Live in Hyde Park

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Live in Hyde Park
LiveInHydePark.jpg
Live album by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Released August 3, 2004[1]
Recorded June 19–20, 25, 2004
Venue Hyde Park, London
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock
Length 123:36
Language English
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers chronology
Greatest Hits
(2003)Greatest Hits2003
Live in Hyde Park
(2004)
Stadium Arcadium
(2006)Stadium Arcadium2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[3]

Live in Hyde Park is the first live album released by American band Red Hot Chili Peppers, recorded over three record-breaking nights at Hyde Park, in London on June 19, 20 and 25, 2004 during the band's Roll on the Red Tour. These three concerts became the highest-grossing concerts at a single venue in history. This double album compiled from these three shows went straight to No. 1 in the UK and stayed there for a total of two weeks, selling over 120,000 copies.[4]

Of the eight studio albums by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that were released prior to Live in Hyde Park, only three are actually represented in this album's set list – their fifth, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, seventh, Californication, and eighth, By the Way (the single "Fortune Faded", however, was featured solely on the band's Greatest Hits compilation). "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away" were the only songs from Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The songs "Leverage of Space" and "Rolling Sly Stone" are exclusive to this collection.

There are 4 songs that were also performed but are not included on this release, "I Like Dirt" and "My Lovely Man" were both performed on June 19, "Maybe" (The Chantels cover) on June 20 and "Mini-Epic (Kill for Your Country)" on June 25. "Mini-Epic" was originally planned for this release, but did not make it into the CD versions, probably[citation needed] due to delicate issues concerning the theme of the song. However, it was eventually officially released for the first time in 2015 on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' next live album, Cardiff, Wales: 6/23/04.

Live in Hyde Park is now out of print, but is not difficult to find second-hand[citation needed] due to high sales at the time of its release.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "Intro" – 3:57
  2. "Can't Stop" – 5:13
  3. "Around the World" – 4:12
  4. "Scar Tissue" – 4:08
  5. "By the Way" – 5:20
  6. "Fortune Faded" – 3:28
  7. "I Feel Love" (Donna Summer cover) – 1:28
  8. "Otherside" – 4:34
  9. "Easily" – 5:00
  10. "Universally Speaking" – 4:16
  11. "Get on Top" – 4:06
  12. "Brandy" (Looking Glass cover) – 3:34
  13. "Don't Forget Me" – 5:22
  14. "Rolling Sly Stone" – 5:06

Disc 2

  1. "Throw Away Your Television" – 7:30
  2. "Leverage of Space" – 3:29
  3. "Purple Stain" – 4:16
  4. "The Zephyr Song" – 7:04
  5. "Californication" – 5:26
  6. "Right on Time" (Contains the intro of Joy Division's "Transmission") – 3:54
  7. "Parallel Universe" – 5:37
  8. "Drum Homage Medley" – 1:29
  9. "Under the Bridge" – 4:54
  10. "Black Cross" (45 Grave cover) – 3:30
  11. "Flea's Trumpet Treated by John" – 3:28
  12. "Give It Away" – 13:17

Promotional sampler[edit]

Live in Hyde Park (CD Promo Sampler)
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Live album by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Released 2004
Recorded June 19–20, 25, 2004 at Hyde Park, London
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock
Language English
Producer Red Hot Chili Peppers

A rare four song promotional CD sampler was released in Spain in 2004. The CD contains the songs "Rolling Sly Stone", "Give It Away", "Under the Bridge" and "By the Way".

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[6] Gold 15,000*
Italy (FIMI)[7] Gold 50,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Gold 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[9] Gold 20,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Page Not Found - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Page Not Found - Red Hot Chili Peppers". redhotchilipeppers.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Live in Hyde Park – Red Hot Chili Peppers". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Waddell, Ray (June 2007). "Chili Peppers Hot in London's Hyde Park". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved January 20, 2008. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  6. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live in Hyde Park" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Red Hot Chili Peppers in the field Interpret. Enter Live in Hyde Park in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  7. ^ "Pearl Jam, doppio album live". TGCOM (in Italian). Mediaset. August 2, 2004. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live in Hyde Park". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Live in Hyde Park in the search field and then press Enter.
  9. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Red Hot Chili Peppers; 'Live at Hyde Park')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.