The classic rock album celebrates its 31st anniversary this year
Guns N’ Roses have announced the full details of their deluxe reissue of their seminal 1987 album ‘Appetite For Destruction’. Check out the unboxing video and photos of the release below.
The iconic record, which celebrates its 31st anniversary later this year, contains classic tracks ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘It’s So Easy’, ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’.
Earlier this week, the band launched a countdown timer on their official website, with a clock counting down to Friday Midnight EST. After billboards featuring all five original members from the 1987 ‘Appetite’ line-up have been spotted around London.
The band’s official website displayed a map, which many fans hoped would mean news of a reunion tour with the classic line-up. However, when the countdown ended, it revealed the below details about the upcoming massive reissue of the album – due for release on June 29.
Available in a variety of new formats featuring five discs, seven LP’s, seven 7″, the new release is a almighty 73 tracks long, with 49 of them being previously unreleased songs.
A new version of the album, remastered from the original analog tapes for ‘Appetite For Destruction’, will be presented across two LPs, and the package will also contain a pressing of Guns N’ Roses’ 1986 EP ‘Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide’. A second EP will contain various b-sides from the era. Unreleased recordings from the band’s 1986 Sound City sessions will also feature, along with a further two unreleased tracks made with their producer Mike Clink.
On top of that, an extra super deluxe reissue will additionally contain a 96-page hand-bound book of unreleased photographs from Axl Rose’s archive, 12 new illustration lithos corresponding to individual tracks on ‘Appetite For Destruction’, and replica memorabilia.
Guns N’ Roses are set to headline Download Festival alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne. The festival takes place at Donington Park from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 June. Visit here for tickets and more information.