Live Era: 87-93 [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
Keeping in mind that Guns N' Roses have been in creative limbo for seven years, one would think the perfect time for a retrospective live disc would have been the mid-'90s, not our rap-metal-dominated premillennial era. Fortunately, LIVE ERA '87-'93 is hardly a case of too little, too late. Hits like "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City," and "Sweet Child o' Mine" hold up years after they've gone out of circulation, and the album they return on reads more like a testament to an enduring legacy than a wistful missive. Recorded throughout GNR's heyday at concerts in London, Paris, Las Vegas, New York, Budokan, Tokyo, and Mexico City, the bulk of the material comes ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
Keeping in mind that Guns N' Roses have been in creative limbo for seven years, one would think the perfect time for a retrospective live disc would have been the mid-'90s, not our rap-metal-dominated premillennial era. Fortunately, LIVE ERA '87-'93 is hardly a case of too little, too late. Hits like "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City," and "Sweet Child o' Mine" hold up years after they've gone out of circulation, and the album they return on reads more like a testament to an enduring legacy than a wistful missive. Recorded throughout GNR's heyday at concerts in London, Paris, Las Vegas, New York, Budokan, Tokyo, and Mexico City, the bulk of the material comes from the band's 1987 blockbuster, APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION, with the remainder dedicated to songs from 1989's GN'R LIES and 1991's USE YOUR ILLUSION I and II. A cover of Black Sabbath's "It's Alright," featuring frontman Axl Rose on a decidedly Elton John-style piano, provides a welcome added curve ball. But throughout, LIVE ERA '87-'93 succeeds in showcasing a band that could rock you like a hurricane in concert, while exemplifying exactly what's missing from today's hard-rock scene -- dramatic energy, sexual dynamism, and charismatic persona. Guitarist Slash unleashes fiery guitar leads that flash and burn without seeming self-indulgent, helping the bansheelike Rose to goad the rest of the band toward rocking out a style halfway between glam metal and punk rock. From the Bic-in-the-air balladry of "Patience" to the fury of "Nightrain," LIVE ERA is a vindictive middle finger to those who said the band's music would never hold up.
All Music Guide
Guns N' Roses' unflinchingly rebellious music addressed life on the streets, and among the band's most incendiary material were songs about the school of hard knocks ("Welcome to the Jungle"), drugs ("Mr. Brownstone"), and mortality ("Dust n' Bones"). Much of GNR's oeuvre may have been fueled by the snarling guitars of Slash and Izzy Stradlin (and later Gilby Clarke), but later songs were impressive epics swept up in passion, including the larger than life "November Rain." Beneath the tattoos and snarls, Guns N' Roses also had a more sensitive side that can be heard on the bittersweet "Yesterdays" and this package's only previously unreleased number, the transformation of Black Sabbath's "It's Alright" into a piano-driven solo piece sung and played by Axl Rose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1999
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949051426
  • Catalog Number: 490514
  • Sales rank: 12,850

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nightrain (5:19)
  2. 2 Mr. Brownstone (5:42)
  3. 3 It's So Easy (3:28)
  4. 4 Welcome to the Jungle (5:08)
  5. 5 Dust N' Bones (5:05)
  6. 6 My Michelle (3:53)
  7. 7 You're Crazy (4:45)
  8. 8 Used to Love Her (4:17)
  9. 9 Patience (6:42)
  10. 10 It's Alright (3:07)
  11. 11 November Rain (12:32)
  12. 12 Coma (10:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Out Ta Get Me (4:33)
  2. 2 Pretty Tied Up (5:25)
  3. 3 Yesterdays (3:52)
  4. 4 Move to the City (8:00)
  5. 5 You Could Be Mine (6:02)
  6. 6 Rocket Queen (8:27)
  7. 7 Sweet Child O' Mine (7:25)
  8. 8 Knockin' on Heaven's Door (7:27)
  9. 9 Don't Cry (4:44)
  10. 10 Estranged (9:51)
  11. 11 Paradise City (7:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guns N' Roses Primary Artist
Izzy Stradlin Group Member
Steven Adler Group Member
Gilby Clarke Musician, Group Member
Duff McKagan Group Member
Dizzy Reed Group Member
Axl Rose Group Member
Slash Group Member
Matt Sorum Group Member
Steven "Popcorn" Adler Group Member
Matt Sorim Musician
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Guns N' Roses Composer
Izzy Stradlin Composer
Steven Adler Composer
Tracey Amos Musical Backing
West Arkeen Composer
Mike Clink Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Duff McKagan Composer
Axl Rose Composer
Slash Composer
Paul Gomersall Engineer
Doug Goldstein Management
Lisa Maxwell Musical Backing
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Jim Mitchell Engineer
Billy McCloud Composer
CeCe Worrall Musical Backing
Roberta Freeman Musical Backing
Del James Composer
Dave Kehrer Live Sound
Masa Ito Liner Notes
Anne King Musical Backing
Katrina Siroofsky Management
Tom Maher Management
Teddy "Zig Zag" Anoreadis Musical Backing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yeah, of course it is great, why wouldn't it be?

    This CD is excellent, honestly who can't love it? If this is the only Guns N' Roses CD that you'll ever own, its okay because it has just about every song that GNR has become famous for. Especially the song, "Estranged" sounds great on this CD, it just touches the right part of your heart, it sounds equally as good on "Use Your Illusion 2".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Epitomal Guns N Roses CD

    This a collection for Guns N Roses fans that both love them and just like them. It's a must have in ANY CD collection. This double disc collection perfectly exemplifies what Guns N Roses were in the late '80s to mid 90's - they were young, fun, wild, sometimes a little crude - but always cutting edge & innovative. Axl Roses proves in these live sets that he was indeed an excellent singer. I would highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This is the first GNR cd i've ever bought and i only knew the most popular songs before i bought it like November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle or Pardise city. But now, i know almost everything there is to know about them and it's all thanks to this CD it was a great way to say good bye to a band that changed Rock. Hopefully Axl will come out someday and start up again, that would be a great day if he did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!

    The Live Era '87-'93 is really a great cd! There is a song for every mood from November Rain to Mr. Brownstone. One part about this cd I really enjoyed is that Axl doesn't just sing, he explains about some of the songs. This has most of the better GNR songs on it. Such as: Welcome to the Jungle, Patience, Sweet Child O' Mine, etc. If you liked Appetite for Destruction you'll love Live Era.

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