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I don't know what you're all talking about, it's easy to hear which parts of the vocals are overdubbed in Jungle. 

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Live Era is the only GNR album I haven't been bothered to buy. WTF were the thinking not including Civil War from Paris '92???!!!

I'm pretty sure all of Axl's singing vocals on Estranged are rerecorded when compared to the Tokyo '92 video.

Only track I quite like is Don't Cry as this seems like the least fucked-with song.

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Yo what’s with all the negativity? It was 1999. If Axl farted in a jar and put it up for sale, people would still be glad, in those wasteland wilderness times. I loved Oh My God, and I loved Live Era. Sure, stuff was done in a studio, but it was still real work done by our beloved musicians, not some fake synthetized multilayer shit. I do agree that some track choices as well as modifications could have been rethought, but it’s definitely still an awesome album. That’s my take. 

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I hate, hate, hate Live Era.

* The album cover shows all the posters from the club days with Adler, but the overwhelming majority of the tracklist is from the Illusion tour with Sorum on drums.

* Bad track selection. Where was "Civil War"? Where was "Live and Let Die"? Where was "Double Talkin' Jive"?

* Axl's studio recorded vocals are weak compared to the actual raspy live performances. I like rasp.

* Timing of the release. Why release in 1999 when no one cared anymore? Would have made more sense to come out in 1994.

 

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On 23/07/2019 at 11:53 AM, youngswedishvinyl said:

The recording of Brownstone on Live Era is taken from the show at Wembley Stadium, London, UK on 1991.08.31 (Apart from the vocals, but that goes without saying). The part where Axl is telling the crowd to back up is not from that gig or any other show we have any recordings of, that includes both soundboard and audience recordings.

To my ears it sounds like it was recorded in a room with a lot of natural reverb so we can probably rule out that the rant is re-recorded. But a recording from an indoor arena would most certainly make Axl's voice have that sound and a lot songs of Live Era are recorded at a show at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV on 1992.01.25 and that is a show that we have barely any non-Live Era recordings of (apart from Yesterdays and November Rain). Thomas & Mack Center is an indoor arena with a capacity of 15.000, a room like that would certainly give Axl's voice that reverb.

In other words, my educated guess is that the part on Live Era where Axl is asking the crowd to take a step back is from the 1992.01.25 show at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Would be inclined to agree about " taking a step back" would be indoor as Axl asks for "a little bit of house light to make sure this happens" Donnington was outside and during daylight so there would be no house lights. I was at Wembley 91 and the vocals on the album for Brownstone are not what I heard that night. 

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7 hours ago, jamillos said:

Yo what’s with all the negativity? It was 1999. If Axl farted in a jar and put it up for sale, people would still be glad, in those wasteland wilderness times. I loved Oh My God, and I loved Live Era. Sure, stuff was done in a studio, but it was still real work done by our beloved musicians, not some fake synthetized multilayer shit. I do agree that some track choices as well as modifications could have been rethought, but it’s definitely still an awesome album. That’s my take. 

Yeah, back then that was all we could get. But we all knew the band deserved better. I never liked the sound, the mix and how they left songs like Civil War and DTJ. I actually like Axl's rerecording, but I hate how they managed to butcher Rocket Queen with no 2nd guitar. Even back then.

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1 hour ago, Voodoochild said:

Yeah, back then that was all we could get. But we all knew the band deserved better. I never liked the sound, the mix and how they left songs like Civil War and DTJ. I actually like Axl's rerecording, but I hate how they managed to butcher Rocket Queen with no 2nd guitar. Even back then.

I agree they particularly shouldn't have skipped Civil War (especially some 1992 version), and the missing guitar in RQ was also lame. 

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On 7/21/2019 at 5:36 PM, UsedYourIllusion said:

Hey guys, a couple questions, 

Does anyone know why the uncensored version of Live Era is no longer on YouTube, Spotify, etc.? It's only the censored version. Not a huge deal, just curious. 

Also, while I'm on the topic, does anyone know which show Axl was discussing people to "Step Back" and "People passing out and shit" before It's So Easy on Live Era? Is that Donnington? 

Amazon Music Unlimited has both the censored and uncensored album available.  I am not sure why those other services only have the censored. :shrugs:

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