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Use Your Illusion: I Explicit Lyrics


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Use Your Illusion: I + Use Your Illusion: II + Appetite For Destruction (Vinyl)
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  • Audio CD (Sept. 17 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OSE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  DVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Right Next Door To Hell
2. Dust N' Bones
3. Live And Let Die
4. Don't Cry (Original)
5. Perfect Crime
6. You Ain't The First
7. Bad Obsession
8. Back Off Bitch
9. Double Talkin' Jive
10. November Rain
11. The Garden
12. Garden Of Eden
13. Don't Damn Me
14. Bad Apples
15. Dead Horse
16. Coma

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Product Description

1991 release from the L.A. hard rockers, one of two albums released at the same time. Features 'Live And Let Die', 'Don't Cry', 'November Rain' and more.

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Part one of Guns N' Roses' ambitious second album is arguably the better of the two. It certainly rocks harder, though this seems to be more coincidence than anything else; which songs went on which CD looks to have been a random selection. Use Your Illusion I stays closer to the band's bluesy hard-rock roots, with guitarist Izzy Stradlin contributing some of the best songs, including "Dust N' Bones" and "You Ain't the First". "November Rain" (clocking in at over nine minutes) became an instant classic, and there are a fair number of straight-ahead rockers, such as "Perfect Crime", "Don't Damn Me", and "Garden of Eden". Taking the best from this album and Use Your Illusion II would have made a killer single CD, but there's enough good stuff here to make it worthwhile. --Genevieve Williams

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Docendo Discimus on Nov. 28 2003
Format: Audio CD
If Guns n' Roses had scaled down on their operatic ambitions and released the best songs off "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" on just one double LP instead of two, they would have come up with one of the greatest hard rock records in recent memory. But they didn't, and this is what we have: A lot of good and a lot of out-and-out weirdness.
The mediocrities and oddities on "Use Your Illusion I", particularly the forgettable "Garden Of Eden", the dated, self-righteous punk of "Don't Damn Me", and the decidedly weird "The Garden", is mostly concentrated on the second half on the original LP (they could have cut all the last six numbers and it would only have made "I" a better album). And while that's something of a letdown, it does leave several really songs good among the first ten, including the mega-hit "Don't Cry", written mainly by Axl Rose and composed mainly by Izzy Stradlin, who plays the immediately recognizable intro.
"Use Your Illusion I" moves between grandiose balladry (the impressive "November Rain"), classic rock n' roll ("Dust n' Bones"), punk ("Double Talkin' Jive"), and furious heavy metal ("Right Next Door To Hell", "Back Off Bitch").
It is an interesing, ambitious record, actually. Too bad that the numerous fine songs get lost amid the filler and the overblown production.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. B. Ivarsson on April 3 2003
Format: Audio CD
By the time Guns 'N' Roses released "Use your illusion I & II" (1991) they were on top of the world, thanks more to their image than their musical skills. It's a shame that Slash got so much more attention than Izzy Stradlin - but that's another evidence that image and appearance is far more important in the music business than musical skills. Slash isn't at all a very talented guitar player (which you'll find out if you listen to his solo's) and Axl Rose's strained and high pitch squealing singing style can really get on your nerves. Although G'N'R were highly over rated, they actually managed to write some good songs like "Dust 'n' bones", "Don't cry", "You ain't the first", and "November rain". The cover of "Live and let die" is rather attractive, but songs as "Garden of eden" just makes me wanna smash my stereo!
Some reviewer said that instead of two albums, G'N'R should have cut down the number of tracks and just released one album - that's exactly my opinion too. Get rid of all those annoying fillers and go for the best material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 23 2002
Format: Audio CD
Following the success of Appetite and Lies, the boys decided to wack on any and every song (except surprisingly the b-side 'shadow of your love' that they had ever written and anthologise it onto this 2 CD monster.
The result is an uneven ride through very average and dull songs interspersed by several masterpieces.
Basically, the first side of this album (ie songs 1-9) should have been scrapped (but for 'Bad Obsession' and 'Don't Cry')and filled in with the best of CD 2, to make a kicker of an album.
Instead we have the mish-mash that this is. Still, the standout tracks are Bad Obsession, Don't Cry, November Rain (written originally for the Appetite album believe it or not) and Coma.
The rest of the left over songs would have made great b-sides instead, because that is what they are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 28 1999
Format: Audio CD
Never have two albums (illusion 1 and 2) ever had this much filler. You could combine these two disks into 12 songs and have a pretty decent follow up to Appetite albeit half the songs would be remakes. The rest of the songs some of which they had the gall to release and make videos for (remember when MTV showed videos) should have been eliminated. Didn't they ever hear of editing? Of course it's been 8 years and they haven't done anything since, so I suppose they had to go for quantity when they could. Coma, Nov. Rain, Dont Cry, You could be mine, and Pretty Tied up are great songs - too bad there is so much filler surrounding them.
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Format: Audio CD
The First time I put Use your Illusion 1 In my CD player I was ready for another Kick-ass album like appetite for destruction and G N' R lies but on hearing Right next door to hell I was a little disapointed but after finishing listening I realized it was a Kick-ass Album. so here's my review
Right Next Door to Hell-3/5 this song isn't nearly as good opener as welcome to the jungle form appetite.
Dust N' Bones-5/5 an incredible song with pretty cool lyrics and guitar and best of all izzy sings it shows his ability as a song writer and he can sing pretty damn well.
live and Let die-4.5/5 A great Paul Mcartney cover.
Dont Cry-5/5 a great song Shannon hoon sing here with axl and izzy.
Perfect Crime-4/5 first time I listened I was like what the Hell? But a good song with kinda weird lyrics.
You ain't the first-4/5-Weird but cool izzy sings it
Bad Obsession-5/5 a really great song i like the divirsety of insturments on this album like saxaphone, harmonica, and piano it makes for a helluva sound
back off b*tch-4/5 a soild song i like the end its pretty funny
double talkin' jive-5/5 one of GN'R's Best I like how izzy and axl both sing it. cool guitar at the end
November Rain-5/5 another great song it sounds very nice.
The garden-3.5/5 a cool song but it also a little strange.
the garden of eden 3.5/5 a cool fast paced song.
Don't Damn Me-5/5 awsome i like the lyrics the guitar how its song its awsome definetly one of the best songs one this CD.
bad Apples-3.5 A completly decent song.
Dead horse-4/5 The begining is very cool and slow paced.
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