This edition includes 2 extra songs, "Baby Can't Drive" with one of the most popular rock stars, Alice Cooper and the amazing Nicole Sherzinger (I didn't expect that cool voice from her in a genuine rock song) and a newly version of the hit from 1987 "Paradise City" with Fergie and Cypress Hill. Not so good as the original but is a good "alternative".
If you like rock n'roll, if you like the type of music made by Slash, this record is essential!!!
I did not have too much hope for this release as most of these type of releases where famous guitarist/musician release an album with their friends on it usually disappoint! However this is one that does not disappoint and is a lot braver than most of these type of albums are. After all when people heard that Fergie was going to be on one of the tracks there was talk that Slash was losing it and was doing anything to stay in the limelight, which in turn could turn the die hard fans off.
After listening to the album all fears disappeared as Slash delivers one of the best albums of 2010 so far. He has enlisted rock n'roll's(and pops) finest and a quick roll call of names will wet the appetite, just look at these names, Ozzy, Chris Cornell, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Iggy Pop and do these guys sound familiar Duff, Izzy Stradlin', Steven Adler. Yes thats right all the original members of Guns N' Roses with the exception of Axl appear on the album. Of course thats not all as the main band consists off Josh freese(nine inch nails & a perfect circle) on drums and Chris Chaney(janes addiction) on bass.
So he has the people but what about the actual songs? No need to worry as they deliver, starting off with Ghost that has Ian Astbury(the cult) on vocals and features a killer riff and shows what a great vocalist Astbury is. Chris Cornell sings on the brilliant Promise a song that is so good that you just might forgive him for Scream! Watch This shows what a great rhythm section Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan make! Myles Kennedys performance is probably being closely watched as it is he who will perform vocal duties when Slash tours the album and it's safe to say he doesn't dissapoint, of the two tracks he sings on Back From Cali is probably the better of the two. The big surprise comes from Fergie as she totally rocks on the track Beautiful Dangerous, so much in fack you end up wishing she would do more stuff like this and totally justifies Slash's faith in her.
With this South American edition you get two extra tracks not available with the UK release, the first is Baby Can't Drive which features Rock God Alice Cooper being joined on vocals by Nicole Scherzinger(pussycat dolls) and features ex Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler making a triumphant return on drums. The second track is a cover version of GN'R classic Paradise City by Cypress Hill and Fergie.
With this record Slash has delivered a record that rocks out big time and at the end of the day thats all Slash ever wants to do. This album is well worth getting however you would probably be better off getting the deluxe edition with the 2 cd's and dvd as the bonus cd rounds up all the extra tracks that were released in different countries.