Gov’t Mule, a band of note that got its start when Warren Haynes and Allen Woody needed to busy themselves away from Allman Brothers Band and slowdowns. Eventually, the once side-project became a full-time venture (like Hot Tuna) due to their overwhelming success. Unfortunately, Allen Woody passed away in 2000 as the band was gaining strength. Gov’t Mule has eleven studio albums in their catalog developed since 1995. They also have delightful handful of live sets where they shine as heartily as Grateful Dead did – on the stage.

On November 12, Gov’t Mule returns with a new studio album. It is a full on Blues set with 13 new tracks by the band. The new album is called Heavy Load Blues, and will be released via Fantasy Records. The first single from the album, “Heavy Load” can be heard below. 

Heavy Load Blues is being trotted out on CD, Deluxe CD (with different color cover, and a bonus CD with 8 more tracks), DD, 2CS (cassette), and two editions of 180g-weight vinyl 2LP – standard black, and limited edition Gold vinyl. A Deluxe Edition standard black will be issued via 3LP configurations.

Heavy Load BluesGov’t Mule
01 Blues Before Sunrise
02 Hole In My Soul
03 Wake Up Dead
04 Love Is A Mean Old World
05 Snatch It Back And Hold It > Hold It Back > Snatch It Back And Hold It
06 Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
07 (Brother Bill) Last Clean Shirt
08 Make It Rain
09 Heavy Load
10 Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
11 If Heartaches Were Nickels
12 I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
13 Black Horizon

CD2 (Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks)
01 Hiding Place
02 You Know My Love
03 Street Corner Talking
04 Have Mercy On The Criminal
05 Long Distance Call
06 Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home (Extended Version)
07 Need Your Love So Bad (Live)
08 Good Morning Little School Girl with Hook Herrera (Live)

By MARowe