Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Californication CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-47386-2 093624738626
Californication (Limited Edition) 2×CD 15 + 3 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362474872 9325583002526
Californication CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) CDW 47386 093624738626
Californication CD 16 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-12312 4943674063390
Californication Cassette 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362 47386-4 093624738640
Californication CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 47386-2 093624738626
Californication CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362473862 9325583005459
Californication (November 1999 pressing) CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-47386-2 WE 833 093624738626
Californication 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 8 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-47386-1 WE 394 093624738619
Californication CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WBCD1929 K 6001208830530
Californication (7th pressing) CD 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9362-47386-2 093624738626
Californication (deluxe edition) Digital Media 18 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624931942
Californication Digital Media 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624420668
Californication (deluxe edition) Digital Media 18 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624424161
Californication 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 8 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 47386-1 0093624738619
Californication Digital Media 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624932130
Californication Digital Media 15 Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)
Bootleg
Californication: Rough Mixes Digital Media 19 [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases) [none]
Californication: Rough Mixes (alternative tracklist) Digital Media 19 [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)
Californication (unmastered version) Digital Media 19
Californication (unmastered version) Digital Media 18

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Around the World
Californication
Otherside
Road Trippin’
Scar Tissue
included in:The Studio Album Collection 1991–2011
part of:Exclaim! 1999 Shocks & Surprises (number: Disappointment (Anna Lazowski))
Steve Lichtenstein: Best of 99 (number: 13)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 286)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 401)
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000239791 [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/42546 [info]
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/Red_Hot_Chili_Peppers:Californication_(1999) [info]
reviews:http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/6709-californication/ [info]
http://www.avclub.com/review/red-hot-chili-peppers-emcalifornicationem-21308 [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fdf9 [info]
https://www.nme.com/reviews/album/reviews-nme-1085 [info]
Wikidata:Q219425 [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/18716 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/red_hot_chili_peppers/californication/ [info]

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Everyone's favourite sock wearing funk rockers had, by 1998, been through the mill. Drugs, death, divorce, heartache and some dodgy acting jobs do not a happy bunch of Californians make. It was bassist Flea's visit to former guitarist John Frusciante, asking him to re-join the band which saved the day (in place of Dave Navarro who, himself, had exited stage left pursued by his own chemical demons). At first befuddled by reativity without the aid of stimulants, Frusciante in sessions at home started melding with his old bandmates and Californication- the band's most succesful album - was born.

On the surface filled with the usual punk funk, the band had now matured enough to make it sound more convincing. Keidis' voice, ravaged by age and excess, now emerged as a mighty instrument, while Frusciante's guitar held far more subtle nuance.

The album yielded four hit singles (Around the World, Otherside, Californication and the Grammy Award–winning Scar Tissue) but even more interesting waas the way the band let more than just fun and frolics into the mix. Frusciante on Get On Top even fused Public Enemy with prog rock, admittting that his unsdersatated solo had been influenced by Steve Howe of Yes.

Overall the album has a far more meditative feel, allowing you to finally believe that they'd come to do more than just party your town dry. It was the album that confirmned them as world class. They remain such today, and it's all down to this re-birth.