Gov’t Mule: Life Before Insanity

On February 15, 2000, “Capricorn Records” label released “Life Before Insanity”, the third Gov’t Mule studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Muscle Shoals Studios” in Sheffield, AL and “Water Music” in Hoboken, NJ, and was produced by Michael Barbiero.


  • Warren Haynes– vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  • Allen Woody– bass, mandolin, electric upright bass, rhythm guitar, fretless bass, dulcitar
  • Matt Abts– drums, djembe, ashika
  • Michael Barbiero– glockenspiel
  • Hook Herrera – harmonica
  • Ben Harper– vocals, lap steel
  • Johnny Neel– organ, Wurlitzer piano, background vocals
  • Michael Barbiero – engineer, mixing
  • Ray Martin – mixing, additional engineering
  • Warren Haynes – mixing
  • Brodie Hutcheson – mixing, additional engineering
  • Dan Jurow – additional engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Mark Pagliaro- guitar, bass, mandolin, amps technician

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Haynes except where noted.

  1. Wandering Child – Warren Haynes, Matt Abts
  2. Life Before Insanity – Warren Haynes, Danny Louis
  3. Bad Little Doggie – Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Allen Woody
  4. Lay Your Burden Down – Warren Haynes, Michael Barbiero
  5. Fallen Down
  6. World Gone Wild
  7. Tastes Like Wine
  8. I Think You know What I Mean
  9. Far Away
  10. No Need to Suffer
  11. In My Life



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