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This GN'R mention was in the Sunday edition of the NY Daily News:
Legends of the fall: Autumn's greatest hits
BY ISAAC GUZMAN
It's relatively easy to write a song about the joys of summer, the warm glow of winter holidays or the rebirth of spring. Just think about the ubiquity of seasonal standards such as the "Grease" ballad "Summer Nights," Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" or Rodgers & Hart's "Spring is Here."
The real challenge is capturing the spirit of wistfulness and subtle melancholy that accompanies harvest time, Halloween and the arrival of chilly weather. There have been many attempts, but few are memorable and even fewer are true classics. That's what inspired the Daily News to compile this highly subjective list of the greatest fall songs ever written.
6. "November Rain"
Written by: Axl Rose
Definitive version: Guns N' Roses, "Use Your Illusion I" (1991)
Axl Rose could be a real jerk, but occasionally he wrote something, like this lost-love power ballad, that actually made him seem human. Clocking in at nine minutes, replete with strings and flutes, "November Rain" is the second-sweetest GNR song, trumped only by "Sweet Child o' Mine."