Shout! (Gov't Mule album)

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Shout!
Studio album by Gov't Mule
Released September 24, 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:20:11
Label Blue Note Records
Gov't Mule chronology
Mulennium
(2010)
Shout!
(2013)

Shout! is the tenth studio album by southern rock jam band Gov't Mule. The album was released on September 24, 2013.[1][2][3] The album is in a two CD format. The first CD contains songs with Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes as vocalist. The second CD contains the same songs in a slightly different order, each track featuring a different guest vocalist. The album features guest appearances from Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Jim James, Grace Potter, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Ty Taylor, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy and Steve Winwood.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
PopMatters 8/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]

PopMatters journalist Neil Kelly said "Shout! has Gov’t Mule showing the highest respect to all forms of classic roots, as is the case with arguably all of their studio efforts."[5] David Fricke of Rolling Stone wrote "Gov't Mule, led by singer-guitarist Warren Haynes, write solid rock songs in the power-blues, heroic-vocal tradition of Free and Led Zeppelin."[6] Thom Jurek from AllMusic stated "Shout! would have been better served if the best of the guest performances were integrated into the formal album. For fans, the first disc has plenty of exciting material to offer: it sounds great, the writing is excellent, there are new musical directions, and, as expected, there is terrific playing throughout."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 14,120 copies in the United States.[7] On the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart it peaked at number 11.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "World Boss"   5:24
2. "No Reward"   4:54
3. "Whisper In Your Soul"   5:11
4. "Captured"   9:04
5. "Scared To Live"   6:16
6. "Stoop So Low"   8:23
7. "Forsaken Savior"   6:18
8. "Done Got Wise"   6:11
9. "When The World Gets Small"   7:45
10. "Funny Little Tragedy"   4:15
11. "Bring On The Music"   11:05
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "World Boss" (with Ben Harper) 4:31
2. "Funny Little Tragedy" (with Elvis Costello) 4:11
3. "Stoop So Low" (with Dr. John) 10:00
4. "Captured" (with Jim James) 5:45
5. "Whisper In Your Soul" (with Grace Potter) 5:10
6. "Scared To Live" (with Toots Hibbert) 5:53
7. "No Reward" (with Glenn Hughes) 5:14
8. "Bring On The Music" (with Ty Taylor) 6:42
9. "Forsaken Savior" (with Dave Matthews) 5:18
10. "Done Got Wise" (with Myles Kennedy) 6:11
11. "When The World Gets Small" (with Steve Winwood) 6:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 32
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[10] 11
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[11] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shout!: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Shout! by Gov't Mule". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Shout! - Gov't Mule | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Kelly, Neil (23 October 2013). "Gov't Mule: Shout!". PopMatters. 
  6. ^ a b Fricke, David (October 7, 2013). "Gov't Mule Shout!". Rolling Stone. 
  7. ^ "Building Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  8. ^ "Shout! - Gov't Mule | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Gov't Mule Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gov't Mule. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Gov't Mule Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Gov't Mule. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Gov't Mule Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Gov't Mule. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 7, 2014.