Live: Era '87-'93 [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The double-disc Live: Era '87-'93 was designed to do two things -- satiate die-hard fans longing for old-school GNR and clear the decks for a new studio album. It sounds good in theory, yet it suffers in execution, since it relies on tapes "recorded across the universe between 1987 and 1993." That's not what GNR fans want -- they want the band in its nervy late-'80s prime, when it seemed like they could self-destruct at any second. Live: Era '87-'93 offers the polar opposite with slick, professional tracks that sound pieced together from various performances. Axl's vocals are not only distant -- as though they were sung in a booth, separate from the band -- but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The double-disc Live: Era '87-'93 was designed to do two things -- satiate die-hard fans longing for old-school GNR and clear the decks for a new studio album. It sounds good in theory, yet it suffers in execution, since it relies on tapes "recorded across the universe between 1987 and 1993." That's not what GNR fans want -- they want the band in its nervy late-'80s prime, when it seemed like they could self-destruct at any second. Live: Era '87-'93 offers the polar opposite with slick, professional tracks that sound pieced together from various performances. Axl's vocals are not only distant -- as though they were sung in a booth, separate from the band -- but also amazingly mannered, sounding for all the world as if they were redone in the studio. Meanwhile, the band's performances are either brushed up or heavily edited, so it's impossible to tell if any of this was recorded during Appetite-era shows. Certainly, much of this derives from the Illusions tour: there are backing vocals, horns, and just what every fan wants -- lots and lots of Dizzy Reed. And if that isn't indicative of Axl's mindset, there is the priceless moment on "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," when he shrieks "Gimme some reggae!" and the band collapses in a sunsplash groove. So, this is heavy on Axl pretensions and short on pure, brutal rock & roll. At its best, however, it does come closer to vintage GNR than the Illusions did. [Live: Era '87-'93 was also released in a "clean" version, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1999
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949055127
  • Catalog Number: 490551
  • Sales rank: 109,738

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nightrain (5:18)
  2. 2 Mr. Brownstone (5:40)
  3. 3 It's So Easy (3:28)
  4. 4 Welcome to the Jungle (5:08)
  5. 5 Dust N' Bones (5:01)
  6. 6 My Michelle (3:52)
  7. 7 You're Crazy (4:45)
  8. 8 Used to Love Her (4:05)
  9. 9 Patience (6:42)
  10. 10 It's Alright (3:07)
  11. 11 November Rain (12:30)
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 (7:56)
  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 (9:52)
  11. 11 Paradise City (7:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guns N' Roses Primary Artist
Izzy Stradlin Band
Steven Adler Band
Tracey Amos Musician
Ted Andreadis Musician
Gilby Clarke Musician
Duff McKagan Band
Dizzy Reed Band
Axl Rose Band
Slash Band
Matt Sorum Musician
Annie King Musician
Lisa Maxwell Musician
CeCe Worrall Musician
Roberta Freeman Musician
Dave Kehrer Tape
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Guns N' Roses Composer
Izzy Stradlin Composer
Steven Adler Composer
West Arkeen Composer
Mike Clink Engineer
Duff McKagan Composer
Axl Rose Composer
Slash Composer
Paul Gomersall Engineer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Jim Mitchell Engineer
Billy McCloud Composer
Del James Composer
Dave Kehrer Live Sound
Jeremy Blair Engineer
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