Together Forever [Bonus Track]

Together Forever [Bonus Track]

by The Marshall Tucker Band
     
 

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The expanded reissue of Marshall Tucker's Together Forever, originally issued in 1978 and the follow-up to the platinum-selling Carolina Dreams, was not so much a change in direction, but a musical expansion of their various strengths. Working with veteran jazz producer Stewart Levine, the Tuckers looked outside the Southern

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The expanded reissue of Marshall Tucker's Together Forever, originally issued in 1978 and the follow-up to the platinum-selling Carolina Dreams, was not so much a change in direction, but a musical expansion of their various strengths. Working with veteran jazz producer Stewart Levine, the Tuckers looked outside the Southern rock paradigm a little farther for inspiration and sustenance. Jazz had always been a fringe element of the band's sound, and here, Levine brought it closer to the surface. That is not to say that Marshall Tucker abandoned their rock & roll aesthetic, far from it. They just deepened the open-ended nature of their tunes to include more improvisation and took a more textural approach to composing and recording. The set opens with Toy Caldwell's stellar "I'll Be Loving You." His stiletto-edged guitar is the catalyst for the song's drive, but the gorgeous suspended and major sevenths that created new harmonic vistas made Doug Gray's highly emotive vocals sound as if they were coming from the land itself. Likewise, "Love Is Mystery" was progressive country at its best in the 1970s. The jazzy stroll of "Dream Lover," with its lilting funk undertones, was something from outer space. The 2004 expanded remaster includes a live reading of "Bound and Determined," which is jazz-funk cowboy music. And if that sounds awful, its groove is over the top and riddled with knots and grease. The recording quality on the tune isn't so great, but the performance is so inspired it's a welcome addition here.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Ramblin Records
UPC:
0826663754322
catalogNumber:
37543
Rank:
50784

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marshall Tucker Band   Primary Artist
Toy Caldwell   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tommy Caldwell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jerry Eubanks   Flute,Percussion,Alto Saxophone,Background Vocals,Group Member
Doug Gray   Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
George McCorkle   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Paul Riddle   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Toy Caldwell   Composer
Keith Blake   Reissue Producer
Tommy Caldwell   Composer
Jerry Eubanks   Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Steve Levine   Audio Production
George McCorkle   Composer
Rik Pekkonen   Remixing
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
J.B.   Road Crew
Ron Rainey   Executive Producer,Reissue Producer
Shawn Amos   Reissue Producer
Dale Voelker   Reissue Producer
Gomez   Spiritual Advisor
Moon   Road Crew
John Roberts   Artwork,Reissue Producer
Paula Gould   Reissue Producer
Tina Reynolds   Reissue Producer
Beebop   Spiritual Advisor
Diana Maria Kaylan   Art Direction
Kurt Kinzell   Engineer,Remixing
Neese   Road Crew
Blackie   Road Crew

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