Mighty High

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
It appears as though Gov't Mule aren't afraid to touch upon a multitude of styles -- as long as they are of the vintage variety (or more specifically, styles that thrived in the 1970s). They've hinted at their admiration for dub-reggae for a while (specifically in their concerts), but it wasn't until their 2007 release Mighty High that they fully embraced the aforementioned genre. A play on words of their 2006 studio album (High & Mighty), Mighty High contains 13 dub-reggae makeovers of Gov't Mule favorites from throughout the years, and features guest appearances by such renowned reggae artists as Michael Franti, Toots Hibbert, and Willi Williams. Also, it turns out ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
It appears as though Gov't Mule aren't afraid to touch upon a multitude of styles -- as long as they are of the vintage variety (or more specifically, styles that thrived in the 1970s). They've hinted at their admiration for dub-reggae for a while (specifically in their concerts), but it wasn't until their 2007 release Mighty High that they fully embraced the aforementioned genre. A play on words of their 2006 studio album (High & Mighty), Mighty High contains 13 dub-reggae makeovers of Gov't Mule favorites from throughout the years, and features guest appearances by such renowned reggae artists as Michael Franti, Toots Hibbert, and Willi Williams. Also, it turns out that the recordings included here come from several sources, including studio recordings mixed in with live recordings from such old Gov't Mule stomping ground as the Beacon Theatre, Bonnaroo, and Mountain Jam. What you get is a hodgepodge of tunes that draw equally from classic rock and reggae, including such standouts as "Play with Fire" (with Michael Franti), "Rebel with a Cause" (with Willi Williams), and "Hard to Handle" (with Toots Hibbert). But there are a few moments where the rock outweighs the reggae, most noticeably the album-opening ass-kicker, "I'm a Ram." Mighty High serves as both an interesting musical detour and a momentary break from the high-volume guitar jams that have become Gov't Mule's trademark.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882158521
  • Catalog Number: 21585
  • Sales rank: 37,107

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Ram (7:41)
  2. 2 Rebel with a Cause - Willi Williams (4:28)
  3. 3 Horseflies (4:14)
  4. 4 The Shape I'm In (7:48)
  5. 5 Play with Fire (7:32)
  6. 6 Hard to Handle (4:10)
  7. 7 Hard to Dubya (3:46)
  8. 8 Unblow Your Horn (4:41)
  9. 9 Unthrow That Spear (2:32)
  10. 10 So Ram, So Rong (5:11)
  11. 11 Outta Shape (4:38)
  12. 12 Reblow Your Mind (4:43)
  13. 13 Plasticene Era - Willi Williams (5:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gov't Mule Primary Artist
Warren Haynes Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Matt Abts Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Elaine Caswell Background Vocals
Pamela Fleming Trumpet
Michael Franti Vocals
Andy Hess Bass, Group Member
Toots Hibbert Vocals
Danny Louis Guitar, Trumpet, Keyboards, Group Member
Buford O'Sullivan Trombone
Gordie Johnson Rhythm Guitar
Machan Caswell Background Vocals
Willi Williams Vocals
Technical Credits
Mick Jagger Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Warren Haynes Composer, Producer
Matt Abts Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Michael Franti Composer
Andy Hess Composer
Bruce Judd Engineer
Keith Richards Composer
Danny Louis Composer, Engineer
Jay Bowman Engineer
Gordie Johnson Composer, Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Jeff Troldahl Cover Art
Stefani Scamardo Executive Producer
Gus Oberg Engineer
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