Never-Before-Released 1994 Demos / Also Available as a Standard Black 180g 2LP-Set
It's almost impossible to picture Gov't Mule as plucky upstarts, so pronounced has their influence on Southern rock been since they formed in the early-90s. The truth is, Warren Haynes and Allen Woody didn't start out with huge ambitions for their adventurous side project, which they initially saw as a means to fill the downtime between working with the Allman Brothers Band. But when Haynes, Woody, and drummer Matt Abts wandered into Tel-Star Studios in Bradenton, FL, back in June 1994 and cut their very first demos, something became clear: These guys were going to go as far as their imaginations would take them.
Those early, never-before-released demos will finally see the light of day when Evil Teen Records releases the new archival album entitled The Tel-Star Sessions in August 2016. The album showcases the legendary jam rockers in their best form: loud, live, and hungry to prove themselves. Allman Brothers sound engineer Bud Snyder worked with the band at Tel-Star, helping them to hone in on a particular style – a little bit of grunge, a little bit of classic rock – that would define their records for years to come.
Originally intended to be the band's debut album, The Tel-Star Sessions instead presents a 10-song preview of everything they would one day become. To honor these landmark yet previously shelved songs, Evil Teen is giving them the royal treatment; not only will they be available as a 180-gram double-vinyl set but also a colored 180g double vinyl set with alternate artwork to boot!