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  posted on 4/19/2006 at 11:39 PM
Gov't Mule Feeling 'High And Mighty'
April 19, 2006, 11:10 AM ET
Gary Graff, Detroit

Gov't Mule has finished recording its seventh studio album at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio near Austin, Texas. According to frontman Warren Haynes, the set is tentatively titled "High and Mighty" and slated for an Aug. 22 release on ATO Records.

"It's shaping up to be, I think, the best thing we've ever done," says Haynes, who co-founded the group in 1994 with the late bassist Allen Woody as a side project to their regular gig with the Allman Brothers Band. "We've recorded 18 songs. We're gonna have to narrow it down to 11 or something. There's just a lot of diversity. It covers a lot of ground, a lot of our influences. We're going in some new directions, but it still sounds like Mule."

Haynes says fans will hear reggae overtones in some of the new songs, along with "a little more alt.country" and "a lot of just real groove-oriented stuff, a lot of rockers." Produced by Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar, it's Gov't Mule's first studio release since 2005's "Deja Voodoo" and the second to feature the current lineup of Haynes, founding drummer Matt Abts, bassist Andy Hess and keyboardist Danny Louis.

Gov't Mule has tour dates booked into September, including an after-hours performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But Haynes says he's not sure how much of the new material the band is likely to preview at concerts prior to the release of "High and Mighty."

"I don't really want to give 'em away that much," says Haynes, who will also be on the road with the Allmans this summer. "It's a tough spot to be in because we're dying to play the new songs, but with today's technology -- especially since we let people record the shows and every show is downloadable from our web site -- the hardcore audience basically would have all the stuff before the record ever comes out. So it's hard to say how much of it will get road-tested, but August will be here before you know it."

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002 382567
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Hey Warren,

So what's the big deal about hearing some of the tunes before they are released? I don't get it.

Tonight I went to hear Joan Osborne at a small, but funky venue in Brooklyn called Southpaw (you may remember it from that fundraiser for Bob Sheehan you did a few years ago). There were maybe 75 to 100 people in attendance. She was trying out some material she plans to record soon for a country oriented cd. Boy-o-boy were some of the songs sweet. Not sappy sweet, but sweet like some chilled iced tea on a sweltering Kentucky summer day.

And she also performed some material from a new cd that after about a year and a half, "has finally found a home." More adult contemporary oriented material but with a little rock and blues and country thrown in. A lot of really terrific tunes sung by one of the best female vocalists out there.

Hearing her new material just made me want to go out and buy it right away as well as tell everybody, I mean everybody, about what great stuff is coming out real soon.

BTW, if there is enough material for two cds, then why not just release two cd's? Ryan Adams did with Cold Roses and it didn't seem to be a problem in terms of people buying it. It seems like it was something that wasn't terribly expensive to produce. Also, the jacket was environmentally friendly. Most of us, well, the elders among us anyway, can't read the lyrics on the jacket anyway, so why waste the money and just put that kind of stuff on the website or something?

To me it's about new business models and ways of thinking. I think the times are very interesting in terms of the music business. A lot of the old models don't work anymore and the new ones are just waiting to be plucked and developed. Just my 2 cents. :-)



[Edited on 4/20/2006 by Angelemerald]

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:12 AM
What's not to get? If everybody tapes the new songs then why buy the new CD when it actually comes out.....
 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:16 AM
Austin City Limits Festival DVD/CD
Published: 2006-04-19
Soulshine: Canada's Essential Guide to New Music

Some of the best clips from the Austin City Limits Festival are set to be released on a live CD/DVD set.

Not to be confused with the Austin City Limits television program, which primarily hosts country musicians, the Austin City Limits Music Festival generally features an eclectic mix of indie and Brit rockers.

Highlights from the past few years will be packaged together for a pair of two-disc CD packages and a DVD. Some highlights from the CDs include performances by Jet, Keane, Jason Mraz, Blues Traveler, and the Allman Brothers Band.

The DVD will feature many of the same performances, but will also include some fun extras such as artist interviews and four short documentaries on Ambulance LTD, Blues Traveler, Ruthie Foster, and Roky Erickson, according to ChartAttack.

Here’s the rest of the cream that has risen to the top:

Disc one:
Jet — "Cold Hard Bitch"
Bloc Party — "This Modern Love"
Thievery Corporation — "This MAqualung — "Brighter Than Sunshine"
Keane — "We Might As Well Be Strangers"
Jason Mraz — "Did You Get My Message?"
Ambulance LTD — "Primitive (The Way I Treat You)"
Kasabian — "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)"
The Frames — "Revelate"
Kaiser Chiefs — "I Predict A Riot"
Tortoise — "Salt The Sky"
The Decemberists — "July, July!"
The Black Keys — "Set You Free"
The Bravery — "Unconditional"

Disc two:
The Black Crowes — "Sting Me"
Blues Traveler — "Hook"
Widespread Panic — "Love Tractor"
Allman Brothers Band — "One Way Out"
Gov't Mule — "Time To Confess"
Mike Doughty — "Madeline And Nine"
Rachael Yamagata — "Be Be Your Love"
Eisley — "Golly Sandra"
The New Amsterdams — "Hover Near Fame"
John Prine — "Lake Marie"
Asleep At The Wheel — "Miles And Miles Of Texas"
Robert Earl Keen — "Feelin' Good Again"
Split Lip Rayfield — "Kiss Of Death"
Steve Earle and The Dukes — "Warrior"

This year’s ACL festival is set to take place at Zilker Park in Austin from September 15 to 17. Acts confirmed thus far include The Flaming Lips, Son Volt, Los Lonely Boys, and The New Pornographers. Check back with Soulshine.ca, as a slew artists are sure to be announced in the upcoming months.

Writer: Michelle Garcia
http://www.soulshine.ca/news/newsarticle.php?nid=3302
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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:31 AM
Sorry I didn't want to start another thread so I posted that article from Soulshine Mag (LOL).

Well, the hardcores are gonna buy the new Mule cd anyway. And, I didn't say to let all of the new songs out. Just enough to get the masses interested. Also, I think there is a mis-perception about how many people buy Muletracks. I personally find the whole Music Today way of downloading obsolete before it can even be considered a new way of doing things. The peer to peer networks are much more efficient and effective in terms of distribution.

Music Today is like a dinosaur in terms of what it uses. I must use Internet Explorer or download each song individually because I prefer using Mozilla Firefox. Frankly, doing it that way isn't worth my time. It costs 15 bucks for a show in FLAC files which is a lot of dollars considering you may only want to hear two or three songs from each show - you know - once you are a hard core. But you can't even buy one song, you must buy the whole show, or spend 15 dollars to download a few songs on an obsolete system.

What I am saying is they are still using an old business model.

It is time to think differently. I would buy every song the Mr. Haynes has ever done. And all I want to do is be able to buy it for a fair price, and without any technical problems ie; aggravation. And I don't want to pay for some company's customer service, when I don't feel like they really provide much. I would even buy every show that is done if the setlists were interesting enough and if it wasn't a big deal to download the shows. Well maybe not every show, but a lot more than I am buying now.

Oh well, what ever, I'm just thinking out loud.


 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:34 AM
founding drummer Matt Abts, bassist Andy Hess and keyboardist Danny Louis.

bummer ...

 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:48 AM
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founding drummer Matt Abts, bassist Andy Hess and keyboardist Danny Louis.

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:55 AM
I for one love Mule Tracks. Keep um comin Warren!!!!!

And if Warren feels like holding back the new stuff till the record is out, God bless him. And I hope everyone will go out and purchase the record and suport a great band and a great artist that doesn't take advantage of his fans with high ticket prices. Warren and the boys deserve to make some money for the joy they bring us!!!!!!

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I for one love Mule Tracks. Keep um comin Warren!!!!!

And if Warren feels like holding back the new stuff till the record is out, God bless him. And I hope everyone will go out and purchase the record and suport a great band and a great artist that doesn't take advantage of his fans with high ticket prices. Warren and the boys deserve to make some money for the joy they bring us!!!!!!

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 05:41 AM
Me to Bro. I can see Warren's logic. If they were to play some or most of the new disc live I think by the time the disc comes out we will of all heard the tracks and be wanting something new before its release. One or two songs maybe, but I would rather wait.
 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 07:19 AM
I know basically nothing about the music business, so I would never presume to advise an artist what/how/when he should release or perform new material. If I wanted to go there, I'd be questioning Dylan about why Blind Willie McTell was cut from Infidels.

Also, interestingly enough, when I asked for advice here about what Gov't Mule I should buy first, the general consensus was "get something live." For those of us who are on limited budgets and not particularly techologically savvy, it might be tempting to interpret that as "free shows." I'll be buying the officially released new CD, and trusting that Warren knows what he is doing with his own business.

 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 07:28 AM
For me, mule's last album suffered due to not being road tested... but it doesn't make sense to play them live if your selling sbd's of everyshow...

rlrichie:

IMO... the best mule live is "Live With A Little Help From Our Friends" (collectors set if you can find it)... it's four discs of bliss...

also "Live From Rosealnd Ballroom" which is a "live" album released officially...

MULE ROCKS... now if they weren't opening for DMB here in Ohio I would like it much better... I mean lawn seats are over $40... thats a little steep for lawn prices here... and I don't feel like paying to see DMB anymore...

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 07:47 AM
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So what's the big deal about hearing some of the tunes before they are released? I don't get it.



Well....what's the big deal NOT playing them?

Warren and the Mule have done things the other way too so whats wrong with switching things up and keeping the songs a surpise for once?...I'm totally into that line of thinking for this release. The guy knows his business and if thats his decision, good for him. He has given his fans so much over the years - he is a tireless, giving, unselfish performer with a huge heart. Thank you Warren!




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So what's the big deal about hearing some of the tunes before they are released? I don't get it.



Well....what's the big deal not playing them?

Warren and the Mule have done things the other way too so whats wrong with switching things up and keeping the songs a surpise for once?...I'm totally into that line of thinking for this release. The guy knows his business and if thats his decision, good for him. He has given his fans so much over the years - he is a tireless, giving, unselfish performer with a huge heart. THank you Warren!


Amen to that!

By the way, Steph played a new Mule tune on Sirius last week that she said may or may not make the new album. It's an old Al Green tune who's name escapes me at the moment. Anyway, it was quite comical how she introduced it. She mentioned that it had been recorded in the latest sessions and was uncertain if it would make "the cut" for the new album. She mentioned that the "Reverend" Al had written and recorded it sometime ago, but that, "The Reverend never did it quite like this...." Anyway, of course I was excited as **** , and promptly rushed inside to turn up the volume substantially ( I was outside nursing a Manhattan while doing a bit of yard work). I loved it....f***ing rocked, baby! Looking forward to maybe hearing it in Utica in a few weeks.....Please, pretty pretty please, Warren?

 

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I know basically nothing about the music business, so I would never presume to advise an artist what/how/when he should release or perform new material. If I wanted to go there, I'd be questioning Dylan about why Blind Willie McTell was cut from Infidels.

Also, interestingly enough, when I asked for advice here about what Gov't Mule I should buy first, the general consensus was "get something live." For those of us who are on limited budgets and not particularly techologically savvy, it might be tempting to interpret that as "free shows." I'll be buying the officially released new CD, and trusting that Warren knows what he is doing with his own business.


You could try the commercially released Gov't Mule: Live With A Little Help From Our Friends or Gov't Mule: Deepest End Live.

 

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I know basically nothing about the music business, so I would never presume to advise an artist what/how/when he should release or perform new material. If I wanted to go there, I'd be questioning Dylan about why Blind Willie McTell was cut from Infidels.



Amen to that. Blind Willie McTell is one of BobbyD's most haunting songs, easily one of my favorite vocals he's ever cut, and certainly spends a lot more time in my head than anythign on Side 2 of Infidels. BUT he made the record he wanted to make for the reasons he wanted to make it.

BTW, RL, where do you come down on the 2 versions of the Blood on the Tracks album (I'm assuming you've heard the first version that all the critics think he "should have" released)...?

 

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I know basically nothing about the music business, so I would never presume to advise an artist what/how/when he should release or perform new material. If I wanted to go there, I'd be questioning Dylan about why Blind Willie McTell was cut from Infidels.



Amen to that. Blind Willie McTell is one of BobbyD's most haunting songs, easily one of my favorite vocals he's ever cut, and certainly spends a lot more time in my head than anythign on Side 2 of Infidels. BUT he made the record he wanted to make for the reasons he wanted to make it.

BTW, RL, where do you come down on the 2 versions of the Blood on the Tracks album (I'm assuming you've heard the first version that all the critics think he "should have" released)...?


I have both boots, Blood on the Tracks, NY Sessions and Blood on the Tapes. Very little discernable difference, but I think his buttons clacking on the guitar are more noticable on the latter. I prefer those sessions immensely to the official release EXCEPT for Idiot Wind. That one just doesn't sound right acoustic. You're making me have a cravin' now, dammit! I've got to find Idiot Wind, quick! What have I got in the truck...I think it's time for lunch...mumble, mumble...

 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 11:48 AM
Knowing anything about the music business is not a prerequsite for having an opinion. And that's all it is about. I think differing opinions is what makes the world a very interesting place.

Anyway, here's a quick review of the show Joan Osborne did in Brooklyn last night. From what I heard last night, two cd's filled with wonderful music will be gracing the earth real soon . . .

Joan at Southpaw rocked. LOL.

Southpaw, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is a 2000 square foot club with a 15 X 20 foot stage. It has a polished steel bar that extends the length of the room and some easy, comfortable seating in a loungy sort of area that is set about a foot above from the main floor, which is about 1/3rd of the listening space. There were between 75 and 100
people in attendance.

Joan comes out dressed in a white cotton dress that evokes the country towns she sings about. I didn't know most of the songs - obviously because many are new - but they all were fantastic and enjoyable to hear. Most of the tunes were from her new CD or from the one she is going to record soon. She said of her new CD, that she has had it ready to go for about a year, year and a half, and that it has "finally found a home." Good for us, because they are all stellar and should be out there for the public to hear and love.

I totally loved all the material. Of the covers, she did Ryan Adams' Sweet Illusion and Only You Know and I Know, much like Bonnie and Delany did their version. She also brought out St. Theresa and Spiderweb as two encores. (I was thinking Spiderweb, rocked out, might be a good song for the Mule to cover.)

I think she did mostly the same set list as she did at CODA the night before. The third and fourth songs (Who Divided and Star) were beautiful and emotion stirring, as was the song Ashes to Ashes. That one really brought tears to my eyes. I also liked the rockers Shake the Devil and Bury Me on the Battery.

After that song she mentioned she was considering the title Hallelujah in the City as the title of the soon to be released cd. About 2/3rds of the audience liked it but about 1/3rd weren't so keen on it. I thought maybe, simply, In the City. There was another song before Bury Me that also had a reference to NYC in it and those songs were juxtaposed with songs about growing up in Kentucky and living in Tennessee. So I thought, In the City for the new one and On the Town for the country one, but maybe that would be too obvious.

She also did this one song that she said had no author, but she had found a recording of Linda Ronstadt and a male preformer doing it in 1974 or some such year. It was a beautiful ballad and I thought yes, Joan can sound like Linda if she wants; and with some of the country songs, especially the heartbreakers, she can evoke Patsy Klien, but alas, neither have/had Joan's range and power. She can sing in a rough blues style or in a sweet honeyed voice, but still her own deep sultry resonance shines through it all, making her one of the great female voices singing today. (Of course Susan Tedeschi is another.)

She didn't play any instruments and focused solely on interperting the songs. Her new band was very, very good. There was a minor difficulty that rendered the mandolin usless for two songs where it was intended, but the double guitars were wonderful. Her bassist was fantastic and her drummer was great too. I noticed one of Andrew Cirillo's guitars had a dobro like face and sound, but the guitar was an electric and under the metal plate, the body was wooden and very thin. Is that some kind of new-fangled electric dobro/guitar? It's late so I won't look up the names of the other band members now, but I do look forward to hearing them again. And while I think I missed a good show at the Dennis Flyer Theatre, nothing beats hearing and watching Joan up close and personal.

I don't believe there were any tapers at the show. :-) My friend said some big (independent) director - I think it was John Sales - was in the audience. And Joan dedicated the song Kentucky to her brother who was in the house.

All in all, a great night of beautiful music.

Joan's previously recorded cd is anticipated to be released this September.

Here's something from Billboard about the country cd.

Billboard Bits: Joan Osborne, . . .

April 10, 2006, 4:45 PM ET

Joan Osborne has plans to record a country album later this spring that is projected to surface in January 2007. The disc will be the singer/songwriter's first under a new deal with Vanguard.

To warm up for the recording, Osborne has scheduled a pair of shows next week at New York's Coda (April 18) and Brooklyn's Southpaw (April 19). She is expected to preview some of the material she intends to record in Nashville with producer Steve Buckingham, along with her older songs and some covers.

Best remembered for her 1995 hit "One of Us," from her Blue Gorilla/Mercury album "Relish," Osborne last year released the album "Christmas Means Love" exclusively through Barnes & Noble stores. Her last non-holiday studio set was 2002's "How Sweet It Is" (Compendia). -- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.



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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 12:59 PM
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April 19, 2006, 11:10 AM ET
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Gov't Mule has finished recording its seventh studio album at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio near Austin, Texas. According to frontman Warren Haynes, the set is tentatively titled "High and Mighty" and slated for an Aug. 22 release on ATO Records.

"It's shaping up to be, I think, the best thing we've ever done," says Haynes, who co-founded the group in 1994 with the late bassist Allen Woody as a side project to their regular gig with the Allman Brothers Band. "We've recorded 18 songs. We're gonna have to narrow it down to 11 or something. There's just a lot of diversity. It covers a lot of ground, a lot of our influences. We're going in some new directions, but it still sounds like Mule."

Haynes says fans will hear reggae overtones in some of the new songs, along with "a little more alt.country" and "a lot of just real groove-oriented stuff, a lot of rockers." Produced by Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar, it's Gov't Mule's first studio release since 2005's "Deja Voodoo" and the second to feature the current lineup of Haynes, founding drummer Matt Abts, bassist Andy Hess and keyboardist Danny Louis.

Gov't Mule has tour dates booked into September, including an after-hours performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But Haynes says he's not sure how much of the new material the band is likely to preview at concerts prior to the release of "High and Mighty."

"I don't really want to give 'em away that much," says Haynes, who will also be on the road with the Allmans this summer. "It's a tough spot to be in because we're dying to play the new songs, but with today's technology -- especially since we let people record the shows and every show is downloadable from our web site -- the hardcore audience basically would have all the stuff before the record ever comes out. So it's hard to say how much of it will get road-tested, but August will be here before you know it."

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002 382567
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Hey Warren,

So what's the big deal about hearing some of the tunes before they are released? I don't get it.

Tonight I went to hear Joan Osborne at a small, but funky venue in Brooklyn called Southpaw (you may remember it from that fundraiser for Bob Sheehan you did a few years ago). There were maybe 75 to 100 people in attendance. She was trying out some material she plans to record soon for a country oriented cd. Boy-o-boy were some of the songs sweet. Not sappy sweet, but sweet like some chilled iced tea on a sweltering Kentucky summer day.

And she also performed some material from a new cd that after about a year and a half, "has finally found a home." More adult contemporary oriented material but with a little rock and blues and country thrown in. A lot of really terrific tunes sung by one of the best female vocalists out there.

Hearing her new material just made me want to go out and buy it right away as well as tell everybody, I mean everybody, about what great stuff is coming out real soon.

BTW, if there is enough material for two cds, then why not just release two cd's? Ryan Adams did with Cold Roses and it didn't seem to be a problem in terms of people buying it. It seems like it was something that wasn't terribly expensive to produce. Also, the jacket was environmentally friendly. Most of us, well, the elders among us anyway, can't read the lyrics on the jacket anyway, so why waste the money and just put that kind of stuff on the website or something?

To me it's about new business models and ways of thinking. I think the times are very interesting in terms of the music business. A lot of the old models don't work anymore and the new ones are just waiting to be plucked and developed. Just my 2 cents. :-)



[Edited on 4/20/2006 by Angelemerald]


Since Mule allows trading of its live performances as well as purchase of soundboard recordings through Mule Tracks, there is a (proably correct) feeling that the new material will be fully distributed by the album's release and nobody will want the studio version. Most of us Mule heads will jump on the new album when it is released so we can hear the songs and then get our live versions later. Warren is a fan's musician but he has to make a living.

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Sorry I didn't want to start another thread so I posted that article from Soulshine Mag (LOL).

Well, the hardcores are gonna buy the new Mule cd anyway. And, I didn't say to let all of the new songs out. Just enough to get the masses interested. Also, I think there is a mis-perception about how many people buy Muletracks. I personally find the whole Music Today way of downloading obsolete before it can even be considered a new way of doing things. The peer to peer networks are much more efficient and effective in terms of distribution.

Music Today is like a dinosaur in terms of what it uses. I must use Internet Explorer or download each song individually because I prefer using Mozilla Firefox. Frankly, doing it that way isn't worth my time. It costs 15 bucks for a show in FLAC files which is a lot of dollars considering you may only want to hear two or three songs from each show - you know - once you are a hard core. But you can't even buy one song, you must buy the whole show, or spend 15 dollars to download a few songs on an obsolete system.

What I am saying is they are still using an old business model.

It is time to think differently. I would buy every song the Mr. Haynes has ever done. And all I want to do is be able to buy it for a fair price, and without any technical problems ie; aggravation. And I don't want to pay for some company's customer service, when I don't feel like they really provide much. I would even buy every show that is done if the setlists were interesting enough and if it wasn't a big deal to download the shows. Well maybe not every show, but a lot more than I am buying now.

Oh well, what ever, I'm just thinking out loud.




Chances are you will be able to get individual songs or the whole album legally from the big boys like I-Tunes, Musicmatch, Napster etc. I didn't want to spend for the entire LWALHFOF album since I had many of the songs in other versions already. So I downloaded the songs I wanted for .99 each from Musicmatch quick and efficiently. All the GM albums except (for some reason) the first one are available for purchase and download on Music Match. I'm sure the new one will be also.

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 01:05 PM
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I know basically nothing about the music business, so I would never presume to advise an artist what/how/when he should release or perform new material. If I wanted to go there, I'd be questioning Dylan about why Blind Willie McTell was cut from Infidels.

Also, interestingly enough, when I asked for advice here about what Gov't Mule I should buy first, the general consensus was "get something live." For those of us who are on limited budgets and not particularly techologically savvy, it might be tempting to interpret that as "free shows." I'll be buying the officially released new CD, and trusting that Warren knows what he is doing with his own business.


If you want studio stuff, get Dose first. I think this is their finest album. I think you will also like Deja Voodoo a lot. Mule's sound is evolving so it is necessary to get the early albums (like Dose) to really appreciate the sound of the Woody era.

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 01:42 PM
I remember reading an interview with Warren Haynes around the time of the Deja Voodoo release. I remember Warren talking about how this as the first recording he made without playing any of the new songs live before the release. He talked about how the ABB had played the songs from Hittin' The Note many times live before its release, and then when they had finally released the songs didnt feel new. Although with muletracks and tape trading, the cd will probably sell a bit better with waiting to release it, i think most of all he wants his studio stuff to be new and exciting.

On another note, I was also unsure of why- if they have 18 tracks- cut it to 1 cd rather than making 2?

 

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  posted on 4/20/2006 at 01:55 PM
you should always have some backup material so to speak... one in the wings...

 

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  posted on 4/21/2006 at 11:52 AM
Well, I can't wait for the new cd. Hearing them or not, I will buy the cd.

And I encourage all fans to buy all of the commercially released cds. They are all great IMHO.

I personally loved a lot of the music on Deja Voodoo. Though still LBI is my favorite.

 

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  posted on 4/21/2006 at 12:01 PM
Anybody think there will be a CD release party???????????????......Aug 21st ????
 

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  posted on 4/25/2006 at 02:32 PM
They played two new songs at the Winston Salem show last Tuesday. I think they played another in Raleigh on Friday. It was a song I had never heard.

[Edited on 4/25/2006 by rottinpeach]

 

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