"One star because this material was taken from a board tape. Toy had no intention of anyone profiting from this. I understand the CD states the Caldwell family expresses their thanks. This Cd was released completely without my knowledge, the Caldwell family has nothing to do with it. I was greatly disappointed when I found out about it.There is a great deal of work Toy has that I am proud of. I feel this CD takes advantage of fans of Toy's. I want it known I had no part of making this public and certainly do not recommend it. I had hoped after this length of time it would no longer be on the market. Seeing that it is, I have decided to make my views known. Toy respected his fans too much for this to continue."
CORRECTION FOR REVIEW WRITTEN IN 1999
Abbie G. Caldwell | 07/02/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"PLEASE USE MY NAME WITH MY REVIEW DATED AUG. 1999. IT NOW HAS A "MUSIC FAN", I THINK MY NAME WAS ACCIDENTALLY REMOVED. IT DESERVES ZERO STARS, IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE LEAVE THE ONE. THANK YOU, ABBIE CALDWELL"
Toy Caldwell - Can't You See: Great Music/Poor Quality
J.Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) | OHIO | 07/06/1998
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a HUGE Marshall Tucker and Toy Caldwell fan. While this CD is certainly a welcome release from the late artist, almost anything is to a die-hard fan, the quality is just plain poor. There are live re-releases of both MTB classics and Toy's '92 release, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. While the songwriting is wonderful, and the live actual performance was probably great, the quality of the recordings is just plain terrible. While the liner notes boasts a lack of "enhancement", some modification would have improved this release. I think Toy would have agreed.JMH"
"Good God Almighty!"
Greg Cross | 11/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I knew of Toy Caldwell but was not a fan when I found this in a used CD shop. I had not read any of the comments here nor did I know anything about the origins of this recording. It was just an interesting-looking CD with a poor quality photo on the front.Nothing prepared me for what I heard come out of my speakers. This may not be Toy at his best and the recording might be of low quality, but the first track (I Hear the South Calling Me) is simply one of the most powerful performances ever captured on tape. It still gives me goosebumps after several hundred listens.My apologies to the Caldwell family for recommending this CD of questionable origin. However in the absence of any legitimate live releases, this thing stands as an important historical item. So do yourself a favor. Get this CD, turn up your stereo to earache level, and push the play button. Your life will be changed forever.Yes, I'm now a Toy Caldwell fan."