Guns N’ Roses Share A ‘November Rain’ Demo From 1986

By Scott Bernstein Jun 28, 2018 1:27 pm PDT

Tomorrow, Guns N’ Roses will reissue their 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction in a variety of formats. Options range from a massive “Locked N’ Loaded” box set to a 2-LP vinyl edition to a “Super Deluxe Edition” all including remastered audio. Both the box set and the “Super Deluxe Edition” contain a bevy of previously unreleased tracks. GN’R previewed the unreleased content by sharing a 1986 demo of “November Rain.”

Vocalist Axl Rose laid down the 10-minute demo of “November Rain” during a 1986 session at Sound City Studios accompanied only by a piano, a tambourine and percussion. Guns N’ Roses wouldn’t wind up releasing “November Rain” until its inclusion on 1991’s Use Your Illusion I. The demo shows how important Slash’s fretboard theatrics are to the final product, yet provide an interesting look at the song’s development. “November Rain” is one of dozens of tracks from the session featuring former Nazareth guitarist Manny Charlton included in the “Locked N’ Loaded” box set and “Super Deluxe Edition” of the Appetite For Destruction reissue.

Listen to the 1986 demo of “November Rain”:

The various Appetite For Destruction reissues can be pre-ordered here.

Appetite For Destruction Super Deluxe Edition Tracklist

Appetite For Destruction Remastered

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. It’s So Easy
  3. Nightrain
  4. Out Ta Get Me
  5. Mr. Brownstone
  6. Paradise City
  7. My Michelle
  8. Think About You
  9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  10. You’re Crazy
  11. Anything Goes
  12. Rocket Queen

B-Sides N’ EPs: Remastered

  1. Reckless Life
  2. Nice Boys
  3. Move To The City (Live)
  4. Mama Kin
  5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
  6. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
  7. Patience
  8. Used To Love Her
  9. You’re Crazy
  10. It’s So Easy (Live)
  11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
  12. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

1986 Sound City Session

  1. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)
  2. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)
  3. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)
  4. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)
  5. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)
  6. Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)
  7. You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)
  8. Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)
  9. Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)
  10. Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)
  11. Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)
  12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)

1986 Sound City Session N’ More

  1. Shadow Of Your Love
  2. Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)
  3. Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
  4. The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)
  5. Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)
  6. Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)
  7. Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)
  8. Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)
  9. New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)
  10. November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session))
  11. Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
  12. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
  13. November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
  14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
  15. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

Blu-Ray Audio

Appetite For Destruction

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. It’s So Easy
  3. Nightrain
  4. Out Ta Get Me
  5. Mr. Brownstone
  6. Paradise City
  7. My Michelle
  8. Think About You
  9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  10. You’re Crazy
  11. Anything Goes
  12. Rocket Queen

Bonus Tracks

  1. Shadow Of Your Love
  2. Patience
  3. Used To Love Her
  4. You’re Crazy
  5. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

Music Videos

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. Sweet Child O’Mine
  3. Paradise City
  4. Patience
  5. It’s So Easy
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