The Abbey Road E.P.

The Abbey Road E.P. is an EP by Red Hot Chili Peppers, released in the UK in May 1988 through EMI America as a way of introducing UK fans to the band's back catalog as they were touring the UK that year. Out of the five tracks included on this EP, four had already been previously released on the band's first three albums while the other would end up on their fourth album Mother's Milk in tribute to Hillel Slovak, the band's original guitarist who died of a heroin overdose and plays guitar on the track. All songs on the EP were also featured on the band's hits compilation, What Hits!?.[2]

The Abbey Road E.P.
EP by
ReleasedMay 1988[1] (UK)
Recorded1984–1988
GenreFunk rock
Length15:35
LabelEMI, Capitol
ProducerAndrew Gill, George Clinton, Michael Beinhorn
The Red Hot Chili Peppers chronology
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
(1987)
The Abbey Road E.P.
(1988)
Mother's Milk
(1989)
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Allmusic[2]

The only "new" track at the time of release was a cover of the song "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix, which was recorded during the sessions for The Uplift Mofo Party Plan and included in a different mix as the B-side to "Fight Like a Brave".


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