By a Thread

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By a Thread
Studio album by Gov't Mule
Released October 27, 2009
Recorded Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio, January 2009
Genre Blues rock
Hard rock
Southern rock
Roots rock
Jam rock
Label Evil Teen Records
Producer Gordie Johnson
Warren Haynes
Gov't Mule chronology
Mighty High
By a Thread
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
American Music Channel 4/5 stars[2]

By a Thread is the ninth full length studio album by Gov't Mule. It has been released on October 27, 2009, on Evil Teen Records.[3] It is the first album to feature bassist Jorgen Carlsson, who joined the band in 2008, replacing Andy Hess.

On August 17, 2009, the first track of the album, "Broke Down on the Brazos", was made available for listening on Gov't Mule's official website, as well as on the band's Myspace and Facebook pages. The track features the playing of Billy Gibbons, best known as the singer and guitarist for the American blues rock band ZZ Top. It was the last song written for the CD.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Broke Down on the Brazos" (w/ Billy Gibbons on Guitar) - 6:19
  2. "Steppin’ Lightly" - 7:10
  3. "Railroad Boy" - 5:03
  4. "Monday Mourning Meltdown" - 8:08
  5. "Gordon James" - 3:48
  6. "Any Open Window" - 4:45
  7. "Frozen Fear" - 5:48
  8. "Forevermore" - 4:17
  9. "Inside Outside Woman Blues #3" - 9:04
  10. "Scenes From a Troubled Mind" - 7:23
  11. "World Wake Up" - 5:54


Gov't Mule[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Review: By a Thread". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "American Music Channel review". 
  3. ^ "News". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ Broke Down on the Brazos Songfacts

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