Share over 20 years of classic hits and history in The Marshall Tucker Band - Then & Now. Since 1972, the Marshall Tucker Band, the pride of Spartanburg, South Carolina, has thrilled millions of fans with their distinctly ... more »original rockin' blend of blues and country. After more than two decades and eighteen albums, the fire still burns as hot as ever. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for their great music, and you'll get plenty of it here. Rare video clips, never-before-seen footage, plus their best-loved original classics performed live help trace the band's roots from a tiny basement rehearsal space to sold-out arenas nationwide. Share the personal memories of band members Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks and catch Toy and Tommy Caldwell in their prime during a vintage live show from 1977. It's an up-close look at the legendary Marshall Tucker Band - Then & Now!« less
Patricionado | Denver, CO United States | 06/28/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD would more aptly be titled "Not Much Then, and Way Too Much Now." Tommy Caldwell would turn over in his grave if he saw this slick massacre of all those beautiful old MTB tunes. How dare they play This Ol' Cowboy, such an earthy, heart felt song, in such a disco manner and even add a bunch of notes to the main riff. But the big disappointment was they only played ONE song showing the original members from the old days (Can't You See). That Band always was, and always will be for me, not about Doug Gray or that flute, but Toy and Tommy Caldwell standing up there like honorable old cowboys, playing with their thumbs (literally) and jamming with a sound they created and nobody else has ever imitated. It is a crying shame that they are both gone, what wonderful minstrels they were."
Tim D. McVey | Pohnpei, FM USA | 12/01/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I can not believe that Doug & Jerry would trash Toy & Tommy to promote themselfs. We all kown Toy & Tommy where the hearts and souls of MTB. This DVD is about Doug, Jerry and the new band and not the great early days of MTB, it has only one song with Toy & Tommy on stage. (...) I wish someone would produce a DVD dedicated to the original band. MTB was the greatest band to come out of the south and it was Toy & Tommy that made it so, not Doug & Jerry. (...)"
I love MTB ... this is NOT good.
Wolfe | Pulaski, TN United States | 10/09/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have nothing against a good band carrying on even after it has lost some of its members - I still love Lynyrd Skynyrd, for example.
Sadly (and unlike the current Skynyrd line up), the current Marshall Tucker Band isn't worth the trouble on dvd or in concert.
This DVD was terribly disappointing. I was hoping to find some great old concert footage. Instead, the "Then" is thin and the "Now" is noxious.
If you're expecting to be treated with healthy doses of the great Tommy and Toy Caldwell, you're out of luck with this DVD. On the other hand, if you want a good example of absolutely [not good], buy this."
Then and Now
Craig Cumberland | USA | 05/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Then and Now was first released by Cabin Fever Music on video in 1993. It is now available by Pioneer Artists on DVD and you can purchase your copy at Amazon.com. Rare video clips and never-before-seen footage make Then and Now a true collectible for any MTB fan. In between, the history of MTB is told by a professional narrator. Doug and Jerry also share personal memories of Toy and Tommy. MTB, circa 1993, perform the following classics live: Take The Highway, Heard It In A Love Song, This Ol' Cowboy, Searchin' For A Rainbow, and Fire On The Mountain.Then and Now also features the CMT hit videos "Walk Outside the Lines" (co-written by Garth Brooks) and "Driving You Out of My Mind". Plus the rare videos of "Tan Yard Road" and "Frontline" are also included. One of the highlights is the original line-up performing "Can't You See". Perhaps the best part of Then and Now is the "Long Hard Ride" film, released in 1976 and shown to movie goers as a movie trailer. It features the band acting out an Old West drama to the musical score, which was nominated for a Grammy as Best Instrumental. Fans also get a glmpse of Toy's solo video released in 1992. The only drawback to Then and Now is that it leaves true Tuckerheads wanting more. I would have loved to see Long Hard Ride and Toy's video in their entirety. More live footage of the origianal line-up was also needed. While this whets the appetitie for more, it does pacify the palate... I can only hope that someday we get the whole MTB story, complete with all the videos (Silverado, etc) and more live performances. How many Tuckerheads would like to have the complete MTB videography on DVD? How about a complete live concert from their heyday????? I know this one would! - Craig Cumberland"
THI S IS NOT THAT BAD
Ronnie Cowlishaw Sr. | AUBURN WASHINGTON | 04/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have had this about 12 years I watch it once in a while still. I know people are complaining because it's not (Toy and Tommy), but the music is good, the players are all top notch. Doug's vocals are just what you would expect. I don't think they're trying to be the original band but, a new version. So stop complaining there are a lot of great tunes here. One of the guitar players has a beautiful white Les Paul, I have never heard of this guy before. But the sound that comes out of that guitar blows my mind, this is one fantastic player to watch. Him alone is worth the price to me, and I think the whole band is tight as hell."