Last year marked the 30 year anniversary of Guns N’ Roses‘ landmark debut album Appetite for Destruction, and though the band’s deluxe reissue is arriving a year after, the size of the re-release alone should be enough to excuse the band’s latest instance of lateness.
The remastered and expanded “Locked N’ Loaded” edition of Appetite for Destruction will arrive June 29 Universal Music Group. A countdown website recently launched by the band points to an announcement tomorrow (May 4), though a leaked unboxing video has made the contents of the massive reissue public.
The reissue will contain a total of 73 tracks spread across four CDs and seven 12-inch, 180-gram LPs. Forty-nine of those aforementioned tracks are unreleased.
The original album has been remastered for the first time from the original analog tapes and will be pressed across two LPs. Also included are vinyl pressings of the band’s 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, a second EP of B-sides, 25 unreleased recordings from 1986 sessions at Sound City, and two unreleased tracks from sessions with producer Mike Clink.
The super deluxe version also includes a 96-page handbound book with unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, 12 new lithographs with an illustration for each Appetite for Destruction track, seven 7-inch singles on yellow vinyl and all manner of pins, patches, replica ticket stubs and more.
All of this will be housed in an embossed faux leather and wood cabinet, adorned with a handmade 3D cross. You can find the leaked unboxing video below.
Guns N’ Roses will tour Europe throughout June and July before a run of North America in August, September, October and November. You can find a complete tour itinerary here.