Chinese Democracy - Cover Art
Release Date: Nov 23, 2008
Record Label: Geffen

Chinese Democracy

# Title Duration
1 Chinese Democracy 04:43
2 Shackler's Revenge 03:37
3 Better 04:58
4 Street of Dreams 04:46
5 If the World 04:54
6 There Was a Time 06:41
7 Catcher in the Rye 05:53
8 Scraped 03:30
9 Riad N' the Bedouins 04:10
10 Sorry 06:14
11 I.R.S. 04:28
12 Madagascar 05:38
13 This I Love 05:34
14 Prostitute 06:15

Chinese Democracy is the sixth studio album by Guns N' Roses, released in November 2008 on Geffen Records. It is the band's first studio album since "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993), released exactly 15 years before Chinese Democracy, and their first album of original studio material since the simultaneous release of Use Your Illusion I and II in September 1991. 

Guns N' Roses

  • W. Axl Rose – lead vocals, piano on "Catcher in the Rye", "This I Love" and "Prostitute", keyboards on "Chinese Democracy", "There Was a Time" and "This I Love", rhythm guitar on "There Was a Time" and "Madagascar", backing vocals on "Catcher in the Rye", drum arrangement
  • Dizzy Reed – keyboards, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Tommy Stinson – bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Pitman – keyboards, backing vocals, programming, sub-bass, bass on "There Was a Time" and "Madagascar", 12 string guitar on "If the World", mellotron on "There Was a Time"
  • Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal – rhythm & lead guitars
  • Richard Fortus – rhythm guitar
  • Frank Ferrer – drums on "Chinese Democracy", "Better", "If the World", "There Was a Time" and "I.R.S."
  • Buckethead – lead guitar, acoustic guitar on "If the World"
  • Robin Finck – lead guitar, acoustic guitar on "Sorry", keyboards on "Better" and "If the World"
  • Paul Tobias – rhythm guitar, piano on "There Was a Time"
  • Bryan Mantia – drums on tracks 2 to 14
  • Josh Freese – drum arrangement on tracks 4, 6, 9 and 14

Session musicians

  • Sebastian Bach – background vocals on "Sorry"
  • Pete Scaturro – keyboards on "Sorry"
  • Suzy Katayama – French horns on "Madagascar"
  • Patti Hood – harp on "This I Love"

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