Gn’R To Release ‘Use Your Illusion I & II’ Box Set Featuring 63 Previously Unreleased Songs & Videos

September 26, 2022

For the ultimate Guns N’ Roses fan, they’re releasing “Use Your Illusion I & II”, the ultimate box set for the band’s 1991 multi-platinum albums “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II”.

The box set is being released on November 11 and boasts a mammoth 97 tracks, 63 of which are PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED! You’ll be able to buy the package in multiple configurations including a Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray, a Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray, Two-CD Deluxe Editions of “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” separately, standard 1CD and 2LP versions of “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” separately.

Gn’R’s third and fourth studio albums, “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II”, were originally released simultaneously on September 17, 1991. Both albums went to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart concurrently, selling over 500,000 copies in the first two hours of release, with an estimated sales of over 685,000 and 770,000, respectively, within the first week of release.

Stand out tracks on “Use Your Illusion I” include a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Live And Let Die”, the Top 10 hit “Don’t Cry” and the 90s anthem “November Rain”, which went to #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and is the first video from the ’90s to hit the 1 billion views mark on YouTube – now almost 2 billion views!

“Use Your Illusion II” features “You Could Be Mine”, “Civil War”, which reached #4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”, plus an alternate version of “Don’t Cry”, which features different lyrics.

As you might expect, the Super Deluxe box sets are housed with a hardcover book. And it’s big! 100 pages. You’ll get unreleased photos, memorabilia & archival documents, Conspiracy Inc. replica fan club folder with membership card, four Conspiracy Inc. 1991/1992 “Use Your Illusion”-era replica fan club newsletters, 10 Double-design lithos that reveals 1 of 2 unique images when inserted into the supplied red & blue reveal sleeves, seven band 8″x10″ photo prints, four “Use Your Illusion” tour replica cloth sticky backstage passes, a Ritz Theatre 5/16/1991 replica concert ticket (with the original misprinted date of 5/15/1991) and a brand new 24″x36″ band poster. 
What a mouthful!
Both “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” are packaged together in a limited-edition 4LP set. “Use Your Illusion I” includes the debut of the newly recorded “November Rain (2022 Version)” with a first-ever real 50-piece orchestra conducted and arranged by Grammy Award winner and Emmy Award-nominated composer Christopher Lennertz. “Use Your Illusion I” LP 1 is pressed on yellow vinyl and LP 2 is pressed on red vinyl. “Use Your Illusion II” LP 1 is pressed on blue vinyl and LP 2 is pressed on purple vinyl.
Which of the two albums is your favourite? 

Written by Todd Hancock