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1 hour ago, ZoSoRose said:

I legitimately think the hand and grenade covers are great and have cool art. The actual release want terrible (aside from the spelling errors) but the weakest of the three imo.

Axl's essay was drivel and pretentious, but at least it was something he cared about

 

 

Do you have a link to read the essay?

 

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Bought mine for $500 about 6-7 yrs ago. Popped up on Ebay, and snatched it “Buy Now” the first 24 hrs. Haven’t opened it- but printed out the booklet, and essay from one of those sites that had ‘em to skim through. Pricy- but have never regretted having it in my collection…

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Bought my Red Hand copy off ebay, love it. I have it stored in a box next to my second edition Butcher record. 

Like everyone else, mine is still wrapped. Anyone know where I can see the Red Hand high quality booklet scans would be appreciated. 

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Years ago I remember a member here (or on the now dead CD forum) bought CD on eBay that used the guitar tabs cover instead of the actual album. It ended up being a red hand. They bought up the rest they had, which was half a dozen or so.

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On 7/7/2021 at 5:14 PM, RussTCB said:

Congrats!

Fun Fact: there are a lot more of these out there, but they haven't surfaced yet. 

A friend of mine worked for Universal and had a full box of them, which is how I got mine. The box my friend had held like 40 copies in it. He had NO idea they were rare until I told him. 

According to him, "many other people" at Universal have the same boxes full of them. He said no one has any idea they're rare, so the boxes are probably just sitting in closets, in storage or were just thrown away. 

In any case, if you open it you'll CD that the actual CD looks different and the booklet is VERY different / better, including an essay from Axl. 

You can find very high quality scans online of all of that though, included the art on the disc. So personally, I'd tell you just to keep yours sealed. 

Side note, I have a YouTube video coming out tomorrow featuring the rare 7" single for the song Chinese Democracy :)

Axl essay....🤤 how am I only hearing of this now??? Must. Find. 🧟‍♂️

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43 minutes ago, Amir said:

A shame this never got a vinyl release, would have been worth it for the larger artwork.

A simple reissue with a choice of 3 covers to be purchased from the website…..not a difficult decision really and yet……

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54 minutes ago, Amir said:

A shame this never got a vinyl release, would have been worth it for the larger artwork.

That was the plan originally. I had all 3 covers pre ordered in vinyl at Best Buy. Then about a month before release, the pre-orders for Cover B and Cover C got canceled 

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7 hours ago, Trin9498 said:

Red hand was easily the best cover IMO. The bike and grenade suck. 

Agreed on the bike (awful) but the Grenade is my favourite….Grenade, Red Hand then miles behind is the Bike.

Just hope they reissue it with alternate covers.

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