Life Before Insanity

Life Before Insanity is the third studio album by Gov't Mule. The album was released on February 15, 2000, by Capricorn Records. The album was produced and recorded by Michael Barbiero. It is the last album recorded with founding member Allen Woody, who died shortly after its release.

Life Before Insanity
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2000 (2000-02-15)
RecordedMuscle Shoals Studios, Sheffield, AL and Water Music, Hoboken, NJ
GenreSouthern rock, hard rock, blues rock
ProducerMichael Barbiero
Gov't Mule chronology
Live... With a Little Help from Our Friends
Life Before Insanity
The Deep End, Volume 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Warren Haynes unless otherwise noted.

1."Wandering Child" (Haynes, Matt Abts)6:05
2."Life Before Insanity" (Haynes, Danny Louis)6:12
3."Bad Little Doggie" (Haynes, Abts, Allen Woody)3:48
4."Lay Your Burden Down" (Haynes, Michael Barbiero)5:27
5."Fallen Down"6:58
6."World Gone Wild"6:17
7."Tastes Like Wine"6:57
8."I Think You Know What I Mean"4:55
9."Far Away"5:54
10."No Need to Suffer"8:20
11."In My Life"12:48


Additional personnelEdit


  • Michael Barbiero – producer, 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,amp,tech


  1. ^ Smith, Michael B. (2011). "Life Before Insanity - Gov't Mule | AllMusic". Retrieved 6 August 2011.

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