Mammoth Guns N’ Roses ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Box Set Details Leak
When posters from the Appetite for Destruction era of Guns N' Roses began popping up around the world earlier this week, speculation ran rampant about what it meant, especially when a countdown clock - set to expire at midnight tonight - appeared on the new website GNR.fm. It appears now it's all been a lead up to a mammoth box set of the band's debut record, which came out in 1987, and the details of the super deluxe edition, rumored to be priced at $650, give Gene Simmons recent The Vault set a run for its money in terms of design and content.
According to the fan page Guns N' Roses Central, the band's official YouTube channel accidentally went live with an unboxing video for the super deluxe edition, dubbed "Locked N' Loaded" which was quickly captured by many before being pulled down. It can be viewed below from one fan's Twitter page.
The super deluxe edition comes in an embossed faux leather and wood cabinet and includes a 96-page hardbound book with unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, 73 total tracks featuring 49 unreleased tracks, the original Appetite for Destruction expanded to two-LPs featuring the first ever album remaster from analog tapes, with a total of seven 12-inch 180-gram LPs and much, much more. Full details of what's included can be found below.
Among the unreleased songs from the Appetite box reportedly included are 25 songs from the GNR Sound City sessions in 1986 over three-LPs and two tracks from the sessions with producer Mike Clink. One of them is "Shadow of Your Love," which is believed to be the lead single from the package, a snippet of which has been posted at GNR.fm. The song first appeared as a B-side on the 12” picture disc single for “It’s So Easy” in 1987 and then on the flip side of the “Live and Let Die” single in 1991.
A listing has also gone up on Amazon for a four-disc set at a price point of $179.98 with a release date of June 29. It's assumed that will be the date that all editions of the set will be made available.
Billboards featuring the iconic skull logos from Appetite for Destruction went up in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia this week, including those of drummer Steven Adler and guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who aren't a part of the current "Not in This Lifetime" touring lineup which features Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. The trek is closing in on making a staggering $500 million and enters its ninth leg beginning next month, traveling through Europe and closing out at a July 24 show in Iceland.
Guns N' Roses Locked N' Loaded Super Deluxe Edition
Embossed Faux Leather and Wood Cabinet
Handmade 3D Cross
Super deluxe edition: 96 page handbound book with unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive
4 CD’s in total with 73 total tracks featuring 49 unreleased tracks
1 blu ray audio disc with new 5.1 surround sound mixes
Seven 12″ 180 Gram LPS
Original Album expanded into two LPs
First ever album remaster from analog tapes
Limited Edition foil slipcase
4th side hologroove hologram
1 LP B-Sides N’ EPs and Live Like a Suicide EP
3LP Sound City Session and 25 unreleased songs from the 1986 session
2 unreleased tracks from Mike Clink Sessions
7 7″ singles on yellow vinyl
12 New illustration lithos visualizing each song from Appetite for Destruction
6 Replica Gig Flyers
Welcome to the Jungle Video Invite Flyer
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
6 Iron-On Stitched Logo Patches
5 Metal Guitar Picks
3 Replica Ticket Stubs
5 metal Band Skull Lapel Pins
2-Inch Collectable Coin
5 Metal Band Skull Rings
5 Never-Before Seen Band Member Photo Lithos
6 Temporary Band Member Tattoos
Robert Williams Painting Litho
Two Wall Posters
Custom bandana With Silver Metallica Ink
Replica 85’/86′ Concert Banner Featuring Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
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