Guns N' Roses ‎– Chinese Democracy

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Geffen Records ‎– B0012356-02, Black Frog ‎– B0012356-02
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1 Chinese Democracy
Arranged By – Rose*, Tobias*, Beavan*Backing Vocals – Dizzy Reed, Tommy StinsonBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Frank FerrerEdited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEngineer [Additional Guitar Processing] – Chris PitmanEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Guitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedPerformer [Intro] – Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – Buckethead, Robin FinckVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Freese*
4:43
2 Shackler's Revenge
Arranged By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Costanzo*, Scaturro*Bass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxGuitar – Buckethead, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedProducer [Initial Production] – Bryan Mantia, Pete ScaturroSoloist, Guitar – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Vocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Costanzo*, Scaturro*
3:37
3 Better
Arranged By – Rose*, Finck*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain (26), Caram Costanzo, Robin FinckBacking Vocals – Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed, Tommy StinsonBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26), Frank FerrerEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Robin FinckGuitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed, Robin FinckProducer [Initial Production] – Robin FinckSoloist, Guitar – Buckethead, Robin FinckVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Finck*
4:59
4 Street Of Dreams
Arranged By – Rose*, Beavan*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain (26), Josh FreeseArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBacking Vocals – Dizzy Reed, Tommy StinsonBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEdited By [Guitar Solos (Robin) Re-amped, Edited By], Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Critter*Guitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Orchestra – Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterPiano – Dizzy ReedProducer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Initially Produced By] – Sean BeavanRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – Buckethead, Robin FinckSynth [Synth Orchestra], Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Reed*, Stinson*
4:47
5 If The World
Acoustic Guitar – BucketheadArranged By – Rose*, Pitman*Bass – Chris PitmanBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrum Machine [Additional MPC Drums], Drum Programming [Additional] – Eric CaudieuxDrum Machine [MPC Drums], Drum Programming – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26), Frank FerrerEdited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEdited By [Guitar Solos (Robin) Re-amped, Edited By], Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Engineer [Guitar Solos (Buckethead) Engineered By] – Critter*Guitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Robin FinckPiano – Dizzy ReedProducer [Additional Production] – Chris PitmanProducer [Guitar Solos (Buckethead) Initially Produced By] – Sean BeavanProducer [Initial Production] – Chris Pitman, Sean BeavanRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – BucketheadSynthesizer [String Machine] – Chris PitmanTwelve-String Guitar – Chris PitmanVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Pitman*
4:54
6 There Was A Time
Arranged By – Rose*, Costanzo*, Caudieux*, Beavan*Arranged By [Choir And Additional Horn Arrangements] – Axl Rose, Suzy Katayama*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Axl Rose, Brain (26), Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Josh FreeseArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBacking Vocals – Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed, Tommy StinsonBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Additional] – Chris PitmanBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26), Frank FerrerEdited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Billy Howerdel, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEdited By [Guitar Solos (Robin) Re-amped, Edited By], Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Critter*Guitar – Axl Rose, Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedMellotron, Drum Programming – Chris PitmanOrchestra – Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterPiano – Paul Tobias (2)Producer [Additional Production] – Chris PitmanProducer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Initially Produced By] – Sean BeavanRecorded By [Axl's Guitars] – Billy HowerdelRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – Buckethead, Robin FinckSynth [Synth Orchestra], Keyboards – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Reed*, Tobias*
6:41
7 Catcher In The Rye
Backing Vocals, Vocals – Axl RoseBass – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain (26)Guitar – Paul Tobias (2), Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedPiano – Axl RoseSoloist, Guitar – Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Written-By – Rose*, Tobias*
5:53
8 Scraped
Arranged By – Rose*, Carroll*, Costanzo*Bass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxGuitar – Buckethead, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedProducer [Initial Production] – Caram CostanzoSoloist, Guitar – Buckethead, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Vocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Carroll*, Costanzo*
3:31
9 Riad N' The Bedouins
Arranged By – Rose*, Beavan*, Stinson*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Josh FreeseBacking Vocals – Dizzy Reed, Tommy StinsonBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Guitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Dizzy ReedRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Soloist, Guitar [Outro] – BucketheadVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Stinson*
4:10
10 Sorry
Acoustic Guitar – Robin FinckArranged By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Scaturro*Backing Vocals – Sebastian BachBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Pete ScaturroEngineer [Additional Engineering], Producer [Initial Production] – Bryan Mantia, Pete ScaturroGuitar – Buckethead, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Scaturro*Soloist, Guitar – BucketheadVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Scaturro*
6:15
11 I.R.S.
Arranged By – Rose*, Tobias*, Beavan*Bass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrum Machine [MPC Drums], Drum Programming – Brain (26)Drums – Brain (26), Frank FerrerEdited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEdited By [Guitar Solos (Robin) Re-amped, Edited By], Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Critter*Guitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Dizzy ReedProducer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Initially Produced By] – Sean BeavanRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – Buckethead, Robin FinckVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Reed*, Tobias*
4:29
12 Madagascar
Arranged By – Rose*, Pitman*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain (26), Chris PitmanArranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Axl Rose, Suzy Katayama*Arranged By [Initial Arrangement Suggestions] – YouthArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBass – Chris Pitman, Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass], Drum Programming – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEdited By [Guitar Solos (Robin) Re-amped, Edited By], Engineer [Guitar Solos (Robin) Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Engineer [Guitar Solos (Buckethead) Engineered By] – Critter*French Horn – Suzy Katayama*Guitar – Axl Rose, Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris PitmanManagement [Sample Clearance Services] – Music Resources, Inc.Orchestra – Marco BeltramiOrchestra [Additional] – Paul BuckmasterProducer [Additional Demo Preproduction] – YouthProducer [Additional Production] – Chris PitmanProducer [Guitar Solos (Buckethead) Initially Produced By] – Sean BeavanProducer [Initial Production] – Chris Pitman, Sean BeavanRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSampler [Sample Collage] – Axl RoseSoloist, Guitar – BucketheadSynth [Synth French Horn] – Axl RoseVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Pitman*
5:38
13 This I Love
Arranged By – Rose*Arranged By [Additional Arrangement] – Chris PitmanArranged By [Choir And Additional Horn Arrangements] – Axl Rose, Suzy Katayama*Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Axl Rose, Marco BeltramiBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Drums [Sub Drums] – Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Eric CaudieuxGuitar – Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Harp – Patti HoodKeyboards – Axl Rose, Chris PitmanOrchestra – Marco BeltramiPiano – Axl RoseSoloist, Guitar – Robin FinckSynth [Additional Synth Orchestra] – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedSynth [Synth Orchestra] – Axl RoseVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*
5:34
14 Prostitute
Arranged By – Rose*Arranged By [Drums Arrangement] – Brain (26), Caram Costanzo, Josh FreeseArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain (26)Edited By [Axl's Main Vocals Re-edited], Engineer [Axl's Main Vocals Processed And Engineered By] – Caram CostanzoEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanEngineer [Axl's Main Vocals] – Critter*Guitar – Buckethead, Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Dizzy ReedOrchestra – Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterPiano – Axl RoseRecorded By [Axl's Main Vocals] – Sean BeavanSoloist, Guitar – BucketheadSynth [Synth Orchestra] – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Tobias*
6:16

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Even though the 'Made in USA by UML' mould stamp may appear on some copies, this edition was actually made by EDC, USA; UML was renamed EDC, USA in 2005.

Track 12 contains elements from "I Have A Dream" & "Why Jesus Called Man A Fool" by Martin Luther King, Jr. Used courtesy of Intellectual Property Management, Inc. o/b/o The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.; "Mississippi Burning" used courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer; "Cool Hand Luke" used courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures; "Braveheart" used courtesy of Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures & Twentieth Century Fox; "Casualties Of War" used courtesy of Sony Pictures; "Seven" used courtesy of New Line Cinema.

Additional production and preproduction for RTB Audio Visual Productions, USA.
Mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. Portland, Maine.

Studios:
In Los Angeles, CA: The Village, Rumbo, Can Am, Woodland Ranch, IGA, Cherokee, Capitol, Sunset Sound.
In New York, NY: Battery, Soundtrack, Electric Lady, Bennett House.
In Las Vegas, NV: The Palms.
In London, UK: The Townhouse.

Publishing
1: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Slip N' Bleed Music (BMI), The Nose Knows Publishing (ASCAP).
2: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Katella Music (BMI), The Nose Knows Music (ASCAP), That's Right Frankie Publishing (BMI), NTT Music (BMI).
3: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Robin Finck Light Headed (ASCAP).
4: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Done To Death Music, Inc. (ASCAP), LOSINGMYMIND Publishing (ASCAP).
5: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Valisystem A Publishing (ASCAP).
6: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Steiner Tobias Publishing (ASCAP), LOSINGMYMIND Publishing (ASCAP).
7, 14: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Zero Intelligence Publishing (ASCAP).
8: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), The Nose Knows Music (BMI), Katella Music (BMI).
9: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Done To Death Music, Inc. (ASCAP).
10: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Katella Music (BMI), That's Right Frankie Publishing (BMI), NTT Music (BMI).
11: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Zero Intelligence Publishing (ASCAP), LOSINGMYMIND Publishing (ASCAP).
12: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Valisystem A Publishing (ASCAP), Martin Luther King, Jr. for IPM (ASCAP).
13: Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP).

Manufactured and distributed in the United States by Universal Music Distribution.
℗ © 2008 Geffen Records.
Released in association with Redline Entertainment, Inc.

Printed in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02517 90607 5
  • Barcode (String): 602517906075
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Tracks 1, 2, 8, 10): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [EDC logo] B00 123 5602 01%%
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0340
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY UML
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  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0315
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): [EDC logo] B00 123 5062 01%% AL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0313
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA
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  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0340
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY UML
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  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0393
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA
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  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0361
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY EDC
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  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0367
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY EDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): B00 123 5602 01%% I
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0389
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY EDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): [EDC logo] B00 123 5602 01%% BA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI L007
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  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY EDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10): [EDC logo] B00 123 5602 01%% Q
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 0331
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 CD mould/hub text): MADE IN USA BY UML

Other Versions (5 of 40) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MR 3266-2 Guns N' Roses Best Democracy(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 3266-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
0602517906075 Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) 0602517906075 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
STARCD 7305 Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Black Frog STARCD 7305 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
none Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy(CD, Album, Promo) Universal Music A/S none Denmark 2008 Sell This Version
SRS-472 Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy(2xCD, Album, Comp, Unofficial, Tin) Universal (3) SRS-472 China 2008 Sell This Version

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sladerecords

sladerecords

May 17, 2015
listening to this lp is excruciating . Axl , his voice is just painful to hear , whining trite lyrics mostly. the music is nothing interesting, nothing memorable except maybe the first song which does not mean it's really a good song. i realize this is the new g n r and i don't need it to sound like the best g n r but this is one of the worst albums ever. my copy , u.s. pressing sounds fine as vinyl . i listened to this a second time after hearing it once several years ago when i first bought it and i realized i have to sell it .
pagliacciempire

pagliacciempire

October 8, 2011

Not a classic GNR record, Chinese Democracy combines Axl Rose' voice talent with modern rock guitarists like Buckethead, Robin Fink and Bumblefoot. It's not what one suspected from the 80s/90s hard rock band, but then again, it is not the Guns N' Roses we knew. Once you have overcome the wish that the band would have another name and forget how long it took to see daylight, you can fully concentrade on the music which proves brilliant in every aspect, though it is of course not the best records of all time or anything like that. Nice, nice music!