Guns 'N Roses offers fans an Appetite for Destruction box set for $1,299

Posters and billboards in cities around the world had Guns ‘N Roses a-twitter about the possibility of a proper reunion, one featuring Izzy Stradlin and/or Steve Adler and Matt Sorum. Take a look.

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Stand down, Gunner fans. It was nothing but a campaign for a deluxe reissue of the band’s 1987 album, Appetite for Destruction. The record has been remastered–and it’s been repackaged in a new box set that costs in the neighbourhood of $1,000 USD/$1,299 CAD.

You read that right. That’s for a box set focused on a single album.

This has to be the most expensive box set ever conceived, right? Well, no.

Gene Simmons of KISS has one that sells for $2,000 USD. For $50,000 he’ll deliver it to your house and chat with you for a couple of hours.

But then there’s the ultimate box set sold by The Residents for $100,000. And yes, someone bought it. (Here’s a list of some other expensive box sets.)

Back to the Gunners: An unboxing video was accidentally posted on the GnR website. A fan managed to capture it before it was taken down.

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Here’s a better look.

Let’s recap what you get for a $1,450 US (almost $1,900 CAD). (Via Noise11.com)

• Simulated-Leather & Wood Cabinet with Embossed GN’R Logos (measures 12 x 12 x 12)
• Handmade 3D Cross
• 96-page Hardcover Book with Unreleased Photos from Axl’s Personal Archive and a Bombardment of Memorabilia – Simulated-leather Wrapped Slipcase and Book Cover with Embossed GN’R Logos

• 4 CDs
o 73 Total Tracks – 49 Tracks Previously Unreleased
o First Ever Album Remaster from Original Analog Tapes
o 12 Tracks from B-sides N’ EPs Newly Remastered from Original Analog Tapes
o 25 Unreleased Recordings from 1986 Sound City Session
o 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
o New 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes from Original Analog Multi-tracks
o Original Album Mixed by Elliot Scheiner
o 5 Bonus Tracks Mixed by Elliot Scheiner & Frank Filipetti
o All songs feature brand new animations
o 4 Original Music Videos in 5.1
o Unreleased 1989 “It’s So Easy” Video in 5.1

• Seven 180-gram Audiophile 12-inch LPs
o All Vinyl Cut from 192kHz 24-bit Remastered High-Resolution Audio
o 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
o LIVE LIKE A SUICIDE EP (1-LP) with Extra Track “Shadow Of Your Love”
o B-SIDES N’ EPS (1-LP)
o 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE (3-LPs)

• 6 Replica 7-inch Singles + New 7-inch for “Shadow Of Your Love” on Yellow Vinyl
o “It’s So Easy” b/w “Mr. Brownstone”
o “Welcome To The Jungle” b/w “Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)”
o “Sweet Child O’ Mine” b/w “Out Ta Get Me”
o “Paradise City” b/w “Used To Love Her”
o “Patience” b/w “Rocket Queen”
o “Nightrain” b/w “Reckless Life”
o “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
o 192kHz 24-bit AIFF Files
o 96kHz 24-bit AIFF Files
o 44.1kHz 16-bit AIFF Files

• 12 New Illustration Lithos – Visualizing Each Song on the Album
• 5 Metal Band Skull Face Rings
• 5 Metal Band Skull Face Lapel Pins
• 5 Metal Guitar Picks with Band Skull Faces & Signatures
• 5 Previously Unseen Band Member Lithos
• 5 GN’R Logo Buttons
• Robert Williams Painting Litho 12”x24”
• Replica ‘85/’86 Gig Banner 27”x40”
• “Welcome To The Jungle” Video Invite Flyer – Originally Drawn by Slash
• Turntable Mat
• Microfiber Vinyl Cleaning Cloth
• 7-inch Large Hole Adapter
• 6 Replica Early Years Gig Flyers
• 6 Iron-on Stitched Logo Patches
• 2-inch Collectable Coin
• Bandana with Silver Metallic Ink
• 2 Wall Posters 24”x36”
• Temporary Band Member Tattoos
• 3 Replica Ticket Stubs
• Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED
1. Welcome To The Jungle
2. It’s So Easy
3. Nightrain
4. Out Ta Get Me
5. Mr. Brownstone
6. Paradise City
7. My Michelle
8. Think About You
9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
10. You’re Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen

Produced by Mike Clink
Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero

CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED
1. Reckless Life
2. Nice Boys
3. Move To The City (Live)
4. Mama Kin
5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
6. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
7. Patience
8. Used To Love Her
9. You’re Crazy
10. It’s So Easy (Live)
11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
12. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION
All Previously Unreleased
1. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)
2. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)
3. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)
4. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)
5. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)
6. Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)
7. You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)
8. Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)
9. Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)
10. Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)
11. Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)
12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)

CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE
All Previously Unreleased
1. Shadow Of Your Love
2. Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)
3. Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
4. The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)
5. Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)
6. Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)
7. Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)
8. Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)
9. New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)
10. November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session))
11. Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
12. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
13. November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
15. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

DISC 5 – BLU-RAY AUDIO
96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo
5.1 Surround Sound mixed by *Elliot Scheiner and **Frank Filipetti
All Previously Unreleased
APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION*
1. Welcome To The Jungle
2. It’s So Easy
3. Nightrain
4. Out Ta Get Me
5. Mr. Brownstone
6. Paradise City
7. My Michelle
8. Think About You
9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
10. You’re Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen

Produced by Mike Clink
Stereo mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero

BONUS TRACKS
1. Shadow Of Your Love**
2. Patience*
3. Used To Love Her**
4. You’re Crazy**
5. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)**

MUSIC VIDEOS*
1. Welcome To The Jungle
2. Sweet Child O’Mine
3. Paradise City
4. Patience
5. It’s So Easy – BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM 1989

Better hurry, too, because this “limited edition” box set is limited to 10,000 copies. If they sell them all, that’s a gross of $14,500,000 USD.

There’s also something called the Lock N’ Loaded edition: 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.

Oh, and there’s a previously unreleased song called “Shadow of Your Love” available online.

If you’re a little skint and can’t afford the big box, there’s always the scaled-down $30 version.

CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED
1. Welcome To The Jungle
2. It’s So Easy
3. Nightrain
4. Out Ta Get Me
5. Mr. Brownstone
6. Paradise City
7. My Michelle
8. Think About You
9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
10. You’re Crazy
11. Anything Goes
12. Rocket Queen

Produced by Mike Clink
Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero

CD 2 – B-SIDES, EPS N’ MORE
* Previously Unreleased
1. Reckless Life
2. Nice Boys
3. Move To The City (Live)
4. Mama Kin
5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
6. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)*
7. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)*
8. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)*
9. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)*
10. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)*
11. Shadow Of Your Love*
12. It’s So Easy (Live)
13. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
14. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)
15. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
16. Patience
17. Used To Love Her
18. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)*

 

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