Guns N’ Roses’ double album Use Your Illusion I & II celebrates its 30th anniversary today (September 17.) Use Your Illusion was one of the most anticipated albums not just in 1991, but ever, with the album dropping at midnight on its first day of release resulting in late-night lines at record stores all across the country.
GN’R may have staved off fans with 1988’s GN’R Lies, but the adoring masses were eager for something to really sink their teeth into following the smash success of 1987’s Appetite for Destruction. They got that and then some with a double LP boasting 30 tracks.
Both LPs have been certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and it still remains beloved by GN’R fans the world over. However, even the biggest Guns N’ Roses superfan would admit that Use Your Illusion certainly has its share of filler tracks.
So, what would Use Your Illusion look like if it were just one album? We’ve whittled it down to 12 tracks, the same amount of tracks on Appetite for Destruction. Scroll through the list below to see which songs made the cut.