A year after their 30th anniversary, Guns N’ Roses’ released their reissue of 1987’s Appetite For Destruction earlier this year. Fans are overjoyed over the remastered and expanded Locked N’ Loaded Edition and the long wait appears to have been worth the wait.
The deluxe edition box set consists of 73 tracks, of which 49 are unreleased, spread out across four CDs and seven 12-inch 180-gram LPs. Remastered, the original album is presented across two LPs. The set also includes a pressing of 1986’s Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide EP, a second EP containing B-sides from the era, 25 unreleased recordings from the band’s 1986 Sound City sessions and two unreleased tracks from their sessions with producer Mike Clink. The box set also comprises of seven 7-inches including all five original singles from the album as well as one for “Patience” and “Shadow Of Your Love”. 12 tracks from the original album, newly mixed by Elliot Scheiner, are presented on a Blu-ray radio disk plus five additional tracks mixed by Scheiner and Frank Filipetti. The disk includes newly sync’d iconic music videos plus a brand-new video for “It’s So Easy”, shot in 1989, but only recently completely finished. The box set is completed with a 96-page hardbound book with unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, replica memorabilia from the era and 12 new illustration lithos visualizing each song from Appetite For Destruction.