Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live Rare Remix Box

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Posted on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:13am
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

1994

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Label

Warner Bros. Records

 

Album Overview

Live Rare Remix Box is a compilation box set released by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1994. It contains three CDs, which are named individually Live, Rare and Remix. The live, rare, and remix tracks in question are essentially the collected B-sides from all five singles taken from the band's hugely successful 1991 album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
Live
1-1Give It Away (Live)3:43
1-2Nobody Weird Like Me (Live)5:03
Notes

Engineer [Mobile Recording Engineer]: Biff Dawes

1-3Suck My Kiss (Live)3:45
Notes

Recorded By [Mobile Recording By]: Westwood One

1-4I Could Have Lied (Live)4:33
Notes

Recorded By [Mobile Recording By]: Westwood One

Rare
2-1Soul To Squeeze4:50
2-2Fela's Cock5:10
2-3Sikamikanico3:25
2-4Search And Destroy3:34
Notes

Music By, Lyrics By: James Osterberg
Music By, Lyrics By: James Williamson

Remix
3-1Give It Away (12" Mix)6:02
3-2Give It Away (Rasta Mix)6:47
Notes

Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Al Jourgensen
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Paul Barker

3-3If You Have To Ask (The Disco Krisco Mix)7:32
Notes

Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Flea
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: GGGarth
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Richard Benoit
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Scott Humphrey

3-4If You Have To Ask (Scott & Garth Mix)7:12
Notes

Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Flea
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: GGGarth
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Richard Benoit
Producer [Additional Production], Remix: Scott Humphrey

3-5If You Have To Ask (The Friday Night Fever Blister Mix)6:34

Background

Despite the world-wide success of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, guitarist John Frusciante's 1992 departure from the band left them struggling through a string of guitarists until they recruited former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro in 1993. Although the band recorded the instrumental tracks for their then forthcoming One Hot Minute album in 1994, singer Anthony Kiedis relapsed into drug use in late 1993 which delayed his recording of the vocal tracks until 1995, when the album was finally released.

As a result of such delays, it is likely that the Live Rare Remix Box release was used as a stop-gap to appease fans until the band finally finished and released One Hot Minute after a four-year recording gap. In addition, it contains Soul To Squeeze which had been a successful single but not appeared on Blood Sugar Sex Magik. This set is particularly notable for including all the remixes from the rare "If You Have To Ask" single. It does not however include every remix of "Give It Away", or radio edits of any song. The set nevertheless remains a concise alternative to purchasing every single from the period, and so is popular with fans.

The same year, The Plasma Shaft was released in Australia and Japan, which features a smaller selection of rarities including two radio edits.

The box set was part of a series of Warner Bros. box sets of rarities taken from a specific album, a series which also included R.E.M.'s The Automatic Box.

Credits

Design: Syndicate Design
Engineer: Brendan O'Brien
Music By, Lyrics By: Anthony Kiedis
Music By, Lyrics By: Chad Smith
Music By, Lyrics By: Flea
Music By, Lyrics By: John Frusciante
Photography By: Gus van Sant
Producer: Rick Rubin
 

Attribution

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