety.
"You Ain't Foolin' Me" has a very good verse melody and chorus, but that's not *quite* what makes this song stand out so drastically. It's shortly after the 2 minute mark when the song REALLY takes off and confirms (to me, at least) that the Marshall Tucker Band are the real deal. The saxophone solo is incredibly melodic and perhaps this is a total coincidence, but the first few lines of the sax solo totally remind me of a Roxy Music song from their debut released back in 1972. From here, well, images of the album cover noticeably come to mind as the saxophone takes a sudden departure and a dreamy guitar solo elevates the greatness of the song to even higher heights. This instrumental middle section resembles *no* other southern rock band. Not the Allman Brothers Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's completely unique.Read more ›
Favorite MTB songs:
1.24 Hours At A Time
2.In My Own Way
4.Blue Ridge Mtn. Sky
5.Fly Like An Eagle
6.Fire On The Mtn.
7.Heard It in A Love Song
8.Love Is A Mystery
9.You Ain't Foolin Me'
10.A New Life
11.Can't You See
14.24 Hours At A Time Live. The San Francisco 1973 is the only version to start with the entire band in the same groove. But you cannot beat the Charlie Daniels long jam. I think the Stompin' Room version sounds better than the Where We All Belong which is the same performance.
16.Blue Ridge Live
17.In My Own Way Live
18.My Jesus Told Me So
20.Fire On The Mtn. Live
22.Searchin' For A Rainbow
24.I'll Be Loving You
Favorite MTB albums
1.A New Life
4.Searchin' For A Rainbow
5.Where We All Belong
7.Stompin' Room Only
8.Live On Long Island
9.Way Out West
Find as many of these as you can for about $10 a piece, because you never know. Downloads suck.
The 3Cd Collector Tin is 3 full albums with bonus tracks and made sense at $15 but now the price is $20 I would go with the individual albums. The discs in the Tin look the same as the individual albums but they are a different pressing and they sound different.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was just what I expected no problems, arrived quickly and in good shape. The packaging was fine and the deliverly was spot on, ThanksPublished 19 months ago by Gary Rutledge
Loved it in the 70's on LP and it sounds good on the new equipment to! The combination of flute, fiddle and other equipment along with that voice gets my toes tapping. Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by R. Lewis
These men were from the Carolina's and they did a really good job keeping southern rock with it's roots. It's a great listen.Published on September 29, 2013 by Tank
Bought "A New Life" plus MTB's first album on CD. Can't stop listening to them. Remastering is fairly compressed but sounds great otherwise.Published on May 3, 2013 by M. S. Arledge
this is a hard to find cd, but it is one of marshall tucker bands best ones this one takes me way back, but it's still great to listen too. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by marty simpson
I am 58 years old and bought this album right off the racks when it came out, which is amazing because Southern Rock made me ill. Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Francis S. Duskiewicz
The Marshall Tucker Band scores another big one. I wouldn't necessarily call A New Life a perfect album, but it's an excellent one nonetheless. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by Eric S. Kim