GNR 8/3/20

Guns N’ Roses will release it 2004 Greatest Hits collection on vinyl for the first time on September 25th. The set will be available on 180-gram audiophile black vinyl, a two-LP set on silver colored vinyl with red and white splatter, plus a two-LP picture disc available exclusively through the band’s official store at gunsnroses.com.

The vinyl edition of Greatest Hits also features the band’s recent archival release, “Shadow Of Your Love,” which peaked at Number Five on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Originally recorded in December 1986, “Shadow Of Your Love” made its debut on the 2018 box set for  Appetite For Destruction.

Upon its initial release in 2004, Greatest Hits hit Number Three on the Billboard 200 and in 2007 topped the magazine’s Catalog Albums chart.

Drummer Matt Sorum, who drummed for G N’ R between 1990 and 1997, found that like several of the band’s members, leaving the group turned into liberating experience: [“When it stopped being fun I, I just said ‘Man, I can’t do this anymore,’ so, I left. And, y’know, I took a couple of years off and I started looking at my life and I started, y’know, changing a lot of things — and just basically kind of went off on my own to see if I could do music on my own. I did some movie scores and I put another band together. And I did a lot of stuff to satisfy myself as a musician — not, I mean, to ride on the coattails of Axl Rose, y’know, which wasn’t that fun.”] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC. . . which wasn’t that fun)

The tracklisting to the vinyl edition of Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits album:

LP One – Side G
“Welcome To The Jungle”
“Sweet Child O’ Mine”
“Shadow Of Your Love”
“Patience”

LP One – Side N

“Paradise City”
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
“Civil War”

LP Two – Side F’N

“You Could Be Mine”
“Don’t Cry” (Original Version)
“November Rain”
“Live And Let Die”

LP Two – Side R

“Yesterdays”
“Ain’t It Fun”
“Since I Don’t Have You”
“Sympathy For The Devil”

  • Guns N’ Roses 2021 tour dates (subject to change):
    July 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
    July 13 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
    July 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
    July 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
    July 21 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
    July 24 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
    July 26 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
    August 3 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
    August 5 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
    August 11 – Fargo, ND – FargoDome
    August 13 – Missoula, MT – Washington Grizzly Stadium
    August 16 – Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
    August 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium

SOURCE: Press release

TL: DR

  • Guns N’ Roses will release its 2004 Greatest Hits collection on vinyl for the first time on September 25th.

JUST OUR OPINION

  • How do you release a Guns N’ Roses greatest hits album without including “Used To Love Her”????
  • “Shadow Of Your Love” gets tagged on as bonus track — but THAT tune is left off???