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I think we are mixing up Axl being meticulous in recording and why CD took so long. Half the time it's not Axl's recording technique, it was rec company wanting something different than what he handed in.
People have disagreed but CD is a mixtape of albums produced by Beavan, Roy Baker, Costanzo. They weren't always re-recording the same songs over and over. There were other songs.
Tommy thought the Beavan record was fine but the label called it too raw. But really they didn't want a NIN or Marilyn manson record from GNR. That's why they drafted in the Queen producer.
In 2000 Axl was ready to mix. They told him no it wasn't. So who's the perfectionist? By 2000 it was ready.
So I don't think CD duration is evidence of Axl's crazy perfectionism.
Also his perfectionism led to songs like Nov Rain and Estranged. So it's not all bad, i guess if you are doing multi part songs they can't be too sloppy