On September 17, 1991.

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On September 17, 1991, “Geffen” label released “Use Your Illusion I”, the third Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded and mixed January 1990–August 1991, at “A&M Studios”; “Record Plant Studios”; “Studio 56”; “Image Recording”; “Conway Studios”; “Metalworks Recording Studios”, and “Skip Saylor Recording”, and was produced by Mike Clink and Guns N’ Roses. The album cover was designed by Mark Kostabi. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; Platinum in Brazil by “ABPD”; Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”;Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Sweden by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI, and 7x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA’.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead and backing vocals, piano, choir and synthesizer programming, co-lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards , sound effects
  • Slash– lead guitar, co-rhythm guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, classical guitar, talkbox, six-string basson, backing vocals
  • Izzy Stradlin– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar,  acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Duff McKagan– bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Sorum– drums, percussion, backing vocals, choir
  • Dizzy Reed– keyboards, piano, clavinet, organ, backing vocals
  • West Arkeen– acoustic guitar
  • Michael Monroe– harmonica, saxophone
  • Jon Thautwein – horn
  • Matthew McKagan– horn
  • Rachel West– horn
  • Robert Clark – horn
  • Tim Doyle – tambourine
  • Alice Cooper– co-lead vocals
  • Reba Shaw– backing vocals
  • Stuart Bailey – backing vocals
  • Shannon Hoon– backing vocals
  • Bruce Foster – sound effects
  • Johann Langlie – programming, sound effects
  • Mike Clink– engineer, nutcracker
  • Jim Mitchell – additional engineering
  • Allen Abrahamson, Buzz Burrowes, Chris Puram –engineer assistant
  • Stu Young – engineer assistant
  • Leon Granados– engineer assistant
  • Mike Douglass – engineer assistant
  • Talley Sherwood – engineer assistant
  • Craig Portelis – engineer assistant
  • Ed Goodreau – engineer assistant
  • Jason Roberts – engineer assistant
  • John Aguto – engineer assistant
  • Bill Price– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Kevin Reagan – art direction, graphic design
  • Mark Kostabi – album artwork
  • Robert John – photography

Track listing:

  1. Right Next Door to Hell – Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Timo Caltia
  2. Dust N’ Bones – Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan
  3. Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
  4. Don’t Cry – Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin
  5. Perfect Time – Axl Rose, Slash, izzy Stradlin
  6. You Ain’t the First – Izzy Stradlin
  7. Bad Obsession – Izzy Stradlin, West Arkeen
  8. Back Off Bitch – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias
  9. Double Talkin’ Jive – Izzy Stradlin
  10. November Rain – Axl Rose
  11. The Garden – Axl Rose, Arkeen, Del James
  12. Garden of Eden – Axl Rose, Slash
  13. Don’t Damn Me – Axl rose, Slash, Dave Lank
  14. Bad Apples – Axl Rose, Slash,
  15. Dead Horse – Axl Rose
  16. Coma – Axl Rose, Slash

 

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