Currently this is the easiest and cheapest way to obtain lost Guns N' Roses b-side Shadow of Your Love. This once Hollywood Rose staple - W. Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin's former band - was recorded by Guns N' Roses at Pasha studios (1986) during the same sessions that produced the faux live EP, Live Like A Suicide (now, a part of G N' R Lies
). Shadow of Your Love didn't make the final track selection of Live Like A Suicide. It didn't make GN'R's seminal debut album, Appetite For Destruction
(1987) either. A faux live version was however released as b-side to the UK single, It's So Easy. That same version also appeared on the Japanese EP, Live From the Jungle. Both those releases will set you back a bit and this is where the Live and Let Die single has its use. An alternative demo - minus the faux live track - was thankfully released on this cd (alongside a live rendition of Live and Let Die).
Snap it up as Shadow of Your Love is a genuine first-rate punk belter, a lost gem of this, once great band. It is somewhat reminiscent of Reckless Life in style, a song with a similar history as Shadow of Your Love. Guns N' Roses have not exactly got the most extensive discography which makes, possessing this excellent song even more pressing.