Use Your Illusion is a Guns N' Roses compilation album drawing from the Use Your Illusion I and II albums. It has only been released in the United States, consisting entirely of songs without profanity (save for one use of "bullshit" on "14 Years"). However, not all songs without profanity were chosen to appear on this compilation. The album was primarily sold at Walmart and Kmart, two retail outlets that refused to stock the unedited Use Your Illusion I and II due to explicit lyrics.
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" appears in an edited version without Josh Richman's speech, removed for unknown reasons. Therefore, the track length is reduced to 5:20, instead of 5:36 from the version included on Use Your Illusion II. Richman's speech was instead included in the Greatest Hits compilation album.
The cover art of the album simply combines the color schemes from the covers of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, which were originally designed by Mark Kostabi. The image is a detail of the Raphael painting "The School of Athens". The album is certified Platinum (1,000,000 sales) by the RIAA.