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Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by Buck » Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:05 am

New Mule album out November 12. :listen

1. Blues Before Sunrise [03:44]
2. Hole In My Soul [04:28]
3. Wake Up Dead [05:55]
4. Love Is A Mean Old World [04:54]
5. Snatch It Back And Hold It > Hold It Back > Snatch [07:54]
6. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City [05:36]
7. (brother Bill) Last Clean Shirt [04:11]
8. Make It Rain [06:41]
9. Heavy Load [07:19]
10. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home [05:43]
11. If Heartaches Were Nickels [07:27]
12. I asked For Water (she Gave Me Gasoline) [09:05]
13. Black Horizon [04:50]

"Woke up singing a dead man's song..." is the opening line from the Warren Haynes original "Heavy Load," a line of imagery that feels like the beginning of dirt. Blues. On this album, the iconic American band puts their unique musical stamp on an incredible collection of Blues covers and originals. Haynes, the leader of Gov't Mule, hails from a Southern rock tradition of scruffy virtuosity. Gov't Mule is Warren's show and the Blues is the informing foundation, personal and universal. CD Softpak.

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Load-Blues ... sic&sr=1-1

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Re: Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by richblueyes » Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:11 pm

Thanks for the Heads Up Buck.
Been wondering when Mule was gonna put out a new album. Been wayyy to long. :clap
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Re: Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by deadscott » Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:03 pm

I find it odd that there's nothing on mule.net or US Amazon sites, on!y on the Euro site.
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Re: Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by Buck » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:12 am

Fantasy records has all versions up. :listen

https://store.fantasyrecordings.com/col ... /govt-mule

Renowned quartet Gov’t Mule – led by GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – has announced their first-ever blues album, Heavy Load Blues, due out November 12th via Fantasy Records. The album encompasses an even mix of Haynes’ originals and revered covers originally made famous by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and even Tom Waits and the Animals.

“For me, personally, it's kind of been on my list of things to do for years,” shares Haynes. “I didn't know if it was gonna be a solo album or a Gov’t Mule record. We play some traditional blues on stage from time to time and although it’s usually never more than a few songs per show, our approach to the blues is unique and based on our collective chemistry as a band.” He adds, “This album gave us a mission. Although in some way it was ‘anything goes,’ we wanted to stay true to the spirit of the blues in a traditional sense. It’s not a blues/rock record – it's a blues record. We wanted it sonically to sound different from a normal Gov’t Mule record.”

Though technically considered a studio album, Heavy Load Blues was recorded live in the studio at The Power Station New England on analog tape, utilizing vintage guitars, amps and other equipment to capture an authentic sound. The 13-track album was produced by Haynes alongside engineer and co-producer John Paterno (Michael Landau, Robbie Williams, The Steve Gadd Band).

One of the many standout tracks is the Junior Wells standard “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” which allowed the band to freely cover a classic while sandwiching a spontaneous jam called “Hold It Back” in the middle of a soulful, stirring interpretation that was given a decidedly funky groove. In that regard, while several titles may sound familiar to blues enthusiasts, the band – Haynes, Matt Abts [drums], Danny Louis [keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals], and Jorgen Carlsson [bass] – often opted to put its own spin on them. “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home,” originally recorded by Ann Peebles, is one of the few songs on the record the band has previously played live. On their version, Haynes’ nimble guitar riffs are played out over a solid foundation of organ and rhythm, resulting in a kind of funk-like finesse. For the Howlin’ Wolf song, “I Asked Her For Water, She Gave Me Gasoline,” Gov’t Mule, who are known for pushing the parameters while melding a variety of genres — rock, R&B, jam, funk, jazz, and practically everything in-between, opted for a heavy, up-tempo and funky version that is a far cry from the original.



Deluxe edition.

Heavy Load Blues Deluxe CD Track Listing: Disc 1
1.Blues Before Sunrise 3:44
2. Hole In My Soul 4:29
3. Wake Up Dead 5:54
4. Love Is A Mean Old World 4:55
5. Snatch It Back And Hold It > Hold It Back > Snatch It Back And Hold It – Medley 7:55
6. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City 5:36
7. (Brother Bill) Last Clean Shirt 4:12
8. Make It Rain 6:41
9. Heavy Load 7:18
10. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home 5:44
11. If Heartaches Were Nickel 7:28
12. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) 9:05
13. Black Horizon 4:49

Deluxe Version – Bonus Tracks: Disc 2

1. Hiding Place 7:23
2. You Know My Love 4:18
3. Street Corner Talking 6:26
4. Have Mercy On The Criminal 6:35
5. Long Distance Call 4:52
6. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home - extended version 8:36
7. Need Your Love So Bad - Live at London Bluesfest, London, England / October 27, 2017 5:38
8. Good Morning Little School Girl - Live at Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, PA / April 18, 2018 7:27

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Re: Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by Buck » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:30 am

Heavy Load.





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Re: Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by deadscott » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:40 am

It's on the Mule's site today and my pre-order is in. Can't wait.
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Re: Govt Mule Heavy Load Blues

Post by DZwEtrnity » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:22 am

Looking forward to Mule Tour
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