Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain” (Piano Version, 1986 Sound City Session)
Guns N’ Roses’ massive Appetite for Destruction box set is out tomorrow (June 29), and to whet possible consumers’ appetite for spending literally 1000 dollars, the band has released one of the collection’s most alluring bonus tracks: a piano/vocal demo for the band’s 1991 epic “November Rain.” The demo was recorded in 1986 at Sound City Studios (one of 25 unreleased tracks from sessions there), and showcases a pretty fully formed version of the song based largely around Rose’s piano and vocals. There are some light moments of percussion to hint at the form of the full band arrangement that would coalesce later. Guns N’ Roses previously released a demo for “Shadow Of Your Love,” which the band recently performed live for the first time in 31 years. Listen to the early take of “November Rain” below.