Street of Dreams

Album: Chinese Democracy (2008)
  • This number was originally titled "The Blues." It was part of Guns N' Roses live set for a number of years prior to the release of Chinese Democracy. Axl Rose explained during a chat on a Guns N' Roses message board that "The Blues" was his first working title but he was "never comfortable with it in the sense that I felt that should be used with a bluesier based song." He added that he switched to "Street of Dreams" as "here in Hollywood with the walk of fame etc. I had always seen that imagery in my head when I think of it. I also like the idea of the song having in affect two titles."
  • This features keyboardist Dizzy Reed, the only survivor from the Guns N' Roses Illusion lineup, playing the piano.
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  • Matt from Melbourne, AustraliaThis one sounds like the Dracula song that Peter plays on "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
  • Dino from Bandung, IndonesiaThis song was one of dozen tracks that Axl played for Rolling Stone magazine in late November 1999. And performed for the first time live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas in January 1st 2001. This song Penned by Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson. The orchestration arranged by British arranger Paul Buckmaster.
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