Deep End, Vol. 2 [CD + Enhanced CD]

Deep End, Vol. 2 [CD + Enhanced CD]

by Gov't MuleGov't Mule




Collaboration has always been Warren Haynes' forte. The former sessionman has had many homes -- the Allman Brothers Band and Phil Lesh & Friends, to name two semi-regular ones -- but only one remotely permanent abode: Gov't Mule, his musical partnership with bassist Allen Woody and drummer Matt Abts. When Woody died in summer 2000, Haynes found strength through more collaboration, opening Gov't Mule's doors to literally dozens of guests. The Deep End, Vol. 2 is the second volume of his tribute to Woody, featuring the second part of a veritable who's who of the world of rock bassists. Featured here are (among others): Primus' Les Claypool, the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, Band of Gypsies' Billy Cox, ex-Metallica's Jason Newsted, and the Meters' George Porter, Jr.. The music is typical Mule: hard-rocking Southern blues-rock. And though a lot of it sticks to that formula, the music manages to be pretty creative. The production is solid, and each bassist is given ample sonic space without ever sounding like a showboat. Despite the range of guests (whose day jobs include holding grooves for bands whose specialties include New Orleans funk, heavy metal, psychedelic jamming, and rubbery, punky weirdness), the music all manages to sound like Gov't Mule. This is mostly due to Haynes' strength. Neither his guitar nor vocal styles are particularly innovative or original, but he's quite impressive at both (though his vocal mannerisms are a perhaps a touch affected from time to time). It is this voice, and the focus of creating a tribute to Woody, that elevate this from a simple all-star jamboree to a coherent record.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/2002
Label: Ato Records
UPC: 0791022150728
catalogNumber: 21507

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gov't Mule   Primary Artist
Art Neville   Organ
Chris Squire   Bass,Guest Appearance
Bernie Worrell   Organ,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
John Scofield   Guitar
Pete Sears   Piano
Gary Lucas   Guitar
Warren Haynes   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Matt Abts   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Jack Casady   Bass,Guest Appearance
Claypool   Bass,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Billy Cox   Bass
David Grisman   Mandolin,Guest Appearance
James Hetfield   Vocals
Alphonso Johnson   Electric Upright Bass
Chuck Leavell   Organ,Keyboards
Phil Lesh   Bass
Tony Levin   Bass
Meshell Ndegeocello   Bass,Guest Appearance
John Medeski   Organ,Bass,Wurlitzer,Guest Appearance
Jason Newsted   Bass,Electric Bass
George Porter   Bass
Francis "Rocco" Prestia   Bass
Dave Schools   Bass
Johnny Neel   Organ,Piano
Danny Louis   Organ,Wurlitzer
Chris Wood   Bass
Rob Barraco   Piano

Technical Credits

Robert Hunter   Composer
Ray Martin   Engineer
John Neel   Composer
Warren Haynes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Matt Abts   Arranger,Composer
Michael Barbiero   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Emilio Castillo   Composer
Claypool   Composer,Producer
John Cutler   Producer,Engineer
Brian Farmer   Guitar Techician,Bass Technician
David Garibaldi   Composer
Ross Hogarth   Producer,Engineer
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Composer
Ron Rigler   Engineer
Danny Louis   Composer
Christer Manning   Artwork
Traditional   Composer
David Hess   Composer
Stefani Scamardo   Executive Producer,Management
Ken Weinstein   Publicity
G. Lucas   Composer
Aaron H. Schroeder   Composer
W.R. Cox   Arranger

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