GOV'T MULE - The Dark Side Of The Mule

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion, Jamrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Mascot | Autor: WK

Every year at Christmas and New Year's Eve Gov't Mule delight their fans with a special program. These can be complete albums like "Houses Of The Holy" or "Who's Next", which they cover, but also tributes to bands and artists like Neil Young or The Doors, whole styles like soul, reggae or jazz rock as well as cross sections through individual years. Helloween 2008 was Pink Floyd's turn. The first set consisted of own compositions, solid to rousing, but nothing you wouldn't know from other live records of the band. But then it went 90 minutes through the complete works of Pink Floyd. It's amazing how the band around Warren Haynes manages to stay close to the originals and still make their mark on them. Many songs received a jazz rock note, which suits them very well. If a band succeeds at all in dignifyingly translating Pink Floyd into the present, it is Gov't Mule. Until now, the work was only available on the band's own website Muletracks, now it is available as a triple CD or CD edition with DVD. An absolute must, not only for fans of Pink Floyd.

Top Track: One Of These Days

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