The Marshall Tucker Band (album)

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The Marshall Tucker Band
MTB 1973.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1973
Recorded1973
Genre
Length35:07
LabelCapricorn
ProducerPaul Hornsby
Marshall Tucker Band chronology
The Marshall Tucker Band
(1973)
A New Life
(1974)

The Marshall Tucker Band is the self-titled debut album by American rock band The Marshall Tucker Band. Released in April 1973, the album was recorded in 1973 in Macon, Georgia, at Capricorn Studios.

Artistry[edit]

The album's musical style incorporates elements of psychedelic, jam band, jazz, R&B, gospel and folk.[1] Guitarist/songwriter Toy Caldwell drew heavily from bluegrass and country while writing songs for the band's debut.[4]

The album's eclectic style has been categorized as country rock,[1] progressive rock[2] and Southern rock.[3]

The lead single, "Can't You See", musically is a mixture of country rock and Southern rock.[5] The lyrics of "Can't You See" are noted as being dark, reflecting heartache and "a man running as far away as he can to begin the process of healing himself".[5]

Legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic4.8/5[6]

In a retrospective review, Allmusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars.[1] Rolling Stone named the album one of the "50 rock albums every country fan should own".[4] Paste magazine described the album as a "Southern rock classic".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Toy Caldwell.

  1. "Take the Highway" - 6:15
  2. "Can't You See" - 6:05
  3. "Losing You" - 5:10
  4. "Hillbilly Band" - 2:35
  5. "See You Later, I'm Gone" - 3:08
  6. "Ramblin'" - 5:07
  7. "My Jesus Told Me So" - 5:32
  8. "AB's Song" - 1:15

Bonus track[edit]

  1. "Everyday (I Have the Blues)" (Live at Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, September 1973) - 12:33

Personnel[edit]

The Marshall Tucker Band

Additional Musicians

[7]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Paul Hornsby
  • Recording engineers: Paul Hornsby, Buddy Thornton
  • Album design and illustration: James Flournoy Holmes
  • Photography: C. Hearon, J. Duckworth at Camera House

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e https://www.allmusic.com/album/r347200
  2. ^ a b https://www.glorydazemusic.com/articles.php?article_id=4146
  3. ^ a b c https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2007/11/the-marshall-tucker-band-searchin-for-a-rainbow23.html
  4. ^ a b https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-rock-albums-every-country-fan-should-own-20141112/the-marshall-tucker-band-the-marshall-tucker-band-1973-20141112
  5. ^ a b http://ultimateclassicrock.com/marshall-tucker-band-cant-you-see-top-100-classic-rock-songs/
  6. ^ "The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band (user review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  7. ^ The Marshall Tucker Band- self-titled debut album @Discogs.com Retrieved 1-4-2014.