New Gov’t Mule Archival Releases
As Gov’t Mule’s 20th Anniversary rolls on, we’re diving into our vault and are pleased to announce a series of one-of-a-kind live archival releases that will come out over the next six months and cover a large amount of the history of Gov’t Mule.
First up will be Stoned Side of the Mule: Volume 1, to be released as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event on November 28th, exclusively at indie retail stores. It will feature seven Rolling Stones covers from the show on Halloween in 2009 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, PA hand selected by Warren and edited by Jorgen. Mastered exclusively for vinyl and cut by the legendary Stax Records lathe, this will only be available in indie retail stores as a limited edition vinyl.
Dark Side of the Mule, to be released on December 9th, will feature 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers and 3 hours of music and video. Recorded on Halloween 2008 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA, the newly mixed and mastered live album will be available in a deluxe version (3 CD’s and 1 DVD capturing the full performance) along with a standard version (1-CD of Pink Floyd covers) and Double Vinyl Version as well.
Dub Side of the Mule, to be released in early 2015, will feature 3 hours of music including a 45-minute set of reggae songs with special guest Toots Hibbert, leader of Toots & The Maytals. Recorded on New Year’s Eve 2006 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the newly mixed and mastered live album will be available in a deluxe version (3 CD’s of the entire performance and 1-DVD of the special 45-minute reggae set), along with a standard version (1 CD featuring the reggae set) and a Double Vinyl Version as well.
In January 2015, Mule fans will finally be able to get their hands and ears on the long-awaited Sco-Mule album. In late September of 1999, John Scofield teamed with Gov’t Mule, then featuring original bass player the late Allen Woody, in Georgia for two legendary shows. These shows were recorded with the intention of it being a live release after the studio album Life before Insanity. After the passing of Woody, and the start of The Deep End project, those plans had been set aside. There are no audience recordings from these shows, so this will be the first time that anyone will be able to hear or relive what took place that night. Newly mixed and mastered, Sco-Mule features 2.5 hours of music and will be available as a 2-CD set and as a Double Vinyl Release.
Pre-order and more detailed product information will be released as its ready over the coming weeks.