Album Review: "Live at the Beacon Theatre" by Gov't Mule (10/10)

Evil Teen Records

Producer: Warren Haynes

Given the absence of live performances, it’s fitting that one of the greatest live bands in existence would fill the void with an epic, digital-only concert recording. Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes handles the task with grace and aplomb on this sprawling, four-hour-long New Years Eve gig from 2017, featuring a liberal dose of guest Jackie Greene. Besides new versions of vintage Mule tunes, classics from Bob Marley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan and more receive soulful, loving treatments. Best of all, subsequent releases in this style are planned. Spread the word.