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Fortune Faded Pt.1 Import, Single, Maxi

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 10 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi, Import
  • Label: Wea
  • ASIN: B0000TI3FK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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1. Fortunate Faded - Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Eskimo - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Bunker Hill - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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"fortune Faded" is the First Single to Be Taken from their Second Collection of "Greatest Hits" and Debuts on this Album for the First Time. The Backing Tracks of "Eskimo" and "Bunker Hill" Follow Suit and Are Exclusive to this Single!

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By A Customer on Jan. 24 2004
Format: Audio CD
This single is like the comeback of songs that were left behind in the past.
The single starts out with the title track, Fortune Faded, which was the first song they wrote for By The Way, back in 2001. It was meant to be their big hit for their still unnamed album, but the studio version did not quite satisfy them. In case you've never heard the old versions, the main differences are different (less) backing vocals by John, a different melody in the chorus, and no acoustic guitar. I personally like that version better, but the new one is still good.
The second song is called "Eskimo", and it was originally recorded for their 2002 album, By The Way. The song, which is one of their strangest with John playing a light guitar melody, a heavy distorted guitar chorus and even a harpsichord, and Flea playing the trumpet apart from his bass, is slow, but it has a very heavy chorus. It's definately worth a listen, but after many I have already gotten sick of it.
The last track is also the oldest, Bunker Hill. It was one of the first songs written (in 1998) for Californication. The recording is from the album recordings, in 1999, and they didn't like how this one came up, either. Unlike Fortune Faded, this version is untouched, and it's, in my opinion, the greatest b-side of their last about three singles.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa72b97e0) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7239180) out of 5 stars Great B-Sides! Nov. 13 2003
By s - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great single with 3 great tracks on it:
01Fortune faded - The chili peppers rockin' again great song, great lyrics 10.0/10.0
02Eskimo - Weird song, starts slow but gets great in the end 5 min + long! 10.0/10.0
03Bunker hill - this was a meant to be classic, absolutely a "could have been" standalone single 10.0/10.0
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa723c288) out of 5 stars Perplexing. July 30 2006
By Collin L - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is the first version of the Fortune Faded single (released with red writing, instead of blue). The song can be heard, otherwise, on the RHCP Greatest Hits assemblage and Live In Hyde Park (for a live interpretation).

The song itself is a strange little number that is fairly funky, but mostly melodious. The lyrics are what really catches you, though, as it tells a tale of insightful anecdotes and interesting events. This would have to be up there in the best unreleased tracks.

The b-sides for this version are really well worth the digging-up. "Eskimo" is an inexplicable song that sounds superb. Pure bliss, if I do say so myself. The memorable chorus has many different things going on at once, which really set this song apart from most. A genuine jewel.

"Bunker Hill" isn't half bad either, but when you compare it to the greatness of "Eskimo", it simply can not live up. It, unfortunately, leaves you with an empty felling--unsatisfied.

Positively Recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa723c7f8) out of 5 stars Great b-sides Sept. 30 2005
By Michael Stack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Fortune Faded" was the single release from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Greatest Hits" compilation, and was issued in two parts. THis one contains two non-album tracks.

"Fortune Faded" is an odd little piece, with the sort of funky beat that was missing (not necessarily a bad thing) from "By the Way" and a suitably esoteric lyric. But on this single, it's really "Eskimo" that's the gem. A bizarrely arranged piece with a tense verse featuring upper register guitar work and a manic chorus, it really is one of the best songs in the Chili Peppers catalog. "Bunker Hill" is a decent funky rock tune that also deserves listen, though it feels a bit anticlimatic after the unnervingly superb "Eskimo".

All in all, this is an extroardinary single, well worth digging up. Recommended.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa723c5f4) out of 5 stars The returns Jan. 24 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This single is like the comeback of songs that were left behind in the past.
The single starts out with the title track, Fortune Faded, which was the first song they wrote for By The Way, back in 2001. It was meant to be their big hit for their still unnamed album, but the studio version did not quite satisfy them. In case you've never heard the old versions, the main differences are different (less) backing vocals by John, a different melody in the chorus, and no acoustic guitar. I personally like that version better, but the new one is still good.
The second song is called "Eskimo", and it was originally recorded for their 2002 album, By The Way. The song, which is one of their strangest with John playing a light guitar melody, a heavy distorted guitar chorus and even a harpsichord, and Flea playing the trumpet apart from his bass, is slow, but it has a very heavy chorus. It's definately worth a listen, but after many I have already gotten sick of it.
The last track is also the oldest, Bunker Hill. It was one of the first songs written (in 1998) for Californication. The recording is from the album recordings, in 1999, and they didn't like how this one came up, either. Unlike Fortune Faded, this version is untouched, and it's, in my opinion, the greatest b-side of their last about three singles.
HASH(0xa72398a0) out of 5 stars no b sides here! June 3 2014
By PG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The three songs featured on this CD are as good as it gets if you wanna hear a RHCP song that's new to you. Fortune Faded is a pop style song with lyrics that won't take you long to sing along with. Recorded in 2003, It has a sound that in my opinion wouldn't show up again untill I'm With You came out. Eskimo is a ballad style song that I think was a b side from the By The Way album. Bunker Hill is more of the funk style sound and was a b side from Californication. Overall these three song are a must have for any RHCP fan.

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