Waking the Dead is the eighth L.A. Guns album. It had been the last album with band founder Tracii Guns, before he reunited with the band in 2017. It is also the first with bass guitarist Adam Hamilton.
Ultimate L.A. Guns is a greatest hits album by L.A. Guns, a hard rock band from Los Angeles, California that came to prominence in the 1980s. Much like the band's earlier "compilation" Greatest Hits and Black Beauties, this compilation consists of re-recorded versions of the band's hits, not the original versions. The tracks featured on this album consist of recordings previously featured on Greatest Hits and Black Beauties, and Cocked & Re-Loaded, and live tracks from Live: A Night on the Strip.