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Use Your Illusion: I [Explicit Lyrics]

Guns N Roses Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
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Use Your Illusion: I + Use Your Illusion: II + Appetite For Destruction (Vinyl)
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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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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.


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
3.0 out of 5 stars Overblown 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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2.0 out of 5 stars Too many fillers and a too strained singer I 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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3.0 out of 5 stars overindulgence Nov. 23 2002
By A Customer
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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2.0 out of 5 stars Filler Alert! Oct. 28 1999
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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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Album on Vinyl
What is all the arguing about? These albums were huge when they came out. They have stood the test of time. There is something on this album for everyone. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alejandro S.
3.0 out of 5 stars good album dirty pressing
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Published on Feb. 11 2011 by Cobion
5.0 out of 5 stars Guns N' Roses delivered on this long-anciticpated double album!!
Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II delivered the goods and the best songs on this album are The Garden, Don't Cry and the mega-ballad, November Rain. Read more
Published on July 10 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZIN cd get it now
Right Next Door to Hell-8/10 i rely lik thois 1 4 some reason
2. Dust N' Bones- 7/10 a song by izzy not dat good thou
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Published on Sept. 16 2005 by guns n roses fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album on earth
This album astounded me! it was so good i couldn't stop listening. all the songs were great especially Don't damn me, bad obsession, the garden, garden of eden, and dust n bones:... Read more
Published on July 7 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars November Rain
This is the best cd for Live and Let Die & November Rain. The
reason I got this cd is because November Rain had some of the best riffs I have ever heard in my life. Read more
Published on April 20 2005 by "novemberrain267"
5.0 out of 5 stars great follow up to Appetite and Lies!
With the real follow up to Appetite for Destruction, GnR stretches the formula out a bit. There are a lot of great rockers like the opener "Right Next Door to... Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Gitters
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
this cd is so good. it is the 3rd best GN'R cd besides appetite and USE YOUR ILLUSION II. this cd includes great songs like dont cry, november rain, and the garden. Read more
Published on June 21 2004 by Hudson
5.0 out of 5 stars GNR BEST BANNND
okay this is one of the best bands there ever was and this is a great cd with such classics at "november rain" and "dont cry" i really dont think that they were... Read more
Published on June 18 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars The better half
After 1987's Appetite for Destruction, Axl started to get really ambitious. What was raw in 1987 shifted and his ideas became more grandiose and also proving difficult for everyone... Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by Cloud
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