Greatest Hits Original recording remastered, Explicit Lyrics, Best of
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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 its 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.
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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Anyways, if you want all of GNR's hits on 1 CD instead of buying 6 CD's to have all these songs then buy it.
Guns N' Roses restored rock and roll. If it werent for Slash, Axl, and the crew, we'd all be walking around in white sequin gloves singing Thriller. They are the best band ever.
The reason I gave this album 4/5 is cause the are WAY too many good songs that should have been on this album that werent. Hmm, no Estranged or Mr. Brownstone...?
But, none the less, this is a great album, so go out and listen to some good old rock and roll.
Ryan (last name preferably kept anonymous, thank you very much)
P.S.>>> ROCK ON!!!
I was lucky enuff that my sis mailed me this cd as a gift (thanx!) but I probably only listened to it 3 times. Like I said, I own all their albums. Greatest Hits are really for ppl who don't own any of the band's material, so it's a great "introductory" lesson (hey, if you're young like me and don't know much about the Stones, get "hot rocks" and you'll end up fallin in love and buying thier whole library!) Same goes for GNR...you young ones (younger than me, or those that missed out when they were at the height of their carrer)...go out an buy this (it's pretty cheap if you get it now in the stores too). Then if you like it (and you will!!) buy appetite and the Illusion records for sure. Lies is awsome (has "you're crazy--one of my favourites) and Spaghetti is good for you snot nosed punks out there :)
Now for the actual album:
-did anyone notice that "aint it fun" is censored?? WHY??
-Where on earth is Estranged---I know for a fact a lot of guns fans LOVE this song (myself incl')--so beautiful
-should've came with like a dvd or something special--for kicks
-geffen should've titled it "singles" or something and then incl' all thier singles
so overall, it's what you expect from a greatest hits cd--a good intro lesson---but it does take away from thier work....
my advice to you, is if you're not familiar with GNfn'R...get Appetite for destruction--it's a greatest hits right there (every freakin song is genius---trust me!!!!)
And if you are familiar with GNR by ALL thier albums and DVDs---you won' regret it!!!!
My guess is the record company made an incomplete and flawed product on purpose because they reckoned that those introduced to GnR from this album would then feel compelled to buy the other CD's with the missing tracks they'd heard were also essential.
Most recent customer reviews
My boyfriend will love this gift. He is a huge fan I couldn't find this in walmart so I tried on here and got it for a great price.Published on Nov. 12 2013 by Gabbriell Ebsary
I have nothing to say about this. Guns N Roses are amazing and their famous hits are classic. I just needed this disc for my collection.Published on May 23 2013 by J. Grignon
now, if you want to rock GnR is the way to go..It makes even the cloudy days look and seem and feel brighter and better.Published on April 10 2013 by Connie Burgess
Arrived in perfect condition! It is GN'R what can I say it is an awesome CD that any fan should have!!Published on Dec 8 2012 by j
Haspretty much the highest quality stuff from this band. My Ex said "Axl just DOES something for me". Huh? Dude's a skid, but man can he sing!Published on Nov. 27 2012 by Langer
I was first introduced to the music of Guns N' Roses as a young child (around 8 years old). My two older brothers listened to a wide range of rock music and this band was one of... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2012 by Stella Carrier
Very good sound quality. It is always enjoyable to listen to old bands like this. This is definitely worth buying.Published on July 23 2012 by Bruiser
Guns N' Roses- Greatest Hits contains all their greatest hits and all their top 40 hits.
You Could Be Mine, Don't Cry, Welcome to the Jungle (one of the greatest rock... Read more