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A New Life


Download links and information about A New Life by The Marshall Tucker Band. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 47:02 minutes.

Artist: The Marshall Tucker Band
Release date: 1974
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 9
Duration: 47:02
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No. Title Length
1. A New Life 6:44
2. Southern Woman 7:54
3. Blue Ridge Mountian Sky 3:37
4. Too Stubborn 3:55
5. Another Cruel Love 3:58
6. You Ain't Foolin' Me 7:03
7. 24 Hours at a Time 5:03
8. Fly Eagle Fly 4:25
9. Another Cruel Love (Live) 4:23



Perhaps the only reason that New Life isn't quite as memorable as its self-titled predecessor is that the band's debut was just so startling when it appeared. By the time New Life was issued in 1974, to the band's credit, it seemed like the Marshall Tucker Band sound had always been a part of America's rock & roll scene. New Life is earthier than the first album, and country music is less layered over by the trappings of jam-band rock. "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky" is only eclipsed by Dickey Betts' "Ramblin' Man" as the ultimate road song from the period. Likewise, the pedal steel blues of "Too Stubborn" echo an earlier era altogether, as the ghost of Bob Wills comes into Toy Caldwell's songwriting. The whining guitars and lilting woodwinds of the title track bring the jazzier elements in the band's sound to the fore and wind them seamlessly into a swirling, pastoral country music. The Muscle Shoals horns lend a hand on the Allman Brothers' Brothers and Sisters-influenced "Another Cruel Love," and guest Charlie Daniels' fiddle cooks up a bluegrass stew on "24 Hours at a Time." The sound is fantastically balanced and warm, and like its predecessor, this album has dated very well.