GUNS N’ ROSES RELEASES
USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II
To Be Released November 11
Box Set Includes 97 Songs, 63 Of Which Are Unreleased Audio Tracks & Videos, A 100-Page Book With Unseen Photos & Images And A Treasure Trove of Collectibles and Archival Documents
With Configurations Ranging From Expansive Seven-CD + Blu-ray & Twelve-LP + Blu-ray Super Deluxe Edition Box Sets To Standard Digital/CD/2LP
Listen to the brand-new “You Could Be Mine” Live In New York at the Ritz Theatre on 5/16/91, HERE
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 20, 2022 –
UME/Geffen celebrates Guns N’ Roses’ incredible musical legacy with GUNS N' ROSES – USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II
, the ultimate box set for the band’s 1991 multi-platinum releases Use Your Illusion I
and Use Your Illusion II
. Set for release on November 11, 2022, GUNS N' ROSES – USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II SUPER DELUXES
feature a total of 97 tracks, 63 are previously unreleased. Available in multiple configurations including a Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray, a Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray, Two-CD Deluxe Editions of Use Your Illusion I & II separately
, standard 1CD and 2LP versions of Use Your Illusion I
and Use Your Illusion II separately
. In all formats, the original studio albums Use Your Illusion I
and Use Your Illusion II
have been fully remastered for the first-time ever, from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog masters. All versions will be available to stream and as digital downloads, with all configurations available to pre-order and pre-save, HERE
Guns N’ Roses’ highly anticipated third and fourth studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were originally released simultaneously on September 17, 1991. With the massive success of GN’R Lies and Appetite For Destruction, the band had the daunting task of a follow up album. Not only did the band deliver, Guns N’ Roses surprised the world by releasing not one but two new, full length studio albums. Upon release, Use Your Illusion I reached No. 2 and Use Your Illusion II took the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart concurrently, selling over 500k in the first two hours of release, with an estimated sales of over 685k and 770k respectively within the first week of release.
Use Your Illusion I features the band’s bombastic cover of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die,” the Top Ten hit “Don’t Cry,” and what NPR described as “one of the ultimate hard-rock power ballads,” the band’s ‘90s anthem and MTV staple “November Rain,” which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, spending a total of 30 weeks on the chart, and holds the title of the first video from the ‘90s to hit the 1 billion views mark on YouTube – now nearing 2 billion views. “November Rain” will now include a real 50-piece orchestra for the first-time ever newly recorded, conducted & arranged in 2021 by Grammy® Award winning & Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.
Use Your Illusion II features the band’s Top 50 single “You Could Be Mine,” “Civil War,” which reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door,” plus an alternate version of “Don’t Cry” featuring different lyrics.