So shhhhhhhhhhhh! Either way, after you buy something else, buy this album as well. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I just couldn't wait!! Price Match Guarantee. 14 tracks … Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2015. This album, along with the counterpart of the album, were the last Guns N' Roses album to feature original material until 2008's album Chinese Democracy. This is the ending of the greatest era,the GNR era. Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2019. so thought I'd kick the collection off with a childhood favourite. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I was a bit fearful after reading some of the reviews. Slash. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. He produced a project that we recorded at Matt Sorum's house back in '96 and he got amazing tones, on a Mackie 24/8! Use Your Illusion II is more serious and ambitious than I, but it's also considerably more pretentious.Featuring no less than four songs that run over six minutes, II is heavy on epics, whether it's the charging funk metal of "Locomotive," the antiwar "Civil War," or the multipart "Estranged." USE YOUR ILLUSION II DVD features Axl and the boys on one night of their sold-out world tour in support of the album. If you need to read this review to figure out if you should get this album then you are better off buying something else. Use Your Illusion I is the third studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, released on September 17, 1991, the same day as its counterpart Use Your Illusion II.Both albums were released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour.The album debuted at No. Sold by a2z Blu Ray and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also includes "Civil War", the last track to feature drummer Steven Adler in any capacity. First, and not the fault of the album, the first copy shipped to me was inside a thin bubble wrap envelope. Amazing quality! Axl's piano playing on Breakdown is phenomenal. Both albums were released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour. Each person made such unique contributions to the original line up. Had it on CD and just started collecting vinyl again; so thought I'd kick the collection off with a childhood favourite. The Use Your Illusion albums can be considered a single cohesive work, and certain elements of Use Your Illusion II underscore this intent. 2 on the Billboard charts, selling 685,000 copies in its first week, behind Use Your Illusion II ' s first-week sales of 770,000. Please try again. He has this totally unique style and he and Duff play like they are one instrument. For instance, both albums have a version of the song "Don't Cry", and both have one cover song; "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney (Use Your Illusion I) and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan (Use Your Illusion II). However, the pressing I received was pristine. Each also has at least one track sung by other members of the band: lead vocals on "So Fine" are performed by bassist Duff McKagan – the song, that was dedicated to punk rock musician Johnny Thunders, who died from a drug overdose before the recording of the album. Slash's guitar solos on Estranged evoke an eerie, emotional quality in the song, and it's the first time you get to hear his playing full out. Appetite was such a killer set of songs and had not bad songs on it..... and the goal of Illusion should have been to only have the best songs put forward. Now I get to own this on vinyl which is a great addition to my music room. If you find the new GNR cd in a bargain bin at your local shop....just leave it in the bin as it stinks!! Both covers are the work of Estonian-American artist Mark Kostabi. Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017. 1 on the U.S. charts. Had Use Your Illusion II been combined with Use Your Illusion I, keeping only the best material while dropping the filler, it would have been one of the best rock albums ever recorded. Producer: Mike Clink Released: September 17, 1991 Rating: ** 1/2 Released as a double album, Use Your Illusion I and II are essentially two separate, full length albums comprising over 2 1/2 hours of music.I’ve always maintained that the two albums have vastly different personalities. Harper Entertainment: New York. I'm so glad that I lived in a time when Gn'R was part of the music scene! There's a problem loading this menu right now. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $7.98 Shipping to Italy. MusicBrainz (release-group), https://no.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Use_Your_Illusion_II&oldid=19555808, Artikler med autoritetsdatalenker fra Wikidata, Creative Commons-lisensen Navngivelse-Del på samme vilkår. Use Your Illusion II er det fjerde studioalbumet til det amerikanske rockebandet Guns N' Roses.Det ble utgitt sammen med albumet Use Your Illusion I den 17. september 1991.Den første uken etter utgivelsen solgte det 770 000 enheter og debuterte på Billboard 200 med en 1.-plass. Great engineer by the way. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. Some people say it's overblown or pompous but I fully disagree. Use Your Illusion I & II. It is the last Guns N' Roses album to feature rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin. Use Your Illusion I has more of an overall rock vibe to it and the songs, in my opinion, are a lot more fun. Bozza, Anthony, & Slash (2007). On the other hand, when Guns N' Roses were good, they were very, very good, and some of the material on this album is unsurpassable. There are additional visual credits for "Coma" (illustration by Steve Lank) and "Dead … The industrial flavored "My World", the final track, was written and recorded in three hours, with Rose claiming those in the recording room were on mushrooms at the time. Both of the albums were released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour.  It was also No. Use Your Illusion II received positive reviews, though some critics rated it lower than Use Your Illusion I. Allmusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine, in a 3 out of 5 review, stated "Use Your Illusion II is more serious and ambitious than I, but it's also considerably more pretentious." Slash. This pressing sounds pretty good, but it is not without issues. This album also includes their amazing cover of Knocking on Heaven's Door. 1 on the UK Albums Chart for a single week. Slash. Wow where do i start,use your illusion 1 was excellent so part 2 was no suprise that it was great. Filmed live in Tokyo, the 90 minute long video features hits from "Appetite For Destruction" as well as the "Use Your Illusion II. Great bass rumbling thru the album is great & Matt Sorum does a great job on drums. 1 on the U.S. charts, ahead of Use Your Illusion I's first-week sales of 685,000. The Use Your Illusion albums were a stylistic turning point for Guns N' Roses (see Use Your Illusion I). Both albums were released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour. Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2019. …  The song shows the group dabbling in funk metal.. Please try again. Bolstered by the lead single "You Could Be Mine", Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies its first week and debuting at No. Breaodown & Locokotve,lioe Estranged are long songs with alot of keyboards & synths. Great album,so no debating it go get it if you don't already. Which of these reissues are not pressed in the Czech Republic? The thematic material deals less with drug use than previous Guns N' Roses albums. According to a 1991 cover story by Rolling Stone magazine, after mixing 21 tracks with engineer/producer Bob Clearmountain, the band fired Clearmountain when he tried to replace the real drums with samples. This innovative publishing strategy will avoid unfortunate scenarios like Eric Weisbard's Use Your Illusion I and II wherein an author delivers a I will use a baseball analogy: they will "pitch" the core concept of a book to me, and I will decide based on that "pitch" whether to swing for the fences or just watch the ball float by me. It also included the last Guns N' Roses song to feature drummer Steven Adler, who played on “Civil War.”. Det var også på 1.-plass på britiske UK Albums Chart i en uke. Oh and please do not get me started on how bad the new version of GNR is!! ", Vi har nettopp avsluttet chatten, men send oss gjerne en mail istedenfor. The band's cover of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" had been released almost a year earlier on the Days of Thunder soundtrack, while "Civil War" debuted at the 1990 Farm Aid concert. The original subject matter of the song dealt with Izzy Stradlin's failed relationship with ex-girlfriend Angela Nicoletti. Among those referred to by name are editors of several entertainment magazines. It is the last Guns N' Roses album to feature rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin. This release differs from Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II by having another matrix (due to another pressing plant). They are so smart and created this great music. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Use Your Illusion II is the fourth studio album by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. The musicianship on the album is second to none. Use Your Illusion II is the fourth studio album by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. The album is choc full of hard rock epics. My Illusion I reissue has Made in USA on the sleeve, but no indication of where it was pressed. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. What did suprise me were standout tracks with insane guitar work from Slash & great vox from Axl. I love this record but think GNR should have just combined Illusion 1&2 with only the best songs as it would have been just better. The vinyl was fine however, but not without it's issues. I did notice the 'Made In' sticker said Czech Republic so maybe they have better standards?? pp. The song was not released on the actual soundtrack. It's still a good album all these years later. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. However, he is saved from termination as he is deemed a "waste of ammo" by the T-800's lock-on system. , The song "Get in the Ring" finds the band lashing out at a career's worth of critics and enemies. The album was released on September 17, 1991, the same day as its counterpart Use Your Illusion I. ", ^shipments figures based on certification alone. Learn more about the program. 2019 kl. Bolstered by the lead single “You Could Be Mine,” Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies its first week and debuting at No. " The Chicago Tribune (in a dual review with Use Your Illusion I), stated the albums "represent a staggering leap in ambition, musicianship, production and songwriting" and "rank with the best hard rock of the last decade. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2019, Came intact, cd was in great condition, new, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2016, Great album. The ONLY thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars was that both the top-left and bottom-right corners of the cover were bent :( However, considering some of the other reviews here, I'll consider myself lucky simply for having a great-sounding record with the correct songs on each side, lol. You Could Be Mine sounds like it belongs on Appetite, so there is a little of the old GNR in there still, after all! --Genevieve Williams.  The album's liner notes hide the message "Fuck You St. Louis" amongst the thank you notes, a reference to the band's controversial performance near there at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in July 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour. But apparently Jim was the only one allowed to be around when Slash recorded his guitars. Songs like Estranged,Civil War,Yesterdays as well as fight song Get in the Ring.