Guns take Appetite & Loaded back onto the charts

The hype surrounding ‘Locked N’ Loaded, the expanded re-issue of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction, seems to be working. According to Billboard, the 31-year old album has returned to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The LP re-entered the chart at No. 10. The ‘Locked N’ Loaded’ box-set was re-issued on June 29.

Billboard’s tracking system includes all versions of ‘Appetite,’ thereby ensuring success. For the week ending July 5, the album sold 33,000 equivalent units.

The Billboard 200 Chart is based on traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one traditional album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from one album (a TEA unit), or 1,250 paid subscription on-demand audio song streams from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand audio song streams from an album (an SEA unit).

The ‘Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded’ set is not for those afraid of spending a buck: it retails in many outlets in the neighbourhood of $1000 (U.S.). It includes the Super Deluxe Edition with four CDs featuring the album newly remastered for the first time ever; “B-sides N’ EPs” newly remastered; the previously unreleased 1986 Sound City Session N’ More recordings; a Blu-ray Audio disc with the album, bonus tracks and music videos, and a 96-page hardcover book showcasing unseen photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive and a wealth of memorabilia.


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