In an unprecedented comeback, GUNS N’ ROSES‘ classic 1987 debut album, “Appetite For Destruction” has returned to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart after more than 29 years, at the #10 position according to Billboard, following its “Locked N’ Loaded” box reissue on June 29.
The “Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded” box is the one true GUNS N’ ROSES Holy Grail. The box includes the Super Deluxe Edition with four CDs 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 yellow 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, a numbered certificate of authenticity and more.
On the vinyl front, the original “Appetite For Destruction” album has been broadened to 2LPs for the first time, including expanded gate-fold jacket art and a limited-edition 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. The aforementioned seven seven-inch singles comprise 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-inch vinyl are only available in the “Locked N’ Loaded” box, including a reissue of the band’s first EP, “Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide“.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). As of this week, each unit equals one traditional album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from one album (a TEA unit), or 1,250 paid subscription on-demand audio song streams from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand audio song streams from an album (an SEA unit).