The Deep End, Volume 1

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The Deep End, Volume 1
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2001
RecordedThe Theater 99, New York City; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; Water Music, Hoboken, NJ
GenreSouthern rock
LabelATO, Evangeline
ProducerMichael Barbiero, Warren Haynes, John Cutler, David Z, Stefani Scamardo
Gov't Mule chronology
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The Deep End, Volume 1 is the fourth studio album by American rock band Gov't Mule. It was released on October 23, 2001, by ATO Records and Evangeline Records.

After the death of founding member and bass guitarist Allen Woody, the band considered breaking up. Instead, remaining members Warren Haynes and Matt Abts recorded several songs with bass players Woody had admired. So many musicians wanted to participate that the band ended up recording two albums worth of material. Woody himself is posthumously featured on a cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "Sin's a Good Man's Brother".

Volume 1 was issued in 2001. Originally, The Deep End, Volume 1 was released with a bonus disc called Hidden Treasures which featured live performances by the "New School of Gov't Mule" (Haynes, Abts, bassist Dave Schools, and keyboardist Chuck Leavell).

The Deep End, Volume 2 was released a year later, featuring a somewhat heavier sound.

"Sco-Mule" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Warren Haynes, except where noted.

The Deep End, Volume 1
1."Fool's Moon" 5:52
2."Life on the Outside"Haynes, Audley Freed3:47
3."Banks of the Deep End"Haynes, Mike Gordon, Joseph Linitz5:56
4."Down and Out in New York City" (James Brown cover)Bodie Chandler, Barry De Vorzon6:12
5."Effigy" (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)John Fogerty9:06
6."Maybe I'm a Leo" (Deep Purple cover)Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice6:07
7."Same Price" 3:36
8."Soulshine" (The Allman Brothers Band cover) 7:47
9."Sco-Mule" 6:10
10."Worried Down with the Blues"Haynes, Allen Woody, John Jaworowicz8:43
11."Beautifully Broken"Haynes, Danny Louis6:01
12."Tear Me Down" 6:10
13."Sin's a Good Man's Brother" (Grand Funk Railroad cover)Mark Farner4:12
Hidden Treasures
1."Blind Man in the Dark" (live) 7:07
2."Fallen Down" (live) 13:31
3."Jesus Just Left Chicago" (ZZ Top cover, live)Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill10:02
4."Soulshine" (The Allman Brothers Band cover, acoustic version) 4:59



Bass players[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Gregg Allman – vocals, keyboards ("Worried Down With the Blues")
  • Rob Barraco – organ and Wurlitzer ("Down and Out in New York City")
  • Keith Barry – tenor sax ("Down and Out in New York City")
  • Randall Bramblett – organ ("Maybe I'm a Leo")
  • Jerry Cantrell – vocals ("Effigy")
  • Audley Freed – guitar ("Life on the Outside")
  • Eddie Harsch – keyboards and organ ("Life on the Outside")
  • Chuck Leavell – organ and Wurlitzer ("Soulshine", "Blind Man in the Dark", "Fallen Down")
  • Little Milton – guitar, vocals ("Soulshine")
  • Danny Louis – organ and Wurlitzer ("Banks of the Deep End", "Beautifully Broken")
  • Page McConnell – organ, Wurlitzer and synthesizer ("Same Price", "Jesus Just Left Chicago")
  • John Scofield – guitar ("Sco-Mule")
  • Derek Trucks – slide guitar ("Worried Down With the Blues")
  • Mike Uhler – trumpet ("Down and Out in New York City")
  • Dan Weinstein – trombone ("Down and Out in New York City")
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, clavinet and Mini Moog ("Fool's Moon", "Sco-Mule", "Tear Me Down")
  • Tim Reynolds – guitar ("Soulshine")
  • Larry McCray - vocals guitar (“Soulshine”)


  • Michael Barbiero – production, mixing, engineering
  • Warren Haynes – production, mixing
  • John Cutler – production, engineering ("Banks of the Deep End")
  • David Z – production, mixing, engineering ("Down and Out in New York City", "Effigy", "Tear Me Down")
  • Ray Martin – engineering, mixing ("Sco-Mule")
  • Stefani Scamardo – executive producer
  • Raeanne Zschokke – assistant engineer at The Theater 99
  • Greg Griffith – assistant engineer on "Banks of the Deep End" (at The Theater 99)
  • Jeff Hoffman – second assistant engineer at The Theater 99
  • Ryan Castle – assistant engineer at Sunset Sound
  • Michael Rosen – assistant engineer at Fantasy Studios
  • Dan Jurow – assistant engineer at Water Music
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – editing


  1. ^ "The Deep End, Vol. 1 - Gov't Mule". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2013.