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Massive Appetite for Destruction box coming 6/29

Old 06-26-19, 08:52 AM
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Re: Massive Appetite for Destruction box coming 6/29

I paid a fortune to see them during the original reunion tour. I got my live GNR fill after that that.
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Old 06-26-19, 09:30 AM
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Re: Massive Appetite for Destruction box coming 6/29

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I paid a fortune to see them during the original reunion tour. I got my live GNR fill after that that.
Yup, me too. Thought the show was amazing. Don't need to see it again.
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Old 06-26-19, 02:20 PM
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OKC tickets are cheaper, floor are $500-800, the 2 pit ares were $400, back section of the floor are $240.
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Old 07-12-19, 02:40 PM
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Just a heads up, on GNR's official site, the Locked and Loaded set is down to $399, and the Super Deluxe CD/BD set is $40 (60% off). Free shipping in the US and you save another 10% if you use the code GNR10. I picked up the CD/BD set, I'd love the Locked and Loaded set, but after spending $125-150 a pop for comparable Metallica box sets, I still can't justify $400 for that one, $200 would probably be my max. I already bought the double vinyl anyway, so I think I'm good for this album now.
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Old 07-15-19, 10:58 AM
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Re: Massive Appetite for Destruction box coming 6/29

Guess they finally figured out they had both sets were way overpriced. I hate to say it but I believe my girlfriend paid over $100 for the CD super deluxe set for me at x-mas time.
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Old 07-15-19, 11:28 AM
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My brother paid $125 in December for the one he bought me for my birthday. I told him about the sale price and he said that since I have listened to it so much since getting it that he got his moneys worth.
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Old 07-15-19, 12:04 PM
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nice, picked it up. $36 is a great price for that set.
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For those that missed out on the GNR site sale it looks like like the deluxe is going to be on sale as part of Prime Day on amazon in a few hours. I doubt it goes to $40 though.
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Old 07-15-19, 04:03 PM
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Looks like it is $75 on Prime Day. Hate that I missed it for $36.
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Old 07-15-19, 04:11 PM
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Looks like it is $75 on Prime Day. Hate that I missed it for $36.
I just bought it, so it's still available on the gnrmerch site.
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Old 07-15-19, 04:56 PM
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Thanks. Picked it up.
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Just grabbed it too.
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Cool, I'm glad that a lot of you guys could take advantage of this. Man, I'm just thinking, I was thrilled to pay $30 back in 1990 for the bootleg GNR CD "No Refrain", which has a mere fraction of the songs available in this set (maybe a dozen songs) and in much lesser quality. But on the plus side, it also contained an early version of "November Rain" just featuring Axl on a piano. First time I heard the song, that was worth it alone for me (I hope that track is included on the inevitable Use Your Illusion reissues, in better quality, it's a fantastic version of the song, I much prefer it to the album version).
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Old 07-17-19, 02:24 PM
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Re: Massive Appetite for Destruction box coming 6/29

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Cool, I'm glad that a lot of you guys could take advantage of this. Man, I'm just thinking, I was thrilled to pay $30 back in 1990 for the bootleg GNR CD "No Refrain", which has a mere fraction of the songs available in this set (maybe a dozen songs) and in much lesser quality. But on the plus side, it also contained an early version of "November Rain" just featuring Axl on a piano. First time I heard the song, that was worth it alone for me (I hope that track is included on the inevitable Use Your Illusion reissues, in better quality, it's a fantastic version of the song, I much prefer it to the album version).
It's on the Super Deluxe Box Set
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It's on the Super Deluxe Box Set
I really wish Don't Cry was too.
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Old 07-17-19, 03:06 PM
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$700-$1200 ? Whoa. I remember seeing them from the front few rows at Manchester Apollo in 1987 for 5 pounds !

That was before "Appetite" broke, of course. The upstairs was actually closed that night as the place was only half full.
Same here, though in a different hall.

This was in the days when Appetite For Destruction was just released, and they were not that popular at the time.

I thought they sounded horrible live in those days. I didn't know any of their songs at the time, but the drums and bass were barely coherent and sounded like they were slightly off. The guitars were covered up and/or really low in the mix.

If I had to guess, it sounded like they were really drunk/stoned on stage. I have never seen them live since.
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Old 07-17-19, 03:11 PM
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I didn't pick up any of their cds until well after they faded away from the public view. (ie. After grunge killed off hairspray metal).

I never would have thought Izzy Stradlin was an expert songwriter, from the time I saw GNR play really horribly live back in the day ^
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It's on the Super Deluxe Box Set
Oh wow it is? Awesome, I must have missed that on Spotify. I just assumed that it wasn't included and they were saving it for the eventual UYI set, as none of the early versions of "Don't Cry" are included here. But I'm thrilled that this version of November Rain is included. Now, if I can only get a shipping notice.
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Old 07-17-19, 07:34 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if producer Mike Clink was the key to cleaning them up in the studio, so that Appetite and the two Illusions albums were actually bearable to listen to.

A generation before, it would be similar to how Bob Ezrin cleand up Alice Cooper's band in the studio, which created classics like Love It To Death, School's Out, etc ... which didn't sound like complete garbage.
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Now, if I can only get a shipping notice.
Evidently early 90s Axl is doing the shipping.
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Evidently early 90s Axl is doing the shipping.
Oh man, I actually laughed out loud.
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Evidently early 90s Axl is doing the shipping.


Finally got my set yesterday, man it's bigger than I expected, comes with a really nice hardcover book (although I wish there was more text to actually read). Definitely worth $40 shipped, now to dig in.
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Hopefully they were marking them down to clear out warehouse space to house the upcoming Use Your Illusion box set.
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Man, that set will be a monster. I'm guessing perhaps a 2021 release for the 30th anniversary? That set should have some really interesting things on it (it better have the original recordings of "Don't Cry" and "You Could Be Mine", the latter of which was recorded for AFD but dropped from the track list late in the game, although I really wish they were on this set like the original recordings of "November Rain" and "Back Off Bitch" were. Not really sure why it's inconsistent like that).
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Finally got my set yesterday, man it's bigger than I expected, comes with a really nice hardcover book (although I wish there was more text to actually read). Definitely worth $40 shipped, now to dig in.
Did you get a shipping notification or did it just arrive?
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