Greatest Hits [Warner Bros.] [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." Also available is Greatest Hits and Videos, joining the best-of CD with 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...
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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." Also available is Greatest Hits and Videos, joining the best-of CD with 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624854524
  • Catalog Number: 48545
  • Sales rank: 2,171

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)
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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
Flea Bass, Group Member
Gail Frusciante Choir, Chorus
John Frusciante Guitar, Group Member
Anthony Kiedis Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Greg Kurstin Keyboards
Brendan O'Brien Mellotron
Jack Sherman Background Vocals
Chad Smith Drums, Group Member
Merrill Ward Background Vocals
Patrick Warren chamberlain
Peter Weiss Jew's Harp
Iris Parker Background Vocals
Julie Ritter Background Vocals
Gretchen Seager Background Vocals
Bruno Deron Background Vocals
Wag Background Vocals
Aklia Chin Background Vocals
Joel Virgel 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
John Frusciante Composer
Dave Jerden Engineer
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Dave Navarro Composer
Brendan O'Brien Engineer
Rick Rubin Producer
David Schiffman Engineer
Jim Scott Engineer
Chad Smith Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
D. Sardy Engineer
Greg Fidelman Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some (but not all) of the Best

    Releasing a "Greatest Hits" compilation for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, like this one, was not a very bad idea. Sure there are some omitted hits on here, but at least this one is better than that "What Hits?" compilation. Even though no material from the band's first three albums are included on this CD, it still includes most of their important hits: "Under the Bridge", "Give It Away", "Scar Tissue", "Parallel Universe", "Otherside", and "By the Way". I would have added "Can't Stop" and "Get On Top" if it were up to me to remake it. Like most "Greatest Hits" or "Best Of" compilations, there are a couple of brand new songs on this, one of which, "Fortune Faded", became an automatic radio hit. I guess that's all I have to say about this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a bad CD to have

    The songs are great if a little slow. The entire CD is great. A good album to have if someone just got into them becaue it has a lot of thier old material. I just wish they would have included some tracks over others but it is still a good listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RHCP kicks a$$

    god for a greatest hits album and has most of the hits but leaves out some good ones like "Can't Stop" and "Around the World"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best!!!!!!!

    this a great album, i love under the bridge, californication, scar tissue, and of course, give it away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD I Own!!!!!!!

    This CD is a must own. Not until I owned this CD and had it in my posession did I realize how big of a fan I was. I liked every single song off of this CD, but I do believe they forgot a couple songs, like "Can't Stop", "Love Rollercoaster", and "Around The World". I do believe those songs should've been included, but the CD still rocks whether they're on there or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This CD is incredible. Has great bass, lots of energy, a necessity in any CD collection. I bought the CD because I liked a few of the songs, but after listening to it I have become an avid RHCP fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    overall, good

    great CD, though some seemingly essential songs were left out.

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