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im really lookin forward to it i've heard alot of the stuff on youtube and i really liked it but it's not guns n roses it's axl rose

anyway does anyone know if the release date for england is the same for ireland? thanx
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The complete album (I guess) is online on:
http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses

Release date here in Norway tomorrow.

:headbang
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turns out buckethead is on all but 2 songs, and his leads are all over the album!!
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firestone wrote:but it's not guns n roses it's axl rose
+1. To me GNR is slash+axl rose, period.


:peace
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lydian2000 wrote:
firestone wrote:but it's not guns n roses it's axl rose
+1. To me GNR is slash+axl rose, period.


:peace
Well, if you want to be picky about it, GnR wasn't "GnR" either...
Tracii Guns wasn't in the band anymore, so it should have been "Roses".
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The vocals on the myspace site sound an little off on a couple of tracks compared to the versions "leaked" onto the net the other year.
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WOW IT WAS A BIG GREAT POSITIVE SURPRISE FOR ME!

Best songs so fare:
Chinese Democracy
Better (maybe my no. 1, excellent pop-heavy tune, also a little grunge feel in the start)
Sorry (BEST POWER BALLAD FOR MAYBE... 17 YEARS!)
IRS
Madagascar
This I Love

Some other great songs also.
I really like the vocal work Axl is doing on this album.
Maybe I had forgot he really can sing and not only scream.
E.g when I first heard "Sorry" I tought, - is this really Axl?
It sounded almost a little like Geoff Tate from Queensryche, some parts...
I like how Axl change his voice from very soft to the more well known "aggressively" expression.

Ohh, yes also some excellent guitar work on this album.
Dont know much about Buckethead, but I believe I can recognize him one some songs.
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b2 wrote: It sounded almost a little like Geoff Tate from Queensryche, some parts...
Some of the parts on Street of Dreams sound like Tate as well.
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Don't know if happens the same in other countries, but here, in every comercial parts between any program, passes some publicity about the album :roll: :roll: :roll:

Well well, the machine is very oiled... :roll: :roll: :roll:

:roll: Seraphim :roll:
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GOOD! :D
Because it is an excellent album!

But did not know Axl or the record company Geffen or who is paying could afford that.
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Seraphim wrote:Don't know if happens the same in other countries, but here, in every comercial parts between any program, passes some publicity about the album :roll: :roll: :roll:

Well well, the machine is very oiled... :roll: :roll: :roll:

:roll: Seraphim :roll:
The record company is pushing hard.
They want to sell this thing like nothing they've ever done, so that they can recover some of the excessive production costs...
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i think its just ok tbh, still recomend people get it, but yeah little diff than i expected, it is like a modern gnr i guess recorded pretty well too
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...so, is better warning Dr. Pepper to mass produce the soda :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:mrgreen: Seraphim :mrgreen:
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I was never and Guns and Roses fan, but I bought this album because I was curious about it, and I think it's great.

No album can live up to 17 years worth of expectation, but I think this sounds really fresh and the production is fantastic. There's some tasty playing on there and Axl's voice sounds strong and versatile.

I wonder how much of it is new and old. Maybe I'll see if I can count the rings on the CD...

Not great enough for album of the year though... that still goes to Meshuggah for "obZen" - and I'm nearning time to deliver my final verdict for 2008... ;)

Mikey :)
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