Includes Paul McCartney Cover of "Live And Let Die"!
Released simultaneously, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II defines what hard-core, classic rock and roll is all about. With each recording, the listener is treated to the emotional range of GNR personalities: from down and gritty, 'full-throttle fury' rock to faux popsters. Critics have declared that with these recordings GNR has 'never sounded better - or rawer.' GNR's fans must have agreed as both recordings were certified by RIAA for having sales of at least 7 million each! Whatever you think of Guns N' Roses, no other band could come close to their musical chemistry. Even after having disbanded sometime around 1994, their 'take no prisoners' spirit and dark intensity remains - and reigns.
Use Your Illusion I has tempered aggression in both lyrics and music. Here, GNR adds a dose of 'pop' to the mixture with songs such as November Rain (remember the video which received heavy MTV rotation?) and a reading of Paul McCartney's Live And Let Die. Other song highlights on Use Your Illusion I are Perfect Crime, Right Next Door To Hell, You Ain't The First and Don't Cry.