Guns N' Roses (EP)

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Guns N' Roses
Guns N Roses EP aka Life From The Jungle.jpg
EP by Guns N' Roses
Released 1988
Recorded Studio tracks: 1986–1987
Live tracks: June 28, 1987
Venue Marquee Club, London (live tracks)
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 25:58
Label Geffen
Producer Guns N' Roses
Vic Maile
Mike Clink
Guns N' Roses chronology
Appetite for Destruction
(1987)Appetite for Destruction1987
Live from the Jungle
(1988)
G N' R Lies
(1988)G N' R Lies1988

Live From The Jungle is the second EP by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released in 1988.

As of March 2018, the EP has sold 40,000 copies.[1]

Background[edit]

The record was released in Japan only and features "Sweet Child O' Mine" from the album Appetite For Destruction plus tracks that had been previously released in 1987 on the 12" singles of "It's So Easy/Mr. Brownstone" and "Welcome To The Jungle". It appears to be self-titled, as no title apart from the band's name appears anywhere on the cover. However, the EP is often called Live from the Jungle,[2] named so because part of the large red text on the album's obi strip reads ライブ・フロム・ザ・ジャングル ガンズ・アンド・ローゼズ ("Raibu furomu za janguru / Ganzu ando rozezu"), meaning "Live from the jungle: Guns N' Roses". This is a reference to the song "Welcome to the Jungle", even though the song itself doesn't appear on the EP. The record has been released in vinyl, cassette, and CD format.[3]

Tracks one, four and five were recorded live at the Marquee Club in London on June 28, 1987. Track two and three sound like live recordings, but are actually studio recordings with overdubbed crowd noise. Track three was originally released on the EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide and later on the album G N' R Lies. Track 6 is the studio version from Appetite for Destruction. The cover features the banned Robert Williams artwork also used (but very briefly) for Appetite for Destruction.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Note(s)Length
1."It's So Easy"Guns N' Roses, West ArkeenLive recording3:58
2."Shadow of Your Love"Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Paul TobiasFaux live recording (studio track with overdubbed crowd noise)[4]3:06
3."Move to the City"Stradlin, Del James, Chris WeberSame version as on Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide3:44
4."Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan cover)Bob DylanLive recording4:40
5."Whole Lotta Rosie" (AC/DC cover)Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon ScottLive recording4:30
6."Sweet Child O' Mine"Guns N' RosesSame version as on Appetite for Destruction5:52
Total length:25:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CSPC: Guns N' Roses Popularity Analysis". March 1, 2018. 
  2. ^ The fansite Here Today... Gone To Hell [1] states "Guns N' Roses EP aka Live From The Jungle EP", and gives 1987 as its year of release. The fansite GnRsource [2] called it "Live From The Jungle", and gives 1988 as its year of release.
  3. ^ The fansite GNR Evolution [3] displays all three covers (vinyl and CD covers have obi strips) and gives 1987 as the year of release.
  4. ^ In his autobiography, Slash states (on page 166) that this track was recorded while the band was searching for a producer to record Appetite for Destruction. It was the first track Guns N' Roses recorded with Mike Clink, who was ultimately hired to do the job.

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