Gov't Mule - The Deep End, Vol. 2 Vinyl


Disc 2 is an Enhanced CD, which contains regular audio tracks as well as multimedia computer files.
Gov't Mule: Warren Hayes (vocals, guitar); Matt Abts (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel includes: Les Claypool (vocals, bass); James Hetfield, John Scofield, Gary Lucas (guitar); David Grisman (mandolin); Danny Louis, John Medeski (Wurlitzer piano, organ); Rob Barraco, Pete Sears (piano); Johnny Neel, Chuck Leavell, Art Neville, Bernie Worell (organ); Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Rocco Prestia, Jack Casady, Tony Levin, George Porter, Jr., Chris Squire, Phil Lesh, Jason Newsted, Billy Cox, Dave Schools (bass); Alphonso Johnson (electric upright bass).
Producers: Michael Barbiero, Warren Haynes, Les Claypool, John Cutler.
Recorded at The Theater 99, Chung King Studios, and River Sound, New York, New York; In The Pocket Studio, Forestville, California.
Originally conceived as a tribute to Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody, the second portion of this ambitious project continues to feature some of the biggest names in the music industry filling in for the late musician. Much like its predecessor, THE DEEP END, VOL.2 finds founding members Warren Haynes and Matt Abts digging deep into their collective Rolodexes to enlist a dizzying range of musicians to sit in on this mix of original material and covers. Notable performances include Tower Of Power's Francis Rocco Prestia holding down the bottom on a chugging cover of his group's smash "What Is Hip?" and Alphonso Johnson using an electric stand-up bass to lead a quartet through the tasty jazz original "Babylon Turnpike."
Throughout, Haynes' gruff vocals and screaming, crying guitar serve as this project's glue. He shines whether he's joining Me'Shell NdegeOcello and John Medeski on a low-key stroll through the languid "Hammer And Nails" or joining forces with co-writer/keyboardist Johnny Neel and Yes bassist Chris Squire on the prog-like instrumental majesty of "Sun Dance." Best of all is "Lay Of The Sunflower," a Haynes/Robert Hunter composition featuring erstwhile Grateful Dead bassman Phil Lesh and mandolin master David Grisman.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Rock