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Greatest Hits and Videos - CD + DVD [Explicit Lyrics, Special Edition, CD+DVD]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
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Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their upcoming tenth studio album, I’m With You, on Warner Bros. Records on August 29th, 2011. Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I’m With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band’s previous five albums, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, 2002’s ... Read more in Amazon's Red Hot Chili Peppers Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Nov 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Special Edition, CD+DVD
  • Label: Wea
  • ASIN: B0000DZEA0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,224 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Under The Bridge
2. Give It Away
3. Californication
4. Scar Tissue
5. Soul To Squeeze
6. Otherside
7. Suck My Kiss
8. By The Way
9. Parallel Universe
10. Breaking The Girl
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Higher Ground
2. Suck My Kiss
3. Give It Away
4. Under The Bridge
5. Soul To Squeeze
6. Aeroplane
7. My Friends
8. Around The World
9. Scar Tissue
10. Otherside
See all 16 tracks on this disc

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Greatest Hits attempts to sum up the history of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but its focus is firmly in the second half of their career. Early on, in the late 1980s, the Chili Peppers were an LA band who played a unique fusion of punk and funk--four guys, united by a love of partying and playing music. But they had a problem: although they were developing an underground following, nobody was buying their albums. Their first three albums failed to set the charts on fire, though they finally had a bit of a breakthrough with 1989's Mother's Milk. It wasn't enough--their label, EMI, dropped them.

Surely EMI's A&R department must be kicking themselves now because the Red Hot Chili Peppers have since gone on to become one of the most popular bands in the world. Their next album. Blood Sugar Sex Magik, was a massive, worldwide hit, containing such huge singles as "Give It Away" and "Under the Bridge". It's follow-up One Hot Minute was frankly a bit poor, but it hardly stalled their upward trajectory. These funky punks had matured and they found a whole new audience on albums such as Californication and By the Way. On them, there's the perfect marriage of playful innuendo, blistering musicianship (Flea is--quite rightly--considered one of the finest bassists in rock) and thoughtful songwriting. Greatest Hits focuses on these later years of the Chili Peppers' career (only the Stevie Wonder cover "Higher Ground" and the piano-led "Show Me Your Soul" predate Blood Sugar…). It may not please all of their fans, but it's certainly a great starting point for the casual listener. --Robert Burrow

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Greatest Hits (2003 UK limited edition 2-disc [CD/DVD] set comprising CD album featuring 16 of their classic tracks plus Bonus Region 0 PAL DVD including 16 music videos an exclusive commentary from the band membersand video directors Making Of Documentaries and behind the scenes footage of the groups acclaimed 2000 Californication Tour. All housed in a fold-out digipak sleeve with extensive picture booklet)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for your spice rack! 17 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
If you are an obsessive compulsive fan like me you will appreciate the contents of this album,as would anybody else who appreciates good music.The cd/dvd is excellent value for money. As well as a selection of great videos there are behind the scenes footage of the band and a commentary before each video by the band members themselves.
P.S Has anybody else experienced problems with the lack of sound on the "roadworks, extra footage"?
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits for sure 22 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From chili fans who appreciate the more recent music-'by the way' to the fans who prefere the older stuff-'higher ground'. This is the album for everyone. It must have been a task selecting just 14 hits from the variety of songs produced by the chili peppers but the selected few do the chili peppers proud. This cd also includes the new single 'fortune faded' and 'save the population', the fourth coming single, which as usual contains amazing vocals from Anthony and much stronger vocals from John- fantastic, sure to be a hit!! This edition also includes a DVD which is great value for money, with a selection of videos including commentary and behind the scenes footage which is absolutely hilarious but the down side is that there is a temporary loss of sound at the begining of the behind the scenes footage which is named 'roadworks'. Even so it is well worth it!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the true Peppers fan 6 Nov 2003
By Nick
Format:Audio CD
For those of you who always liked the Chili Peppers, but could never decide which album to buy, this is certainly the one to buy. Why? I hear you ask, well with so many great tracks like "under the bridge", "otherside" and "by the way" in a single album, it becomes all to obvious why we all need buy this either for ourselves or for some other poor soul who hasn't heard many of the chili's greatest tracks.
And then ofcouse, there is the DVD to consider. This is the first time they've released the music videos (that are not from the "blood sugar sex magik" album) on DVD! If i'm not mistaken, this is a limited edition CD/DVD release, so you better hurry and get a copy pretty soon.
Besides, they'll be releasing 2 new songs "history" as well as "fortune faded". Its been a while since the release of "by the way", so there will be new stuff to listen to for all you chili fans out there who's already got their 8 previous albums.
With Flea's funk, John's genius, Chad's beat and Anthony's bizzare and wonderful lyrics, we can only expect pure brilliance from this Californian quartet. Long live the Chilis!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10years on 1 Album 16 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The red hot chili peppers have been around for 20years and have been rated one of the best rock bands around. Well here is 10years of what they have done and believe me its magical.
There is two new tracks onthis cd FORTUNE FADED and SAVE THE POPULATION this will keep listeners who have all other albums (like me) happy.
On this edition of the gretest hits not only do you get 16 songs (over 1hours worth) but you get a DVD of there music videos to watch, making this a worthwhile deal.
If your thinking of purchusing a Red hot chili peppers CD but havnt yet this is an amazing introduction to what is an amazing band.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not all you need 21 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album, and the dvd is brilliant, but anyone who says that, 'this is the only cd any chili peppers fan needs' is talking crap. How could any one forget their first four albums (especially freaky styley (1985), the funkiest album ever, and the uplift mofo party plan (1987), the happiest coolist funnest most uplifting album ever. Apart from the inclusion of higher ground, there is no reference to these albums at all. So, yes it is a great collection of tracks with an absolutely crazy ton of cool extras, but its far from being, 'all any chili peppers fan needs'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GREATEST HITS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
This has to be the best album in the world. They have obvoiusly thought for hours on what songs to put on and by god they've got it spot on. They have included the obvious greats like Califorincation, under the bridge and the WICKED give it away. as well as that they have a variety of funk classics like higher ground to slowed down smoothies like road trippin' and the brand new but amazin save the population. and then just to make it even better they add on a dvd with all the greatest videos including the classic video to californication. DO NOT BUY JUST THE GREATEST HITS. YOU HAVE TO GET THE DVD AS WELL. A MUST CD FOR ANYONE WHO LIKES MUSIC
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Hot Chili Peppers CD/DVD 3 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
After contemplating whether to buy the CD alone, then opting to buy the CD/DVD when i found it was only a couple of quid more, i was well pleased with my purchase. The DVD has much much more on than i had ever anticipated. Unfortunately i am having problems playing all parts of the DVD. After playing it through a PS2 console, computer dvd player and stand alone dvd player, i have problems hearing sound on items of the roadworks footage. I have changed my copy and yet again i encounter the same problem on the exact same songs.
This does not deter me from rating a 5 maximum, as i know when i do get this dvd playing correctly, it will be superb.
I recommend everyone who loves the Peppers to buy the CD/DVD set. They will not be disappointed.
I in the meantime, will endeavour to make my DVD play fully!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You MUST purchase the version with the DVD! 2 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am only a recent convert to the burgeoning hordes that are already fans of the Chili Peppers.
After chancing a purchase of "By The Way" and adoring it, I can honestly say that these chaps deserve all the success they get and the endless lauding given them by the music press does, for once, seem founded.
What really comes across on the "By The Way" album is their adept musical ability - the intricate layers of guitar, bass and percussion each stand out and yet simultaneously gel together perfectly.
I for one wasn't overly keen on what few of their earlier hits I had heard, namely "Give It Away" and "Suck My Kiss"; yet giving them more time of day, and listening to them - along with the other 14 tracks on this Greatest Hits and Videos album - with a more discerning and receptive ear, and after enjoying the albums "Californication" and "By The Way", I can honestly say that it is really good stuff.
The album is worth a purchase alone, but a far better bet would be to fork out the couple of extra pounds and purchase the Combo set, which comes with a 16-track DVD containing pretty much all the tracks on the CD.
With the DVD, one's admiration for the chaps (and the record company) can only be augmented, due to the fine and diligent job made with the disc. For each video there is an option to listen to an always interesting and often insightful commentary featuring the band and the video director(s), also often additional options for each video such as a second commentary and/or a behind the scenes clips. This really does live up to the term: "an essential buy".
So, buy this CD & DVD set, then get "By The Way" and prepare to get funky!
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4.0 out of 5 stars ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!
this is an awesome album complete with the best songs ever-what more could you want?? hows about the chance to put the tracks on a pc. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2007 by B. Vaidya
3.0 out of 5 stars Why Why Why?
Read this carefully, and do not dismiss it as I am the only person who has written a review for this CD that does not have the same opinion of it. Read more
Published on 20 May 2004 by Mrs. Sm Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly my best 'Greatest Hits' album.
I couldn't possibly put a greater selection of Chili peppers song's onto aCD myself. This features plenty of their hits, from old to new and is anenjoyable listen for anyone. Read more
Published on 23 April 2004 by "unseenxunheard"
5.0 out of 5 stars What hits?-All hits (bar 1)
I got this album as a christmas present, deliberately asking for the dvd set knowing there was some great stuff to be seen and heard, and Im not dissapointed. Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2004 by jon
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits
I have only recently started to listen to the RHCP and from purchasing this CD, I was able to find samples from their earlier albums because so far i have only By The Way and... Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2004 by "thematrixhasme5"
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the copyright protection
Fantastic album - if you can play it on your CD/DVD. I have tried playing the DVD on a year old Sony DVD player and an X-Box and can only play the first 2 tracks. Read more
Published on 22 Jan 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars The third greatest hits album
The new greatest hits album is a major improvement on the 2 "What Hits?" albums. They capture a much wider collection of songs from one of the most constantly changing bands in the... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking compilation - almost
The Greatest Hits and Videos is a near essential purchase for any Chili's fan.
Featuring most of their hits (although a couple are missing) and a good selection of 16 promo... Read more
Published on 13 Dec 2003 by "davefoster1"
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