Greatest Hits [Explicit]
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Greatest Hits [Explicit]

November 17, 2003

  Song Title
Under The Bridge
Give It Away
Scar Tissue
Soul To Squeeze
Suck My Kiss
By The Way
Parallel Universe
Breaking The Girl
My Friends
Higher Ground
Universally Speaking
Road Trippin'
Fortune Faded
Save The Population

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 17, 2003
  • Release Date: November 17, 2003
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 1:06:28
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0011Z77OK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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81 of 91 people found the following review helpful
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Since I bought their 2002 album "By The Way," the Red Hot Chili Peppers have gone on to become one of my all-time favourite bands. Since then I have bought "Californication," "One Hot Minute," "Blood Sugar Sex Magik," "Mother's Milk" and this latest release, "Greatest Hits." At some point I plan on buying their entire back catalogue of albums, because to me they are so much more than just your typical rock band. Music is their lives and you can definitely tell on the songs they put out - the sheer funk, the brash and out-there vocals and the odd lyrics make them stand out from the crowd. They're also one of the biggest selling groups in history and fame doesn't seem to have affected them. Anthony Kiedis is pretty much a rock icon and deservedly so. He isn't the only talent on show though.

You have the fantastic Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith. These four men are all different in their ways and possess beautiful musical qualities. Flea says that their backgrounds are from four completely different corners of the globe, and when they come together and make this music, it just click and feels right. Now some fans might say that the Chilis messed up in releasing this greatest hits album in the fall of 2003, but I think it was a wise move to allow newcomers to their music to round up on the past decade. True, the album focuses mainly on material from albums such as Californication and BSSM, but this is no bad thing.

The album opens with two really fantastic songs, both from the same album. The first is "Under The Bridge," and is definitely the song that made the Chilis real stars, allowing them to appeal to a mass worldwide audience. The second is "Give It Away," the funk-laden rocker that became a true anthem.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does its job admirably. September 30, 2005
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Reviewing a compilation is a difficult thing for a fan-- really you have to look at it from a different perspective than you normally would-- does this serve the purpose it's trying to serve? And as a first entry point for a casual listener, is it going to provide a good introduction to the act? It seems that compilations have a habit, regardless of their original intent, of being the first thing people look for. And finally, you have to get past personal preferences on track selection-- everyone has their favorites, but does what is on here serve the purpose it needs to?

So the Red Hot Chili Peppers released an album titled "Greatest Hits", and long and short that's about what this is. It restricts itself to the John Frusciante-era (most likely because any earlier Chili Peppers material, including the piece off of "Mother's Milk" included here, would have had to have been licensed, but also because none of the early stuff saw any real commercial success), and yeah, it provides a good overview of that time in the band's career, it covers pretty much all the hits, so it does what's trying, and it'd serve as a good entry point for a casual listener.

The record leans heavily on "Blood Sugar Sex Magick" and "Californication", with all of the singles from both albums-- "Suck My Kiss", "Give It Away", "Breaking the Girl", and "Under the Bridge" from "Blood Sugar..." as well as recorded-around-the-same-time soundtrack hit (and as a sidenote seemingly endlessly played on radio when I was a junior in high school) "Soul To Squeeze" and "Scar Tissue", "Parallel Universe", "Otherside", "Californication" and "Road Trippin'" from "Californication".
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SO MANY GOOD SONGS! February 8, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If there is a song on this cd you haven't heard, you really can't consider yourself a true Chili Peppers Fan. Although missing some of their best work in my opinion, i.e. Aeroplane, Love Rollercoaster, Can't Stop etc. it also has a myriad of awesome stuff. Californication? You bet. Give it Away? Yep. Under the Bridge? Its on there. This cd also sports By the Way, My Friends, Breaking the Girl, Suck My Kiss, and Otherside, some of my other favorites. If you dont like those songs (which should be a crime) then theres plenty more good stuff in here as well. You'll never get tired of this cd. Its one of those gems you can just pop in your cd player and listen to over and over again. So definetly pick this one up.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Cd, yet very, very dissapointing January 7, 2004
By Ross
Format:Audio CD
I'm not a huge Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, but I have enjoyed their music over the years. With all of the band's releases and familiar hits, I knew it would be a matter of time, if not years, before they would finally come out with a greatest hits album. And they have, with this release.
I first learned about this Cd through a t.v. advertisement. As the person narrating finished running through the tracks, I realized that "Can't Stop," "Around The World," and "The Zephyr Song," weren't mentioned. Thinking it must be some kind of mistake on my part, and hoping that it was, I went online and scrolled through the tracks, and to much disbelief and dismay, there was no mistake.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers had finally managed to come out with a classic, greatest hits album, and like so many other bands when it comes to greatest hits Cd's, had managed to leave out at least three of their greatest songs. Not only did the Chili Peppers leave out these classics, but they introduce to the public two new songs, "Fortune Faded," and "Save The Population," one of which actually belongs on this Cd (Fortune Faded). The band completely dumped three classics that helped keep them at the top of their game, to introduce new material on the album. Why they did this and why other bands do the same thing, I'll never, ever understand.
As you can tell, I'm dissapointed and confused about this Cd, the chosen tracks, the absence of "certain" songs. Why do bands leave out 1 or 2 great hits on greatest hits albums? Do they forget about them? Maybe the members of these bands aren't as fond about them as the rest of the country.
Anyway, If you're a Peppers fan, you can get most of their great hits on this Cd.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great all around
It was nice to pick up this album with its selection of hits. It's been years since I heard some of them!
Published 5 days ago by micah
5.0 out of 5 stars R H C P.........
you can't go wrong with RHCP. it has all their hits on 2 cd's brings back good memories from when my kids were young
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This has an advisory and parental guidance on it but when my husband and I listened to it we loved it great music and we never could figure out why it is marked for parental... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline
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I have been listening to their music for years. I have never had their greatest hits album and I like it.
Published 1 month ago by aimee
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
great. better than the Super Bowl , well, they got short-changed on that in my opinion. It is energetic and true to form
Published 1 month ago by Dennis A. Card
4.0 out of 5 stars never can go wrong
this is a great band everyone knows and they put out good music. the price is mainly the reason i bought this and am very happy.
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Published 2 months ago by Dee
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Band
These guys showed why many see them as one of the best bands in the last 20 years. Hall of Fame coming.
Published 2 months ago by David Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers never cease to amaze me. This is truly a good album! If you don't already own all their albums then buy it for sure!
Published 2 months ago by Thomas V. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Sounds with Peppers Please
More than a fine set of music from The Hot Chili Peppers. Love sound and words of the music here. Works so good. With time, the pepper is hotter as Chili taste even better. Read more
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