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Archival Gov’t Mule Demos Released

Gov't Mule: The Tel-Star SessionsPreviously unreleased music – recorded a year before Gov’t Mule’s first album – has been newly mixed and mastered and released as The Tel-Star Sessions.

The demos were recorded in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, Florida, with the original band line-up of Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, and the late bassist Allen Woody, who, at the time, also played in the Allman Brothers Band with Haynes.

The Tel-Star Sessions feature songs that did end up on 1995’s Gov’t Mule, like “Monkey Hill,” “Mr. Big,” “Mother Earth,” “Left Coast Groovies,” “Rocking Horse,” and “Mother Earth.” It also features the band’s take on ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid.”

The Tel-Star Sessions is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

The Tel-Star Sessions Track List:

  1. Blind Man In The Dark
  2. Rocking Horse
  3. Monkey Hill
  4. Mr. Big
  5. The Same Thing
  6. Mother Earth
  7. Just Got Paid
  8. Left Coast Groovies
  9. World Of Difference
  10. Bonus Track: World Of Difference (Alternate Version/Original Mix)