Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

by The Marshall Tucker Band



The core of the Marshall Tucker Band's sound had historically been Toy Caldwell's guitar and Doug Gray's voice. The band has been through many permutations and Caldwell has since passed on, but Gray and a core of members, including horn boss David Muse (formerly of Firefall) and guitarist Stuart Swanlund, have been carrying the torch for a while now. With second lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Chris Hicks, bassist Tony Heatherly, and drummer B.B. Borden, Marshall Tucker is in its fourth decade as a recording and touring entity. What's amazing is that the unit consistently comes up with compelling new material and hits the charts once in a while. In other words, this is not some jive revivalist move to make some quick cash before fading into oblivion. Beyond the Horizon offers 12 new tracks that rely heavily on the open Southern groove that was at the heart of the Tuckers' mature sound. Elements of soul, blues, and jazz blend seamlessly in the tracks "Ride of Your Life," Caldwell's "Texas on My Mind," the slippery Americana of "Into Your Eyes," and the swampy "King of the Delta Blues," which evokes memories of "Can't You See" in both chord structure and guitar attack. The band can still really rock it up when it wants to as well, as evidenced by the smoking strut in "Set You Free," the rootsy country of "Angel (With a Honky Tonk Heart)," and "The Rain." Marshall Tucker was always more musically adventurous than any of their rowdier peers. Besides the Allmans, they were the only other band of the "Southern rock" ilk that could play with as much texture, style, and sheer aplomb. Beyond the Horizon is a worthy installment in the band's continued history.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2004
Label: Ramblin Records
UPC: 0826663748420
catalogNumber: 37484

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Performance Credits

Marshall Tucker Band   Primary Artist
Chris Hicks   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jimmy Hall   Harmonica,Vocals
Barry "B.B. Queen" Borden   Drums,Group Member
Doug Gray   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Chris Hicks   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Hornsby   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
David Muse   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Mandolin,Horn,Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Woodwind,Soloist,Horn Section,Group Member
Stuart Swanlund   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tony "Ray" Heatherly   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Clay Cook   Piano,Background Vocals
Keith Glenn   cowbell
Billy Sandlin   Fiddle
Tim Heatherly   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Dave Muse   Mandolin,Horn,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Woodwind

Technical Credits

Toy Caldwell   Composer
Doug Gray   Producer,Author,Audio Production
Stuart Swanlund   Composer
Ron Rainey   Executive Producer
Ed Spyra   Art Direction
Gary Gilchrist   Poster Design
Clay Cook   Composer

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