By Myslf

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"By Myslf"
Remix-Reanimation Cover.jpg
Song by Linkin Park from the album Reanimation
Recorded 2001
Released July 30, 2002
Length 03:42
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 103.16
Key Ab Minor
Writer Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Josh Abraham, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Stephen Carpenter
Producer Mike Shinoda
Label Warner Bros.

Reanimation track listing
  1. Opening
  2. Pts.Of.Athrty
  3. Enth E Nd
  4. Chali
  5. Frgt/10
  6. P5hng Me A*wy
  7. Plc.4 Mie Hæd
  8. X-Ecutioner Style
  9. H! Vltg3
  10. Riff Raff
  11. Wth>You
  12. Ntr\Mssion
  13. Ppr:Kut
  14. Rnw@y
  15. My<Dsmbr
  16. Stef
  17. By_Myslf
  18. Kyur4 Th Ich
  19. 1stp Klosr
  20. Krwlng


Josh Abraham Remix

The remix was created by Josh Abraham, who produced and performed on Orgy's first two albums. Guitars were recorded by Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, with whom Linkin Park had toured in 2001. Stephen later became the godfather of Chester's son Draven.[1] Bass was provided by Phoenix. Ryan Williams and Jonas G. also worked on the remix as engineers at Pulse Recordings. Additional programming was handled by Erik Gregory from industrial metal band Society 1.

Marilyn Manson Remix

On a January 11, 2002 chat, Mike Shinoda confirmed Marilyn Manson[2] would be working on a remix for Linkin Park: "manson told us he'd do a track, but he hasn't had time to yet. we don't know him very well, so we don't really feel that we're in a position to bug him. (at least not me)" A fan who went by the nickname "oblivion" offered to contact him and ask about the remix, but Mike said, "oblivion: thanks you, but i don't want to pester him. if he wants to do it, please let him know we are eagerly awaiting word that he is working on it. if not, we will have other options"[3]

On March 3, 2002, Marilyn Manson made a post on his official message boards about working on new music. About the remix, he wrote, "I have not yet remixed Linkin Park but I have been asked to do so. It is possible I might make one of their songs something that people who dislike them could appreciate. I enjoy challenges and the opportunity to create. Money doesn't make a difference as long as I enjoy doing something."[4]

Although the remix didn't make the final tracklist, on July 3, 2002, Brad Delson revealed that a version of "By Myself" by the band Marilyn Manson would "appear as a B-side on some upcoming release."[5]

The remix was created by Marilyn Manson (vocalist), with guitars recorded by John 5 and keyboards by Marilyn Manson and Madonna Wayne Gacy. Tim Sköld served as co-producer, engineer, mixer, programmer on the remix.

This remix, titled "Buy Myself", was included on the "Pts.Of.Athrty" single and on the Japanese and iTunes versions of Reanimation. Mike commented on the title, "For the record, I knew he was kinda making fun of us with that title, it's very "Manson" to do that. But I liked the idea of embracing that and going with the title anyway."[6]

Music Video

The music video for "By_Myslf" was directed by Matt Bass[7] for MTV2's "MTV:Playback".

MTV: Playback was originally aired on July 27, 2002 at 2:00pm, with a rerun on July 28, 2002 at 8:00pm.[8]


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Josh Abraham Remix

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
By_Myslf Reanimation 3:42 2001 July 30, 2002
  • Remix by Josh Abraham and Mike Shinoda.
  • Features guitars by Stephen Carpenter.
  • The ending of this version continues in the beginning of "Kyur4 Th Ich".
By_Myslf Songs From Reanimation 3:44 2001 2002
  • Longer ending (very low).
  • This version replaced the album version in the initial iTunes release of Reanimation. This was fixed in subsequent releases.
By_Myslf Reanimation - Instrumentals 3:42 2001
  • Official instrumental version.

Marilyn Manson Remix

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Buy Myself Remix Pts.Of.Athrty



Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)

4:27 2002 July 19, 2002
  • Remix by Marilyn Manson and Tim Sköld served as co-producer, engineer, mixer, programmer on the remix.
  • Features guitars by John 5, keyboards by Marilyn Manson and Madonna Wayne Gacy, and programming by Tim Sköld.


"By_Myslf" has never been performed live in any form.

"Buy Myself" has never been performed in its entirety live. However, part of the song was sampled in Joe's solo on The Hunting Party touring cycle.



  • Josh Abraham - interpretation
  • Stephen Carpenter - guitar
  • Ryan Williams - engineer
  • Jonas G. - engineer
  • Erik Gregory - programming
  • Phoenix - bass

Buy Myself

  • Marilyn Manson - interpretation, keyboards
  • John 5 - guitar
  • Madonna Wayne Gacy - keyboards
  • Tim Sköld - co-producer, engineer, mixing, programming

Production (Album)

  • Mike Shinoda - producer
  • Mark "Spike" Stent - mixing
  • David Treahearn - mixing assistant
  • Paul "P-Dub" Walton - ProTools enginer
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - mastering, digital editing
  • Nancie Stern - sample clearance



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