Carousel

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"Carousel"
Album-Hybrid Theory EP.jpg
Song by Hybrid Theory from the album Hybrid Theory EP
Recorded 1999
Released 1999
Format Digital, CD
Length 3:00
Writer Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon
Producer Mudrock, Mike Shinoda
Label Mix Media Entertainment

Hybrid Theory EP track listing
  1. Carousel
  2. Technique (Short)
  3. Step Up
  4. And One
  5. High Voltage
  6. Part Of Me
  7. Track 7

Background

"Carousel" was one of three songs co-produced and mixed by Mudrock and Mike Shinoda for the Hybrid Theory EP. The song was written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, and Rob Bourdon. On the EP, Kyle Christener is credited for bass.

After the original release of the EP, the band continued working on "Carousel" for inclusion on their debut studio album, Hybrid Theory, but it didn't make it to the final tracklist. The latest known version of the song dates from February 11, 2000.

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Carousel Hybrid Theory EP 3:00 1999 1999
Carousel Hybrid Theory EP (Re-Issue) 3:00 1999 November 19, 2001
  • Remastered. Sounds louder than the original release.
Carousel Demos 3:01 1999
  • The CD dates from January 7, 2000.
  • Different mix.
  • "She can only fool herself for so long" repeated three times during the pre-chorus. Chester raps it in the second time.
  • "Just follow me and I'll show you what you want to see" bridge.
  • Released on LPFuse for free download on Christmas 2004.
Carousel Hybrid Theory 8-Track Demo

Linkin Park - Demos From 02-2000

3:00 2000
  • The first CD it appears dates from February 2000.
  • Different mix.
  • Mike raps "She can only fool herself for so long" only twice during the pre-chorus.
  • "Just follow me and I'll show you what you want to see" bridge.
  • Mike breathes in before final refrain.

Live

During a LP Underground chat on November 18, 2009, Rob Bourdon was questioned if the band ever played the songs from the Hybrid Theory EP live. He said he remembers playing "Carousel" and "Part Of Me" and added "it was probably in a small club in LA or Arizona."

This information was confirmed by Mike Shinoda on August 12, 2015, during a Reddit AMA: "We played those songs a ton when the band name was "Hybrid Theory," and once we had a whole album to play, those kinda just went away."

In 2001, right before their European tour in September, Linkin Park gave an interview to OnStage where Brad Delson said the band would be using their soundcheck time during the next tour to rehearse old songs. The songs mentioned were "My December" and "Carousel" and he also said: "I'm using two extra Boss effects pedals, the Auto-Wah and the Phaser, to re-create the guitar sounds on another old song we'll be playing called “Step Up." Unfortunately, "Carousel" was the only one of those songs not to be played.

Personnel

  • Rob Bourdon
  • Joseph Hahn
  • Kyle Christner
  • Brad Delson
  • Chester Bennington
  • Mike Shinoda

Production

  • Produced and mixed by Mudrock and Mike Shinoda
  • Mastered by Pat Kraus

Lyrics

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