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Use Your Illusion
Use Your Illusion cover
Compilation album by Guns N' Roses
Released August 25, 1998
Recorded A&M Studios, Record Plant Studios, Rumbo Recorders, CanAm Studios, Sound Techniques, Triad Studios, Conway Studios, and Ocean Way Recording, 1990-1991
Genre Hard rock
Length 63:50
Label Geffen Records
Producer Mike Clink, Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses chronology
"The Spaghetti Incident?"
"Use Your Illusion
Live Era: '87–'93

Use Your Illusion (not to be confused with Use Your Illusion I and II) is a compilation album released by Guns N' Roses on September 17, 1998 in the United States. It consists entirely of songs without profanity (save for one instance of "bullshit" in "14 Years") and was sold primarily in Wal-Mart and Kmart, two retail outlets which refused to stock the Illusion albums because of their profanity.

Also of note, the version of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" included on this album is missing Josh Richman's speech.

Track listing[]

Use Your Illusion I
  1. "Live and Let Die"
  2. "Don't Cry" (original)
  3. "You Ain't the First"
  4. "November Rain"
  5. "The Garden"
  6. "Dead Horse"
Use Your Illusion II
  1. "Civil War"
  2. "14 Years"
  3. "Yesterdays"
  4. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
  5. "Estranged"
  6. "Don't Cry" (alternate lyrics)


  • This is a sort-of "best of" for Use Your Illusion. It was only released in Walmart and Best Buy stores. It was mainly created because the stores refused to stock Use Your Illusion I & II due to the profane nature of most of the songs.