A New Life (album)

A New Life is the second album by The Marshall Tucker Band. It was recorded in Macon, Georgia at Capricorn Studios. Guest musicians include Charlie Daniels and Jaimoe from The Allman Brothers Band.

A New Life
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1974
Recorded1973, Capricorn Sound Studios
ProducerPaul Hornsby
Marshall Tucker Band chronology
The Marshall Tucker Band
A New Life
Where We All Belong


The sound of A New Life is considered to draw more heavily on the band's country influences than their debut,[1] while also incorporating elements of blues and jazz.[2]

The band uses a mellotron on "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky", "You Ain't Foolin' Me" and "24 Hours At A Time".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Toy Caldwell.

  1. "A New Life" - 6:44
  2. "Southern Woman" - 7:55
  3. "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky" - 3:37
  4. "Too Stubborn" - 3:58
  5. "Another Cruel Love" - 3:58
  6. "You Ain't Foolin' Me" - 7:03
  7. "24 Hours at a Time" - 5:04
  8. "Fly Eagle Fly" - 4:25

(Shout Factory! 2004 remaster)Edit

"Another Cruel Love" (Live at Uhlein Hall, Milwaukee, WI, July 11, 1974) - 4:23



  • Producer: Paul Hornsby
  • Recording engineers: Sam Whiteside, Paul Hornsby
  • Mastering engineer: George Marino
  • Art direction: Wondergraphics, David and Jimmy Holmes
  • Photography: Unknown
  • Liner notes: Unknown


  1. ^ a b c "A New Life - The Marshall Tucker Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Marshall Tucker Band - A New Life (Review)". Southern Rock Brasil (in Portuguese). October 19, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 2, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.