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LISTEN: Guns N’ Roses re-release 2022 version of ‘November Rain’ featuring 50-piece orchestra

The revamped track is part of a “super deluxe” box set edition of ‘Use Your Illusion I + II.'
7 November 2022 8:00AM

Guns N’ Roses have released a new version of their 1991 anthem ‘November Rain,’ featuring a 50-piece orchestra. 

Arranged and conducted by film and television composer Christopher Lennertz, the revamped version of the song features extra violins, flute, cellos and more - adding an extra layer to the song. Have a listen up top. 

Progressive rocker Steven Wilson, who remixed the track, said back in September:

“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 revamped track is part of a “super deluxe” box set edition of ‘Use Your Illusion I + II,’ which is set to feature 63 previously unreleased Gunners tracks, including live covers.

The special edition box set will be released November 11th - check out the huge tracklisting below:

Use Your Illusion I

  1. Right Next Door To Hell

  2. Dust N’ Bones

  3. Live And Let Die

  4. Don’t Cry (Original)

  5. Perfect Crime

  6. You Ain’t The First

  7. Bad Obsession

  8. Back Off Bitch

  9. Double Talkin’ Jive

  10. November Rain (Newly recorded w/ orchestra)

  11. The Garden

  12. Garden Of Eden

  13. Don’t Damn Me

  14. Bad Apples

  15. Dead Horse

  16. Coma

Use Your Illusion II

  1. Civil War

  2. 14 Years

  3. Yesterdays

  4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

  5. Get In The Ring

  6. Shotgun Blues

  7. Breakdown

  8. Pretty Tied Up

  9. Locomotive

  10. So Fine

  11. Estranged

  12. You Could Be Mine

  13. Don’t Cry (Alt. Lyrics)

  14. My World

Live In New York Ritz Theatre – May 16, 1991

  1. Pretty Tied Up

  2. Bad Obsession

  3. Right Next Door To Hell

  4. Mr. Brownstone

  5. Dust N’ Bones

  6. Live And Let Die

  7. Paradise City

  8. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Civil War

  9. Drum Solo

  10. Slash Solo

  11. You Could Be Mine

  12. I Was Only Joking / Patience

  13. Only Women Bleed / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

  14. Don’t Cry (Original) (w/ Shannon Hoon)

  15. You Ain’t The First (w/ Shannon Hoon)

  16. My Michelle

  17. Estranged

  18. Double Talkin’ Jive

  19. Sweet Child O’ Mine

  20. Welcome To The Jungle

  21. Cd 5

Live In Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center – January 25, 1992

  1. Nightrain

  2. Mr. Brownstone

  3. Live And Let Die

  4. Attitude

  5. It’s So Easy

  6. Bad Obsession

  7. Welcome To The Jungle

  8. Double Talkin’ Jive

  9. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Civil War / Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

  10. Don’t Cry (Original)

  11. Wild Horses

  12. Patience

  13. You Could Be Mine

  14. So Fine

  15. November Rain

  16. Intros / Drum Solo

  17. Slash Solo

  18. Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)

  19. Rocket Queen

  20. Sail Away Sweet Sister

  21. Sweet Child O’ Mine

  22. Move To The City

  23. Hotel California / Only Women Bleed / Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

  24. Yesterdays

  25. My Michelle

  26. Estranged

  27. Mother / Paradise City

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