Chinese Democracy (CD de audio)


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DIEZ AÑOS DEL LANZAMIENTO DE "CHINESE DEMOCRACY" DE GUNS´N´ROSES, TRAS 14 AÑOS DE GRABACIONCatorce años después de que Axl Rose comenzara a trabajar en él intrincado y famoso álbum , tal día como hoy, justo diez años,  se lanzaba el álbum “Chinese Democracy”  de

¿Después del lanzamiento en 1993 de The Spaghetti Incident? los miembros de la banda abandonaban el barco y el grupo,  uno por uno, dejando a Axl como el único miembro original  en 1997. Con un nuevos músicos , continúa trabajando en el álbum, alentado por su sello, Geffen Records, que ofrece un millón de dólares si puede entregarlo para marzo de 1999. 

La pene es que fue nueve años después, cuando vio la luz .Esa fecha venía y se iba , al igual que los productores y músicos que trabajan en el proyecto. La fecha objetivo del verano 2000 pasa tranquilamente, pero en 2001, las cosas se ven bien para un lanzamiento, ya que la banda toca algunos shows y Axl hace un pre estreno de las canciones .

En 2002, la banda se atreve con  la gira a la que llaman ” Chinese Democracy”, aunque no hay ningún álbum. Los retrasos continúan, y en 2004, el guitarrista Buckethead, un jugador clave en este drama, deja la banda.

DIEZ AÑOS DEL LANZAMIENTO DE "CHINESE DEMOCRACY" DE GUNS´N´ROSES, TRAS 14 AÑOS DE GRABACION

En 2006, se filtraron tres canciones del álbum, con una de ellas, ” IRS “. Axl publica una carta abierta para los seguidores de la banda , que establece la nueva fecha de lanzamiento el 6 de marzo de 2007. Lo cierto es que fue 16 meses después.

Para cuando el álbum llega, al menos seis productores diferentes han trabajado en él, y más de trece millones de dólares  se han hundido en el proyecto. El álbum se encontró con reseñas tibias y ventas modestas. Encima .

EL ALBUM

DIEZ AÑOS DEL LANZAMIENTO DE "CHINESE DEMOCRACY" DE GUNS´N´ROSES, TRAS 14 AÑOS DE GRABACION

1. “Chinese Democracy”
RoseJoshua FreesePaul TobiasThomas StinsonDarren ReedRobert FinckCaram CostanzoEric Caudieux
4:43
2. “Shackler’s Revenge”
RoseFinckBrian CarrollCostanzoBryan MantiaPeter Scaturro
3:37
3. “Better”
RoseFinck
4:58
4. “Street of Dreams”
RoseFinckReedStinsonTobias
4:46
5. “If the World”
RoseChris Pitman
4:54
6. “There Was a Time”
RoseTobiasReedStinson
6:41
7. “Catcher in the Rye”
RoseStinsonReedFinckTobias
5:53
8. “Scraped”
RoseCarrollCostanzo
3:30
9. “Riad N’ the Bedouins”
RoseFinckReedStinsonTobias
4:10
10. “Sorry”
RoseCarrollMantiaScaturro
6:14
11. “I.R.S.”
RoseTobiasReed
4:28
12. “Madagascar”
RosePitman
5:38
13. “This I Love” Rose 5:34
14. “Prostitute”
RoseFinckTobias
6:15

PERSONAL.-

DIEZ AÑOS DEL LANZAMIENTO DE "CHINESE DEMOCRACY" DE GUNS´N´ROSES, TRAS 14 AÑOS DE GRABACION

Guns N’ Roses

Axl Rose – lead vocals (all tracks), keyboards (tracks 1, 6 and 13), synthesizers (tracks 6, 12 and 13), piano (tracks 7, 13 and 14), guitar (tracks 6 and 12), samples (track 12), arrangements and digital editing (all tracks), production, Logic Pro engineering, mixing, art direction (Alternative booklets)
Robin Finck – guitar (all tracks), keyboards (tracks 3 and 5), acoustic guitar (track 10), arrangements, editing and initial production (track 3)
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – guitar (all tracks)
Buckethead – guitar (all tracks except 7 and 13), acoustic guitar (track 5), arrangements (tracks 2, 8 and 10)
Paul Tobias – guitar (tracks 1, 3–7, 9, 11, 12 and 14), piano (track 6), arrangements (tracks 1 and 11)
Richard Fortus – guitar (tracks 1, 3–4, 6 and 14)
Tommy Stinson – bass guitar (all tracks except 5), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 9), arrangements (track 9)
Bryan “Brain” Mantia – drums (all tracks except 1), arrangements (tracks 2-4, 6, 10, 12 and 14), initial production (tracks 2 and 10), engineering (track 10), drum machine and drum programming (track 11), Logic Pro engineering
Frank Ferrer – drums (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6 and 11)
Dizzy Reed – keyboards (tracks 1–4, 6–9, 11 and 14), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 9), synthesizers (tracks 4, 6, 13 and 14), piano (tracks 4 and 5), arrangements (tracks 4, 6, 12 and 14), Logic Pro engineering
Chris Pitman – keyboards (tracks 1–8, 10, 12 and 13), sub-bass (all tracks), synthesizers (tracks 4, 6, 13 and 14), bass and drum programming (tracks 5, 6 and 12), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3 and 6), twelve-string guitar, drum machine and string machine (track 5), Mellotron (track 6), arrangements (tracks 5, 6, 12, 13), digital editing (tracks 5, 12 and 13), engineering (track 1), additional production, Logic Pro engineering
Josh Freese – arrangements (tracks 4, 6, 9 and 14)

MUSICOS COLABORADORES

Marco Beltrami – orchestra and arrangements (tracks 4, 6, 12, 13 and 14)
Paul Buckmaster – orchestra and arrangements (tracks 4, 6, 12 and 14)
Suzy Katayama – arrangements (tracks 6, 12 and 13), French horn (track 12)
Sebastian Bach – backing vocals (track 10)
Patti Hood – harp (track 13)

Ryan Corey – art direction, design
Somyot Hananuntasuk – illustrations
Sasha Volkova – illustration
Terry Hardin – cover photography
George Chin – photography
Shi Lifeng – artwork (Red Star; ‘Controlling’ alternate Red Hand cover)
Illustrations (alternate booklets):Lie Yuan, He An, Jiang Congi, Kevin Zuckerman, Lian Xue Ming, Anton S. Kandinksy, Marat Bekeev, Xiao Ping, Lou Jie, Sandra Yagi, Socar Myles, Rankin, Johnie Hurtig, Gloria Gaddis
Production

PRODUCTORES E INGENIEROS 

Caram Costanzo – engineering and digital editing (all tracks), arrangements (tracks 2, 3, 6, 8 and 14), initial production (track 8), sub drums (track 13), production, mixing
Roy Thomas Baker – additional production and preproduction
Engineering: Jeff “Critter” Newell, Dan Monti, Jeremy Blair
Eric Caudieux – digital editing (all tracks), drum machine and drum programming (track 5), arrangements (tracks 6), sub drums (track 13), additional production, Pro Tools engineering
Sean Beavan – recording and digital editing (tracks 1, 4–6, 9, 11, 12 and 14), arrangements (tracks 1, 4, 6, 9 and 11), initial production (tracks 4–6, 11 and 12), additional production
Youth – initial arrangement suggestions, Additional Demo Pre-production (track 12)
Pete Scaturro – arrangements and initial production (tracks 2 and 10), keyboards, digital editing and engineering (track 10)
Billy Howerdel – recording and editing (track 6), Logic Pro engineering
Stuart White – Logic Pro engineering
John O’Mahony – Pro Tools mixing
Engineering Assistance: Okhee Kim, Andy Gwynn, Brian Monteath, Dave Dominguez, Jose Borges, Joe Peluso, Christian Baker, James Musshorn, Jan Petrov, JeffRobinette, Bob Koszela, Paul Payne, Mark Gray, Xavier Albira, Dror Mohar, Eric Tabala, Shawn Berman, Donald Clark, Shinnosuke Miyazawa, Vanessa Parr, John Beene, Al Perrotta
Additional Pro Tools: Greg Morgenstein, Paul DeCarli, Billy Bowers, Justin Walden, Rail Jon Rogut, Isaac Abolin
Andy Wallace – mixing
Mixing Assistance: Mike Scielzi, Paul Suarez
Bob Ludwig – mastering