Chinese Democracy album artwork revealed

It's very small and underwhelming, but it appears to be genuine given the source.
It's very small and underwhelming, but it appears to be genuine given the source.

Yesterday we revealed that BestBuy had pre-order listings in its online store for three different versions of the Chinese Democracy cover art.

Now, the US retail chain appears to be the first site anywhere to publish the artwork for the ludicrously long-awaited new Guns N' Roses album.

And here it is:

We know it's very small here in the original BestBuy store listing, so we've blown it up for your viewing pleasure. Please excuse the frankly diabolical picture quality. If you squint a bit, it looks better.

So, what do you think? Is this the real deal? Or has a BestBuy employee just got busy on Photoshop in their lunch break? And what will the two other versions of the album artwork look like? Only time will tell...

Meanwhile, BestBuy has also published a tracklisting for the album, which runs as follows:

01. Chinese Democracy
02. Scraped
03. Shackler's Revenge
04. Street Of Dreams
05. If The World
06. Better
07. This I Love
08. There Was A Time
09. Riad N' The Bedouins
10. Sorry
11. I.R.S.
12. Catcher
13. Madagascar
14. Prostitute

Street Of Dreams is believed by many fans to be the song that had been circulating online under the name The Blues.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.