51 Songs, 3 Hours 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's hard to overstate the impact of Guns N' Roses' 1987 debut as a commercial juggernaut, convulsive pop-cultural realignment, and overall statement of (ill) intent. This extremely deluxe reissue—a year late for the record's 30th anniversary—clocks in at 51 tracks and three and a half hours, an exhaustive and definitive document of not only the original album but its sundry B-sides, outtakes, and 25 previously unreleased demos. The ferocious live tracks encapsulate the energy of a band shot out of a cannon from the Sunset Strip's grimy glam-metal underground into worldwide infamy. Whatever the band's complicated history since, the sheer mass of material—highlighted by the seldom-heard pre-GNR song “Shadow of Your Love” and an embryonic acoustic version of “November Rain”—feels revelatory.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's hard to overstate the impact of Guns N' Roses' 1987 debut as a commercial juggernaut, convulsive pop-cultural realignment, and overall statement of (ill) intent. This extremely deluxe reissue—a year late for the record's 30th anniversary—clocks in at 51 tracks and three and a half hours, an exhaustive and definitive document of not only the original album but its sundry B-sides, outtakes, and 25 previously unreleased demos. The ferocious live tracks encapsulate the energy of a band shot out of a cannon from the Sunset Strip's grimy glam-metal underground into worldwide infamy. Whatever the band's complicated history since, the sheer mass of material—highlighted by the seldom-heard pre-GNR song “Shadow of Your Love” and an embryonic acoustic version of “November Rain”—feels revelatory.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
149 Ratings
149 Ratings
Win Noble ,

One In A Million?

This will be a great collection but are we seriously acting like One In A Million didn't happend?!?!

Ninjapie24 ,

Locked N’ Loaded

This is one of the best albums in history. No it’s going to sound even more amazing than it did. We are going to get a lot of demos and potentially unreleased songs. The only disappointment is the lack of Live material. It doesn’t matter though, because this album is godly.

Hbzbop ,

Not complete. Where’s One in a Million

GnR being politically correct and censoring themselves!!! Sad day. 1986 versions of themselves would call them posers.

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