Friday, November 4, 2022

Guns N’ Roses stream 2022 version of November Rain

Guns N’ Roses is streaming a new version of "November Rain" featuring a 50-piece orchestra ahead of its inclusion in the November 11 release of the “Use Your Illusion I & II” box set.

The band is sharing an updated official music video for the track resynced with the new 2022 orchestral audio; the reworked version of the tune was arranged and conducted by film and television composer Christopher Lennertz, and remixed by progressive rocker Steven Wilson.

"My mix of a fully orchestrated version of the @gunsnroses evergreen November Rain appears on the just announced 30th anniversary reissue of Use Your Illusion,” says Wilson. "The new 2022 version is the same performance as the original, and mixed faithfully to the established version, but with newly recorded orchestration replacing the sampled sounds used at the time."

The pair of albums – which were originally issued on the same day in the fall of 1991 – have been remastered for the project as part of a series of new configurations, including Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray and Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray packages that will feature a total of 97 songs, 63 of which are unreleased audio and video tracks.

Both Super Deluxe Editions also include the complete audio recording “Live In New York”, taped at the Ritz Theatre on May 16, 1991, with sound newly mixed from original multi-track tapes. One of three warmup shows for the Use Your Illusion Tour, it features Izzy Stradlin on guitar, the original version of "Don't Cry” and a special performance of “You Ain’t The First” both of which features the late Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon on guest vocals.

Also included is the complete audio recording of “Live In Las Vegas” taped at Thomas & Mack Center on January 25, 1992, newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes and features the band’s new guitarist Gilby Clarke.

The bonus disc is a Blu-ray Video of the complete Live In New York concert film, newly transferred from 35mm film prints to 4K UHD and presented in 1080p 24fps HD, in its entirety, along with audio mixed in Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, and PCM 48kHz 24-bit stereo. The Blu-ray menu features the brand-new live music video “You Could Be Mine.”

This is the first-time release of any complete audio and video concerts from the Use Your Illusion era GN’R.

Get your copy of the new box set here.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses stream 1992 performance of Double Talkin’ Jive
Guns N’ Roses stream video of 1991 club performance of You Could Be Mine
Guns N’ Roses to release expanded Use Your Illusion box set
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Search Guns N Roses at hennemusic