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The Deep End, Volume 2 is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Gov't Mule. The album was released on October 8, 2002, by ATO Records.

The Deep End, Volume 2
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2002
RecordedThe Theater 99, New York, NY; In the Pocket Studio, Forestville, CA; River Sound, New York, NY; Chung King Studios, New York, NY
GenreSouthern rock, jam rock
LabelATO Records
ProducerMichael Barbiero, Warren Haynes, Les Claypool, John Cutler, Stefani Scamardo
Gov't Mule chronology
The Deep End, Volume 1
The Deep End, Volume 2
The Deepest End, Live In Concert
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

After the death of founding member and bass guitarist Allen Woody, the band began recording tracks using bass players that Woody had admired. Originally, there was to be one disc, but so many musicians wanted to be part of the sessions that over 160 minutes of music was recorded. At this point, the remaining members Warren Haynes and Matt Abts decided to split the project into two releases.

The Deep End, Volume 1 was issued in 2001, and Vol 2 was generally the harder sounding of the two releases although it also featured country and jazz tracks as well. The release also featured a bonus disc, Hidden Treasure, which contained live material, a song remix, and a new studio track recorded after the Deep End sessions had ended.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Warren Haynes, except where noted.

The Deep End, Volume 2
1."Trying Not to Fall"Haynes, Danny Louis5:30
2."Time to Confess" 5:44
3."Greasy Granny's Gopher Gravy, Pt. 1"Haynes, Matt Abts, Les Claypool3:24
4."Greasy Granny's Gopher Gravy, Pt. 2"Haynes, Abts, Claypool3:35
5."What Is Hip?" (Tower of Power cover)Stephen Kupka, Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi6:23
6."World of Confusion"Haynes, Gary Lucas5:53
7."Hammer and Nails" (The Staple Singers cover)David Hess, Aaron Schroeder7:59
8."Slow Happy Boys" 6:27
9."Sun Dance"Haynes, Johnny Neel6:12
10."Lay of the Sunflower"Haynes, Robert Hunter6:58
11."Catfish Blues"Traditional7:54
12."Which Way Do We Run?" 5:33
13."Babylon Turnpike"Haynes, Neel8:06
Total length:79:38
Hidden Treasures
1."Drivin' Rain" 4:10
2."Rockin' Horse" (live)Haynes, Allen Woody, Gregg Allman, Jack Pearson6:41
3."Lay Your Burden Down" (live)Haynes, Michael Barbiero5:42
4."Sco-Mule" (DJ Logic remix) 3:07
Total length:19:40


Gov't Mule
Bass players
Additional musicians
  • Michael Barbiero — production, mixing, engineering
  • Warren Haynes — production, mixing
  • Les Claypool — production, mixing ("Greasy Granny's Gopher Gravy" Pts. 1 & 2)
  • Ron Rigler — engineering ("Greasy Granny's Gopher Gravy" Pts. 1 & 2)
  • Ray Martin — engineering ("Hammer and Nails", "Trying Not to Fall")
  • John Cutler — production, mixing, engineering ("Lay of the Sunflower")
  • Stefani Scamardo — executive producer
  • Raeanne Zschokke — assistant engineer at The Theater 99
  • Jason Andrews — assistant engineer at In the Pocket Studio
  • Phil Burnett — assistant engineer at River Sound
  • Halsey Quemere — assistant engineer at Chung King Studios
  • Greg Calbi — mastering
  • Steve Fallone — editing


  1. ^ Jarnow, Jesse (2011). "The Deep End, Vol. 2 - Gov't Mule | AllMusic". Retrieved 7 August 2011.