Guns N' Roses ‎– Chinese Democracy

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Black Frog ‎– B0012356-01, Geffen Records ‎– B0012356-01
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 gram
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A1 Chinese Democracy
Arranged By – Rose*, Tobias*, Beavan*Bass, Backing Vocals – Tommy StinsonDrums – Frank FerrerEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist – Buckethead, Robin FinckKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Dizzy ReedKeyboards, Bass [Sub Bass], Technician [Additional Guitar Processing] – Chris PitmanKeyboards, Vocals – Axl RosePerformer [Intro] – Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxWritten-By – Rose*, Freese*
4:43
A2 Shackler's Revenge
Arranged By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Costanzo*, Scaturro*Bass – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxGuitar – Buckethead, Robin FinckGuitar, Soloist – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Dizzy ReedKeyboards, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Costanzo*, Scaturro*
3:36
A3 Better
Arranged By – Rose*, Finck*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain*, Caram Costanzo, Robin FinckBass, Backing Vocals – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*, Frank FerrerEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Robin FinckGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Keyboards, Soloist – Robin FinckGuitar, Soloist – BucketheadKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Dizzy ReedKeyboards, Backing Vocals, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Finck*
4:58
A4 Street Of Dreams
Arranged By – Rose*, Beavan*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain*, Josh FreeseArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBass, Backing Vocals – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist – Buckethead, Robin FinckOrchestra – Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterPiano, Synthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Dizzy ReedSynthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Keyboards, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Reed*, Stinson*
4:46
B1 If The World
Arranged By – Rose*, Pitman*Drums – Brain*, Frank FerrerDrums [Mpc Drums - Additional], Drum Programming [Additional] – Eric CaudieuxEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar [12 String], Bass, Drums [Mpc Drums], Drum Programming, Keyboards, Performer [String Machine], Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanGuitar, Acoustic Guitar, Soloist – BucketheadGuitar, Keyboards – Robin FinckPiano – Dizzy ReedVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Pitman*
4:54
B2 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*, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Josh FreeseArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman, Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBass [Additional], Keyboards, Synthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Backing Vocals, Mellotron, Drum Programming, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanBass, Backing Vocals – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*, Frank FerrerEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Billy Howerdel, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Vocals – Axl RoseGuitar, Piano – Paul Tobias (2)Guitar, Soloist – Buckethead, Robin FinckKeyboards, Synthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Backing Vocals – Dizzy ReedOrchestra – Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterWritten-By – Rose*, Reed*, Tobias*
6:41
B3 Catcher In The Rye
Bass – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Guitar – Paul Tobias (2)Guitar, Soloist – Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Chris Pitman, Dizzy ReedPiano, Backing Vocals, Vocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Tobias*
5:52
C1 Scraped
Arranged By – Rose*, Carroll*, Costanzo*Bass – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxGuitar – Robin FinckGuitar, Soloist – Buckethead, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Keyboards – Dizzy ReedKeyboards, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Carroll*, Costanzo*
3:30
C2 Riad N' The Bedouins
Arranged By – Rose*, Beavan*, Stinson*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Josh FreeseBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanBass, Backing Vocals – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Robin FinckGuitar, Soloist – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist [Outro] – BucketheadKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Dizzy ReedVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Stinson*
4:10
C3 Sorry
Arranged By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Scaturro*Backing Vocals – Sebastian BachBass – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Pete ScaturroGuitar – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Robin FinckGuitar, Soloist – BucketheadKeyboards – Scaturro*Keyboards, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Carroll*, Mantia*, Scaturro*
6:14
C4 I.R.S.
Arranged By – Rose*, Tobias*, Beavan*Bass – Tommy StinsonBass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanDrums – Frank FerrerDrums, Drums [Mpc Drums], Drum Programming – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist – Buckethead, Robin FinckKeyboards – Dizzy ReedVocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Reed*, Tobias*
4:28
D1 Madagascar
Arranged By – Rose*, Pitman*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain*, 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 – Tommy StinsonBass, Keyboards, Bass [Sub Bass], Drum Programming – Chris PitmanDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanFrench Horn – Suzy Katayama*Guitar – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias (2), Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist – BucketheadOrchestra – Marco BeltramiOrchestra [Additional] – Paul BuckmasterSynthesizer [Synth French Horns], Performer [Sample Collage], Vocals – Axl RoseWritten-By – Rose*, Pitman*
5:37
D2 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 StinsonDrums – Brain*Drums [Sub Drums] – Caram Costanzo, Eric CaudieuxEdited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Chris Pitman, Eric CaudieuxGuitar – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist – Robin FinckHarp – Patti HoodOrchestra – Marco BeltramiPiano, Synthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Keyboards, Vocals – Axl RoseSynthesizer [Synth Orchestra - Additional] – Dizzy ReedSynthesizer [Synth Orchestra - Additional], Keyboards, Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanWritten-By – Rose*
5:34
D3 Prostitute
Arranged By – Rose*Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Brain*, Caram Costanzo, Josh FreeseArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Dizzy Reed, Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterBass – Tommy StinsonDrums – Brain*Edited By [Digital Editing] – Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux, Sean BeavanGuitar – Paul Tobias (2), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal*Guitar, Soloist – BucketheadOrchestra – Marco Beltrami, Paul BuckmasterPiano, Vocals – Axl RoseSynthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Bass [Sub Bass] – Chris PitmanSynthesizer [Synth Orchestra], Keyboards – Dizzy ReedWritten-By – Rose*, Tobias*
6:15

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Additional production and preproduction by Roy Thomas Baker 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, Capital, Sunset Sound.
In New York, NY: Battery, Soundtrack, Electric Lady, Bennett House.
In Las Vegas, NV: The Palms.
In London, UK: The Townhouse.

Management: Irving Azoff and Andy Gould of Front Line Management.
Legal: Laurie Soriano and Danny Hayes of Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes; Alan Gutman of Law Offices of Alan S. Gutman.
Business Management: Bernie Gilhuly of LL Management Group, Los Angeles.
Publicity: Larry Solters and Anna Loynes for Scoop Marketing.
Agency: Mitch Rose for CAA; John Jackson for K2 Agency, LTD.

Red Star by Chinese artist Shi Lifeng, represented by Soemo Fine Arts.
Art direction and design by Ryan Corey at Smog Design, Inc.

Track A1 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Slip N' Bleed Music (BMI), The Nose Knows Publishing (ASCAP).
Track A2 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Katella Music (BMI), The Nose That Knows Music (BMI), That's Right Frankie Publishing (BMI), NTT Music (BMI).
Track A3 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Robin Finck Light Headed (ASCAP).
Track A4 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Done To Death Music, Inc. (ASCAP), LOSINGMYMIND Publishing (ASCAP).
Track B1 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Valisystem A Publishing (ASCAP).
Track B2 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Steiner Tobias Publishing (ASCAP), LOSINGMYMIND Publishing (ASCAP).
Track B3 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Zero Intelligence Publishing (ASCAP).
Track C1 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), The Nose That Knows Music (BMI), Katella Music (BMI).
Track C2 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Done To Death Music, Inc (ASCAP).
Track C3 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Katella Music (BMI), That's Right Frankie Publishing (BMI), NTT Music (BMI).
Track C4 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Zero Intelligence Publishing (ASCAP), LOSINGMYMIND Publishing (ASCAP).
Track D1 - "Madagascar" 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 New Line Cinema. Sample Clearance Services: Music Resources, Inc. Martin Luther King, Jr. for IPM (ASCAP), Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Valisystem A Publishing (ASCAP), Martin Luther King, Jr. for IPM (ASCAP).
Track D2 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP).
Track D3 - Black Frog Publishing (ASCAP), Zero Intelligence Publishing (ASCAP).

Comes with code for a free MP3 download of entire album.
Housed in a gatefold sleeve.

℗ © 2008 Geffen Records. Released in association with Redline Entertainment, Inc.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02517 90613 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B0012356-01LP01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B0012356-01LP01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): B0012356-01LP02-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): B0012356-01LP02-D

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0012356-02 Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Black Frog B0012356-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
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

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oregano

oregano

November 14, 2017
Great album, cursed by a multi-million-dollar production nullified by absolute dog-shit mastering. Better off snagging it on CD.
larvoide

larvoide

June 18, 2017

Not the best pressing. A bit noisy. Great music, 1- appetite for destruction 2- chinese democrasy.
DevilDinosaur

DevilDinosaur

September 26, 2016

For the most part, this pressing is very clear and gives so much depth to the album, and manages to make it sound even better than it already did. However, the tracks closest to the center do have some distortion. Definitely a worthwhile addition to any vinyl collection.
blesner314

blesner314

April 11, 2016

Highly distorted... Almost unbearable :( Sadly, I was huge fan of this album too...
Blinkhorn

Blinkhorn

August 6, 2015
Side 4 is pressed off centre. Causes unbearable wobbling. Needle sways about 6mm. Only happens on Side 4, Side 3 is fine. I enlarged the spindle hole and marked the label for placement. Going to look for a EU pressing to replace it.
Lucabeer

Lucabeer

May 11, 2015
Awful pressing. Noisy, noisy, noisy, lots of surface noise, even after repeated cleanings. The European version is MUCH better.