The Deep End, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
With the death of bassist Allen Woody, the surviving members of Gov't Mule faced that familiar question of how to carry on. Their answer is this sprawling set, on which a cavalcade of bassists and other visitors fly through the Mule tracks, each fitting into the groove in his own way. Drummer Matt Abts is especially adept at accommodating these guests, shifting from a medium-tempo plod behind the clean-picked lines and world-weary vocals of Jack Bruce on "Fool's Moon" to a four-beat slam-out, reminiscent of "Dance to the Music," to accommodate former Sly Stone side monster Larry Graham during "Life on the Outside." And on "Same Price" he hammers fills behind Who ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
With the death of bassist Allen Woody, the surviving members of Gov't Mule faced that familiar question of how to carry on. Their answer is this sprawling set, on which a cavalcade of bassists and other visitors fly through the Mule tracks, each fitting into the groove in his own way. Drummer Matt Abts is especially adept at accommodating these guests, shifting from a medium-tempo plod behind the clean-picked lines and world-weary vocals of Jack Bruce on "Fool's Moon" to a four-beat slam-out, reminiscent of "Dance to the Music," to accommodate former Sly Stone side monster Larry Graham during "Life on the Outside." And on "Same Price" he hammers fills behind Who alumnus John Entwistle with an energy that recalls Kenny Jones, if not quite Keith Moon, while Warren Haynes approximates Pete Townshend's harmony-driven style. With the band's rugged sound providing common reference, the styles of each bassist prove easy to discern. Those who play inside the groove make their presence known through stealthy insinuation, like Flea on a catlike prowl through "Down and Out in New York City." On "Tear Me Down," Bootsy Collins follows a different tack, by flitting against the band's heavy tread with nimble lines that dance in and out of wah-wah effects, thumb-slap funk, and sly interactions with former P-Funk colleague Bernie Worrell's Minimoog. Allen Woody himself makes a posthumous appearance, on a previously unreleased cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "Sin's a Good Man's Brother." Here, the band stretches into a comfortable, loose, Hendrix-like feel, as all three members jam with intuitive interaction and raw passion; no other performance here feels quite so natural.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 791022150223
  • Catalog Number: 21502
  • Sales rank: 12,719

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gov't Mule Primary Artist
Gregg Allman Organ, Vocals
Jack Bruce Bass, Vocals
Bernie Worrell Organ, Clarinet, Keyboards, Mini Moog
John Scofield Guitar
Roger Glover Bass
Larry Graham Bass, Vocals
Warren Haynes Guitar, Vocals
Matt Abts Percussion, Drums
Keith Tree Barry Tenor Saxophone
Bootsy Collins Bass, Vocals
Randall Bramblett Organ
Oteil Burbridge Bass
Little Milton Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Cantrell Vocals
John Entwistle Bass
Flea Bass
Audley Freed Guitar
Eddie Harsch Organ
Chuck Leavell Organ, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Page McConnell Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Dave Schools Bass
Derek Trucks Slide Guitar
Mike Watt Bass
Willie Weeks Bass
Dan Weinstein Trombone
Allen Woody Bass
Stefan Lessard Bass
Danny Louis Organ, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Chris Wood Bass
Mike Gordon Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Rob Barraco Keyboards
Barry Keith Tenor Saxophone
Mike Uhler Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ray Martin Engineer
Warren Haynes Producer
Michael Barbiero Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
John Cutler Producer, Engineer
David Z. Producer, Engineer
Jeff Hoffman Engineer
Dave Swanson Engineer
Christer Manning Art Direction
Sandy Morgan Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Mule Rides Again

    I was a big Gov't Mule fan before I bought this album. When I first listened to it, I was floored. This album is phenomenal. The song writing is first rate and the musicianship is also as usual. The long list of guest musicians brings a lot of variety and energy to this album. But, what makes this album so great is Warren Haynes' songwriting. ''Fools Moon'', ''Life on the Outside'', ''Down and Out in New York City'', ''Same Price'', ''Maybe I'm A Leo'' and ''Banks of the Deep End'' are perfect examples. The version of CCR's ''Effigy'' is great also with Jerry Cantrell guesting on vocals with Warren. I love this album, it is one of the best I've heard in a long time. If you a fan of rock, blues rock or classic rock, buy this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A rocking tribute

    Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody died in 2000, and not knowing how to move on, remaining members Warren Haynes & Matt Abts recruited 12 of the greatest bassists in the world to each record a song. Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, John Erstwhile & Jack Bruce are just a handful of the great players on this album. Originals & covers mix well together. They even got Deep Purple bassist Riger Glover to come in for a cover of Purple's Maybe I'm A Leo. A good, good album.

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