Guns N’ Roses is dropping the reissue of Use Your Illusion I & II next week, which features an updated version of “November Rain.”
The new version of the classic power ballad can be heard below. So, what makes this version different from the original? The new version features a newly recorded 50-piece orchestra conducted by renowned film and television composer Christopher Lennertz added to the epic composition. If you listen to the track, the orchestral arrangement definitely sounds lusher than the original.
As previously reported, Use Your Illusion I & II will be reissued on November 11 in a variety of formats including digital, CD and vinyl. However, the best part of the reissue is the box sets.
There are two different box sets: A 7CD + Blu-ray box set for $259.98 and a 12LP + Blu-ray box set for $499.98. Both box sets feature 97 tracks, with 63 of those tracks being previously unreleased. Also included are audio and video recordings of “Live in New York”, which was a show recorded at the Ritz on May 16, 1991. All audio and video footage has been remastered. Additionally, “Live In Vegas,” an audio recording of a January 25, 1992 show at the Thomas & Mack Center, is also included. The Vegas recording is the first performance to feature guitarist Gilby Clarke.
Complete reissue specs, as well as album-related merch, can be found at GNRmerch.com.