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The 1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers album Californication received criticism upon release for "excessive compression and distortion" in its digital mastering. It was labeled by Stylus magazine as a victim of the "Loudness War", to an extent that "even non-audiophile consumers complained about it".

Californication Unmastered is a bootleg album which was leaked from within Warner Brothers. It was an early, unmastered version which was presented to the band and the label. As well as being mixed to a more… read more


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  • Avatar for weemies
    Much better, absolutely. However, I can't stand the chorus of Around the World in this version. :(
  • Avatar for SouthOfHeaven97
    yea, this version is way better
  • Avatar for nmur028
    Holy Fuck this sounds a million times better than the album that was released.
  • Avatar for Machinerium
    Enjoy it !
  • Avatar for samuel_w88
    How do I actually listen to this and/or download it to my computer???
  • Avatar for metawirt
    My version is still clipping (except 3 tracks) - but way better than the original loudness crime
  • Avatar for clixer
    Californication is an album that would REALLY need a good remastering. Not the Pink Floyd stuff.
  • Avatar for PartySanCTG
    Ouch, "Californication" clips at the end too...
  • Avatar for PartySanCTG
    Jussayin', hearing Californication not start with Around the World is quite unexpected.
  • Avatar for defre95
    How to download this and an even better version as flac : CLICK ON CONTINUE NOT DOWNLOAD...

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