1By The Way3:37
2Universally Speaking4:19
3This Is The Place4:17
5Don't Forget Me4:37
6The Zephyr Song3:52
7Can't Stop4:28
8I Could Die For You3:13
10Throw Away Your Television3:44
13On Mercury3:28
14Minor Thing3:37
15Warm Tape4:16
16Venice Queen6:07

Companies, etc.



An identical version, but with a slipcase, is Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way.
Similar to By The Way which is pressed by Cinram GmbH.

Released with clear tray and 14-page foldout booklet containing credits, lyrics and photos.

© ℗ 2002 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

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.
© 2002 Moebetoblame Music BMI
Pre-production @ The Swinghouse

© ℗ 2002 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Some copies with hype sticker (red circular with pink asterisk):
Includes the hits "By The Way" and "The Zephyr Song"
"...the year's best rock record." - Spin
"★★★★" - Rolling Stone
16 songs
over 68 minutes of music

Alternative hype sticker (Black square white lettering):
'A fantastic record, full of wonder' ★★★★★ Q
'A giant leap onwards's wonderful' ★★★★ Kerrrang !
'their most melodic, ambitious and satisfying album yet' ★★★★ Heat
'one hell of a record' The Mirror
'This is overwhelmingly another triumph' The Telegraph
'A stunning masterpiece' B
'what may be the album of the year' The Sun

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624814023
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-48140-2 3
  • Label Code: LC 00392
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 33): [Warner Music logo] 936248140-2.2 06/02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 33): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0581
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05N8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 05P1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 05N5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0568
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 05N7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 5813
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0509
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 05M6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 05M2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 11): IFPI 05M7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 12): IFPI 0502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): IFPI 060D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14): IFPI 05Z9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): IFPI 0504
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 16): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 17): IFPI 0511
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 18): IFPI VJ 00
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 19): IFPI 0541
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 20): IFPI 05M8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 21): IFPI 05M4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 22): IFPI 055S
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 23): IFPI 0588
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 24): IFPI 05D4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 25): IFPI 0620
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 26): IFPI 05A7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 27): IFPI 0572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 28): IFPI 05N0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 29): IFPI 0598
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 30): IFPI 05F2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 31): IFPI 05A3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 32): IFPI 0610
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 33): IFPI 0607

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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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
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By The Way (2×LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362-48140-1Europe2002



  • helloimgaydo's avatar
    I didn't think this album was all that good back in the day. I listened to it recently for the first time in years and I've got to say, there are some really nice songs here. Nothing stands out as particularly amazing, but it's generally quite good.

    At the very least, the mastering is better than Californication. It still clips in many places but nowhere near as bad as the abomination that is Californications mastering.
    • LeonardoA's avatar
      In the early days of the Red Hot Chile Peppers – the mid-eighties – the band came across as a bunch of unguided projectiles. The musical mix of punk and funk was exciting but the Group seemed destined to burn quickly, certainly when it was announced that a number of group members to a hefty drug addiction suffered. The album Californication (1999) was, after a turbulent period, a surprisingly restrained and consistent problem with a reborn group, whose members by all the problems seemed to have grown closer together. The successor By The Way is of the same high level. The funk-back background you can still hear in the smooth interplay, but otherwise Red Hot Chile Peppers become a real band, with uitgearrangeerde songs and beautiful harmony vocals. The energy is still present but where the band used to be regularly flew off the road, she knows now to master. Red Hot Chile Peppers is one of those rare bands, which with the passage of years just gets better.
      • EdlyLeMar's avatar
        Edited 8 years ago
        just got this today, new vinyl- shrinkwrapped. must admit mine deffo sounded tinny 1st go. Absolutely no ticks or pops whatsoever through all 4 sides though. Could not find 1 copy of any of the 3 original chilli vinyl pressings I'm after in UK so had to go for what I hoped was a genuine re-issue. Dunno why I did not think to look at their official site 1st to see if that might be the place for something certain to be genuine-ish on vinyl. I think, for the moment, I could of done worse than I have :)
        • domi8v's avatar
          Edited 17 years ago
          10/10 for By The Way, outstanding, by far the highlight of this great album (all of rhcp's albums are brilliant) and the zephyr song is very good and catchy, another good album needed for a good music collection.


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