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Greatest Hits Import, Original recording remastered

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It may surprise some to realize that Guns N' Roses released only four full-length original albums, and two of those debuted simultaneously. But they were enough to forever change rock 'n' roll. Even more shocking is that one of the great bands in rock history, with it's last studio album issued 10 years ago, has never had a "best of" compilation. Now it has. Welcome to the jungle with Greatest Hits (Geffen), released March 23, 2004. With 14 selections housed in a digipak, Greatest Hits features all eight of the band's Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 tracks (five of them RIAA-certified "gold, " i.e., sales of more than 500, 000 units). Along with spanning the group's five album releases, Greatest Hits also marks the debut on a Guns N' Roses album of the band's cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" for the 1995 film Interview with the Vampire.

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If time is the true test, then Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits confirms that they really were one of the greatest rock & roll bands in the world. While, in retrospect, fellow graduates of the class of 1987 are about as cool as poodle perms and spandex, the L.A. bad boys still rock like gods. Listening to the sun-drenched chords of "Paradise City" and the ensuing stadium-sized swagger is enough to make wearing leather trousers and bandanas seem like a good idea. Of course, it helped that for them sex, drugs, and rock & roll was a way of life, not a fashion statement. As Axl Rose wails "I wanna watch you bleed" on "Welcome to the Jungle" like a chain-smoking lunatic possessed, it's hard not to believe he meant it. Yet equally, it was his surprisingly poetic nature that made genuinely touching love songs of "Patience" and "Sweet Child of Mine."

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. From the bloated Use Your Illusion I & II came ultimate rock ballads "Don't Cry" and "November Rain," along with the primal rage that was "You Could Be Mine." 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. --Dan Gennoe

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 23, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B0000TLA9G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (542 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,729 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Oh, come on! Look at you all, complaining that your fave GNR song isn't on it!

Look at the title of the CD. It says: 'Guns n' Roses' Greatest Hits', doesn't it? That means it has - guess what? - the greatest hits of Guns n' Roses, not the 'specially crafted Guns n' Roses CD especially for YOU and nobody else'.

Just check any UK Top 40 Singles Chart Archive (try [...] and type in Guns n' Roses in the 'Artist' slot) and it will show you how each of their singles rated in the Public Charts.

Compare the list of their hit singles to the Greatest Hits album and you'll see that the line up is virtually identical. Cool, Eh?

Now, where on that list do you see 'Estranged', 'Coma' or 'Mr Brownstone'? Nowhere.

'Nuff said.
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If you're a Guns N' Roses fan, there's only 2 reasons why you should buy this album...
- You're a G'N'R collector
- You have a friend who likes G'N'R, but doesn't own any of the albums. So this album is a great present indeed.
A true fan already owns at least "Appetite For Destruction", "Use Your Illusion I & II" and perhaps "Lies". "The Spaguetti Incident" was just a plain bad album, but if you liked "Since I Don't Have You", you might as well go to ITunes or Napster and download it.
People on the previous posts complain a lot for this album not including more songs from "Appetite For Destruction" or "Use Your Illusion" but let me remind them... THIS IS A HITS ALBUM!! ...which includes pretty much every single song played on the radio. There's a lot of fan favorites not included here, but that's just because THEY WEREN'T HITS!
Yet this is a great pick for anyone who is just about to get introduced to this band. Guns N' Roses could have been the biggest thing since 'The Beatles', but we all know how that story ends. So don't even bother to wait for 'Chinese Democracy' to come out.
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First of all, this is a very good album, with few weak tracks. But if you are trying to get into Guns N' Roses, I would recommnend first buying Appetite For Destruction, which is almost a "Best Of" album itself. GN'R only released five albums, and the few tracks on Greatest Hits just don't do them justice. Skip this, and go with AFD, and I guarantee you will be hooked on Guns N' Roses enough to buy their other albums.
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While other reviewers put down this Guns N' Roses collection for various reasons, I still felt since their biggest hits are included in this package (even if some are cover versions) and remastered I'm not complaining. I also picked this cd up at a local store for an extremely low price so I felt I got alot of music for the money! Hits such as "Paradise City", "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine", "You Could Be Mine", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" (a Bob Dylan cover), "Live And Let Die" (a Paul McCartney And Wings cover), "November Rain", "Don't Cry" and "Sympathy For The Devil" (a Rolling Stones cover) are here plus five more songs. The sound quality is excellent due to remastering and it's all put together in an attractive digipack. If you enjoy eighties rock such as Poison, Cinderella, Motley Crue and Dokken then you'll enjoy this collection.
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First off, a Greatest Hits album is, by definition, a compilation of a band's greatest 'hits'. So, quit complaining about the omission of tracks like Mr Brownstone and Nightrain, because although they are great songs, they were never released as singles!

To the kid who called Guns n Roses 'just another 80s hair metal band with no talent', i'd like to invite you to take your infinitely great taste in music elsewhere in future. Guns n Roses were the Led Zeppelin of thier time (though somehow i doubt you know who Lep Zep are..).

Now, on to the album; i'd call this an adequate collection that showcases the different sides to GnR; sometimes raucous, sometimes sweet; always brilliant. The only weak songs are the final few tracks, where the GnR veteran listener is left wanting more of the earlier sound and not the decidedly average [but still listenable] music from GnR's twilight years.

Overall, a good album. From the rockin' Welcome To The Jungle, to the beautiful November rain, this album provides a decent collection for the first time/casual fan
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I was always a GNR fan. I am also usually a little unsure about buying "greatest hits" compilations from bands because often some of their best songs are left out in order to make room for the ones that got the most airplay. I am not trying to be a music snob but when I think of some of the bands that I really like and I wonder which of their songs would make it to a greatest hits cd I usually wind up with several of their truly best songs which wouldn't make it because they are not as well known. Oddly these are always the songs from a band that I want the world to hear. Still, with all of that said I bought this album and have not been disappointed. How can you be when you are talking about Guns & Roses? If you are already a fan then there is not much that I can say that you do not already know. If you are checking them out for the first time I would say that they were one of the most talented and influential bands to come out of the late 80's. They are often credited with killing or helping to kill (along with so-called "Grunge") the "hair band" or "glam rock" eras. Actually none of this is true the world was ready to move on from that anyway. But they did help bring the music industry back to real, substantial "rock-n-roll". I guess I should thank them for that. Anyway if you want the most popular cross section of their work and some of their truly best songs I would say buy this album.
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