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Where We All Belong
Marshall Tucker Band
Where We All Belong
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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The Marshall Tucker Band arrived at a crossroads on its third album, Where We All Belong. With two successful LPs already under their belt, the Spartanburg, SC sextet was on the verge of even greater popularity. Marshall T...  more »

     
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All Artists: Marshall Tucker Band
Title: Where We All Belong
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shout Factory
Release Date: 1/27/2004
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Country Rock, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826663028423

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The Marshall Tucker Band arrived at a crossroads on its third album, Where We All Belong. With two successful LPs already under their belt, the Spartanburg, SC sextet was on the verge of even greater popularity. Marshall Tucker?s eclectic brand of musical Americana had won them a fervent following as a touring act. Now?thanks to lead guitarist Toy Caldwell?s knack for hook-laden songwriting?they were edging closer to breaking into Top 40 radio. Where We All Belong gives a taste of both ends of the Marshall Tucker spectrum: the expansive jam band and the more tightly-focused recording act. Released in 1974 as a two-record LP, the album found the band refining its own distinctive brand of country-rock on the studio cuts. Anticipating the mass appeal of cowboy culture a few years later, Toy and his band adopted a bit of a Wild West attitude in their music. For all the prominence of pedal steel guitar and down-home lyric imagery in its tracks, though, Where We All Belong was far more adventuresome than most mainstream country music of its time. Balancing the well-honed studio cuts were the in-concert recordings that round out the album. The genre-spanning versatility and instrumental excellence of Marshall Tucker?s membership is caught here in all its unfettered glory. As a live act, the band had the power to drive audiences delirious with their soaring jams, as these recordings demonstrate.
 

CD Reviews

MTB's 1974 Classic Double Album Is Now Remastered!
highway_star | Hallandale, Florida United States | 04/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Marshall Tucker Band's third album called "Where We All Belong" was originally a double album which consisted of a "Studio Album" and a "Live Album". Released in 1974, "Where We All Belong" left no question as to as to why these Spartanberg, South Carolina boys were fast becoming one of southern rocks best groups to emerge from the land of Dixie. By combining elements of country and blues and mixing in some good old rock, they had a sound unlike other groups at the time. "Where We All Belong" enlists such artists as Charlie Daniel playing his fiddle on "This Ol' Cowboy" and Elvin Bishop adding his touch of slide guitar to "Where A Country Boy Belongs", but it's lead guitarist Toy Caldwell who clearly shows why he's one of southern rocks most gifted guitarists on songs such as "This Ol Cowboy", "How Can I Slow Down", and "Now She's Gone" (not to mentioned the "live" songs). The "live" versions of "Ramblin'", "24 Hours At A Time", "Everyday (I Have The Blues)", and "Take The Highway" all of which were recorded on July 11, 1974 in Milwaukee's Uhlein Hall Performing Arts Center absolutely smoke. The entire group is as tight as ever! This remastered version of "Where We All Belong" also contains a bonus "live" track called "See You Later, I'm Gone". The remastering on this disc is excellent with crisp highs, increased midrange and bass. If you enjoy listening to The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Outlaws (to name a few) then you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection."
A defining moment in the MTB saga
highway_star | 01/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The MTB was a classic "too rock for country, too country for rock" band. They had their own identity forged around the distinctive vocals of Doug Gray and the solid songwriting and unrestrained guitar work of the late, legendary Toy Caldwell. He could jam like a man with the proverbial hellhound on his trail, but he could also write tight and tuneful little three or four minute songs. The studio and live tracks here are the best representation of both ends of the spectrum. The extended live version of "24 Hours At A Time," with guest Charlie Daniels, stomps toward a climax as Doug Gray repeats the line "feel the same way," Daniels saws away at his fiddle and Caldwell pulls off speed run after speed run on his Les Paul. An nice live version of their massive FM radio hit "Take The Highway" is here too, and it's the song that first introduced many fans to the band. The original vinyl double album erroneously lists a credit for a live version of "Can't You See" that didn't end up here (it was on this album's follow-up, "Searchin' For A Rainbow," re-released on CD as well and highly recommended). The recent "Stompin' Room Only" live compilation uses the same Milwaukee versions of "24 hrs" and "Ramblin'" found on "Where We All Belong"...but even that small moment of recycling doesn't prevent that one from being a "must-have" as well."
Another Great Marshall Tucker Album
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WHERE WE ALL BELONG is yet another great Marshall Tucker Band album. The studio portion features some great new songs, especially "How Can I Slow Down" and "Now She's Gone", while the live half includes MTB's answers to "Free Bird" or "Green Grass And High Tides", "24 Hours At A Time" and "Take The Highway." If you love the Allman Brothers Band, the Outlaws, or Lynyrd Skynyrd, you'll love this album."