Guns N’Roses have released a brand new version of their much lauded track ‘November Rain’.
The track first featured on the band’s third studio album ‘Use Your Illusion I’, released in 1991. The track itself was officially released as a single a year later.
This brand new version of the track features on the upcoming Guns N’Roses box sets ‘Use Your Illusion’ Part 1&2 box sets, which will arrive on November 11, celebrating the albums’ thirtieth anniversaries.
This brand new box set will also include a 100 page hardcover book, rare live tracks from the era, along with a Conspiracy Inc. replica fan club folder with membership card, and replica fan club newsletters.
Seven photo prints of the band, ten “double design” lithos, four ‘Use Your Illusion’ tour replica cloth backstage passes, along with a replica ticket from the Ritz Theatre gig from 1991, a new band poster and more will also be included.
The new version was also reissued by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, alongside a 50-piece orchestra. It was also arranged by Emmy nominated and Grammy winning composer Christopher Lennertz.
On the new version of November Rain, Wilson also had this to say.
“My mix of a fully orchestrated version of the Guns N’ Roses’ evergreen November Rain appears on the just announced 30th anniversary reissue of Use Your Illusion”, he explained.
Wilson continued, “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”.
Check out the new version of November Rain below.
This upcoming release would appear to coincide with what we heard from Guns N’Roses’ guitarist Slash back in October.
Slash revealed that the band were also planning to release new music in the future, adding that they had “a couple of epic” songs to release.
He revealed that he hopes to make a new album “sooner than later”.