Red Hot Chili Peppers ‎– By The Way

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 48140-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-48140
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 By The Way
A2 Universally Speaking
A3 This Is The Place
A4 Dosed
B1 Don't Forget Me
B2 The Zephyr Song
B3 Can't Stop
B4 I Could Die For You
C1 Midnight
C2 Throw Away Your Television
C3 Cabron
C4 Tear
D1 On Mercury
D2 Minor Thing
D3 Warm Tape
D4 Venice Queen

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Catalog numbers:
9 48140-1 on spine
1-48140 on labels

Warner Bros. Records Inc., 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505-4694
Warner Music Group, An AOL Time Warner Company, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908
©℗2002 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International for the world outside of the U.S.
Made in U.S.A.

Recorded at Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Chateau Marmont, LA, CA
Strings recorded at Warner Bros. Studios.
Mixed at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA

All songs ©2002 Moebetoblame Music BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-48140-1 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624814016
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): 1-48140-1-SR1-A KPG@ATM Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): 1-48140-1-SR1-B Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C, etched): 1-48140-1-SR1-C KPG@ATM Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D, etched): 1-48140-1-SR1-D KPG@ATM Ⓤ
  • Other (Number on hype sticker): 1-48140 (#1)
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 74) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 48140-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 48140-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia 2002 Sell This Version
936248140-2, 9362481402 Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 936248140-2, 9362481402 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
ISRC-CN-D17-02-390-0/A.J6 Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way(HDCD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Music (2) ISRC-CN-D17-02-390-0/A.J6 China 2002 Sell This Version
9 48140-4, HWO 5799 Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 48140-4, HWO 5799 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version


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November 10, 2020
Awesome Sound!!! It's great job by Jim Scott and Vlado Meller! Thank you for this sound!


August 10, 2020

This is the best sounding version of the album I've ever heard by far, thanks mostly to Kevin Gray. Unlike most versions of the album on CD and wax these are not "brick walled" and you finally get a sense for the dynamic soundscape of the music. Excellent and worth tracking down if sound matters to you.

The presentation of the record has a lot of faults. The pressing is just OK thanks to United... flimsy packaging overall. The discs are very weak and you're likely to have some warping... also they come in paper sleeves that scuff up the discs and absolutely require a decent cleaning to remove all the excess junk. I can confirm there are some manufacturing issues as well, like others have mentioned with missing discs. But to be honest I'm just thankful that they didn't screw it up completely like they normally do... there's very little surface noise which typically happens with URP. So ultimately these things don't get in the way of the sound/music.

Tracking the correct version down is a bit difficult, even on discogs. Most versions of this share the same barcode and there is little on the outside of the package to identify the version. As a result most of the sellers here have the version listed incorrectly. I had to go through 9 sellers before I was able to get this KG cut. Before purchasing ask the seller to verify some details:

- If sealed you're only clue is the small text on the back indicates it was manufactured in the US and there's a reference as well to "AOL Time Warner". This is an indication that it is the 2002 US pressing.
- If opened you're in luck because you can have the seller verify this runouts. "KPG@ATM" is all you need to verify this was cut by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering


July 8, 2019

Yep, disc one is really missing. I've just opened my sealed copy of this album and... No disc one... Great. Well, sound is great on disc 2 and so on, but what's the problem with those disc one missing copies?


April 7, 2019
The US version as a Orange label instead the pink one of the europe version.the other lp have the same colour as the European,means black.Am i correct?


February 8, 2019
Pretty great sounding pressing. I noticed someone below mentioned that the bass was too low on theirs, but that's not a problem with mine. Maybe my setup just allows for more low end. Either way, solid pressing and little to no surface noise after I cleaned/dusted it off.


December 18, 2018

:( mine showed up with two disc two and no disc one...
What i have sounds decent just sucks about disk one.
Ordered off amazon btw.


February 26, 2018
Tell me please, there are only two versions on vinyl? (2002 US and 2002 Europe) Or are there reissue?
Thank you all !!! :)


October 1, 2016
Bass is a little low on this for my taste. Drums sound great. Overall, not bad, but not great either.


February 2, 2016
I can confirm that 'By The Way' sounds wonderful on vinyl. I was very happy to grab this on record, and pretty cheap, too. I have owned this album on CD for the past ten years or so. Having said that, I am delighted to announce that the quality of the vinyl mops the floor with the CD release.

Sound wise, Chad Smith's drumming sounds so crisp and clear on this pressing. Also, have a listen out for John Frusciante's guitar solos on selected tracks; they are sublime on vinyl. Overall, really happy to own this one on vinyl. Highly recommended from me.

Hope this review helps. Thanks for reading.


November 17, 2015
Are mastering differences between this pressing and the german one?????