Garden of Eden (Guns N' Roses song)

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"Garden of Eden"
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Promotional single by Guns N' Roses
from the album Use Your Illusion I
ReleasedSeptember 17, 1991
RecordedA&M Studios, Record Plant Studios,
Studio 56,
Image Recording, Conway Studios & Metalworks Recording Studios - 1991
GenreHard rock
LabelGeffen Records
Songwriter(s)Axl Rose
Producer(s)Mike Clink

"Garden of Eden" is a song by hard rock band Guns N' Roses (written by Axl Rose and Slash), which appears on the album Use Your Illusion I.

According to Slash, the song was written while the band was rehearsing for an extended period of time in Chicago.[1]

There is a music video of the song, which consists of one continuous shot which features a close-up of Rose with the band playing in the background, whilst keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Teddy Andreadis (who played the harmonica for the band during the Use Your Illusion Tour) are seen dancing in the background.

There are two versions of the video, both made in 1992, one has paper flying through the air (this is the one mostly found on music video sites like Yahoo Music). The other version has lyrics, complete with a "follow-the-bouncing-ball", but with no paper flying around. This is the version that is on the Guns N' Roses music video compilation Welcome to the Videos.

This video was used as music video fodder for the MTV re-airing of the pilot episode of Beavis and Butthead. Additionally, Rolling Stone ranked it 7th best out of 17 in its ranking of Guns N' Roses music videos.[2]

Garden of Eden: Strictly Limited Edition[edit]

Garden of Eden: Strictly Limited Edition
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Video by
ReleasedMay 24, 1993
GenreHeavy metal
LabelGeffen Home Video
Guns N' Roses chronology
The "Civil War" EP
Garden of Eden: Strictly Limited Edition
"The Spaghetti Incident?"

Garden of Eden: Strictly Limited Edition is a VHS video single released in 1993, featuring music videos by the American hard rock group Guns N' Roses recorded between 1992 and 1993.[3]

The videos for "Garden of Eden" and "Dead Horse" received rotation on video networks to promote their releases as radio promos in 1993 and were both later included on the collection Welcome to the Videos in 1998. The live performance of "Yesterdays" was originally broadcast on the American Music Awards in 1992 prior to this release. The audio recording was made available on the "Yesterdays" single in 1992 and Live Era: '87-'93 in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Garden Of Eden"
  2. "Dead Horse"
  3. "Yesterdays" (Live: Las Vegas, USA; January 25, 1992)

External links[edit]

Video on YouTube


  1. ^ Bozza, Anthony, & Slash (2007). Slash. Harper Entertainment: New York. p. 262
  2. ^ Edwards, Gavin (January 4, 2016). "Guns N' Roses' Videos, Ranked Worst to Best". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Filmography: The Garden Of Eden - Strictly Limited Edition". Retrieved May 15, 2018.