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.

SONG
Appetite for Destruction
Welcome to the Jungle
1
 
It's So Easy
2
 
Nightrain
3
 
Out ta Get Me
4
 
Mr. Brownstone
5
 
Paradise City
6
 
My Michelle
7
 
Think About You
8
 
Sweet Child O' Mine
9
 
You're Crazy
10
 
Anything Goes
11
 
Rocket Queen
12
 
B-Sides N' EPs
Reckless Life (Live)
1
 
Nice Boys (Live)
2
 
Move to the City (Live)
3
 
Mama Kin (Live / Edit)
4
 
Shadow of Your Love (Live)
5
 
You're Crazy (Acoustic Version)
6
 
Patience
7
 
Used to Love Her
8
 
You're Crazy
9
 
It's So Easy (Live at The Marquee Club, London / 1987)
10
 
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Live at The Marquee Club, London / 1987)
11
 
Whole Lotta Rosie (Live at The Marquee Club, London / 1987)
12
 
1986 Sound City Session
Welcome to the Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)
1
 
Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)
2
 
Out ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)
3
 
Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)
4
 
My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)
5
 
Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)
6
 
You're Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)
7
 
Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)
8
 
Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)
9
 
Shadow of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)
10
 
Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)
11
 
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)
12
 
1986 Sound City Session N' More
Shadow of Your Love
1
 
Move to the City (1986 Sound City Session)
2
 
Ain't Goin' Down No More (Instrumental Version \ 1986 Sound City Session)
3
 
The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)
4
 
Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)
5
 
Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)
6
 
Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)
7
 
Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)
8
 
New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)
9
 
November Rain (Piano Version / 1986 Sound City Session)
10
 
Move to the City (Acoustic Version / 1986 Sound City Session)
11
 
You're Crazy (Acoustic Version / 1986 Sound City Session)
12
 
November Rain (Acoustic Version / 1986 Sound City Session)
13
 
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Acoustic Version / 1986 Sound City Session)
14
 
Move to the City (1988 Acoustic Version)
15
 

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