GN'R Holy Grail With Newly Remastered Album, Rarities/Bonus Tracks Galore, 5.1 Surround Sound Mix, Replica 7" Singles & Cornucopia Of Extras!
The massive Appetite For Destruction: Locked N' Loaded box set is the one true GN'R Holy Grail! The box includes the Super Deluxe Edition with 4CDs featuring the album newly remastered for the first time ever; B-sides N' EPs newly remastered; the previously unreleased 1986 Sound City Session N' More recordings; a Blu-ray Audio disc with the album, bonus tracks and music videos in brand new 5.1 surround sound along with the unearthed music video for "It's So Easy" originally shot in 1989 but never finished; and a 96-page hardcover book showcasing unseen photos from Axl Rose's personal archive and a wealth of memorabilia.
In addition, the Locked N' Loaded box contains high quality collectables including seven 12-inch 180g audiophile vinyl discs, seven 7-inch singles on colored vinyl, a dozen lithos newly visualizing each song on Appetite, 5 custom hand-made metal-cast band skull face rings, 5 hand-made metal-cast band skull face lapel pins, buttons, patches, replica concert tickets and gig flyers, 5 metal skull face and signature-stamped guitar picks, a turntable mat, wall posters, replica ‘85/'86 club days banner, a Robert Williams painting litho, never-before-seen band lithos, and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Appetite for Destruction changed history. Unlike anything else of its time, the music was primal and gritty, defined by a solid, hard, bluesy base and dark, sleazy, dirty, and honest themes. While Slash and Izzy Stradlin ferociously spit out dueling guitar riffs, Axl Rose screeched out tales of sex, drugs, and apathy in the big city. Meanwhile, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler formed a limber rhythm section who kept the music loose and powerful. The rest is history, with every track on the 30-million-plus-selling album – including "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Welcome To The Jungle," "Nightrain," "Paradise City," and "Mr. Brownstone" – committed to memory by countless listeners around the world.
The Locked N' Loaded box encapsulates the newly remastered album from the original stereo analog tapes, 12 remastered tracks compiled from of-era EPs and B-sides, 25 unreleased demos from a 1986 Sound City recording session, and a pair of unreleased tracks from recording sessions by Appetite's producer Mike Clink: "Shadow Of Your Love" recorded December 1986, one month before the album sessions, as a trial recording session which resulted in Clink getting the producer gig; and "Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)" which was from the GN'R Lies sessions.
Additional highlights of the unreleased audio in the Locked N' Loaded box include the first two work-in-progress recording attempts of the 1991 epic masterpiece "November Rain" which was originally penned as the ballad for Appetite, covers of songs like Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Aerosmith's "Mama Kin," two distinctly different recordings of The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (one electric, one acoustic) and two never finished tracks/jams "The Plague" and "New Work Tune."
On the vinyl front, the original Appetite For Destruction album has been broadened to 2LPs for the first time, including expanded gatefold jacket art and a foil printed plastic slipcase. The music itself is being presented on three sides only for maximum audio fidelity, with the fourth side featuring a vinyl Hologroove Hologram of the band's iconic logo. Seven 7" singles are also included: the five original singles from the album, plus one for "Patience" and a new song, the aforementioned "Shadow Of Your Love." All of the bonus tracks appearing on 12" vinyl will only be available in the Locked N' Loaded Edition box, including a reissue of the band's first EP, Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide.
The Locked N' Loaded Blu-ray Audio disc contains the 12 tracks from the original album as newly mixed in glorious 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 surround sound from the original multi-tracks by legendary producer Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Eagles), plus 5 bonus tracks mixed in 5.1 surround sound by both Scheiner and Frank Filipetti (Billy Joel, Elton John). Additionally, the Blu-ray includes four iconic GN'R music videos that have been newly sync'd to both remastered stereo audio and new 5.1 surround sound mixes, plus a brand-new video for ‘It's So Easy' that was shot in 1989 by the band but was never completely finished – until now in 4K HD from 16mm film transfers.
Exclusive collectibles inside the Locked N' Loaded box include a dozen 12" x 12" lithos of new illustrations visualizing each Appetite track, five custom buttons with various band logos, five custom hand-sculpted metal-cast band skull face rings, 5 custom hand-sculpted metal-cast band skull face lapel pins, a replica of the band's first stage banner from the '85/'86 club days, a bandana, a 2-inch collector's coin with unique imagery stamped on both sides, two 24" x 36" wall posters, a 12" x 24" Robert Williams painting litho, five never-before-seen band lithos, six replica gig flyers, three replicas of classic show ticket stubs, two temporary tattoo sheets featuring life-size tattoos of the band members' tats, six iron-on stitched patches, five metal-stamped guitar picks of the band skull faces with stamped signatures on the back, a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, a 7" large-hole custom adapter.
Finally, Locked N' Loaded also offers a 32gb metal-cast USB stick with 192kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit, and 44.1kHz/16-bit uncompressed audio files of all of the tracks included on the 4 CDs.
• 180g 7LP + 7 x 7" + 4CD + Blu-ray Box Set
• 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)
• Four 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
• 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
• Six Replica 7-inch Singles + New 7-inch for "Shadow Of Your Love" on Colored 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
• 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 with Embossed GN'R Logos
• 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