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Though none of their subsequent albums matched the drug-crazed genius of Appetite for Destruction , they did, as the Greatest Hits reminds, have their moments. Previously only available digitally and on CD, Greatest Hits will be pressed as a 2LP set on 180gram audiophile black vinyl and a 2LP set on gold colored vinyl with red and white splatter.
Their Stone Roses-challenging work rate makes for slim pickings for any would-be compiler, so no one's going to be surprised at the tracks on offer here. Despite the album having almost no promotion it reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and number three on the Billboard 200 chart upon it's release. Gunners, time to get your hands on the first-ever 1LP pressing of the Greatest Hits featuring 8 songs including “Hard Skool”. Yet equally, it was his surprisingly poetic nature that made genuinely touching love songs of "Patience" and "Sweet Child of Mine". There are no hidden insights into the inner workings of the group, no lost classics, and no evidence of their contribution to a new generation of musicians.A power house rock group from the 90's and John Connors favorite band - well worth some investment, whether your reliving your youth or new to GNR. Pressed on clear vinyl with metallic gold color-in-color effect and featuring a numbered premium tip-on jacket that’s wrapped in chrome met poly paper.
The vinyl edition of Greatest Hits will also feature the band’s single “Shadow of Your Love,” which hit No. And while the covers of the The Spaghetti Incident were largely forgettable, the fact that their final single was a seedy sneer through the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" seems spectacularly fitting.In a positive review, NME stated " It’s packed with pomp, spunk and circumstance, makes blokes want to fight and girls want to dance. I'm sure over time I will remember more songs from those albums, but for now this has filled the revolver shaped hole in my music collection.
For a while I have been considering re-purchasing one or more of these albums, so was delighted to come across this greatest hits compilation. Released by Geffen in part because of the delay in the making of Chinese Democracy, the album is subject to lawsuits by band member Axl Rose and former band members in an attempt to block it's release due to it's track listing. The album received mixed reviews, with several critics complaining of the track listing, feeling several notable songs were missing.Released by Geffen Records in part because of the delay in the making of Chinese Democracy, the album was subject to lawsuits by band member Axl Rose and former band members, in an attempt to block its release due to its track listing. Not such an easy task when you consider that these 'bad' boys have only managed 5 albums in 17 years (actually only three proper ones). Greatest Hits spans the group’s five album releases, including their cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil” for the 1995 film Interview With The Vampire. Former bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan helped Rose file the lawsuit against Geffen, although they did not speak to each other in person. While, in retrospect, fellow graduates of the class of 1987 are about as cool as poodle perms and spandex, the LA bad boys still rock like gods.
All lifted from their breakthrough album Appetite For Destruction they show a band who, although they hated each other and had a singer with a voice like Bruce Dickinson on steroids, still knew that if you had a good riff and a lovely melody there was no stopping you.Good quality product and sound with a good mixture of tracks what more can I say I just want a hat like Slash. Greatest Hits is one of the longest charting albums in the Billboard 200 era,  being one of only seven albums to notch at least 400 weeks on the chart by June 2017. So, less a guilty pleasure than a warning to all people who think spandex, heroin and anger management problems are like, cool, man.