Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$6.30 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.30 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Use Your Illusion

Guns N' RosesAudio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Price: $9.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to Cloud Player.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 12 Songs, 1998 $9.49  
Audio CD, 1998 $9.00  

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Live And Let Die 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Don't Cry (Original) 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. You Ain't The First 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. November Rain 8:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Garden 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Dead Horse 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Civil War 7:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. 14 Years 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Yesterdays 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Knockin' On Heaven's Door 5:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Estranged 9:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Don't Cry (Alternate Lyrics) 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 


Amazon's Guns N' Roses Store

Music

Image of album by Guns N' Roses

Photos

Image of Guns N' Roses
Visit Amazon's Guns N' Roses Store
for 74 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Use Your Illusion + Appetite for Destruction + G N R Lies
Price for all three: $24.94

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 25, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dgc/Geffen/Reunion
  • ASIN: B00000DAHK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the two albums separately July 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a really good cd and I gave it five stars, but it is no substitute for Use Your Illusion I & II. It's a nice enough overview of the two albums, but it focuses mainly on their more radio oriented songs. This is almost a UYI Greatest Hits. While I'm sure no one will really agree what songs should or should not make the cut, it is clear that songs like "You Ain't the First" and the second version of "Don't Cry" are not needed on this one cd compilation. To be sure, it has two of the biggest essentials: "Estranged" and "November Rain", but so much is missing that it pains me to think someone might buy this album and miss out on so many other songs. Some of the more glaring absences include, "Bad Obsession", "Double Talkin' Jive", "Don't Damn Me", "Bad Apples", "Coma", "Breakdown", "Pretty Tied Up", "Locomotive" and "You Could Be Mine". Use Your Illusion I & II both have as much music as a cd can hold, and are, essentially, the length of three albums. It's worth your time and money to get them both. Only buy this compilation if you are a collector, or if you're looking for a gift without any bad language.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A "best of" from 2 albums? February 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Made in USA in 1998, Serial# GEFD-24463, Playing Time 63:52
The best thing about this CD is the idea for the cover that merges the artwork from the individual "Use Your Illusion 1" and "Use Your Illusion 2" CDs.
If you're on a tight budget, it's worth it, and you can be the proud owner of the edited version of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", the full version being on the original CD "UYI 2". Or if you're a die-hard GNR fan, you'll have to buy this for the very same reason.
Releasing the albums as a pair was somewhat daring, and I can't say I like everything on them. But each of them has some material that unfortunately didn't make it on this "compilation".
I'm by no means a big GNR fan, but I think you should do yourself a favor: buy both separately, and forget about this compilation.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to make a good Use Your Illusion combo CD. November 21, 2000
By Drew
Format:Audio CD
As far as I can tell, there's certain types of people this CD is for: Those who don't want to fork out money for both Illusion CDs, those who are only casual GNR fans, and those who are Wal-Mart or K-Mart retailers.
First, upsides. The McCartney cover "Live And Let Die" is a thundering classic that GNR made their own (as they tend to do). "Don't Cry" is a pretty nice power ballad that really works. "November Rain" is one of the best songs of the 1990s, with beautiful lyrics and instrumentals, two great Slash solos, and that perfect ending guitar riff.
"The Garden" is nice and sinister, while "Civil War" is a great anti-war anthem with lots of sonic power. "14 Years" is a bluesy, Stones/Aerosmith-ish lover-trashing song, with Izzy and Axl sharing vocals. "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" is a remarkable achievement, acheiving a perfect sonic power in a song that, remarkably, is better than both the Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton versions of the song. I mean, you've really got something if you can say you did a song better than Clapton. "Estranged" is the final great track on this CD, and works as a sequel to "November Rain," as the songs' protagonist suffers through a hard breakup and his thoughts turn to suicide. This song clocks in at nearly ten minutes, and it's a beautiful but biting epic, with lots of mood swings and song shifts. They're not jarring, though --they're perfectly appropriate. It's a remarkable song.
Now, the cons. "You Ain't The First" should have been omitted altogether. It's catchy, but not something that belongs as one of the best songs of the Illusion albums.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why? May 11, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Don't waste your time or money. Buy Use Your Illusion I & II. This is a classic example of a record company not seeing any albums from an artists and releasing a cheesy "best of" type cd to get money out of a band's name and to fulfil a contract. Sure this is a great cd, but to own I & II is so much better.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Alright, I guess July 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I dunno what to say...I guess the correct words would be to get the Use your Illusion I, then get Use your Illusion II. There's so many hits on both of them, and 12 songs out of 30 just won't cut it. There's so many they forgot on here. Let's see...Dust n' bones, Don't damn me, others from the first one. And from the second one...14 years (maybe they have it) Shotgun Blues, Breakdown, Pretty Tied up, Locomotive, Estranged, You could be mine, So fine. The first one they didn't do so bad, but the second one was left to hang with only 3 hits. So, I suggest that you get the two regular albums instead of this. Believe me, you'll feel alot better about yourself and your money's worth. I know it's two instead of one, but there's so many classics they forgot to put on here. So, do yourself a favor. I got the two before this thing ever came out, and I don't think I'll buy it because I already have all of the hits. Trust me on this one. Buy the two originals. You'll feel better.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Opinion From Someone Biased January 22, 2005
By Samhot
Format:Audio CD
The review below written by "rockon1202" is practically dead-on with my own thoughts; so much, to the extent, that I probably shouldn't even bother writing a review here, but this thing will continue, anyway.

Anytime we have something of a compilation made in an attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator, there will almost always be some problems in pleasing everyone. Hence this attempt here made by someone (or someones) to turn _Use Your Illusion_ into a one-disc, "filler-free" classic.

There are two main issues that fans (or potential fans) have with the _Illusion_ albums: the first issue being that these albums are a little *too* sprawling, ambitious and diverse, as both discs come out to a whopping total of 76-minutes in length per disc. And, as to be expected, many complain about the tons of "filler" that surround the "good" stuff on both albums. You see, many fans probably expected Guns N' Roses to stick to the straightforward hard rock/metal formula found on efforts of past, and hated to see the band stretch out, and fill their albums with spawling epics that bordered on prog-rock.

The second reason is the profanity soaked throughout the discs; actually, this issue here is probably of lesser relevance to many Guns N' Roses fans, but could be of more importance to those who are only familiar with their profanity-free hits. True, I myself become somewhat wary of Axl's excessive usage of this, not because I find profanity to be offensive (which I don't), but mainly because it seemed at times that Axl would just revel in profanity just for the sake of doing so. But, then I am reminded that Axl was an enraged, tortured soul, so at times, it doesn't seem as contrived as it may appear.

Anyway, back to the topic.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 90s metal
One of the best bands and albums which I have grown up with! No current bands have ever achieved such a high rating.
Published 10 months ago by Tang T. Yu
5.0 out of 5 stars g'n'f'n'r's
Just completed my studio release album collection for gnr
as usual they always fail to disappoint
comparing this to the new stuff on CHINESE DEMOCRACY leaves alot to... Read more
Published 17 months ago by shirazkhan2007
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a good song set......
Neither of these albums compares in any way to the first two releases. That being said, I think this is what should have been released initially. Read more
Published 22 months ago by MLW
1.0 out of 5 stars The reason Guns Broke up
Looking back it is obvious why Guns broke up. These are all basically throw away tracks that in no way match the rest of Guns n' Roses history. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Arby
2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong choices
The Use Your Illusion albums are bloated and overproduced. Somebody condensed the Ace and Deuce to one album which is a great idea that was executed wrong. Where's Civil war? Read more
Published on February 22, 2011 by Dudeman5000
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Has The Wrong Track Listing...
The track listing that Amazon has is actually for Use Your Illusion, Vol 1, not the compilation. The correct track listing should be:
1. Live and Let Die
2. Read more
Published on June 18, 2010 by Brand3n
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice compilation of Use Your Illusion I and II
I'm not a Guns N' Roses fan, so I'm not interested in buying all their albums. With that in mind, I thought that buying this Use Your Illusion compilation CD would be a nice... Read more
Published on September 23, 2009 by J. Verwer
2.0 out of 5 stars CD
The picture shown for this item was for the Use You Illusion set, 1 & 2.
That is what I though I was buying, the set... I only got Illusion 1. Read more
Published on November 13, 2008 by Ronald R. Bown
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes and No...
In the not-too-distant past, I believed that the two "Use Your Illusion" albums could/should have been done as one album containing the best tracks from both albums. Read more
Published on June 16, 2006 by Shadow
1.0 out of 5 stars here's how it shoulda gone
1. you could be mine
2. dust N' bones
3. perfect crime(matter of taste )
4. November rain
5. civil war
6. don't cry
7. locomotive
8. Read more
Published on December 8, 2005
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0x9e5bc4f8)

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category