Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction gets a major reissue with mega box sets

 4CD+blu-ray SDE with 5.1  • Money-no-object Locked N’ Loaded set

Universal Music will reissue Guns N’ Roses 1987 album Appetite For Destruction in June and it will be available in a number of formats including a 4CD+blu-ray super deluxe edition, a 2LP vinyl package and an astonishingly extravagant Locked N’ Loaded edition which is packaged in a ’faux leather and wood cabinet’ and contains everything in the SDE plus 14 further vinyl records and an extraordinary amount of non-musical content.

The super deluxe and Locked N’ Loaded feature 73 tracks with an impressive 49 unreleased tracks. The core elements of these bigger editions (there is also a cut-down two-CD deluxe) include the album remastered from the original analogue tapes (for the first time), B-Sides N’ EPs and Live Like a Suicide EP and 25 songs from the 1986 Sound City Session. Other audio of note is two unreleased tracks from the Mike Clink Sessions and a 5.1 surround sound mix (by Elliot Scheiner) on blu-ray audio.

The most popular edition is likely to be the Super Deluxe Edition which contains the four CDs and the blu-ray, which features the album, bonus tracks and music videos all in brand new 5.1 surround sound. This disc also features a music video for It’s So Easy that was recorded in 1989 but never finished. This set also contains a 96-page hardcover book with unpublished photos from Axl Rose’s private archive and a variety of memorabilia. It’s worth noting that the aforementioned “73 tracks” includes the 5.1 surround mixes and videos as separate ‘tracks’.

The Super Deluxe Edition also comes with ‘collectibles’ such as prints, replicas of concert tickets, a wall poster, an art print by Robert Williams, and a replica of the then welcome flyer for the Welcome to the Jungle video shoot, handwritten by Slash.

The massive Locked N’ Loaded set is crazy…. it is £850 (!) and brings together the super deluxe CD and vinyl sets, adds seven 7” singles on yellow vinyl, 12 new illustration lithos visualising each song from the album, posters, buttons, patches, metal guitar picks, lapel pins, USB stick, turntable mat and more (the full content list is below). It’s only available via the band’s website.

The two-CD deluxe edition has a unique second CD which mixes B-sides, EP tracks and some of the unreleased 1986 Sound City Sessions. The standard vinyl is a 2LP gatefold set which has a ‘Hologroove Hologram’ of GN’R Logo on side four.

The buying decision is actually fairly easy… the 4CD+blu-ray super deluxe is really the one to go for. You can always add the remastered 2LP vinyl if you wish. The Locked N’ Loaded set is so expensive (and so BIG) that you will know straight away whether it’s even remotely feasible for you to stump up.

Appetite For Destruction will be reissued on 29 June 2018

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Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Out Ta Get Me
Mr. Brownstone
Paradise City
My Michelle
Think About You
Sweet Child O’ Mine
You’re Crazy
Anything Goes
Rocket Queen
Produced by Mike Clink

Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero


Reckless Life
Nice Boys
Move To The City (Live)
Mama Kin
Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
Used To Love Her
You’re Crazy
It’s So Easy (Live)
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)


All Previously Unreleased

Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)
Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)
Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)
Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)
My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)
Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)
You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)
Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)
Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)
Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)
Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)


All Previously Unreleased

Shadow Of Your Love
Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)
Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)
Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)
Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)
Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)
Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)
New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)
November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session))
Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)


96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo
5.1 Surround Sound mixed by *Elliot Scheiner and **Frank Filipetti

All Previously Unreleased


Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Out Ta Get Me
Mr. Brownstone
Paradise City
My Michelle
Think About You
Sweet Child O’ Mine
You’re Crazy
Anything Goes
Rocket Queen
Produced by Mike Clink

Stereo mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero


Shadow Of Your Love**
Used To Love Her**
You’re Crazy**
Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)**

Welcome To The Jungle
Sweet Child O’Mine
Paradise City
It’s So Easy – BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM 1989

Appetite For Destruction / 2LP vinyl remastered

LP 1 – SIDE G:

Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Out Ta Get Me

LP 1 – SIDE N:

Mr. Brownstone
Paradise City
My Michelle
Think About You

LP 2 – SIDE R:

Sweet Child O’ Mine
You’re Crazy
Anything Goes
Rocket Queen

LP 2 – LAST SIDE: Hologroove Hologram

Produced Mike Clink
Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero

Appetite for Destruction / 2CD deluxe edition


Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Out Ta Get Me
Mr. Brownstone
Paradise City
My Michelle
Think About You
Sweet Child O’ Mine
You’re Crazy
Anything Goes
Rocket Queen
Produced by Mike Clink

Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero


Reckless Life
Nice Boys
Move To The City (Live)
Mama Kin
Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)*
Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)*
Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)*
Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)*
My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)*
Shadow Of Your Love*
It’s So Easy (Live)
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)
You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
Used To Love Her
Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)*

* Previously Unreleased

Appetite For Destruction Locked N’ Loaded box set

Full Contents

  • 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 analogue 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
  • Turntable Mat
  • 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 buttons
  • 7″ adapter
  • 5 Metal Band Skull Rings
  • USB Stick
  • 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
  • 4 CDs
    • 73 Total Tracks – 49 Tracks Previously Unreleased
    • First Ever Album Remaster from Original Analog Tapes
    • 12 Tracks from B-sides N’ EPs Newly Remastered from Original Analog Tapes
    • 25 Unreleased Recordings from 1986 Sound City Session
    • 2 Unreleased Recordings from Mike Clink Sessions:
      • “Shadow Of Your Love” – from December 1986 Mike Clink tryout session
      • “Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)” – from GN’R LIES sessions
  • 1 Blu-ray Audio Disc
    • New 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes from Original Analog Multi-tracks
    • Original Album Mixed by Elliot Scheiner
    • 5 Bonus Tracks Mixed by Elliot Scheiner & Frank Filipetti
    • All songs feature brand new animations
    • 4 Original Music Videos in 5.1
    • Unreleased 1989 “It’s So Easy” Video in 5.1
  • Seven 180-gram Audiophile 12-inch LPs
    • All Vinyl Cut from 192kHz 24-bit Remastered High-Resolution Audio
    • Original Album Expanded to 2-LPs for Maximum Audiophile Playback
      • Limited Edition Foil Art Slipcase
      • Side 4 Extra Bonus: Hologroove Hologram of GN’R Logo
    • LIVE LIKE A SUICIDE EP (1-LP) with Extra Track “Shadow Of Your Love”
    • B-SIDES N’ EPS (1-LP)
  • 6 Replica 7-inch Singles + New 7-inch for “Shadow Of Your Love” on Yellow Vinyl
    • “It’s So Easy” b/w “Mr. Brownstone”
    • “Welcome To The Jungle” b/w “Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)”
    • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” b/w “Out Ta Get Me”
    • “Paradise City” b/w “Used To Love Her”
    • “Patience” b/w “Rocket Queen”
    • “Nightrain” b/w “Reckless Life”
    • “Shadow Of Your Love” b/w “Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)”
  • 32GB Metal Cross USB Stick with High-Resolution Audio Formats from All 4 CDs
    • 192kHz 24-bit AIFF Files
    • 96kHz 24-bit AIFF Files
    • 44.1kHz 16-bit AIFF Files

185 responses to Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction gets a major reissue with mega box sets

  1. John Dionysus says:

    This is now $50 USD at the GnR store. Tax and shipping brought it to $65. I think that’s lower than other places.

  2. michael1984 says:

    $1000.00 for a box set? I’m not even going to comment on that. What I am going to tell you about is the roughly $150.00 version of the box I bought. First the good stuff.

    The Blu-ray 5.1 remixes are amazing. They did a fantastic job on the sound, taking the 80s sheen off of the drums and giving the bass a real punchy sound without losing the tremendous bottom edge that Duff would get. The guitars are crisp and cutting and Axl’s (and of course Izzy & Duff’s) vocals sound much better being treated with a touch of repeat delay to make it interesting but unobtrusive. The Blu-ray is the highlight of this set and will give all who purchase a chance to hear a great album in amazing quality, plus some extra tracks a great videos, including the previously unreleased “It’s So Easy” video.

    The B-Sides and unreleased tracks (NOT the Sound City Demos – I’ll get to those later) all sound great, particularly the tracks on the Blu-ray, but the CD versions sound great too. The remastering of the original CD was really well done, there is naturally a boosted sound level over all, but not in the “sound war” way that too many remasters suffered from; especially from the 2007-2012 era. The remastering for CD’s sound like a true remastering, taking the original sound and making it just sound better without changing anything. If you are interested in this LP at all there’s really no need to discuss the songs, they are the same song we all know and love. Same is true for the Lies songs. I understand why the band/label/whoever decided not to include “One in A Million” but for completes sake, it’s too bad it isn’t included as the music on that song is great. Really the first released clue as to how talented a music writer Axl was.

    Now for the bad stuff…sadly pretty much everything else that has to do with the box set starting with the packaging. The box itself is black 0n black embossed – if not viewed at the right angle looks like Spinal Tap’s “Smell the Glove”. Badder still is the cheap way it was made. When I took the book out of the outer box and gently leaned it on the box, the top of the cardboard immediately became disconnected leaving only the faux leather to hold it together. I knew that was a bad omen, I have just taken the plastic off and already it’s damaged. So be very careful if you need to buy this thing! The book included has some really cool and (to me) unseen photos, and lots of reproductions of flyers, articles and the like…but no essay or any in-depth information about the creation of the album, the writing of the songs or the impact it made on music. To me that is just unforgivable. If you are not the essay type person, who likes to read a well written pice on an album you love; surely you’d like to read information about the recording sessions, in infamous mixing sessions or maybe just it’s overall impact on music. That impact mind you which paved the way for rock n roll to become real agin, something people seem to think was only awoken again in the mainstream by the Seattle grunge science. If you know any underground music from the 80s you’ll already know real rock n roll was alive and well with The Replacements, but they were as far away from the mainstream as GN’R was in it and changed it. The only thing you get in terms of extra information is some basic recording information on the bonus tracks and more info on the Uzi “live” tracks from 1986. Too bad they weren’t included without the fake cheering on top – everyone know they are studio recordings.

    Now for the REAL bad news: the long awaited Sound City unreleased demos. I had bought a cassette bootleg of a small selection of these way back in 1989 but the sound was so poor I think I only listened to that tape twice at most. I had put it down to just being a 20th generation tape overrun with hiss and the poor quality tape the bootlegger used. Sadly, the demos on the CD aren’t much of an improvement. Though the layers of hiss are gone, the poor recording of the live to 2 track recordings shines through loud and clear. That’s a real shame as a lot of the performances and of course the songs are great. It sounds like the demo’s producer Manny Charlton just took 2 microphones hung them in the air willy-nilly and let tape roll. He was working in Sound City Studios on one of the best recording consoles ever made, if he had taken the time to mic up every instrument, amp, drum, cymbal and vocal properly (like they always did, even way back the early 70s, never mind the mid 80s) and gotten a good balance; these demos would have sounded amazing. For example of great live to 2 track recordings from that era, check out some of R.E.M. & the Replacements early works where you cold never tell the recordings weren’t recorded multitrack. The only reason you do know is that both bands wrote it inter liner notes! Sadly, this is not the case with these demos and the major reason I spent so much on the box set. If you want to hear a great sounding GN’R demo, not recorded at Sound City during those sessions look out for the B-Side demo version of “Don’t Cry” recorded circa 1985 to 16 track – it sounds amazing. Too bad none of the other demos from that session were included.

    As for the rest of the extras, sadly they are incased in a folder that untucks to pone up to a plain 4 pannel holder of for the ticket reproductions, photos and posters. If you’re into that kind of stuff, then you won’t be disappointed as it’s all over very good quality. What isn’t of good quality is the folder they are stored in which is almost guaranteed to rip after a few openings. They could have quite easily included everything into a 3 sided sealed folder where everything would simply just slip out of the top or side.

    If you are going to buy this thing I doubt my humble review will sway you – but just know what you’re in for. After watching the unboxing of the $1000.00 version of the box I can see that whoever was in charge put all the packaging quality into that version. But nothing can save the sorry sound of those Sound City demos. If you want to hear a great band, playing with passion recorded as poorly and cheaply as possible, perhaps you will enjoy them. If you want to hear the raw pre-Appetite GN’R ripping through some live demos that are recorded well, then you will be as disappointed as me.

  3. Michel says:

    Hi Paul,
    I’ve received today the 4CDs/BD super deluxe edition but I wanted to inform you, as far as goodies are concerned, the specs have obviously changed and are different to the ones shown on the unboxing video above. Indeed, in compliance with the sticker on the boxset, the 6 replica gig flyers ARE MISSING. But who cares ?

  4. Emilio Lafarga Giribets says:

    Any possibility for the bluray-audio to be released anytime soon?Similar to what’s happening with Alan Parson’s Eye in the sky?

  5. Michel Banen says:

    Saw the band 2 weeks ago in Gelsenkirchen and they were in absolute top form. I’m not paying € 35 for a concert t-shirt and actually bought nothing at the show. Instead I pre-ordered the super deluxe edition for € 110 + € 5 postage on eBay. Still a lot of money but a € 35 savings on the retail price. I also wonder if this “Super Deluxe Edition” is also ‘limited’ like the Locked and Loaded’ box ? Anyone knows in what edition the Super Deluxe will be released and if it will actually be no longer available when sold out….?

  6. Steve Burke says:

    Paul – still no word on mastering credits eh?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, actually. 5.1 mix by Elliot Scheiner and Frank Filipetti.
      The new mastering was done at Sterling Sounds by Ted Jensen.
      Shadow Of Your Love stereo mix was done by Chris Lord Alge

      • Steve Burke says:

        Ugh, mastering by Ted “Slamfest” Jensen, there’s a major disappointment.

        Cancelled until I hear reviews.

        Hopefully the 5.1 mix is mastered by someone else, or like a couple other 5.1 mixes I’ve seen Jensen do he masters it WAY differently than he slams stereo masterings.

        No wonder they didn’t include the mastering info in any of the marketing blurb, and also now we know why it wasn’t an all analogue vinyl release as Jensen doesn’t cut lacquers. They could have sent the tapes to Ryan K. Smith to cut from, what a wasted potential.

  7. David says:

    REALLY brassed off that if I want the surorund sound mix (which i do), I’m expected to pay around £150 for a load of un-interesting tat that comes with it.
    Gee. I thought £90 superdeluxe boxsets were a rip off, but this is taking the michael.

    If INXS can release Kick with 4 discs (inc surround mix) and a small book for £25, then so can every other artist on the planet.
    No wonder music piracy is still rife!

  8. Macca says:

    Most of these SDEs are just profiteering at the fan’s expense and this is no exception. I guess if you’re rich it ain’t a problem but for most nah…

  9. Richard Cosgrove says:

    Big wooden box set? No thanks – I’m sure it’ll look lovely and everything, but I don’t really need 763 pieces of essentially useless tat (though the book would be nice), just the music would be good.

    Likewise the 4CD + DVD – would love it for the extra tracks, but way too much money for what you get and, again, way, way too much filler.

    I suppose I’ll spring for the 2CD but going to hang on to see if the 4CD/DVD version drops in due course. I’d happily shell out £60 or so, without the tat, but nearly £200 sovs? You’re fucking crazy….

  10. Tyler says:

    Who’s the mastering engineer(s) that worked on this? We need to know if this has decent dynamic range, or is nothing but compressed garbage at cranked volume levels.

  11. Jeff says:

    If anyone is interested the SDE is now cheapest @ POPMARKET.COM for $135 US including shipping

  12. AlexKx says:

    Because everything is never enough! :)

  13. David Bond says:

    Down to $138.74 on (previously $179.99).

  14. Martin says:

    …and here’s me about to give away my one and only G ‘n’ R CD which I purchased back in the day and only played once. This article is a timely reminder to make that donation to the charity shop. But this box is so overpriced, chock full of cheap tut.

  15. Kevin says:

    Price gouging like this is what nearly destroyed the record industry. Charging a fortune for marginal cost shit like this massively acclerated illegal file sharing nearly 20 years ago and it seems they still haven’t learned their lesson. I mean tat like iron-on badges, posters and USB sticks? How old do they think we are? 12?

  16. Steven Roberts says:

    Anyone want to put a figure on just HOW overpriced that superdeluxe set is, given the pricing for recent CD/5.1 combos by XTS, Tull, Marillion, INXS…….

  17. Larry Davis says:

    For $1000, ID rather buy a used car or go on vacation somewhere nice…better value, real experience and memories, and no regrets… The LnL set will instead stare you in the face daily and yell YOU SUCKER haha…no thanks!!

  18. MFG says:

    The 2-CD version is good enough for me, especially at $15 in the USA. Liked the album, but not the biggest fan of the band, and never bought G N’ R Lies. Mostly interested in the live version of Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, which was never properly released in the USA (that I recall), and is much better than the Use Your Illusion over-produced mess.

    The main concern is the remastering. The original CD was loud enough for 1987. I don’t want massive dynamic compression to ruin the sound.

  19. memoryboy says:

    I’ve never been a fan. So looks like one less thing to worry about for me. But if I were a fan I would be disappointed in the price and contents. I would expect more.

  20. Orel Sax says:

    Just to make the experience more authentic, the box is due to turn up late and will stop playing halfway through!

  21. Christophe says:

    I wonder if the 1986 Sound City versions of
    “Reckless Life” (4.07),
    “Nice Boys” (4.05),
    “Move to the City” (4.02),
    “Mama Kin” (4.08)
    [and “Shadow of Your Love” (3.10)]
    are the ones which ended on “Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide” [and b/w “It’s so Easy” 12″] simply overdubbed with crowd noises…

  22. Otto says:

    It’s a very expensive collection of paper items. A 300 page artbook would cost about 30 bucks additional to the record and the box. When they show this of and spread it out it looks like something but in reality it’s not.

  23. Yani P says:

    This pricing is one step beyond madness….

  24. Panagiotis Sideras says:

    Why they don’t release a super deluxe edition with the discs only or even with just the 4 cds at a lower price?

  25. Paul Wren says:

    Wot, no marbles?

    • jason spaceman says:

      lol…as a person who generally hates metal except for sabbath, slayer acdc etc…this is one hell of an album…mine was 50p at red cross a few years back..enough already surely?

  26. Neil says:

    I’m just glad i don’t like this poodle rock as they are really taking the piss with their pricing of these box sets. Plenty of people banging on about two of these editions being way overpriced and indeed they are but £18.99 for the 2CD version is a joke as well. Take the recent INXS,Marillion and Jethro Tull box sets and the price of this put this release to shame big style.

  27. AlexKx says:

    I’m psyched for it…

  28. Megatof says:

    If the version of “Shadow of Your Love” (disc 2, track 5) is the one b/w “It’s So Easy”, then i’s not the same version which was b/w “Live and Let Die” some years later… Maybe this one is the same as (disc 3, track 10) or (disc 4, track 01)? Does anybody know?

    Tracks 5, 10, 11 and 12 from disc 2 were also already available on CD on the 1988 japanese so-called 6-tracks EP “Live from the Jungle”.

    A lot of people complains about the price for the Super Deluxe Edition and its 150 €. That’s expensive, right, but don’t forget this edition has the book, the lithos (including the big one with the original art couver), and a bunch of other stuff in a 12″ x 12″ box. It’s not only 5 discs in a digipak.

    • Daran says:

      So an extra £10 of mostly tat to justify the £100 overprice – you have sold it to us!

      • Megatof says:

        I can feel a bit of sarcasm, can’t I ?

        Most people reacted as if It was only the 4 CDs, I wanted to clarify that point. That said, I’m right with you : it’s expensive, right. And it’s loaded with fillers, right.

        I, for one, am interessed in the book and the litho of the original cover (and the CDs of course !), but even so I Will wait for a drop in price.

  29. Mike says:

    Does anyone else get a flashback to the marbles in the Floyd Immersion Editions with all the tchokes in the $1,000 box?

  30. hamish Walker says:

    Its missing a bag of adler blow…a cut of slashs leather pants and axles pubes on a scratch and sniff card. Otherwise its a bargin lol.

  31. Ausmonty says:

    Do you know if the 2LP version is 45 rpm or 33.3 rpm?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Since they haven’t stated 45RPM can only presume it’s 33RPM. They would probably make a bit deal of it if it were 45RPM.

  32. Brent says:

    So “One In A Million” is absent? Not a fan of the song but to complete this box, probably needs to be on here somewhere.

  33. Domingo Martínez says:

    Somebody has to stop it

  34. Daran says:

    Just think everybody, it was not too long ago we all thought U2’s £300+ Uber SDE of Achtung Baby with its Bono sunglasses replica was the height of absurdity! How wrong we were, and how times have changed…. That box looks almost great value now compared to this. There is a very worrying upwards creep in prices for SDE’s like this, and Eno’s nonsense plexiglass box. Where will it end?

    • william mckinley says:

      I totally agree. You could almost rent a lot of these artists for the prices of these SDE of their albums. I got the U2 Achtung Baby SDE for $50 including shipping and that is a justifiable price for that set. The uber SDE is for super fans I think. To quote Susan Powder (from those weight loss commercials), “Stop the Insanity!”

  35. Francis says:

    Maybe the Handmade 3D Crosses were carved by a secret tribe hidden away in a jungle somewhere, hence the hefty price for the box set.

  36. Hugh Hall says:

    What’s “Silver Metallica Ink”?

  37. Wazza says:

    Any idea on wether the Blu Ray is region free ?

  38. CJ says:

    I really hope the price is going to drop on the 4+1 edition. The current price is more than I paid for Dead or Alive, Marc Almond, Debbie Gibson, the upcoming Soft Cell, the just announced Ben Folds–all sets that offer far more listening material.

  39. KariN says:

    I’m not complaining, a great album, but just 2 unreleased tracks and 25 demos. I would but those as a 2cd, but…

  40. Vishal says:

    Worst SDE release ever at that price point! I also hope that the vinyl bubble bursts soon – this is bat shit crazy!! and the only way (sadly) is for people to stop buying these sets at this ridiculous prices – your hard earned money can be better used somewhere else.

  41. Rich says:

    I’m a fan but I’m not biting. Far too many duplicated tracks and FA unreleased studio recordings. No live DVD either.

  42. Kevin says:

    I have to add that a cleaned-up transfer of the Ritz show that aired on MTV would have been a nice addition on the blu-ray as long as their issuing video content on that format.

  43. smorrissey says:

    Man the album was 100 bucks cheaper (in my local iTunes) last night, now its more expensive…. F it.

  44. Tim-meh says:

    Jesus! If there’s ever a Use Your Illusion reissue it’ll probably come with its own bungalow.

  45. Steve says:

    There’s no way I’m gonna pay $850.00 for a super deluxe box set for GnR. I might be up for the 2-CD or 1-CD remastered version if the mastering is better than it has been.

  46. Graeme says:

    Was quite excited by the Locked & Loaded box set, but for that money, forget it. Who’s going to drop the thick end of a grand on that?? Even if it was half price it would still be crazy money.

    The 2LP vinyl is the poor loser here – they’ve expanded it to a 2LP set, but no extra tracks? WTF?? Even the addition of Shadow Of Your Love might make this worthwhile, but obviously not. Oh, but of course we do get a side 4 of holograms! Just what I need!

    To coin a phrase, they’re f@#$ing crazy! I’ll probably just stick to my original ’87 LP release and listen to what’s worth it on Apple Music.

  47. Seanski says:

    1. “Welcome to the Swindle” 4:31
    2. “(Making Money) It’s So Easy” 3:21
    3. “Gravytrain” 4:26
    4. “Out ta Get Rich”4:20
    5. “Mr. Greenback” 3:46
    6. “Payroll City” 6:46
    7. “My Mis-Sell” 3:39
    8. “Think About Dough” 3:50
    9. “Sweet Con o’ Mine” 5:55
    10. “You’re Crazy Buying This” 3:16
    11. “Anything Sells” 3:25
    12. “Racket Queen” 6:13


  48. Ben in Colorado says:

    Band website states the the Super Deluxe Edition is Sold Out.

  49. SimonP says:

    Handmade cross? Are we expected to believe that someone hand carved and then painted 10,000 of these? No wonder it’s expensive!

  50. Francis says:

    Ha, Ha – I meant “Triple” (NOT “Tripe”).

  51. Francis says:

    A Tripe CD Deluxe Edition would have been nice seeing there is so much content in the Super Deluxe Edition and the very over priced ‘Locked N’ Loaded’ Edition (aka: ‘Bloody Hell That Is Outrageously Expensive For A Box Set’ Super Duper Deluxe Edition).

  52. Tryone says:

    100,000 must be a misprint for the huge SDE edition. It has to be.
    How on Earth will they manufacture, never mind sell 100,000 of this?

    Id be surprised if 100,000 3CD+DVD are taken.

    Thoughts? Anyone?

  53. Tryone says:

    Only last month I got the bog standard Appetite For Destruction CD sounding excellent using a Behringer DSP 8000 with a mic for ‘live’ room eq and a fatman valve amp..(my budget).

    It really was something to listen to. I was amazed at the information available in the production.

    The 5.1 should be incredible.
    Elliot Schiener has mixed my all fav 5.1 – Hotel California.

    I wont buy 5.1 and 3 CDs for more than £60. Sorry…

  54. Paul E. says:

    If I can fetch a grand for my Mobile Fidelity “Appetite For Destruction” Gold Disc then it’s an easy even swap for the 2018 Locked N’ Loaded Edition. If not, I’ll just await the SDE alert for the Super Deluxe Edition. (Thinking the latter is more realistic.)

  55. alan hansen says:

    i certainly won’t give-up my MFSL version, but i’m in for the 2cd set.

  56. Bart says:

    850 £… Well u2 will beat this with another super duper deluxe set of Joshua tree in 10 years…

  57. Marco says:

    Come on, £ 850 is not so expensive, it could be the same range of price of Gene Simmons putting out a 2CD “The Best Of The Vault” :))))

    • Paul E. says:

      @Marco- that 2 CD discounted option voids Gene’s in person visit. Your scenario only includes a drive-by with him behind the wheel of the KISS mobile smiling & waving with his tongue flailing in the wind.

  58. Jeff Milrod says:

    Wow!!!!! Just ordered 10 copies of Locked n Loaded!!!! What an investment!!!! LOL just kidding.

    For real the thing that gets me is that they just don’t release the Blu Ray disc on it’s own, but then they wouldn’t sell any Bix sets now would they?

    IMHO they should have put all 4cd’s &Blu Ray disc in the 96 page hardbound book and kept it around $65 US.

    It’s still a great album.

  59. vikerii says:

    The “73 Tracks” is definitely misleading, since they list it directly within the 4 CDs bullet point.

    But interesting (slightly disappointing) to see they really did empty the vaults for the Illusions album. Was hoping there would be some titles we had never heard before. Maybe “The Plague” and “New Work Tune” are the only ones?

  60. Steve Burke says:

    “All Vinyl Cut from 192kHz 24-bit Remastered High-Resolution Audio”

    That is the important news for me, were it AAA I’d get the 4CD+BD and the 2LP set but now I’ll just get the 4CD+BD.

    The massive announcement here is Elliot Scheiner doing the 5.1 not just of the entire Appetite for Destruction album, but also the five music videos. ES 5.1 mix of Patience in discrete lossless surround, holy moses this is the motherload.

    Well done Universal for getting this one right.

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      My God, Paul, tell me I’m reading this correctly. I just awoke here in L.A. “Appetite for Destruction” in hires 24/96, discrete, 5.1 surround-sound by Frank Fillipetti (who did the Billy Joel SACDs including my prized & numbered-edition Japanese, multi-SACD “52nd Street”) and Elliott Scheiner (the Godfather of Surround). Wow!

      …bit pricey, but…

      4cd/1 hi-res, 5.1 Blu-ray Disc by FF & ES — Automatic Buy!

      Steve Burke (here) has said it already. UMe have done this right!

      Maybe this is the beginning of the next wave of discrete, surround-sound including hires, ATMOS music being released. “Animals” and “The Wall” original album 5.1 SACDs & BR formats. Standalone “Eye in the Sky” 5.1 BLU-RAY DISC forthcoming and if history is any measure of Rush’s, eventual release-intentions: SW’s 5.1 “AFTK” will receive a stand-alone Blu-ray Disc release – someday. I’m game! “90125.1,” anybody?

      Thank you, Axl!

      …and thanks to the original band for “breaking out and breaking big” during my Uni-days! I remember when Clint Eastwood plucked G&R from obscurity along with a young Jim Carey to work with him and a proven, but young, Liam Neeson. Clint put them ALL in HIS movie and even had G&R contribute music to “The Deadpool” movie. MTV picked ‘em up and one of G&R’s earlier releases was even re-introduced and put into heavy-rotation here “in the states” and the rest, as they say, is history. Kudos!

      • Garry Costa says:

        David Geffen had MTV play the Welcome to the Jungle Video after AFD been released almost a year earlier. Their label was ready to drop them. When the video aired on a Sunday morning at 3. The MTV switchboard lit up and the rest is history.

  61. Michel Banen says:

    I’m missing an edition betweend the regular 1-CD, 2-CD and the super deluxe box. A “Deluxe edition” 3-disc edition with the remastered cd, EP’s / rarities CD and the blu-ray audio would sell very well for a maximum of € 50 without all the extra added books, photos and other stuff that’s great for the true GNR fan / collector.

  62. Michel Banen says:

    Single remastered CD: € 6,99. If you want it with the 5.1 audio and lots of unnecessary stuff; € 158 !?

    I only need the remastered CD and the 5.1 audio as I’m not a huge GNR fan / collector but for this price….. no.

  63. Kevin says:

    Jeepers. Who knew so many GNR fans would grow up to be attorneys and physicians?

  64. Don says:

    INXS Kick 30 is 3 CDs and a Blu Ray… and it’s 15.99. GNR adds one more CD and the price jumps to 170. Ha!

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      Good Point. An that’s a decent ATMOS mix where Giles finally learns to use the rears/surrounds.

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      Good point and that’s a decent (24/48, HD-only) ATMOS mix, where Giles finally learns to use the rears/surrounds — could have used some mastering care. Specifically, the dynamic range is limited and this may be reflected in the current, much-lower price.

  65. Francis says:

    I will purchase the 2CD Edition to update the old orginal CD to get the extra tracks but no way will I be purchasing the ‘over the top’ Super Deluxe Edition as not interested in LPs, Wall Poster, Replica Tickets, Temporary Tattoos or even a 7″ Adaptor. Do they think people have ‘Money Trees’ growing in the garden?

  66. Gary says:

    When the ‘cheap’ option is £170 then the future for physical music looks grim and at that price your average punter will no longer be able to afford to be a music lover. When I think back to Paul’s ‘luxury items/box sets’ article it seems that once again sir you were ahead of the game. Rather ironic that beneath my comment as I write there is an advert for Roxy Music (super deluxe) £55…..

  67. Dirk says:

    As much as I love GnR, the 2CD version just doesn’t have enough new stuff to entice me to buy it, and the 4CD version is laughably overpriced – even at $90 I’d struggle to justify it. The Locked ‘n’ Loaded edition sounds like something out of The Onion.

  68. Friso Pas says:

    I’ll settle for the SDL and will buy the vinyl seperately. The LnL set price doesn’t justify the extra vinyl and memorabilia IMHO.
    Elliot Scheiner mastering and mixing this in 5.1 is a good sign actually. Fingers crossed.

  69. Kauwgompie says:

    Interesting that apparently November Rain was already written then as it is on the 1986 Sound Session (Disc 4), twice no less. That wasn’t released until 5 years later in 91.
    I’m not a hard rock fan at all but I start freaking out at the first notes of Welcome To The Jungle, all the way till the end. This album is a total gem. Will get this for sure but not at this price.
    An kudos for including a 5.1 mix!! Can’t wait to listen to it, will be a feast.

    • Luc Swaenen says:

      November Rain was an Axl song/thing even before GnR..

    • Larry Davis says:

      Ya know…here’s my take…there are good value sets (INXS, XTC), expensive ones with the content to back it up and wait for the price to drop (Roxy), and some that are just so fucking ridiculous that it gets your attention in the worst of ways and make you lose your lunch… I thought that new Toto box was really high…$450…but that thing is amazing value next to that LnL case, with a lot more useable content…all 13 Columbia albums on 13CDs AND 17 LPs, an album of unreleased and new material, an unreleased concert recording, a big book, SOME memorabilia (haha), and a BluRay with a concert and Toto 4 in 5.1 surround… I’d rather save for that set…out in October… Or shell out for the Rob Zombie set than buy this GNR exercise in excess…so much excess that even Gene Simmons lost his lunch and wants to hold a meeting, haha…LnL doesn’t even include a band meet n greet or them going to your house!! My story with GnR, AFD came out end of summer 1987, i just went back to college, SUNY Plattsburgh after taking a semester off to recharge my batteries…this album had a big buzz going and it had that original cover…I heard it when it was fairly new and fresh, no hits…Jungle comes on…and I fucking HATE it…the unexpected rawness and Axl sounding like nails on a blackboard…egads!! Same with the following songs….had to take it off immediately… Couldn’t take it!! Then Sweet Child becomes a hit and inescapable…it grew on me, heard the album again, and it did as well…it was not like horrible 80s hair metal at all…was more like a punkier, sloppier update of 70s Street Rock or like 70s Aerosmith gone punk, combined with an artier sense of songwriting… Not saying I LOVE GNR, not in the least, but I do give credit where it is due, and they are quite maddening many a time, but I give Axl props for following the beat of his own drum, and pissing off everyone around him cuz he can and will only be himself…i would get that 4CD/BR only if it drops to under $100…$60 would be ideal… Priced like the Hysteria box…

  70. Steven says:

    Wot? £850 and it’s not even COLOURED vinyl!?!

    I’m out :)

  71. JET says:

    Weird that the Locked & Loaded set is Sold Out for UK but in stock for US. You’d think that with 10,000 sets there’d be plenty to go around.

  72. Matthew Collier says:

    OK, £850 for the stupidly large boxset, whatever. The BluRay/CD4 set will be reasonably priced….. What the F*%^*%&^$%^*” £170!!!!!?????

    I really want the Hi-Res 5.1, but that price is ridiculous!!!

    Will wait and see what happens to the price – might even not bother, even though I LOVE this album, and would dearly want to have it in 5.1!!

    That’s deffo going to put it in “try before (if) you buy territory”, which is dumb/greedy/counter-productive, IMHO! :(

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      Hopefully it’s like the “Roxy Music” SDE price. The 4cd/1 (5.1) br price should come down. Eventually. Granted, Rush’s “AFTK” 40e SDE, SW-5.1, won’t budge or seriously break under a C-note and I agree the ask is outrageous, but at least it seems some, decent and well-mixed, surround-sound is starting to be released, again on a more consistent basis. That’s a plus.

  73. David Shorten says:

    Re-murdered by Vlado Meller apparently. That guy is possibly the worst mastering engineer in the history of recorded music. Hope I`m wrong,but reckon he will have destroyed this wonderful recording. (Didn`t need a remaster anyway imo).

    • David Shorten says:

      Although that may be someone on SHTV forum`s idea of a joke! Please don`t be Vlad The Impaler :-).

    • Steve Burke says:

      Paul can you get confirmation of the mastering, is it really Vlado Meller? That would be such a shame, Vlado the Impaler, slaughtering dynamics with every twist and turn. Hopefully the 5.1 is mastered by ES, that info would be great to have.

      Best news ever of 5.1 mix by ES would be ruined by knowing they then sent that to Vlado to slam the hell out of.

  74. Champagne Supernova says:

    I love all the cheeky comments. I wouldn’t call myself a huge Guns and Roses fan but I love this album. Disappointed that the 5.1 Blu-Ray is in the overpriced box. I’d never pay that… at least not for Guns and Roses. I will pick up the 2 CD collection.

  75. David Walton says:

    Who do they think they are, Gene Simmons? :D

  76. Paolo says:

    I think the 2CD set could be my option… never owned anything by GNR, except a burned copy of their live album back in the late 90s.

  77. Ben Williams says:

    Is there an option with the big £850 set that Axel Rose comes to your house with it in person and plays it to you? ;-)

    Pretty awesome I must say but at that price, You’re Crazy… even the 4 disc set I can’t afford!

    Ahh well.

  78. Kevin Barrett says:

    The Locked n loaded box set, what a waste of money imo, but I am sure they will sell.

  79. paul widdows says:

    what happened to that concert that was on mtv and Heavy metal Heaven in 1989, [you can find it on youtube] tv apperances etc interviews. they could have put alot more conrent on the blu-ray. far too expensive. I purchased the metallica boxsets for around £100 pound each with far more content…I might stick to the lp and the 2 cd version, possibly

  80. RJS says:

    I can never see the purpose of the tat included with these sort of box sets. Nobody is going to wear the bandanas, rings or badges and likewise, no one is going to stick the posters up. The tat just stays neatly stored away in an oversized presentation box. You’d have to have an Appetite For Crap to buy the 850 quid box.

    • Ben Williams says:

      I’m wearing my GNR bandana and badge now, as well as my Phil Collins No Jacket Required tour jacket…

      Kidding of course.

      • Aaron says:

        That’s Collins all you over. Hot head, but then a lot of bald men are.

        The No Jacket Required Tour ‘85. With No Jacket Required written on it..a jacket. A lot of people see that as hypocritical and they get quite angry. You know what I think that is? Brilliant, just brilliant.

  81. Daryl says:

    In fairness, if you buy the big box, you have more money than sense! And that’s coming from a Stones fan – now THEY know how to fleece their fans!

    The four disc set looks good, although not at that price – perhaps if it drops to £50 I’ll open my wallet.

    The 2 disc will almost certainly be the biggest seller here, if only for the price. Shame the acoustic versions aren’t on the two-disc, but hey-ho.

  82. Tony Orwell says:

    422 locked and loaded editions available as i write this message 04.05.18 12.20pm, lot of money but one hell of a set

  83. Tom Foster says:

    I meant to say 30th anniversary! I also still have the original LP with the banned cover but it was way too long an album for a single LP.

  84. Paul Spurgeon says:

    Wow. £170?

    I’ll wait till they slash the price…

  85. Tom Foster says:

    I’ve been waiting for a 2LP version of APPETITE – hope the ‘remastered’ bit isn’t bad news… I’d assumed it would be released last year for the 25th anniversary but they obviously didn’t get around to it in time!

  86. jon says:

    half tyhat crap like a turntable mat, microfiber cloth, could have been left out and cut down on he cost, Turntable Mat
    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 buttons
    7″ adapter
    5 Metal Band Skull Rings
    USB Stick
    5 Never-Before Seen Band Member Photo Lithos
    6 Temporary Band Member Tattoos
    Custom bandana With Silver Metallica Ink

    other than it would be great box set.
    whats the purpose of having a bluray audio with hi rez files, and a USB

    • Gis Bun says:

      Why would they cut the cost? You already have suckers ordering that stuff. It probably cost them nothing for most.
      I rarely buy these super deluxe boxes. I don’t need the trinkets and stuff thrown in. I look at the book maybe once and that’s it.
      Although I’m sure most will buy it for the temporary band tattoos! :-)

  87. Martin Power says:

    My initial response was wow what a decent variety of options and that still stands. However the pricing is crazy – Ignore the ‘Locked and Loaded for nuts only package’

    The SDE at £170 (I know it will probably drop slightly prior) is bonkers and almost certainly a good £100 over priced. This a future SDE DEAL in waiting.

    The vinyl also at £30 approx is way over and surely reinforces the notion that to record companies vinyl is the new cash cow (If we didnt know)

  88. David says:

    The “tat” is often included to make it more difficult for people to make fake versions.
    I’m quite tempted by the 4 CD and Blu Ray version myself it’s a classic album.

  89. Neil Parnell says:

    if they had included some official spaghetti i’d have bought it….oh hang on thats another lp

  90. Ern says:

    I said to a friend last month that it was strange there wasn’t a SDE of this album. Don’t think I’ll bother now, not at that price.

  91. Wazza says:

    Pretty much all negative comments on here but for me Christmas has come early , my all time favourite album , hopefully the price comes down a bit but I’ve just ordered it anyway

    • colm47 says:

      Destruction of your wallet.

      Anyone go through the process of pre-ordering the Locked and Loaded for the fun of it, and, not actually order it? Just wondering how much the courier costs would be!!

      • colm47 says:

        I will reply to myself as I’m always talking to myself!
        Just checked and it’s free shipping in UK and Europe, so that’s a bargain then!

        Meant to say also that you’d think they could have had a t shirt thrown in.

  92. John says:

    £140 for the CD box set on HMV – still way too expensive.

    Hopefully the price will drop in the next few months.

  93. Alan says:

    £50 or £60 would be a yes, but £170 is a no. Will wait for the deal alert

  94. Me2 says:

    So that’s ONE actually unreleased (and unbooted) track?! Ridiculous, as usual with GnR…

  95. Samppa says:

    Got the original vinyl when it came out, with the original cover (which isn’t available in the boxset here for some reason) and also I got the sticker-sheet with it. So, Im covered as I all the original vinyl-releases. Cd:s are fine but I parted ways with them, glad did so.
    I looked for the info when this boxset’s full containing came available and Im just so disappointed. They could have had more sessions and live-stuff etc essential added but there’s too much nonsense paraphernalia included instead.
    I think the time for the puffed out boxsets with non-essential accessories is over.
    Hopefully people won’t support these kinds of releases uber-priced (that don’t have enough stuff justify release), just better to boycott and not buy them. That should give them idea.
    In ideal world, I think the record-companies still like to put session and etc unreleased material on hold in their vaults, just to justify another few releases for the 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 year anniversaries.
    I already can see and sense that times of the physical-(uber)boxsets days are truly numbered.

  96. Tonk says:

    Ah the golden days of selling loads of the ep’s and the banned cover to schoolboys who only really liked it because it had some bad words on it . . . I can smell the bandanas from here.
    Even in terms of SDE’s this is a bit bonkers . . the crazy thing is, lots of people will buy it!

  97. Charlie Waffles says:


  98. LeBaron says:

    I’d be tempted to buy this mammuth box set…just to re-sell it on ebay at twice the price in one year’s time.

  99. Nick Bonny says:

    The microfiber cleaning cloth could be a deal breaker ….

  100. Bob says:

    £170 for 4 cds and a Blu-ray?!..did I miss something?!?!

  101. Jeff says:

    Waiting for the “Steven Wilson remastered edition forum 2013 is way better/the low end just blows ” comments in 3…2…1…

    • Gis Bun says:

      Before SW got into 5.1 mixing, Porcupine Tree’s initial 5.1 mixes were done by Scheiner.

  102. MATT SPARKES says:

    Glad I don’t collect GnR.

  103. Gary Shaw says:

    Oh dear, has Axl been chatting with Bryan Ferry?

  104. Joachim says:

    limited to only … 10.000 copies. It comes in “simulated leather” (the german version says “vegan leather”) with a little bit more music than the four CD version. For nearly 1.000 Euros. A really expansive joke. What will they so with Use your illusion?

    • Charles Christopher says:

      “Vegan Leather” needs to be a band name!
      I remember when G’n’R was the most controversial band in the world, and now they can sell a lavish box set of their ephemera. It’s definitely a classic album and deserves some kind of monument, but you have to admit that there’s some irony in a band this ‘rebellious’ now selling that rebellion for three figure prices.

  105. John Manning says:

    Beyond crazy. For £850 I’d want a guarantee that the band would crawl naked from London while chanting Tibetan songs of meditation to deliver my copy, cash on delivery.

    Even then I’d have to say “no”.

    • Martin Power says:

      Now if that were a genuine add on I might (Only say might) just buy in – err not

  106. Joe Pedregal says:

    No mystic sessions
    No pacha sessions
    No complete lies sessions (Cornshucker etc.)
    No unreleased demos as too much too soon, sentimental Movie, etc.
    No One in a million, no don’t cry demo
    No money from me this time.

    • Jeff says:


      That’s the content for the Locked and RE-Loaded box set…..

    • Gis Bun says:

      Those will be in the super duper deluxe edition in 5 or 10 years….
      Some of what you said would probably be included in a future SDEs of where those tracks actually were release on.

  107. Nick says:

    £850.00? LOL……

  108. Sheldon Cole says:

    All the tracks from “Lies” appear to be on this release other than “One in a Million”. Is the latter omitted because it was recorded some time after Appetite For Destruction was released or because of its controversial lyrical content?

    • Rob says:

      Back in 99 Axl seemed to think all the brouhaha about “One in a Million” was no longer worth his time and claimed it would be removed from future pressings of “GNR Lies”. Looks like he is staying true to that statement. While I do think the song is quite racist and objectionable, it does seem a bit revisionist to deny its existence.

    • slapshot says:

      And yet “I used to love her but I had to kill her” is still considered a perfectly acceptable lyric… Where’s the “eyeroll” emoji?

      Great album long overdue for a deluxe, so still buying some version of this… just not the one that costs a thousand bucks.

  109. Nikki Sixx says:

    So …

    – No Mystic Studio ’85 session : 5 tracks we’ll NEVER hear in pristine quality

    – No Pasha Studio ’86 session : 13 tracks we’ll NEVER hear in pristine quality

    – 5 million replica memorabilia items which have ZERO purpose

    They had ONE chance, and they blew it …

    … this is GNR, people …

    If that wasn’t enough, they advertise 49 (!) unreleased songs, but there’s only 27 unreleased tracks, they just counted the 5.1 stuff on the blu-ray as unreleased … scam !

    • Larry Davis says:

      Good on ya Nikki…that IS you, right?? Saw this set…totally laughable, lost my breakfast there… $170 for a 4CD/BluRay basic set?? Lolollolol…should be $50 max value for money… Not this Appetite for scamming people… Pink Floyd and Roxy, you’s are forgiven…hate GNR and even more with um Locked N Loaded?!?? Biggest laugh of the day…

    • Rich says:

      A knowledgeable fan could put together their own SDE

    • AlexKx says:

      But they are telling the truth on some level. Plus they have not blown it when they can release all of those things down the line…sheesh.

  110. Anthony James says:

    I want it just for the 7″ adapter.

  111. Andy says:

    All that & the Locked & Loaded sets not even signed !!!!! Great album but £170 for the 4CD & Blu-ray set is laughable.

  112. Chris Lancaster says:

    £170 for the 4CD + Blu-Ray? Good grief! Not so much an appetite for destruction, more an appetite for (lots of) money.

  113. Geoff Kavanagh says:

    All this from a band that could not get themselves together on the same stage for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction?

  114. DaKraut says:

    The 4 CD set is ridiculously expensive. My max? 50 quid (on a good day). Complete rubbish at that price!

  115. Leonardo Lotti says:

    Great news! Actually, for the contents that are being offered, it is not THAT expensive. Paul, changing the subject completely… Are you aware that Disney is rereleasing the first Star Wars soundtracks on CD today? They seem to be remastered and with new artwork!

  116. Marcel Rijs says:

    If anyone buys that Locked N’ Loaded box set, please report back here… I’m so glad I’m not a G’n’R fan!

  117. Eamonn says:

    ‘kin ‘ell! Appetite for Internal Superdeluxe Combustion more like.

  118. Simon Long says:

    Clearly Axl’s pension pot is looking a bit slim… What a load of tat to bump the price up – and to think Pink Floyd got stick for including marbles!

    • Keith says:

      Pink Floyd got stick for a 300 box set of largely unreleased material covering 6 albums.
      150 for one album mmm not sure and it’s starting to make the Roxy box look like a bargain.
      No wonder the music business is in the state it’s in.
      Nice to see an Elliott Scheiner 5.1 mix released so there is pedigree behind it. But a tad to pricey for me I will keep a watch though.

  119. lazyneil says:

    FINALLY. That’s the one I’ve been waiting for.

  120. Stephen smalley says:

    Far too expensive

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