Hello everyone. I don't think it's any big secret that GNR is planning on releasing a UYI boxset sometime in the future, like they did for Appetite and Lies. Before we even get into it, I cannot guarantee that GNR will ever release this, I am just told that it is being planned. But they are in the research stage now but, as you can imagine, there is a ton to go through. I am referring to audio and video. For example the Bob Clearmountain mixes of UYI that Tom Zutaut mentioned. Since there's so much, they thought it might be easier to ask you guys what to look for, i.e., what you would like to see in the box. Of course I will take any feedback offered, but more along the lines of rare recordings, shows we don't already have audio/video of, things that are theorized to exist, etc. Or even stuff you have that GNR/the label/etc. might not have.
Please keep in mind that I can't guarantee any credit or anything like that. I'd imagine you would get credit if they end up using something from your collection that they didn't have, but otherwise I kind of doubt it. But this is your chance to speak (indirectly) to the label about what you want to see in this boxset. No, not interested in any ideas regarding pricing, knick knacks, etc. Just audio/video. So let me know (either reply here, PM, email, FB message, etc.), and I will pass on the info. Lastly, I just want to say that even if you know the label has something and you want to see it in the boxset, I can't guarantee anything.
So what's a culture to do when faced with such a troublemaker? When someone is too popular, too powerful, too talented, too demanding, too avant garde, too loud, too in your face and too larger than life? What are we to do with such an irritant, especially when he’s right? Silence him.Vilify him.Ridicule him.Make him irrelevant.Mock him.Humiliate him. Nullify him.Crucify him.Lock him up. Hamstring him.But above all—dehumanize him.
I am far from an expert on what might be available to include.
My favorite part of the previous set was:
1) Songs they did not make the albums originally 2) Alternate mixes
What I would like to have had but it did not would be high quality concert video, audio, or both. A full UYI concert would be great. Also maybe some key live performances (like From FarmAid or The Queen Tribute concert or the Pay Per View concert). Stuff I taped back in the day and have on VHS but would love to have on a CD or Blu Ray.