Greatest Hits [Greatest Hits and Videos] [Explicit Lyrics]

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Spanning nearly a decade and a half, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' first Greatest Hits for Warner Bros. collects many of the band's best-loved songs -- including chart-toppers such as "Under the Bridge" and "Scar Tissue" and modern-rock hits such as "Give It Away," "Californication," and "By the Way" -- as well as the new single "Fortunes Faded." The set also includes a bonus DVD containing 16 videos.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits is a compelling listen, culling tracks from the band's 1989 breakthrough, Mother's Milk, to its melodic 2002 release, By the Way. In some ways, one could view this as the best of the...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Spanning nearly a decade and a half, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' first Greatest Hits for Warner Bros. collects many of the band's best-loved songs -- including chart-toppers such as "Under the Bridge" and "Scar Tissue" and modern-rock hits such as "Give It Away," "Californication," and "By the Way" -- as well as the new single "Fortunes Faded." The set also includes a bonus DVD containing 16 videos.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits is a compelling listen, culling tracks from the band's 1989 breakthrough, Mother's Milk, to its melodic 2002 release, By the Way. In some ways, one could view this as the best of the John Frusciante years, charting most of the band's work with the talented guitarist after the death of original member Hillel Slovak. The tracks here are all hits, including such stellar singles as "Give It Away," "Under the Bridge," and Frusciante's first single after his phoenix-like resurrection from heroin addiction, "Scar Tissue." It should be noted, though, that as a Warner-issued hits collection such fan favorites as "Taste the Pain" and the touchstone antidrug anthem "Knock Me Down" -- both from the 1989 EMI release Mother's Milk -- aren't included. Similarly, nothing from the Chili Peppers' rambunctious early efforts -- including 1984's Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1985's Freaky Styley, and 1987's The Uplift Mofo Party Plan -- appears on this hits collection. Nonetheless, Greatest Hits still portrays the band as one of the most consistently brilliant groups of its generation. Helping to paint this picture are such solid cuts as the group's searing, albeit overplayed, 1989 cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" as well as its rarely available addition to the Coneheads movie soundtrack, "Soul to Squeeze." Not surprisingly, "My Friends" is the sole cut to make it from the band's disappointing one-off effort with Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, One Hot Minute. Throw in two new tracks "Fortune Faded" and "Save the Population" that easily match the quality of the material collected here, and you've got one of the most consistently listenable Chili Pepper releases since Blood Sugar Sex Magik. For fans who gave up after Frusciante left the band, Greatest Hits is the perfect reintroduction. [The limited-edition Greatest Hits and Videos version of the collection comes with an accompanying DVD of Red Hot Chili Peppers videos that differs from the album in that it includes videos for "Aeroplane," "Around the World," and "Zephyr Song" as well as band commentary on each video.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624859628
  • Catalog Number: 48596
  • Sales rank: 50,048

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Under the Bridge (4:33)
  2. 2 Give It Away (4:44)
  3. 3 Californication (5:29)
  4. 4 Scar Tissue (3:35)
  5. 5 Soul to Squeeze (4:50)
  6. 6 Otherside (4:15)
  7. 7 Suck My Kiss (3:35)
  8. 8 By the Way (3:35)
  9. 9 Parallel Universe (4:29)
  10. 10 Breaking the Girl (4:54)
  11. 11 My Friends (4:09)
  12. 12 Higher Ground (3:22)
  13. 13 Universally Speaking (4:16)
  14. 14 Road Trippin' (3:25)
  15. 15 Fortune Faded (3:21)
  16. 16 Save the Population (4:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Higher Ground
  2. 2 Suck My Kiss
  3. 3 Give It Away
  4. 4 Under the Bridge
  5. 5 Soul to Squeeze
  6. 6 Aeroplane
  7. 7 My Friends
  8. 8 Around the World
  9. 9 Scar Tissue
  10. 10 Otherside
  11. 11 Californication
  12. 12 Road Trippin'
  13. 13 By the Way
  14. 14 The Zephyr Song
  15. 15 Can't Stop
  16. 16 Universally Speaking
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Hot Chili Peppers Primary Artist
Kristen Vigard Background Vocals
Vicki Calhoun Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Gail Frusciante Choir, Chorus
Greg Kurstin Keyboards
Brendan O'Brien Mellotron
Jack Sherman Background Vocals
Merrill Ward Background Vocals
Patrick Warren Organ
Peter Weiss Juice Harp
Iris Parker Background Vocals
Julie Ritter Background Vocals
Gretchen Seager Background Vocals
Bruno Deron Background Vocals
Joel Virgel Viergel Background Vocals
Wag Background Vocals
Aklia Chin Background Vocals
Babs Background Vocals
Spinosa Background Vocals
Sir Babe Background Vocals
Randy Ruff Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Red Hot Chili Peppers Art Direction
Michael Beinhorn Producer
Flea Composer, Liner Notes
John Frusciante Composer
Dave Jerden Engineer
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
George Marino Mastering
Dave Navarro Composer
Brendan O'Brien Engineer
Rick Rubin Producer
Jim Scott Engineer
Chad Smith Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
D. Sardy Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    should have been more tracks

    its the rhcp right? soooo there should be a lot more songs on it. for example, cant stop isn't on the cd, niether is knock me down. even though 16 songs are very good, there should have been more. but hey! its the rhcp! and the rhcp kick a$$(had to follow the "rules".... what bulls**t)! yay!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

    Hey, I'm only 14, but i know good music when i hear it, and the Chili Peppers are a no-doubter. They have everything and good band would have, not to mention one of the best bassists in the world. This collection of hits is no easily one of the best ive ever listened too. It's got the funk "Suck My Kiss" and it has more melodic tracks like "Breaking the Girl" and "Scar Tissue" I highly recommend this CD to either people that are huge R.H.C.P. fans like me, or even people that have never heard their music.

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