Red Hot Chili PeppersBy The Way

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 9362-48140-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Alternative Rock


A1By The Way
A2Universally Speaking
A3This Is The Place
B1Don't Forget Me
B2The Zephyr Song
B3Can't Stop
B4I Could Die For You
C2Throw Away Your Television
D1On Mercury
D2Minor Thing
D3Warm Tape
D4Venice Queen

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Original European pressing with lacquers cut by MK (11).

Other European editions:
- A repress with lacquers cut by Heino Leja: By The Way
- A repress with lacquers cut by Heino Leja and KR (3): By The Way
- A repress with lacquers cut by Heino Leja and KR (3), pressed by Optimal Media GmbH and with orange and black labels: By The Way

Includes an insert with lyrics and credits. The insert includes the following information: "booklet printed on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper revolve silk 135g /m² pure white matt coated paper"

Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Runout inscriptions are stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-48140-1 6
  • Label Code: LC 00392
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B266458 01 A1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B266458 01 B1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): B266458 02 C1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): B266458 02 D1 MK

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
By The Way (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362-48140-2Europe2002
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By The Way (2×LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records9 48140-1, 1-48140US2002
By The Way (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 48140-2US2002
By The Way (CD, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsCDW 48140Canada2002
By The Way (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362481402Australia2002



  • cookman70's avatar
    Came in the crappy paper sleeves that encourage records to get dirty.

    As far as the sound it’s all over the board. I would’ve loved to hear more bass and low end but this record is all about the treble. Some of the songs are very well mixed and others are just awful.

    I’m a HUGE RHCP fan so this record is very important to me. I would seek other pressings if you truly want the best sound.
    • pavloos's avatar
      I don't understand to all these harsh reviews. My pressing is totally awesome, I wasn't expecting this after I read all these reviews first. Sound is excellent!!! Can't believe it, but honestly this is one of my best sounding vinyls I have, really! It's so strange that you can buy this original vinyl from 2002 still to this date for kinda cheap price, if you are considering to buy it, just buy it!!
      • Patti12's avatar
        I prefer my copy bought from UK in Spring of 2016 over Spotify version which I assume is the same as the CD. Just my two cents.
        • musicnut72's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          Wow not sure why this pressing is getting such harsh reviews. I've owned my copy since 2003. Had to order an import copy because the US ones here were in limited supply at the time. I love my copy and think it sounds better than on CD.
          2/24/20: I've since sold this pressing and have purchased a US copy which sounds much cleaner imo.
          • nintendodude's avatar
            Edited 7 years ago
            This is a pretty bad pressing, at least my copy is bad. It fails all the tests. It's likely styrene and has flat, rough outer edges. Center hole is sloppy and labels are visibly not centered, even without the record spinning. Applying rotations, watching it from the edge is like watching a sin wave on a scope. This is embarrassing. The sound is spitty, a little harsh but seems to have decent range. It's listenable, but hardly enjoyable. It sounds like a poor imitation of what a record is supposed to sound like, or something you'd see on a TV show that is making fun of the supposed inferiority of records; it's absurd.

            Even the label is crappy. Black text on Red sticker. lousy logo sprawling across it, with "Disc 1, Side 1" printed in small, uninspired plain english. I don't feel I've yet encounted such a stoic label.

            And EVEN the sleeve sucks. It's a little looser and larger and thinner and floppier than any other 2xLP sleeve on my shelf. I wonder if this is not the official release, lol

            Honestly, even the hype sticker was really lame. "BY THE WAY", facts, "16 Songs". "Over 68 minutes of music."

            It merely states that it has music, sixty eight minutes of it, and it has that one song. Looks like a walmart special sticker, but red. I think this whole re-issue was run by a out-of-touch, incompetent robot.

            All that, with signature plain paper white squirkle sleeves, of course.

            I'm gonna see if I can get my money back.
            • Lucabeer's avatar
              Slightly fatiguing and ringing to my ears. Doesn't sound better than the CD... Actually, I might even prefer the CD!


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