Guns N’ Roses Announce Appetite For Destruction Box Set With 49 Unreleased Tracks

Lots of times, when classic albums get deluxe box-set reissues, the extra tracks don’t make that much of a difference. This is not one of those times. Next month, Guns N’ Roses will release a brand-new edition of their ridiculously great, moment-defining 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction, and it’ll include a grand total of 49 unreleased tracks, as well as lots of previously-released music from the same era. This is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, at their absolute nihilistic peak. This matters.

GN’R have been teasing the announcement of this box set with a countdown clock, and while they’ve now announced that it’ll be out next month, they haven’t yet shared crucial details like the tracklist. But as Blabbermouth reports, the new box set will appear on four CDs or on seven 180-gram LPs. It’ll include a remastered version of the original album, as well as the 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide and another EP that’ll include the B-sides from that era. Also included: 25 previously unreleased recordings from the band’s sessions at Sound City studios in 1986 and two songs from the Appetite sessions that they recorded with producer Mike Clink.

There is non-musical stuff in there, too, like a 96-page book with unpublished photos from Axl Rose’s personal vault and 12 lithos, one for each of the songs from Appetite. Here’s an unboxing video:

The deluxe Appetite For Destruction reissue is out 6/29 on Universal Music Group. It looks expensive!

UPDATE: The Locked N’ Loaded edition costs $999! Here’s exactly what you get:

LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION – 10,000 UNITS WORLDWIDE
Simulated-Leather & Wood Cabinet with Embossed GN’R Logos
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
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)
1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE (3-LPs)
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
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
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Nightrain
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

CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED
Reckless Life
Nice Boys
Move To The City (Live)
Mama Kin
Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
Patience
Used To Love Her
You’re Crazy
It’s So Easy (Live)
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION – 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)

CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE – 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)
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*
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Nightrain
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

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

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