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By the Way [CASSETTE] [Import]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio Cassette
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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 Cassette (8 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B000069KM1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,288,020 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Chiliance! 25 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
When I bought this album I was not expecting much. After I had played it I couldn't of hoped for anything more. This album truly is the greatest musical work ever with amazing and even beautiful tracks from the funky, fast-paced Can't Stop to the poetic ballads like Midnight and the brilliant, brilliant Venice Queen.
The masterpiece begins with title track By the Way which is a brilliant start which is one of the rockiest and most energetic tracks. second is Universally Speaking which takes things to a slower, more tuneful song before we're thrust into This is the Place which takes us back to a urban, funky style. Fourthly comes Dosed, one of the highlight tracks with female backing vocals perfectly complementing Kiedis' and a long remembered tune to the verses. Fifth is don't forget me with a rip-roaring, loud chorus. Next is the zephyr song a psychedelic, hippy style ballad followed by can't Stop, a catchy rap number. Eighth is i could die for you, poppy, soulful love ballad, then great Midnight with violin backing and a sing-along ending. After that is Throw away your Television a strange techno/funk song and then Cabron aflamenco guitar and spanish lyrics bonanza. Tear takes the mood to sorrowful again before the surreal lyrics and harmonia of On Mercury. Minor thing comes after which is a fast-paced track, then the mellow verses and breakout chorus of Warm Tape. Lastly Venice Queen explodes out with an awesome lyrical style and change of mood halfway through.
Buy it now whoever you are!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE CHILI PEPPERS GREATEST ALBUM 12 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Let me just say this: Before By the Way I was never into the Chili Peppers, but after this incredible album I am now a huge fan. There is no album that anyone should find more engrossing than By the Way. There are so many great songs on this album it is almost impossible to choose the best one.
'By the Way', one of the Chili Peppers' most well-known songs, is an excellent opening track to this awesome album. Fast beats and funky style lyrics, this track is one of the best on the album.
'Universally Speaking', an excellent Chili Peppers track known everywhere features a great blend of guitars and vocals, a perfect second track to the album.
Next is 'This is the Place', a different style to the first two with a very catchy chorus.
'Dosed' slides in next, as one of the Chili Peppers' slower, more emotional tracks; a brilliant title to their collection.
'Don't Forget Me', the fourth track, won't favour everyone's style, but still rocks.
'The Zephyr Song', a hugely popular track which is without doubt one of the best titles on the album, features a gentle chorus following a funky set of verses.
'Can't Stop', one of the Chili Peppers' finest songs and in my opinion the best track on the album. It has an awesome build-up which leads into a track which is simply superb.
'I Could Die For You', sure to melt every heart, comes in as the seventh track on the album. Peacefully slow with a great vocal rhythm.
'Midnight', another great track on the album, follows, choosing a softer tone to slow the pace in this section of the album.
'Throw Away Your Television', a faster style of rock, the Chili Peppers accelerate the rhythm pace to a funky combo of drums and guitars.
'Cabron', a heavily underrated track.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ‘By the way of being and amazing album’ 18 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
First things first, this is not normally what I would class as ‘my thing’, but after much deliberation I decided that I had to have this album. I can’t admit to being one of the Chili’s biggest fans up until now, even though I loved some of their older tracks, but ‘By the Way’ breaks away from a lot of their previous work, and is an eclectic and by all means amazing album.
‘By the way’ ‘The Zephyr song’ and ‘Can’t stop’ (with that amazing, random video!) have all done legendarily for this album, but there are many more tracks in the same wave as these, some even better, to be found on ‘By the way’. Anthony, John, Flea and Chad have definitely struck (multi) platinum with this….
By the way
Known by absolutely everyone, and I mean everyone! A brilliant track, and a great first choice release as it is a great poppy, rocky, punky outing, which sets the tone for the rest of the album to follow. In my opinion it is by no means the best track on the album, but the huge chorus and giant ‘singalong’ status just make this song!
Universally speaking
Might take a few listens! This track kicks in straight away with huge guitars and is very mellow but at the same time rocky. Shift down in gear from ‘By the way’, but with its hugely infectious chorus it certainly deserves a listen…..and another….and another :) .
This is the place
Probably my least favourite track of the album, but don’t let that put you off at all. In every sense ‘This is the place’ is still brill in the way only R.H.C.P know how. Twangy guitars and a heavy drumbeat overlay this song, which has a lot more depth than you might give it credit for at first.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Brill
RHCP are one of America best exports they have made a few fluffs but this album is mostly brilliant the track "By the way" is top rock and then there is "The Zephyr... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Mr. G. R. Dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Chilli Peppers Album - Superb on Vinyl
Only arrived yesterday. I know the album well from CD but have recently been buying vinyl instead. When I saw I could get this album on vinyl for about 12, including postage, it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amsterdaz
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chili Peppers Pet Sounds
I discovered the Chili Peppers in 1988, first by name via Fishbone and Anthrax, then in 1989 by their actual sight and sound, four crazed lunatics in the video for Higher Ground on... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
If you stick this record on expecting to hear some hardcore funk rock with screaming vocals, slap bass lines and distorted guitars you couldn't be more wrong. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nick S
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
When the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are at their best, they are great. This album is their best and it is superb stuff.
Published 4 months ago by CN
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I hadn't heard or listened to this album for a long time so it was great to have it to listen to again.

Package came on time and in first class condition.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. David Coll
5.0 out of 5 stars By the way - buy this now
One of the chillis best albums. The diversity of the songs gives you a taste of everything rhcp has to offer.
Published 4 months ago by Elliot
5.0 out of 5 stars Chili Peppers cd
One of my favourites from the collection. Recommend to anyone that likes music by the Peppers. Bought as a gift for a family member. Good value.
Published 5 months ago by scooby doo
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsory Listening
This is by far the Chili Peppers best album, and that's saying something. There is hardly a track on it that is not fantastic. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andrew Laurie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album
This album is absolutely brilliant!! There's not a bad track on it. When it came out someone made a copy for me but I lost it. I had forgotten how good it was. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Janeyjane
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