Welcome to the Videos

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Welcome To The Videos
Video by Guns N' Roses
Released October 27, 1998 (1998-10-27)
Recorded 1987–1994
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 75 min
Label Geffen Home Video
Guns N' Roses chronology
Garden Of Eden: Strictly Limited Edition
(1993)
Welcome to the Videos
(1998)
Appetite for Democracy 3D
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Welcome to the Videos is a DVD released in 1998 featuring music videos by the American rock group Guns N' Roses. All the videos featured were made between 1987 and 1994. In many ways, it is a video forerunner to their Greatest Hits album of 2004. It has achieved X2 Platinum in the US since its release (over 200,000 sales).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Welcome to the Jungle" (Appetite for Destruction)
  2. "Sweet Child o' Mine" (Appetite for Destruction)
  3. "Paradise City" (Appetite for Destruction)
  4. "Patience" (G N' R Lies)
  5. "Don't Cry (Original Version)" (Use Your Illusion I)
  6. "Live and Let Die" (Use Your Illusion I)
  7. "November Rain" (Use Your Illusion I)
  8. "Yesterdays" (Use Your Illusion II)
  9. "The Garden" (Use Your Illusion I)
  10. "Dead Horse" (Use Your Illusion I)
  11. "Garden of Eden" (Use Your Illusion I)
  12. "Estranged" (Use Your Illusion II)
  13. "Since I Don't Have You" ("The Spaghetti Incident?")

Notes[edit]

  • The video for "You Could Be Mine" from Use Your Illusion II was likely omitted due to it containing scenes from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The promo video for "It's So Easy" from 1987's Appetite for Destruction is omitted because of content licensing issues - but can be found online.
  • "Don't Cry (Alt. Lyrics)", which consists solely of the band performing on the Transamerica rooftop in L.A., is omitted but found on the VHS release, "Don't Cry - Makin' F@!#ing Videos Part 1". The "Alt. Lyrics" version of the video released to MTV was the same as the "Original," but with the "Alt. Lyrics" featured instead.
  • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", which was taken from The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, is not included for copyright reasons.
  • This video album is an example of a "video greatest hits" release that is not accompanied by an audio album of similar material.
  • This album was the last video album by the band until Live Rarities, released in 2007 by the company Classic Rock Legends.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Music Videos Chart[2] 5
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Music DVDs Chart[3] 37
Finnish Music DVDs Chart[4] 2
Irish Music DVDs Chart[5] 4
New Zealand Music DVDs Chart[6] 4
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Greek Music DVDs Chart[7] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[8] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Brazil (ABPD)[9] Gold 25,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[10] Gold 10,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[11] Platinum 5,000x
United States (RIAA)[12] 2× Platinum 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r418426
  2. ^ "Top Music Videos". Billboard 115 (47): 50. November 22, 2003. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Top 40 DVD" (PDF). The ARIA Report (755): 22. August 16, 2004. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Suomen Virallinen Lista – Musiikki DVD:t 15/2004". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland (in Finnish). Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Irish Charts – Singles, Albums & Compilations". IRMA. Archived from the original on July 10, 2004. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Top 10 Music DVDs". RIANZ. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top 20 DVD/Video". IFPI Greece (in Greek). Archived from the original on November 27, 2005. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brazilian video certifications – Guns N' Roses – Welcome to the Videos" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Certificaciones –" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ "New Zealand video certifications – Guns N' Roses – Welcome to the Videos". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "American video certifications – Guns N' Roses – Welcome to the Videos". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 4, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH