Guns N’ Roses / Appetite For Destruction Locked N’ Loaded: unboxed

Jeff Fura, the Senior Director of Product Development at Universal Music Enterprises, is the producer of the Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction ‘Locked N’ Loaded’ mega-box. In this official unboxing video he takes fans through the $1000 box set piece-by-piece, revealing all the details and what actually looks like very impressive content within the wooden cabinet.

The Appetite For Destruction reissue is out on Friday this week. You can order this special ‘Locked N’ Loaded’ box via the band’s website and while this particular set may be beyond the means of most of us, the super deluxe edition, in particular, does include some of the elements. Other pre-order options listed below.

Appetite For Destruction 4CD+blu-ray+book Super 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)
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


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Matthew Collier

So, the 4CD + Blu (I’m only interested really in the hi-res multi-channel 5.1 stuff), which was released (I think) at GBP170, sat and 150 for a bit and 130 for most of the time since release, I noticed today has dropped to 83 – at which point, having read reviews about how it’s a great sounding mix and re-master, I cracked and bought it from Amazon in the UK (which is also where I am).

Fingers crossed it’s as good as people have been saying, I can’t wait to find out! I could have afforded the big box but on principle it’s crazy and I just didn’t want it – I wanted the box I’ve bought but not really at the original price – Amazon will spite me now and reduce the price to 25 or something, and good luck to anyone who has the nerve/patience to wait until that happens – good luck to you! :) I didn’t want to take the risk of it going back up…



Andy Robertson

To quote Johnny Rotten…’You ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated..?’

Larry Davis

What I did…bought the Target 2CD with the patch for the time being…and hold out for the SDE to drop to $100 or below…likely that will drop faster than the LNL set…the 2CD set is decent value because Disc 2 has more tracks (18) than disc 2 in the other sets (12)…the Target patch is a tiny purple patch replica of the big purple drape in the LNL set…oh and the remastering sounds great BTW…

J Galvin

$1000 and way more content than the Gene Simmons Vault @ $2000!
I’m still not dropping that much regardless, I opted for the 4-Disc Box and the Vinyl set.


I couldn’t make it through the entire video, but I tried. This box just seems so overblown and ridiculous, but so was the band back then. Memories of fraternity boys blaring ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ out tiny dorm windows along with their Poison and Warrant albums leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. To me G ‘n R were the last gasp of the hair bands, yet people attributed so much IMPORTANCE to them. Why were they such a big deal? They wanted so much to be anti-establishment, but they WERE the establishment: big money, big hair, big record label, big image, big concert venues. No subtlety whatsoever. The second coming of Kiss.


2nd coming of Kiss? Have you ever listened to GNR? Kiss is a fun band and all but talent? Uh no. However they put on an amazing show. Appetite was a game changer dude. That is one of the all time great records from the first note to the last note. The box set may be ridiculous but so what. The band though? These guys are very talented. Bands don’t go out to not be successful man. Why does everyone hard on bands when they do well? So if you like a band before they are big and then they hit it big you decide not to like them anymore? What is the freakn point of putting out records? It’s to make money and have an amazing career doing something you love. Comments like that just don’t make sense.


I just bought the 2LP edition from HMV and it looks and sounds very nice, I saw the £130 SDE box set, and as nice as it looked, I couldn’t justify it. I may pick up the 2CD set at some point.

elliott buckingham

purchased the dbl lp and cd versions they sound very good. listened to the 4cd set from a torrent and I can honestly say there isn’t a £100 worth of extra stuff to listen to. still wish the 5.1 was available seperatly but will no doubt appear somewhere


Wait for the “Illusion” one… It’ll be housed in 3 old shoes Axl found in his closet, will include (amongst other tat) replica hotpants, a reproduction of the piece of paper on which Mr Rose wrote “Warren Beatty is a t*at” and, as a bonus, when you pre-order it on the G ‘n R site for the hefty price tag of $32,000, it’ll not bother turning up, to simulate Axl’s state of mind during the tour.

Michel Banen

Front of stage ticket to see GNR 2 weeks ago was € 160. The super deluxe set is € 150. I’m not even a fan and was in doubt about getting the ticket which was worth every cent so I now got the super deluxe set too and do not regret it.

Gene Simmons sold about 5000 (!!!) copies of his $ 2000 Vault Experience box so I’m pretty sure [the way more popular] Guns n’ Roses will sell their 10.000 copies of the $ 999 box way faster then anyone might expect…..


I made a similar “discovery” with this reissue. I had never been a GNR fan and was only familiar with their (overplayed on the radio) hits. Being amused by this “wooden chest” edition, I thought I’d buy the hi-res download of the Deluxe edition (equivalent to the 2-CD edition) from HDTracks. Well, I found the contents to be pretty amazing, both musically and in terms of the sound quality. So here I am now, seriously contemplating buying one of the physical formats, as well. Pondering between the vinyl and the SDE….

Michel Banen

Get the vinyl as the download card gives you access to all 4 CD’s of the super deluxe set !!!


The word superfluous comes to mind.

Mark Reed

What a preposterous release.

The only thing I’m interested in this is the music I haven’t heard before. Putting out the audio alone in a four CD set book pack for say £25 would sell a lot more units than a £150+ set. The fancypants versions will be discounted soon enough, I’ll wait until then.

Kevin Galliford

Paul, did you buy this or get sent it?

Adam Shaw

What no marbles !!
That would have swung it for me , no sale now .

Paul Trotman

Yeah, absolutely.


For $1000 dollars you could buy enough talent and cheap Chinese gear to make a better band . . .


It’s the size of a mini fridge. Each to their own and I’m sure some fans will be falling over themselves to buy it but ultimately it’s just a big, cumbersome and tacky ornament. The rings, guitar pick, bandanas, posters, etc will never be used by anyone buying it – they’ll just remain in the box. I think they’ll have trouble shiffting 10,000 and I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a big price drop.

Michel Banen

I pre-ordered the super deluxe on eBay for € 115 including postage. So I can add the 2-LP and will have the super deluxe and 2-lp for a total of € 150. For some € 750 more one can can get all the extra stuff as well which looks great but -to me- doesn’t justify that extra money.

The super deluxe box is claimed to be a ‘limited edition’ as well but does anyone know in what edition that will be released ?


10,000 units. Hardly “limited edition”. I suspect we will see these pop up on Amazon for a lot less. Right now it only sells on the GnR website.


By the looks of the box, shouldn’t it come with magic dice that once rolled transport you to an actual jungle?
For the money I think they would have better served the fans with an exhaustive session by session archive like The Stooges Funhouse Sessions, And a signed by all members framable piece of art, you know, something cool that you could actually use. Less stuff and more substance. It is an interesting concept. I think Sabbath did it best with the Ten Year War box, a fine line between over the top artistic presentation with the respectability of the music itself. This looks more like the Million dollar Wu-Tang album.

Chris Squires

I thought about something signed, but 10,000 is a hell of a lot of signatures. Some of the 1,000 run signatures I have look a little “tired” to say the least and a few of the 500s are less than decent. Even the Luke Haines recent 150 run looks a bit meh. So 10K would be hilarious.
Autopen would be the only way and that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.

The Paul King 100 signed set from Remixes and Rarities is very nice though.

elliott buckingham

the super deluxe is still overpriced when compared with what inxs and marillion gave the fans for £25 but looks a bargain compared to the overpriced eagles hotle California deluxe set


I have ordered the super deluxe, I have always like 50% of this album and loved the other half.
I do think a lot of work was put in this locked’n’loaded edition, and the result is pretty amazing to my eyes. I believe it will sold out, I only regret I can not afford the 1000$ price tag!
As for “junk” and “tat”, we do have a choice, as Paul pointed out, a super deluxe is available.. Records companies need to fight the fact that even the superdeluxe editions’ audio content is available on the streaming platforms. Their way of pushing the physical… seems to be to inflate “the physicallity”.
There is no comparison as far as audio is concerned, but my King Crimson boxset do come with their share of “memorabilia” and I never complaind about that..
As a conclusion, if you do like wooden boxes, REAL leather, incense, candles, vinyl and CD, season of mist released a super deluxe edition of a Morbid Angel album a few years ago, it is now available at a discount price of 49.99€ (you get sight, sound and odour.. who says you can never do more?)

Gary Fowles

I do wonder why people react so badly to this. Sure it’s a heafty price tag, but you can still pick up one of the other myriad of versions being reissued. This is aimed squarely at the G’N’R fan that has money to burn. I’m presuming that it hasn’t sold as well as intended since they now feel the need to have an 18 minute unboxing video.
Oh and by the way, for what it’s worth faux leather over actual leather any day of the week. Since all the rubbish that is heaped in this set in order to hike up the price is one thing, but from an ethical point of view using leather would be horrific.

Matteo Mazzi

Appetite for Distraction.


Paul Fura……is misleading (lying) to us, as he States in this video unboxing that the 2 LP set with the special slip cover is only available in the $1000 set. Wrong!!! It’s available on it’s own. Come to figure out why the producer had to make an unboxing video for this set when there was already a video campaign for it, is pretty obvious to me…….it’s not selling!!!! (Well Duh). Check out his hands as well as his facial expressions, his hands are shaking and he never smiles. Is he about to loose his job? I bet he is.

Anyone else agree?


Well I did make a mistake in my previous post, he didn’t say that the limited edition jacket was only available in the $1000 box set, but as far as misleading us he does in which he states the 4th side has 3D graphics that have never been done before. This is totally incorrect as this has been done since the 1980’s.


Holographic album sides have been done since the 1980’s for sure, if not earlier. I still have my Split Endz – True Colours with one side being etched with a hologram

Eric Generic

We know it’s (over) loaded (with tat), but wait a sec….look how it opens/closes… it’s not locked…there isn’t even a key! False advertising.


Larry Davis

Yes I see it’s not actually lockable…BUT I have a set that actually IS, with keys…the Girls Aloud 23 disc singles boxset… Comes in a really nice metal “flight case”… Bought it for a fraction of the GNR LNL set, and it goes for over $100 now on eBay…great booklet too…

Todd R

Finally, a box set that matches the size of the ego of the lead singer…. oh wait, KISS has already done that…..

Dave Richards

sigh, must be nice if you are a G n R fan. Now if they would do this for Lexicon of Love (hehe)


*Disclaimer* This is very much tongue in cheek, given that I, and I’m sure many who follow this great site, have bought a guilty pleasure or two with our ‘more money than sense’ faces on! :-). Mine was the PiL ‘Metal Box’ 4LP reissue @ £150…

Anyway, I imagine some buyers of this extravagant box will be delighted with their purchase at first, but that first reaction will slowly be replaced with a dawning realisation they’ve spent a fortune on mostly cheap tat that comes in a box that doesn’t even have real leather on it.

The thin veil of ‘faux’ happiness (see what I did there?!) struggles to hide both their regret and their bank statements from their partners as they try to justify their purchase to skeptical friends (justify it to themselves more like). Either that or they hide it in their loft and don’t tell anyone for fear of ridicule. If anyone discovers their little secret they’ll nonchalantly brush it off with a ‘Oh that, yeah, I’m just looking after it for a mate. Wouldn’t pay for it myself, what a rip off, eh?! Ha, ha, nice weather for the time of year, don’t you think…’.

They’ll also be wondering if they can sell it on eBay next year to cut their losses as the 10,000 ‘limited edition’ still haven’t sold out. In the meantime, Axl, Slash and the others buy a new mansion each on the proceeds….



Didn’t Jack White already release a vinyl with a hologram on it?!


So did Rush – 2112


Split Endz had an etched holographic album side back in the 1980’s called True Colors or Colours depending where you come from …..lol


They aren’t called split endz, wherever you come from


Give away price, I’d rather buy this 26 cd box: https://www.janakkerman.com/index_page.html

One of the best guitar players in the world.
Would be nice to have thia reviewed on SDE.

Colin Harper

I mentioned it before somewhere but Paul deleted the comment. Fair enough – it’s his site, his choice of what to talk about.

Colin Harper

Oh – sorry Paul. I’m sure I mentioned the Akkerman set as an aside in another thread a while back but it didn’t appear. Must have been a glitch my end. Anyway, no worries if you had – as I said: your blog, your rules! (Still, the Akkerman set is terrific looking. If you choose to start a thread, I’ll say more about it there. Good deals available from Dutch e-retailers vis a vis UK sites.)

Colin Harper

I just replied to this but my reply didn’t appear! Clearly a glitch at my end…


I think I am probably lucky in that I am into GnR enough to covet the box, but not enough to let the mortgage lapse to buy it. It is a very cool set, and for other artists, I would very likely find some way–any way–to make it happen. For $500, I would probably make this happen as-is. But $1000 is really expensive, especially for an album that I admire and appreciate far more than I actually like (if that makes any sense–I understand the significance of it but it’s just not something I want to listen to that often).

Though, if you think about it, there is something ironic if you went back to the 1980s mentality around GnR then flash forward to this moment. Was there anything more anti yuppie consumerism than GnR, especially on Appetite for Destruction? Is there anything more the epitome of pro-yuppie consumerism than a $1000 box set for this album?


Comes to a website called Super Deluxe Edition.

Wants to see reasonably priced bare-bones editions.

Actually, I’m going to start ReasonablyPricedBareBonesEdition.com and wait for the comments to roll in about how boring and stripped-down all the releases I post about are.

Paul E.

Good luck. I, for one, will still find ways to complain about jewel cased vs. digipack vs. gatefold packaging. Also, you’re really gonna need to step up your unboxing videos without all the fun extracurricular SDE accolades.


I’m just going for the 2CD, more than enough thanks ! plus they didn’t have the balls to put One in a Million anyway, just this lame move prevented me to buy more than the 2CD…


the one thing that stood out was something I never knew that the album was mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero who were of course famous for remixes during the second half of the 80s you learn something new every day!

Stephen dC

Not a band I like particularly but you have to admire the audacity of the release. It is a dream box for a fan. If it was Human League or Gary Numan I’d be selling my gran on ebay first thing….

I smirk at those baulking at the price making out as if they’re being forced to buy this. As Paul says, there are many levels being reissued. Plus it puts value on the artist, in the same way Nike would sell a pair of trainers for hundreds to up their standing.

Good luck to them and you if you can afford it.

70s Guy

Just saw a Kiss Box for $1650.00 at Universal. https://us.udiscovermusic.com/kissteria-roadcase.html ‘Kissteria Roadcase’. My, my, my.


but it does include a kiss dominoes set (who decides/ thinks of those items to be included?)


I don’t know about that unboxing video. it doesn’t leave anything for the imagination, does it? You’d like to think there’d be some sense of mystery, but instead of that he lays it all out.

Just saying.

What do I care, my Bowie Welcome to Blackout CD came today. LOL


I’m gone buy it. I whip out my faux leather wallet and put down my originally replicated bills with my original fingers and hand sculpted, then replicated in plastic, Green Lantern ring.


I only hope the eagerly awaited Chinese Democracy boxset offers the same lithographs for every band member !

Gary C

There is some really good music on the parent album, dare I say it classic rock n roll. But good god, the ephemera lunatics have taken over the asylum.

I do hope the drummer and the rhythm guitar guy get a pay day out of this at least.


I’m just glad this isn’t by a band that I collect otherwise the credit card would be taking a hammering. The collector in me wouldn’t be able to resist.


One thing I learnt after moving from Amsterdam to NYC is how Americans are fanatic about their metal music. To Europeans this looks insane but I suspect Americans will have more of an “appetite” for this.
I’m shocked they are making 10,000 of these. That’s a huge amount. They may have to lower the price to move that many. What a racket this is for the record company. 10,000 x $1000 = $10,000,000. Nice revenue if that works out.
The box is well done, wayyyy too much for my taste but if you are a GnR fan, you will love this. I may go for the “regular” 5cd/dvd box. If the price comes down. $145 for that is way too much.


Record companies and Jeff Fura, the Senior Director of Product Development at Universal Music Enterprises take note! This is what we do NOT need in any set…

Embossed Faux Leather and Wood anything
Handmade 3D Crap
Limited Edition foil slipcase
Waste of a 4th side hologroove hologram
Illustration lithos visualizing each song
Turntable Mat
Replica Gig Flyers
Video Invite Flyer
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Iron-On Stitched Logo Patches
Guitar Picks
Replica Ticket Stubs
Band Lapel Pins
Collectable Coins or marbles
Band Rings
USB Stick
Band Member Photo Lithos
Band Member Tattoos
Custom bandana
Replica Concert Banner

… give us the music but keep the crap and cut the cost! you actually sell more physical copies that way.


Come on man – this stuff is GREAT! Seriously, if you only want the music, then grab a download of the CD. But this is more a celebration of an album, and point in time. Over-the-top? Sure. Ostentatious? Sure. Even a bit crazy? Sure. But it’s a Guns and Roses party in a box, and it will put a smile on the faces of those big fans with deep pockets.

And that’s coming from someone who isn’t a fan.

Larry Davis

Wholly agree…and I would buy it if it were $200-300 tops…

Ken Croteau

Oh and marbles or a scarf


Then buy the version that is just the music. No one is holding a gun (or a rose) to your head.


Thanks for pointing out the obvious, folks.
I am simply stating that I don’t know any fan of any band that wants all that “garbage” and at that price.
We’re clearly living in a material world. Ta.

Larry Davis

Agree and disagree…sure, you CAN cut out the excess and have JUST the music, but what would be the fun in that?? The band and scene it germinated from were about excess and over the top-ness. This box is supposed to celebrate that aspect, not just the music. Plus, it got people talking, right?? What other box in recent memory has?? Can’t think of one. As for your list, if I were to cut cost and be just about the music, I would still keep the USB stick, the slipcase & hologram 4th side, turntable mat & adapter for the yellow 7″s and put it all in a less extravagant box. But hey, as is, if I didn’t have by cruise coming up and I had a credit card, i would say “eff it”, charge it and pay it off over the course of a year… But right now, I will settle for the Target 2CD exclusive and wait for prices to drop, and it will wait till after my cruise next year…we’ll see how I enjoy the 2CD set first…


The only problem with this set is the price and quantity
If you are a fan of any band you would love this level of detail
applied to your fave’s .The thought and quality that has gone into it is exceptional.

Craig Hedges



I was going to order it, but allas, no marbles. No marbels, no sale :-)

gary oliver

i wont sneer, because i’d probably buy a Paul Weller equivalent…. everyone else has their own ” wooden chest artist ” too

Chris Squires

Quite, if they did this for Paradise Circus or The Kick Inside, I would be all over it.

As Andrew R says above, there isn’t even any real exclusivity.

10,000 units at $400 or 1,000 units at $1,000 would still be extravagant but nearer the mark.

Paul E.

I bet dollars to doughnuts that the chap who just paid $550,000 for Han’s blaster isn’t balking at this set’s price.

Seth Hollander

No blow-up “fully functional” stripper/sex doll with GnR tattoos and lip blister?
No “faux” cocaine and heroin with paraphenalia?
No sale!


This would have to be the most expensive reissue of a single album ever. At 10k units, if they all sell, this will gross UME $10 million. I wonder what the profit margin is, and if UME did some market research to see if there was demand for this humangous box. If this was my idea, and I got stuck with 9k unsold copies, I’d be worried about my job.


But imagine the joy of the bargain collector when it shows up in an HMV cut-out bin for $10!

Elizabeth Ursula Hirst

I would love a set like that for one of my very favourite albums. Sadly this isn’t one of them, although it certainly has its moments


Haven’t watched the vid but does he keep a straight face for the duration? Could put him in line for an Emmy if so.


A few years ago Bob Dylan’s Cutting Edge deluxe box set that cost around 600 euro plus 100 euro or so postage from the USA to Europe came out.
It was a limited edition of 5000 and sold out.
I can see this selling out.
A couple of days ago I checked the European G n R shop and it was sold out.
But it’s now available for pre order again so make what you will if that!

Larry Davis

The guy actually DESIGNED the thing, so yeah, he kept a straight face alright. I watched the vid, and I must say, it IS quite an impressive piece, but not for that kind of money. Someone said $400 would be tops, I agree that $400 would be the max I would pay for something like that, more like $200-300. However, I would be afraid to handle any of the pieces for reduction in value, in case I did buy it absentmindledly and something happened where I was forced to sell it to raise funds…I’d want to retain the value of it. Could be like a car, where once you drive it off the lot, the value reduces by half…would have to make a log of the contents so nothing would get lost. There were prior releases designed similarly, but not as garishly…U2’s “Achtung” SDE with all the drawers, the Pink Floyd “Dark Side” with the marbles, the $500 SDE of the “Harry Potter” series BluRay/DVD…but this thing is like a piece of furniture and display piece all at once…I do like how the CDs/BluRays are packaged in the book, the LPs in slipcase, original cover included, 12″s, & 7″ yellow vinyls…everything else is just unnecessary…

Gary Hunter

Good grief what will they come up with next!!

Not a fan of the band at all, however, how the hell can they justify that price when half of what’s on offer is junk!!

Record companies should plough their energies on mastering music properly rather than waste valuable time thinking up concepts like this!

Limited Edition of 10,000, I suspect they will have 9,000+ gathering dust in a stock room somewhere :)

Mathew Lauren

Yes. Record Co.’s should put their energies into saving the pop/rock/jazz music of the last ~50 years by repairing (where necessary) and transferring all the analogue master-tapes to DSD (equivalent or better) storage, and while they’re at it surround-sound remixing and remastering (almost) all of it.