Red Hot Chili Peppers ‎– Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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Album Sales: 13,000,000
First Release Date: September 1991

The fifth studio album from Red Hot Chili Peppers and first release on Warner Bros. Records. It was their introduction into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, and is also recognized as an influential and seminal component of the alternative rock explosion in the early 1990s.

"Blood Sugar Sex Magik" reached #3 in the Billboard Top 200 and produced four of their biggest hits:
"Give It Away"
"Under The Bridge"
"Suck My Kiss"
"Breaking The Girl"

Versions (119)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-A-5170 Red Hot Chili Peppers A Radio Ready Version Of The Album "Blood Sugar Sex Magic"(2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-5170 US 1991 Sell This Version
MC 093021 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic(Cass, Album) Lolly Pop Publishing MC 093021 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26681-1, WX 441, WX441 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-1, WX 441, WX441 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
675.8030 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 675.8030 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
926681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 926681-2 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
WBCD 1804 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBCD 1804 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4558 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCP-4558 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
45203-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 45203-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681, 9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W2 26681, 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26681-2, 50 199-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Popron 7599-26681-2, 50 199-2 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 26681 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 26681 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 26681 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club, ARC) Warner Bros. Records W2 26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club, SRC) Warner Bros. Records W2 26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Lon) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4558 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WPCP-4558 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5170 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5170 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-2-DJ, 9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Promo, Pic) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2-DJ, 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
759926681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 759926681-2 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, SRC) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26681, 9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, SRC) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W2 26681, 9 26681-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none 1991 Sell This Version
45203-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass) Warner Bros. Records 45203-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
198031 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 198031 Chile 1991 Sell This Version
759926681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 759926681-4 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-4 Turkey 1991 Sell This Version
PCW-505 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Polton PCW-505 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MCD-WBR 266814 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records MCD-WBR 266814 Peru 1991 Sell This Version
CPMB-7132 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records CPMB-7132 Mexico 1991 Sell This Version
WC-144 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records WC-144 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records W4 26681 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
401.402, 765.8030 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 401.402, 765.8030 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-4 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
92 66814 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 66814 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26681-4, 50 199-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Popron 7599-26681-4, 50 199-4 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-4, 4-26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-4, 4-26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
35.041-C Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 35.041-C Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version
WX 441 C, 7599-26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WX 441 C, 7599-26681-4 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
926681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 926681-4 Malaysia 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-4, 4-26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, AR) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-4, 4-26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W4 26681 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-4, 4-26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-4, 4-26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W4 26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-4, 4-26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Club, Whi) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-4, 4-26681 US 1991 Sell This Version
MC-7-T 3037000, 7599-26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Dol) Croatia Records, Warner Bros. Records MC-7-T 3037000, 7599-26681-4 Croatia 1991 Sell This Version
9 26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Thailand 9 26681-4 Thailand 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1480 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1480 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1481 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Part 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1481 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
1665 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik Vol. 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1665 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
1666 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik Vol. 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1666 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
7599-26681-1, LP-7-2-F 2037001 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Croatia Records 7599-26681-1, LP-7-2-F 2037001 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
50 199-2, 7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Popron, Warner Bros. Records 50 199-2, 7599-26681-2 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
CD 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records CD 26681 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
(7110)026681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records (7110)026681 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1480 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1480 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1480 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1480 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1481 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Part 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1481 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1481 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik - Part 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1481 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
9 26681-4, HW-5026 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-4, HW-5026 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
CD 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records CD 26681 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CD 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records CD 26681 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7599-26681-1, WX 441 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-1, WX 441 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7599-26681-8 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(MD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-8 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
RD 2086 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Red Rec RD 2086 US 2002 Sell This Version
7599-26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин 7599-26681-4 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
7599-26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин 7599-26681-4 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
WPCR-22106 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-22106 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-2 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(19xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx, 256) Warner Bros. Records none 2006
WPCR-12310 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-12310 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
4607173154873 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин 4607173154873 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
OD 000720 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Одиссей OD 000720 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
468348-1 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Warner Bros. Records 468348-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
9362-49869-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Red) Warner Bros. Records 9362-49869-4 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
7599-26681-1 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, RP, 140) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-1 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WPCR-75631 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-75631 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
468348-1, 1-528928 (K1) Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 468348-1, 1-528928 (K1) US 2012 Sell This Version
468348-1, 1-528928 (K1) Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 468348-1, 1-528928 (K1) US 2012 Sell This Version
9362-49541-6 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Warner Bros. Records 9362-49541-6 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
1-528928 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, TP, 180) Warner Bros. Records 1-528928 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore none Italy 2012 Sell This Version
HD093624946649 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(17xFile, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, Album, RE, 96k) Warner Bros. Records HD093624946649 US 2015
ES 906 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik I(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 906 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ES 907 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik II(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 907 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ES 906 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik Part 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 906 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
7599 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album) Warner Music Argentina 7599 26681-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
W2 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 26681 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Club, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7599266812 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE, D.A) Warner Bros. Records 7599266812 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7599266812 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE, D.A) Warner Bros. Records 7599266812 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9 26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9 26681-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7599266812 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RE, SM ) Warner Bros. Records 7599266812 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 26681 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records CD 26681 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
266812 5 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records Inc. 266812 5 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
75992668 12 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, RP, SRC) Warner Bros. Records 75992668 12 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 7599-26681-2 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 7599-26681-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 7599-26681-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 7599-26681-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 7599-26681-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-2 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 7599-26681-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26681-4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26681-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
T-1018 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album) Talent (12) T-1018 United Arab Emirates Unknown Sell This Version
7599866814 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599866814 Chile Unknown Sell This Version
MC0175 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Unison (2) MC0175 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Unison (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
WT-835 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Western Thunder Records WT-835 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
1227 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1227 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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stashmusic

stashmusic

December 11, 2018
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 468348-1, 1-528928 (K1)
Overall great sounding as others have pointed out, impressive analog vinyl remaster. Flawless pressing that is very quiet. My only complaint is with "Suck My Kiss" which seems crammed in at the end of Side A, and does not sound as good as all the other tracks. Also, is it just me, or does Side C sound quieter than the other sides?
mrbonesSTL

mrbonesSTL

October 9, 2018
referencing A Radio Ready Version Of The Album "Blood Sugar Sex Magic", 2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat, PRO-A-5170

found this at Record Exchange in St. Louis, MO...bought it for $75
Dexter_prog

Dexter_prog

July 30, 2018
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, RP, 140, 7599-26681-1

Impressive sound quality on this pressing, probably one of the best I own. Crystal clear with no popping or crackling whatsoever.
mykepsych

mykepsych

July 17, 2018
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, CD, Album, 7599-26681-2
why is this mediocrity coming up on a 'psychedelic' music list?!?!?!?!
zeefdrukker

zeefdrukker

July 7, 2018
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, 7599-26681-1, WX 441, WX441

Probably one of their best album ever,i think its the top 3 with californication and stadium arcadium.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

June 1, 2018
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 468348-1, 1-528928 (K1)
Hmm... so Chris Bellman did a recut of this one? Interesting. Looking at the Record Industry job numbers, they seem to indicate this cut was likely done shortly after the original 180g release, but the US 180g copy I got new at Amoeba Hollywood in early March 2018 is still the old mastering without CB's initials in the runout, so maybe the recuts were for "emergency use" in the event the old metalwork gets worn out.
dopaminedj

dopaminedj

May 31, 2018
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 468348-1, 1-528928 (K1)

I can't believe how good this record sounds, especially for not even being an "audiophile" pressing. Easily the best sounding record in my collection and i own several Analogue Productions pressings.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

May 2, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, RP, 140, 7599-26681-1

I was really impressed with version - I wasn't sure what to expect going by the mixed reviews here but it's exceed my expectations by quite a bit. The pressing itself is very solid - not perfect but there's nothing that gets in the way of enjoying the album and the mastering is really impressive, though that's no surprise given Grundman's track record. The bass absolutely pops on this pressing and the guitars have a lovely, funky twang to them. Kiedis' vocals have a small touch of sibilance at times but nothing too significant and, compared with the original CD copy I got to know the album by (which sounded fine in its own right) this version sounds excellent and really impresses generally.
richs1201

richs1201

April 20, 2018
referencing A Radio Ready Version Of The Album "Blood Sugar Sex Magic", 2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat, PRO-A-5170
I went to a thrift dollar store here in New Hampshire, and I found a near mint copy. The vinyl was in excellent shape. Got both albums for a buck
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

April 13, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 468348-1, 1-528928 (K1)

I was after this pressing for a year and I was so happy to finally lay my hands on a new copy in early March! These reviewers aren't exaggerating - this really is a great-sounding fully-analogue remaster. Extremely punchy and dynamic, excellent clarity, superb transparency, immaculate stereo separation, drums that smack you in the face, and Flea's bass is F!@&ING MASSIVE - really cuts deep while being so damn tight and clear as it should be. This baby packs a huge punch.

It does have a grittier and edgier sonic signature compared to the clean and smooth sound of the CD that my dad got over 25 years ago... and while it does project a very different character of the album from what I'm familiar with, I'm not complaining. In fact, I like it this way - the grittier sound of the vinyl remaster makes it feel a lot more forward, intense and aggressive (in a good way, meaning no sacrifice of dynamics) - it conveys the feeling of an intimate live performance as opposed to the more studio-ish feel of the CD.

Of course, I also have to be realistic - this pressing doesn't have as strong a midrange compared to the Steve Hoffman/Kevin Gray-mastered Stadium Arcadium - which is QUITE important for more melodic songs like "Breaking the Girl". However, it's something I quickly learned to accept and listen past - after that, the melodicism came back to me.

Interestingly, the between-song segues differ markedly from the CD - tracks simply cut into one another with absolutely no crossfades (except between "Sir Psycho Sexy" and "They're Red Hot"), the final notes on some tracks even ending a second or so prematurely. I won't elaborate on this track-by-track here, but suffice it to say that it's clear from this that the vinyl remaster was probably produced by splicing together the individual reels for each song, whereas the CD must have been either digitally edited together or mastered from a copy tape for the transitions to be as smooth as they are. The 'rougher' segues on the vinyl, while sticking out like a sore thumb, are interesting in that they contribute to the overall uniquely gritty character of the remaster.

The records are nicely packaged in thick, high-quality poly-lined sleeves, and a non-gatefold double-thickness cover that has ample space to safely house the two heavyweight LPs, along with a fold-out lyrics insert. There's a reason *why* I got this particular pressing - it's made by Record Industry, which is quite possibly my favourite pressing plant in the world nowadays. There are some ticks in quiet areas here and there [EDIT: I neglected to mention the runouts on some sides are a bit noisy, rather unusual for an RI pressing], but it's otherwise a really high quality pressing.

So bottom line is this - this is absolutely worth the money if you want to experience the RHCP's breakthrough album from a whole new angle. Great, great package.