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  • Audio CD (12 Feb 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros Records
  • ASIN: B000056P60
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,321 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen11. Invisible Movement 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Representing 1:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
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John Frusciante's first two solo efforts, 1995's Niandra Ladies And Just A T-shirt and 1997's Smile From The Streets You Hold, are obscurities, but To Record Only Water For Ten Days--a title that presumably refers to the artistic strictures involved in such a project--is likely to receive a much higher profile. He is, after all, the guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That said, his third solo album is a relatively stripped-back affair, not far removed from a bunch of demo recordings. Taking the idea of a solo album literally, Frusciante is responsible for everything here, playing guitar over drum machines and adding occasional keyboards to the 15 songs, presumably hoping to emulate Bill Callahan's excellent Smog. Opener "Going Inside" promises to make this an entertaining ride, given its typically incandescent fretwork, but the project soon becomes a little one-dimensional, hampered by Frusciante's sub-J Mascis yelp. --Mike Pattenden

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Butterfield on 30 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
First off this is one of the most musically accomplished albums I own. John's playing is outstanding throughout and his singing has come a long way from Niandra LaDes. But despite this it is not the musicianship that blows you away. His songwriting is unbelievable and what really strikes is the feeling behind his playing. Although not in style his playing reminds me of Paul Kossoff as they both so much soul into their music. This and Shadows Collide are two of my favourite albums ever. Also the genre-blurring appeals to nearly everyone I know. You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like any Frusciante track.
As for favourite tracks the instrumental Murderers springs to mind and Away & Anywhere is another of my favourites.
All in all this is one of the greatest albums ever made, it stands proud in my collection not looking inferior in the presence of albums like Dark Side, Electric, Ladyland, Physical Graffiti, Mezzanine and Californication.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Feb 2001
Format: Audio CD
John Frusciante has a habit of making albums which make all other music sound like they are excessively over produced. In this, his third solo effort, he has obviously used more than a four-track, as in his previous albums, but things are still refreshingly simple. The electronic drums and synthesizers, programmed by Frusciante, add a dirty, bass-heavy rhythmic support to the clean, chunky guitar sound. This new sound stands out particularly on 'Wind up space'. This album has many similarities to Frusciante's work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Californication album', but with the electronic sound bearing some similarity to that on 'Adore' by the Smashing Pumpkins. The vocals, however, are difficult to compare to anything else. Frusciante's voice goes from haunted falsetto to deep, croaky mumbling, which gives the songs an incredibly honest and human feel. His voice has, however, matured and become fuller than on his last two albums.
This album also contains two instrumental tracks; firstly, 'Ramparts', which sounds like a tidy version of one of his early 'Usually just a T-Shirt' tracks, and secondly, the grooving 'Murderers', which sounds like an intelligent jam with a drum machine with one or two overdubs. I like this album because it represents a true solo effort. As well as being self produced, John also plays and programmes all instruments on the album. This album is attractive in its honesty, as there is no egotistic guitar soloing or clever production, you just take it as it comes, which I think is the intention. It is like he is saying: 'this is what I do, like it or not'. Whatever you make of this, at least admit that it is nice that someone is doing something that no-one else is doing. I would give this album five stars for its originality alone. Afterall, how often do you hear an eighties synth influence in a new album?
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Chili Peppers are my fav band and when i heard john was puttin out another solo cd i just had to have it. i wasnt sure what to expect cos i'd never been able to find his other 2 records but with the opening chords of going inside leading into the amazing solo i knew the record would amaze me. john frusciante is clearly a genious of the modern music scene with a record with the quality which this one has. there isn't one dissapointing song on the album with nice touches with the two instrumentals showing the class in john's guitar playing. the lyrics are brilliant and meaningfull with everyone song managing in some way to touch the listener. if you are expecting something which is going to reflect the music of the chili peppers you won't find it here, john has taken a completely different approach to this record and none of the songs have any funk influence at all like most of his work with the chilis do. the record is totally original and you couldn't really label and stick it under a specific genre. thats the real beauty of the record as you won't have heard anything as beautiful and touching as this record ever before in your life every music fan in the world no matter what kind of music your into should own a copy of this cd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. MCBEATH on 22 Dec 2007
Format: Audio CD
As John cleaned up his act, it shone through in his music like the sun piercing through clouds. Released in 2001, `To Record' sees Frusciante reflect on what he has been through, which is echoed in the lyrics. But at the same time, to show he has now reached the other side, the tempo and general feel of the album is one of positivity and optimism. You get the sense he really is back on track, not just with his music; but his life as whole. I see this album very much as what should be his debut, as the first 2 albums considering the quality and the state he was in; I deem them as a false start. But I realise that on paper, `To Record' is his third album proper.

The majority of the tracks are up beat pop songs given a funky edge through the use of guitars, a drum machine, sequencers and synthesizer. Highlight for me is the first track on the album; `Going Inside' which is not only my favourite song on the album but one of my favourite songs he has done out of all his material. Most bands shove their good songs in the middle of albums. However I think the idea here was just to come in all guns blazing. By really grabbing the listener's attention and making sure it's not let go till the albums over. The acoustic guitar comes in as if he is just throwing himself in at the deep end. None of this, five minute, slow build-up intro. Not that there is anything wrong with that; But Frusciante I feel did this because he wanted to send a message out from the outset. He's back; He has sorted himself out and has a new improved upbeat optimism which just comes flooding out in the rhythm of the guitar. The lyrics on the other hand are a kind of summary about what happened to him and his new found perspective on the world.
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