Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (2LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 gram)
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Californication is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on June 8, 1999, on Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Rick Rubin.
Californication marked the return of the guitarist John Frusciante, who had previously appeared on Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, to replace Dave Navarro, and shifted the band's style. The lyrics incorporated the sexual innuendos already associated with the band, but added themes including death, suicide, California, drugs, globalization, and travel.
Californication is the Chili Peppers' most commercially successful studio release internationally, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide, and more than 6 million in the United States alone. As of 2002, the album had sold over 4 million copies in Europe. The record produced several hits for the band, including "Otherside", "Californication" and the Grammy Award-winning "Scar Tissue". Californication peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200.
The record marked a significant change in style for the band: Rolling Stone's Greg Tate noted that "while all previous Chili Peppers projects have been highly spirited, Californication dares to be spiritual and epiphanic". Another critic, Billboard's Paul Verna, mentioned that the album brought out "the group's softer, melodic side", as opposed to their previous six albums.
Label: Warner Bros. Records – 47386-1
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180g
Style: Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
A1 Around The World 3:58
A2 Parallel Universe 4:30
A3 Scar Tissue 3:37
A4 Otherside 4:16
B1 Get On Top 3:17
B2 Californication 5:21
B3 Easily 3:51
C1 Porcelain 2:44
C2 Emit Remmus 4:00
C3 I Like Dirt 2:38
C4 This Velvet Glove 3:45
D1 Savior 4:52
D2 Purple Stain 4:13
D3 Right On Time 1:52
D4 Road Trippin' 3:25