Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 26681-2 075992668125
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-26681-2 075992668125
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCP-4558 4988014745581
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599266812 075992668125
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) CD 26681 075992668125
Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WX 441 075992668118
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WBCD 1804 6001491310320
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Cassette 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 26681-4 075992668149
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 7599-26681-2 075992668125
Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) WPCR-12310 4943674063376
Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 468348-1 093624986942
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (2011 remaster) 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 1-528928 (K1), 468348-1 093624954163
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (24bit/96kHz) Digital Media 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624932147
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624932147
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Digital Media 19 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Columbia House) CD 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) W2 26681 0208314283267
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (deluxe version) Digital Media 19 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 093624931973
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Digital Media 19
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Digital Media 17 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) [none]

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included in: The Studio Album Collection 1991–2011
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 310)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000265082 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/42522 [info]
Wikidata: Q329396 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Hot_Chili_Peppers:Blood_Sugar_Sex_Magik_(1991) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/R/Red_Hot_Chili_Peppers/Discography/Blood_Sugar_Sex_Magik/ [info]
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https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/18710/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/6j4h [info]

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These days, admitting to liking the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers release is akin to holding your hands up and saying "Yes, I love the new Maroon 5 album, what of it?". Consider if you will their last album offering - 2006's Stadium Arcadium. The title alone should have been more than enough to put us off. But chuck a bunch of mediocre 'radio-friendly' tracks into the mix, and the whole affair is disappointingly average. In recent years then, it's been easy to forget just how flipping good the Chilis used to be.
But cast your minds back to 1991 and the release of the band's fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The line up had changed prior to recording commenced following deaths and departures from the band, and Rick Rubin had been brought in on production duties. The result is an album that is frequently heralded as one of the defining albums of the 90s and one which far exceeds anything else the band have ever produced.
The funk/punk style and Keidis's 'rapping' that had permeated previous RHCP album's is most definitely still there, but mixed with it is a strong melodic feel which adds a different dimension to the tracks. There's a structure and thought process to the songs that hadn't existed before. And even at a just-about-fittable-onto-a-CDR duration, the quality of "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" doesn't waver for a single one of it's 74 minutes.
The album is largely about sex - as the title might suggest. Tracks such as Suck My Kiss, Sir Psycho Sexy and Give It Away are dripping with not just innuendo, but out and out, unadulterated sexual imagery. And it's this raw, straight up, no holds barred sexuality that gives the album such impact and distinctiveness - more so than any of their subsequent works. OK, so maybe it would sound weird now to have a 45-year-old Keidis asking you to suck his kiss (although arguably, there are many who would still like to). But when he did it in 1991, it really did hold such an irresistible clout. And despite being cited as an inspiration to countless artists since its release, the brilliance of Blood Sugar Sex Magik is that no-one else has managed to do anything quite like it – and frankly, that's just the way it should be.