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Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87-'93 - (1999) - {First US Pressing} - Vinyl - 24-Bit/96kHz + 16-Bit/44kHz

Posted By : vinylhound | Date : 02 Jul 2012 08:51:14 | Comments : 1 |
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Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87-'93 (1999)
vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 3.25 GB & 985 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | FF & FP | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Rock | Geffen Records ~ 0694905141

Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87-'93 is a four record live album by Guns N' Roses, released on November 23, 1999. The album was the first official Guns N' Roses release since "The Spaghetti Incident?" released on the same day in 1993. Former guitarist Slash notes that the album is "not pretty and there are a lot of mistakes, but this is Guns N' Roses, not the fucking Mahavishnu Orchestra. It's as honest as it gets." The dates and locations of the tracks are not revealed in the liner notes, and are only referred to simply as being "Recorded across the universe between 1987 and 1993". However, the majority of the tracks on the four records are sourced from the extensive Use Your Illusion Tour of 1991-1993. Only two tracks come from 1988 live recordings - "Used to Love Her" and "You're Crazy".

It is interesting to note that this is the only actual "live" album by Guns N' Roses. The "Live Like A Suicide" EP was actually studio recordings with crowd noise added in later. The "live" side of G N' R Lies is simply a re-pressing of the "Live Like A Suicide" EP. The same applies to "Live From The Jungle" with the exception of three tracks, "It's So Easy", Knockin' On Heaven's Door", & "Whole Lotta Rosie". These three tracks were recorded live at the Marquee Club in London, England on June 28, 1987. This makes "Live Era '87-'93 Their only real live album.

Axl Rose is alleged to have communicated with former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan, through intermediaries only, in selecting the track list. In an interview Slash stated that "the live album was one of the easiest projects we all worked on. I didn't actually see Axl, but we communicated via the powers that be."

Two former members who play on the majority of the tracks, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, are not credited as band members in the liner notes, but as "additional musicians", while original drummer Steven Adler, who plays on only three tracks on the album, and Izzy Stradlin, who plays on only six songs, are credited as "main band members."

Two popular live songs, "Live and Let Die" and "Civil War", which were both played heavily during the Use Your Illusion Tour, are omitted from this release, while songs that were played to a much lesser extent on the tour ("Pretty Tied Up" and "Move to the City") are included.

The vinyl version of the album contains a rare performance of "Coma", Guns N' Roses' longest song to date.

The song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" was performed and recorded at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and was previously released on the "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" single.

"Estranged," "Don't Cry," "November Rain," "Pretty Tied Up," "You Could Be Mine" and "Move To The City" were previously released on the band's Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II videos.

I have included full scans.


Track Listing

Side 1

1. Nightrain
2. Mr. Brownstone
3. It's So Easy
4. Welcome To The Jungle

Side 2

1. Dust N' Bones
2. My Michelle
3. You're Crazy
4. Used To Love Her

Side 3

1. Patience
2. It's Alright
3. November Rain

Side 4

1. Out Ta Get Me
2. Pretty Tied Up
3. Yesterdays

Side 5

1. Move To The City
2. You Could Be Mine

Side 6

1. Rocket Queen
2. Sweet Child O' Mine

Side 7

1. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
2. Don't Cry
3. Estranged

Side 8

1. Paradise City
2. Coma


Recording Dates:

Nightrain - Las Vegas, USA; January 25, 1992
Mr. Brownstone - London, UK; August 31, 1991
It's So Easy - Paris, France; June 6, 1992
Welcome To The Jungle - Buenos Aires, Argentina; 1992
Dust N' Bones - New York City, USA; May 16, 1991
My Michelle - London, UK; August 31, 1991
You're Crazy - Tokyo, Japan; December 10, 1988
Used To Love Her - Tokyo, Japan; December 10, 1988
Patience - Tokyo, Japan; February 22, 1992
It's Alright - Houston, USA; September 4, 1992
Out Ta Get Me - London, UK; June 28, 1987
Pretty Tied Up - Tokyo, Japan; February 22, 1992
Yesterdays - Las Vegas, USA; January 25, 1992
Move To The City - Tokyo, Japan; February 22, 1992
You Could Be Mine - Tokyo, Japan; February 22, 1992
Rocket Queen - Las Vegas, USA; January 25, 1992
Sweet Child O' Mine - Paris, France; June 6, 1992
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - London, UK; April 20, 1992
Don't Cry - Tokyo, Japan; February 22, 1992
Estranged - Tokyo, Japan; February 22, 1992
Paradise City - Las Vegas, USA; January 25, 1992
Coma - Omaha, USA; April 10, 1993

Musicians:

W. Axl Rose – lead vocals, piano on "It's Alright" and "November Rain", whistling on "Patience", whistle on "Paradise City"
Izzy Stradlin – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Dust N' Bones" (1987–1991)
Slash – lead guitar, talkbox on "Dust N' Bones", backing vocals
Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals
Steven Adler – drums (1987–1990)
Dizzy Reed – keyboards, piano, synthesizer, percussion, backing vocals (1990–1993)
Matt Sorum – drums, backing vocals (1991–1993)
Gilby Clarke – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1992–1993)
Teddy Andreadis – backing vocals, harmonica, percussion, keyboards (1991–1993)
Roberta Freeman – backing vocals (1991–1993)
Tracey Amos – backing vocals (1991–1993)
Cece Worrall – horns (1991–1993)
Anne King – horns (1991–1993)
Lisa Maxwell – horns (1991–1993)

Vinyl Ripping Equipment

Technics SL-1210MK2 Turntable
Origin Live OL1 fully modified tone arm (Rega RB250)
Audio-Technica AT33EV MC Cartridge
Sonic Bliss Audiophile Turntable Mat
Dennon AU-300LC Step Up Transformer
Custom built, all tube phono stage
Creative 0404 USB @ 24 bit / 192khz
WaveLab 6.11 for recording software
JBL LSR series studio monitors / subwoofer for playback listening
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for any cleaning needed (all done manually)
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for re-sampling to 24/96 & 16/44
Trader's Little Helper for SBE correction
mp3tag 2.50 for tagging & re-naming files
Adobe Photoshop for scans


Dynamic Range Analysis

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foobar2000 1.1.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: Guns N' Roses / Live Era '87-'93
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.04 dB -13.59 dB 5:19 01-Nightrain
DR12 -1.13 dB -14.41 dB 4:08 02-Mr. Brownstone
DR11 -0.45 dB -14.87 dB 4:59 03-It's So Easy
DR11 -0.03 dB -13.51 dB 5:06 04-Welcome To The Jungle
DR11 -0.90 dB -13.61 dB 5:16 05-Dust N' Bones
DR11 -0.48 dB -14.12 dB 3:52 06-My Michelle
DR12 -0.04 dB -12.92 dB 4:46 07-You're Crazy
DR11 -1.52 dB -14.91 dB 4:18 08-Used To Love Her
DR11 -1.13 dB -14.81 dB 6:55 09-Patience
DR11 -2.02 dB -16.14 dB 3:07 10-It's Alright
DR12 -0.05 dB -14.97 dB 12:29 11-November Rain
DR12 -0.15 dB -13.64 dB 4:34 12-Out Ta Get Me
DR12 -0.07 dB -13.59 dB 5:25 13-Pretty Tied Up
DR11 -1.01 dB -14.34 dB 3:50 14-Yesterdays
DR12 -0.05 dB -13.57 dB 8:09 15-Move To The City
DR11 -0.65 dB -13.56 dB 6:09 16-You Could Be Mine
DR12 -0.78 dB -14.13 dB 8:38 17-Rocket Queen
DR11 -0.05 dB -12.64 dB 7:19 18-Sweet Child O' Mine
DR12 -0.83 dB -15.08 dB 7:38 19-Knockin' On Heaven's Door
DR11 -1.46 dB -15.29 dB 4:51 20-Don't Cry
DR12 -0.05 dB -14.38 dB 9:40 21-Estranged
DR11 -1.03 dB -13.86 dB 7:31 22-Paradise City
DR11 -0.04 dB -13.74 dB 10:48 23-Coma
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Number of tracks: 23
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3110 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Posted By: Dr. Love Date: 02 Jul 2012 17:08:55
Thanks for this great upload and a lot others you made before!
Can you please get Australian pressings of AC/DC albums from Bon Scott era? I really want these real bad.