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Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released on July 21, 1987, by Geffen Records. The album was released to little mainstream attention in 1987. It was not until the following year that Appetite for Destruction became a commercial success, after the band had toured and received significant airplay with the singles "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City" and "Sweet Child o' Mine". The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and became the seventh best-selling album of all time in the United States, as well as the best-selling debut album. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is also one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Although critics were originally ambivalent toward the album, Appetite for Destruction has received retrospective acclaim and has been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2018, it was re-released as a remastered box set to similar acclaim.

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Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Appetite for Destruction (Sonopress pressing)Guns N’ RosesCD12
  • XE1987-07-21
Geffen RecordsGED 24148, GEFD 24148720642414828
Appetite for Destruction (CD Plant pressing)Guns N’ RosesCD12
  • DE1987-07-21
Geffen RecordsGED 24148, GEFD 24148720642414828
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • GB1987-07-21
Geffen RecordsGFLD 19286008811928629
Appetite for Destruction (RSA pressing)Guns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide924 148-207599241482
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • US1987-07-21
Geffen Records9 24148-2075992414821
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP1987-09-25
Geffen Records32XD-8214988014352338
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
  • JP1987-09-25
Geffen RecordsP-135564988014456012
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • US1987-10-27
Geffen Records9 24148-2720642414828
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records9 24148-2720642414828
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen RecordsGEFD 24148075992414821
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen RecordsCGEFD 2414877749555706602
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen Records924 148-1, WX 125075992414814
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCassette12
Geffen Records924 148‐4, WX 125 C075992414845
Appetite for Destruction (2 catalogue number edition)Guns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen RecordsGED 24148, GEFD 24148720642414828
Appetite for Destruction (cover w/o cat.nr)Guns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records924 148-2075992414821
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records924 148-2075992414821
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen Records9242111075992421119
Appetite For DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen Records9 24148-1720642414811
Appetite For DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen RecordsG22-4148[none]
Appetite for Destruction (club edition)Guns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)9 24148-2, D 170348[none]
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen RecordsGHS 24148075992414814
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records9 24148-2075992414821
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records9 24211-2075992421126
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records9 24211-2720642421123
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP1990-09-25
Geffen RecordsWPCP-36904988014736909
Appetite for Destruction (Reversed Cover)Guns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records, Uzi SuicideM2G 24148075992414821
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP1991-03-21
MCA Victor, Inc. (Japanese holding company, active 1991–1997; do not use as release label!)MVCG-124988067000125
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Helicon Records (Israeli label), Geffen Records424 148-2, GED 24148720642414828
Appetite for Destruction (original master recording)Guns N’ RosesCD12
  • US1997-05-13
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 699015775169920
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP1998-02-21
MCA Victor, Inc. (Japanese holding company, active 1991–1997; do not use as release label!)GEFD-24148, MVCG-193044988067033048
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen Records424 148-10720642414811
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2002-07-24
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-21014988005307248
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2004-10-21
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-97164988005374196
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2006-09-27
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-64304988005442468
Appetite for Destruction (3 catalogue number edition)Guns N’ RosesCD12
Uzi Suicide, Geffen Records424 148-2, GED 24148, GEFD 24148720642414828
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2008-11-22
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-912034988005537430
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen RecordsGHS 24148720642414811
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2009-06-24
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-914604988005561077
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2009-11-11
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-943344988005584328
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
  • JP2010-08-04
USM JAPAN (read the annotation before using!)UICY-916344988005619853
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses12" Vinyl12
Geffen Records00720642414811720642414811
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe edition)Guns N’ Roses4×Digital Media12 + 12 + 12 + 15
Geffen Records00602567673705
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesDigital Media12
Geffen Records00602567673743
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe)Guns N’ Roses4×Digital Media12 + 12 + 12 + 15
Geffen Records00602567673712
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesDigital Media12
Geffen Records00602567673781
Appetite for Destruction (deluxe edition)Guns N’ Roses2×Digital Media12 + 18
Geffen Records00602567691136
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses2×CD12 + 18
  • XE2018-06-29
Geffen Records00602567565659602567565659
Appetite for Destruction (deluxe edition)Guns N’ Roses2×SHM-CD12 + 18
  • JP2018-06-29
Geffen RecordsUICY-78831/24988031288467
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses2×12" Vinyl8 + 4
  • US2018-06-29
Geffen RecordsB0028153-01602567483908
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe)Guns N’ Roses4×CD + Blu-ray12 + 12 + 12 + 15 + 39
  • US2018-06-29
Geffen RecordsB0028288-00602567523758
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ Roses2×CD12 + 18
  • US2018-06-29
Geffen RecordsB0028375-02602567565659
Appetite for Destruction (super deluxe)Guns N’ Roses4×Digital Media12 + 12 + 12 + 15
  • US2018-06-29
Geffen Records602567673736
Appetite for Destruction (192kHz/24bit)Guns N’ RosesDigital Media12
  • XW2018-06-29
Geffen Records602567673866
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records6756567602567565673
Appetite for Destruction (limited edition)Guns N’ Roses4×CD + Blu-ray12 + 12 + 12 + 15 + 22
Geffen Records, Universal Music Group (has logo with just “Universal Music Group”), Uzi Suicide00602567523758602567523758
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12
Geffen Records, Uzi SuicideB0028590-02602567565659
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesDigital Media12Geffen Records00008811928629
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesDigital Media12Geffen Records720642414828
Appetite for DestructionGuns N’ RosesCD12Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide9 24148-2

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Teresa Ensenat
Tom Zutaut
associated singles/EPs:It’s So Easy
Move to the City (1988 acoustic version)
Nightrain
Paradise City
Shadow of Your Love
Sweet Child o’ Mine
Sweet Child o’ Mine / Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle (1986 Sound City session)
covers:Appetite for Destruction by Ruby Isle
included in:2 for 1: Appetite for Destruction + G N’R Lies
3 Original CDs
part of:Rye Coalition's 10 Albums (number: 3) (order: 3)
Rolling Stone: 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time: pub_2022-07-01 (number: 8) (order: 8)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 61) (order: 61)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 61) (order: 61)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 62) (order: 62)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 62) (order: 62)
Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 76) (order: 76)
supporting tours:Appetite for Destruction Tour
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/9467 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Guns-n-roses/Appetite-for-destruction [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/8xjw [info]
other databases:http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/G/Guns_N'_Roses/Discography/Appetite_for_Destruction/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/guns_n_roses/appetite_for_destruction/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/10349/ [info]
https://www.spirit-of-metal.com/en/album/Appetite_for_Destruction/8011 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000192878 [info]
Wikidata:Q270690 [info]