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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 03:55 PM
I've listened a couple of times. The standout song for me is "Any Open Window."

I will say this, however. Although I really dig this album there is no really great tune that jumps out like Slackjaw Jezebel or Bad Little Doggie.

The other negative is I think Warren has done better work lyrically. That said I really think these songs are going to kick ass live and look forward to it.

 

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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 09:03 PM
After one spin we've definitely got a winner here . Starting listen #2,

 

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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 10:07 PM
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I've listened a couple of times. The standout song for me is "Any Open Window."

I will say this, however. Although I really dig this album there is no really great tune that jumps out like Slackjaw Jezebel or Bad Little Doggie.

The other negative is I think Warren has done better work lyrically. That said I really think these songs are going to kick ass live and look forward to it.


For me 'Inside/Outside Woman Blues #3' is the standout song. Warren's guitar work on that one is awesome IMO. I love this album more with every listen. Can't wait to see them stretch some of these out live!!!

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 07:23 AM
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I've listened a couple of times. The standout song for me is "Any Open Window."

I will say this, however. Although I really dig this album there is no really great tune that jumps out like Slackjaw Jezebel or Bad Little Doggie.

The other negative is I think Warren has done better work lyrically.


I'm glad someone else feels this way...I thought it would be just me. I think the new bass player (whose name escapes me atm) is a better fit for the band and I see great things in store...but the tunes on this album are, for the most part, lackluster; especially considering this is music being produced by one of the greatest bands in the world.

Nothing on this CD truly grabs me by the coattails and shakes me up...it will likely get a few listens to and from work this week and then wind somewhere in my CD drawer at home.


 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:39 AM
These songs sound like what they are, an awesomely talented band getting together in a studio and coming up with some hot numbers. But as songs, in my opinion they really don't approach the level of Warren's greatest work. I would be curious to know a little more about his writing style for previous albums. Did he have songs like No Need to Suffer or Wandering Child prepared in advance? From what I have read, it seems like these were really mostly put together on demand in the studio. In fact, my favorite song, Any Open Window, evolved from a riff Jorgen was playing that turned into a jam and Warren said he ran into the other room and instantly came up with some lyrics.

Don't get me wrong, I like this album a lot and it is great to have new Mule. But I think Warren is a really great songwriter and I would like to hear some truly great songs. Maybe he is saving them for his solo album.

On the other hand, more than any time since Woody, this sounds like a BAND and nt Warren and his players which is good.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:12 AM
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...more than any time since Woody, this sounds like a BAND and nt Warren and his players which is good.



After listening to this release and catching 5 shows in the Jorgen era so far, this is exactly what has me most excited of all.


 

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  posted on 10/29/2009 at 09:12 AM
I'd have to agree with the last two posts. As evidence, note that many of the tunes have everyone receiving writing credit, not just Warren. The last couple CD's have consisted mostly of tunes written exclusively by Warren. It appears that most of the tracks were written in the studio as they were recording and everyone had input. I wonder if Jorgen's presence and the "freshness" he brings spurred this approach?
 

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  posted on 10/29/2009 at 09:52 AM
I was happy to see the rest of the band contributing to the album as well!

 

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  posted on 10/29/2009 at 01:52 PM
www.allmusic.com:

Review by Thom Jurek
By a Thread is Gov't Mule's first studio album since High & Mighty was issued in 2006. Since that time, bassist Andy Hess has been replaced by Jorgen Carlsson, though Hess appears on two tracks at the end of the album. Ensconced at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio outside of Austin, the band recorded from the ground up and wrote everything in the studio. It's right; it's big and fat and nasty. Carlsson's playing style is much more aggressive than Hess', and is therefore closer -- in spirit anyway -- to Gov't Mule's original bassist, the late Allen Woody, though he possesses an adventurous sense of time and is harmonically more colorful than either Woody or Hess. Carlsson and drummer Matt Abst are a solid match, since Abst is a drummer used to shifting time signatures and allowing the unexpected in while still driving a band. The band's keyboardist and rhythm guitarist, Danny Louis, is a shape-shifter, playing to whatever is needed in a given track. His manner of coloring sounds inside and around a particular tune's framework is a large part of what makes Gov't Mule's sound so fresh here -- despite the fact that they don't stray far from what they do best. Warren Haynes and his guitar are, as usual, front and center, his guitar screaming, his big throaty growl hammering down lyrics like a Southern fire-and-brimstone preacher with earthshaking soul. The material on this set is tight; there is less jamming but Gordie Johnson's production and mixing equalize everything at ten, making it feel like the disc is recorded live.

The set opens with the pulsing bass THROB of "Broke Down on the Brazos," just before Haynes and guest guitarist Billy Gibbons enter and let the tough, riff-laden blues snarl get in and slash it up a bit. The roar is wondrously deafening and the pace is fierce. Likewise, the slightly more tuneful "Steppin' Lightly" does anything but. With its funky big rock trio riff, it kicks up dust with Haynes playing some killer funk-laden fills as Carlsson and Abst syncopate and pop through both hard rock and reggae backbeats. The hook on the choruses is a nice surprise, but it's anything BUT a pop song. Other notables include the Delta blues-flavored "Railroad Boy," which opens up into full-on stun, with staccato riffing that recalls Led Zeppelin at their very best. The Hendrix-ian "Any Open Window" is dedicated to the memories of Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, and the tune's structures recall them both -- different as they were. The interaction in the rhythm section here is simply stunning. "Frozen Fear" is a country-rock midtempo ballad with a reggae backbeat and showcases Louis on Hammond B-3. The album's longest cut, "Inside Outside Woman Blues #3," also recalls the big wide-open blues and wah-wah jamming style of Jimi Hendrix. Haynes opens with a savage solo, and moves into the big, slow, metallic blues that Gov't Mule do better than anybody at present. But check the bassline; its nastiness is so powerful it rivals Haynes' guitar for the front line even if it's only keeping time. Ultimately, By a Thread was well worth the wait. Though Gov't Mule have always tried to push the envelope on their studio records, this time out they give fans enough of the tried and true while gelling in an entirely new way. If ever there were a time to check this band out for the first time, or catch up, this is the album.

 

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  posted on 10/29/2009 at 07:18 PM
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The Hendrix-ian "Any Open Window" is dedicated to the memories of Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, and the tune's structures recall them both -- different as they were. The interaction in the rhythm section here is simply stunning.

I think this is close to being my favorite out of them all!

Steppin Lightly has my attention as does Scenes From A Troubled Mind! Now if we can get the guy who wrote the review to spell Matt Abts correct! I'd give him a thumbs up!

 

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  posted on 10/29/2009 at 11:41 PM
I think this is best album by the band since Life Before Insanity.The writing is great and Warren's vocals are as soulful as ever.My faves are Monday Mourning Meltdown,Forevermore and Scenes From A Troubled Mind.I think there is a couple of hits on this album which they very well deserve!

 

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  posted on 10/30/2009 at 09:26 AM
Pretty accurate review in my opinion. I haven't taken it out of my vehicle CD player since I opened it Tuesday evening. I still have yet to really blast it out of my home stereo or the outdoor speakers. My neighbors will really need to brace themselves when the opportunity arises. The more I listen to this CD the more I think it's the best hard rock album of the year.
 

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  posted on 10/30/2009 at 11:34 AM
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The Hendrix-ian "Any Open Window" is dedicated to the memories of Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, and the tune's structures recall them both -- different as they were. The interaction in the rhythm section here is simply stunning.

I think this is close to being my favorite out of them all!

Steppin Lightly has my attention as does Scenes From A Troubled Mind! Now if we can get the guy who wrote the review to spell Matt Abts correct! I'd give him a thumbs up!



Any Open WIndow is my favorite. I only wish it were not the shortest track on the album. I hope they really open this up live with some righteous jamming.

 

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  posted on 10/30/2009 at 01:28 PM
I noticed it was on the set list this week. It'd be interesting to hear if they jammed it out live. Any Open Window is my current fave as well. I'm actually appreciating World Wake Up the more I hear it as well. Sort of a sleeper hit for me. Steppin Lightly as well.....
 

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  posted on 10/30/2009 at 03:28 PM
Anyone know how to obtain the download that came with the preorder?

 

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  posted on 10/30/2009 at 08:39 PM
I'm lost on obtaining the downloads as well. I was happy to have the disc on October 24th even though I selected the least expensive postage... but I can't figure out how to get the pre-order downloads. Help?
 

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  posted on 11/4/2009 at 05:27 PM
Just listened to the album finally and I'll put it as easy as I can....save for 2 or 3 songs, this album is very boring. I know Warren said Gov't Mule is his laboratory, but aren't science experiments supposed to fun and interesting with amazing outcomes? This album is neither fun or interesting and does not have an amazing outcome. This album is nowhere near as good as High and Mighty and it's a shame because we know Warren and Matt have produced some really great songs over the years...
 

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  posted on 11/4/2009 at 07:31 PM
The download that came with the preorder is easy to find if you saved your original email from the purchase. It confused me at first until I went back to that email and saw where it said "Download Now" I hope this helps!

There is another bonus through Walmart. If you buy "By A Thread" at their store, you get to download...

Broke Down On The Brazos (Live from the Brooklyn Bowl)
Beautifully Broken (Live from the Brooklyn Bowl)
Frozen Fear (Live from the Brooklyn Bowl)
Thorazine Shuffle (Live from the Brooklyn Bowl)

Go here...

http://mp3.walmart.com/govtmule
Claim code: mule

You can register without a credit card or too much personal info, just your email
addy. Make sure to uncheck the box for Walmart email updates.

[Edited on 11/5/2009 by susea]

 

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