A bunch of GnR classics given a once-over. Most of it isn't really bossa nova, but rather a mix of Brazillian rhythms and jazzy inflections. The most interesting tunes, as always, are the most radically re-imagined. "Paradise City," for example, becomes a jazz-funk number, while "Sweet Child o Mine", despite the loveliness of the flute which stands in for Slash's guitar, remains merely nice. Although a few of the vocalists are a bit of a one-trick pony, this is overall a decent disc and a testament to the strength-- if not intelligence-- of GnR's songwriting.