Get ready Guns N’ Roses fans this special collectable box set is on its way
Los Angeles – On Friday, 29 June, Guns N’ Roses, with the release of Appetite for Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set.
Commemorating the band’s highly influential album debut Appetite for Destruction, this lavish box set is a fan’s dream fulfilled.
Appetite for Destruction will be made available in a 4CD/1Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96-page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, 1 CD remaster, and digital download/streaming equivalents.
A LOOK BACK AT GUNS N’ ROSES CAREER:
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with 21 July 1987 release of Appetite for Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No.1 single Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome to The Jungle, Nigh Train, and Paradise City.
HERE'S A GLIMPSE AT APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: LOCKED N’ LOADED EDITION:
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COLLECTION:
Box encapsulates all content being offered to fans and more, including the Super Deluxe Edition, as well as first-time benchmarks of the album itself being newly remastered from the original stereo analog tapes, 12 remastered tracks compiled from of-era EPs and B-sides, 25 unreleased demos from a 1986 Sound City recording session, and a pair of unreleased tracks from recording sessions by Appetite’s producer Mike Clink: Shadow Of Your Love recorded December 1986, one month before the album sessions, as a trial recording session which resulted in Clink getting the producer gig; and Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version) which was from the GN’R Lies sessions.
Additional highlights of the unreleased audio include the first two work-in-progress recording attempts of the 1991 epic masterpiece November Rain which was originally penned as the ballad for Appetite, covers of songs like Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, Aerosmith’s Mama Kin, two distinctly different recordings of the Rolling Stones’ Jumpin’ Jack Flash (one electric, one acoustic) and two never finished tracks/jams The Plague and New Work Tune.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NOVEMBER RAIN HERE:
On the vinyl front, the original Appetite For Destruction album has been broadened to 2LPs for the first time, including expanded gate fold jacket art and a limited-edition foil printed plastic slipcase. The music itself is being presented on three sides only for maximum audio fidelity, with the fourth side featuring a vinyl Hologroove Hologram of the band’s iconic logo. Seven 7-inch singles are also included: the five original singles from the album, plus one for Patience and a new song, the aforementioned Shadow Of Your Love. All of the bonus tracks appearing on 12-inch vinyl will only be available in the Locked N’ Loaded Edition box including a reissue of the band’s first EP.
Pre-order the Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set here.