Gov’t Mule Releases ‘Live At The Cotton Club Atlanta February 20, 1997’ Album

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Gov’t Mule released Live At The Cotton Club Atlanta February 20, 1997 today via Evil Teen Records. The live album is the third in the renowned rockers’ digital-only live archival series.

The remixed and remastered Live At The Cotton Club Atlanta February 20, 1997 features Mule’s original lineup of guitarist Warren Haynes, late bassist Allen Woody and drummer Matt Abts. Having formed just three years prior by Haynes and Woody as an Allman Brothers Band side project, the Atlanta ‘97 concert — a home state show as the band was born in Georgia — sees Gov’t Mule performing material from their 1995 self-titled debut, cuts from their yet to be released 1998 album, Dose, and covers from blues greats like Sonny Boy Williamson and Memphis Slim as well as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and more.

The recording also showcases Mule in their power trio days, following in the footsteps of legendary rock power trios like Cream and The Jim Hendrix Experience. Like those band’s, Gov’t Mule was in a highly experimental phase, as Warren Haynes attested to in a statement:

I seem to remember it being a hot sweaty night even though it was February, and you can feel it in the recordings. The band was definitely in experimental mode — going down some new roads and taking a lot of chances. It’s great hearing this show again after all this time — especially re-mixed and re-mastered. The music sounds as fresh as it felt when we played it.

Stream Live At The Cotton Club Atlanta February 20, 1997 below along with a trailer video:

Trailer

Live At The Cotton Club Atlanta February 20, 1997 Tracklist:

    (Set 1)

  1. John The Revelator
  2. Mule
  3. Game Face
  4. Temporary Saint
  5. No Need To Suffer
  6. Birth Of The Mule
  7. Dolphineus
  8. Painted Silver Light
  9. Thelonius Beck
  10. St. Stephen Jam (Grateful Dead cover)
  11. I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover)
  12. Blind Man In The Dark
  13. Drums
  14. Blind Man In The Dark (Reprise)
  15. Young Man Blues (Mose Allison cover)
  16. Good Morning Little School Girl (Sonny Boy Williamson cover)
  17. Young Man Blues (Reprise) (Mose Allison cover)
  18. (Set 2)

  19. Monkey Hill
  20. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Jam (Beatles cover)
  21. Mr. Big (Free cover)
  22. Left Coast Groovies
  23. Mother Earth (Memphis Slim cover)
  24. Goin’ Out West (Tom Waits cover)
  25. Gonna Send You Back To Georgia (Hound Dog Taylor cover)
  26. I Can’t Hold Out (Elmore James cover)
  27. Gonna Send You Back To Georgia (Reprise) (Hound Dog Taylor cover)
  28. (Encore)

  29. Just Got Paid (ZZ Top cover)
  30. I’ve Been Working (Van Morrison cover)
  31. Just Got Paid (Reprise) (ZZ Top cover)

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