Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)

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Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition)
Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition cover.jpg
Studio album by Linkin Park
Released October 9, 2020
Recorded 1997 - 2000
Length 04:21:34
Label Warner Records
Producer Don Gilmore, Mike Shinoda

Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition) is the 20th anniversary celebratory release of Linkin Park's debut album Hybrid Theory. It was released on October 9, 2020 through Warner Records, a rebranding of Warner Bros. Records after WMG's license to the "Warner Bros." name and shield logo with WarnerMedia expired.[1][2] Two songs were released in advance to promote the album: "She Couldn't" and "In The End (Demo)".

Background

In preparation for the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park asked LP Underground members to send them material to be used in the celebration. An e-mail sent to the fan club on March 5, 2020 reads: "LP Street Soldiers, This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of HYBRID THEORY. We have some very special things planned throughout the year and want you to be a part of it. We’re looking for photos, videos, ticket stubs, merch, flyers, souvenirs and anything else you collected from the early days of the band in the late 90’s through the HYBRID THEORY era of 2000-2002. Some great examples include (but are not limited to) live concert footage and photos, pictures of band members and signed goodies from LPU meet and greets. All you have to do is click here and you will be taken to an upload site and asked to grant rights to Warner Records to use the content. Please upload by March 16, 2020."[3]

On March 24, 2020, Joe, Dave and Mike went live on YouTube to react to a previously unreleased live concert footage from 2001 recorded at the Canes Bar and Grill in San Diego.[4] The entire show was later uploaded to YouTube without the commentaries.[5]

Mike Shinoda was live on YouTube on April 1st and, in celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, he created an instrumental in the style of Hybrid Theory which was later released to LPU members.[6] He wrote, "Today I felt like making a Hybrid Theory / Meteora-inspired instrumental demo, and I wanted to give the final product to you in the LPU."

During another one of Mike Shinoda's streams, on April 13, he was questioned about the possibility of more LP Underground releases in the future to which he answered, "This year is the Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary so we are putting a lot of love into that. It'd be silly to like... we've released so many Hybrid Theory demos that I don't know that we have much more to do that with after the 20th anniversary release."[7] On the 23rd, he accidentally showed a Dropbox folder named "Masters For Review" with 12 files of Hybrid Theory demos, 10 of which had their names visible. They were "Dialate", "PB Edit 2020", "She Couldn't", "Could Have Been", "Reading My Eyes", "Rhinestone", "Esaul", "Stick N Move", "Carousel" and "Points of Authority".[8]

Mike Shinoda was a guest on the AWOLNATION Instagram Live on May 6th and mentioned that Linkin Park would be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory with a release. "This year is the 20 year anniversary of Hybrid Theory. And we are doing a release for it and a celebration for it with the band and the fans. All of us have had to go back and watch stuff from that era. It is the cringiest stuff... I can't believe the things we were saying between songs. I was like "who is this guy?" Chester was talking like a wrestler, it was insane. I remember talking to Chester four or five years ago and we would argue about who was the most embarrassing person. But at the time, that was the shit. That's what we did."[9] On May 19, the band started selling Hybrid Theory inspired face masks to benefit COVID-19 relief.[10] On the 22nd, One Step Closer themed merch was added to Linkin Park's official store. They wrote, "In celebration of Hybrid Theory's 20th anniversary, we will be commemorating the album’s iconic singles with capsule collection releases throughout the year. First Up: One Step Closer".[11]

In late June, a leaked list of upcoming Funko POP! releases listed Hybrid Theory under "Pop! Albums: Linkin Park".[12] Pre-orders started in early August.[13]

Amidst promotion of his Dropped Frames albums in late July, Mike started teasing the Hybrid Theory anniversary. He told ABC News, "With the 20th anniversary celebration, I expect it to be pretty big. Not big in terms of numbers or sales or whatever. I just expect it...to feel good and be important to those of us who care about the record. It is the equivalent of having a big birthday. I wanna have a big party for it."[14] During a Kerrang! Face-To-Face interview, he revealed Linkin Park had been working closely with key people from throughout the band's history to celebrate the album's 20 years. "We’ve done our best to go to a lot of people who are family, in a sense, and say, ‘What do you think we should do? What would be a good celebration of Hybrid Theory?’ and try our best to do a bunch of those ideas."[15]

Jeff Blue, the band's A&R executive during the recording of Hybrid Theory, launched a pre-order for his book One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park, set for a December 8, 2020 release. The description reads: "This against-all-odds story chronicles the early days of Linkin Park, from their first demo and Whisky a Go Go performance as Xero, through their tireless efforts to perfect their iconic sound and the discovery of Chester Bennington. Jeff Blue was there when no one else believed—first as their publisher, then as their A&R guy. This is his memoir of that incredible journey."[16]

Marketing Campaign

On August 7, Linkin Park launched a new 2000's computer themed website on linkinpark.com. The band's first post asked, "Anyone know anything about 20 year old computers?"[17] The website was updated daily to reveal more information about the Hybrid Theory project, involving emails to and from band members and hidden clues placed across the site.[18][19] On each update, the band gave clues through social media on how to find the new content on the site.[20][21][22][23] By August 10, it had revealed the full tracklist Mike had leaked on in April on Twitch, with the last two demos being "Crawling" and "Super Xero". The site also included low quality or blurred pictures of early ideas for the Hybrid Theory cover art; the Hybrid Theory photoshoot in Pittsburgh; and Xero and Hybrid Theory (band) show flyers submitted by LPLive. The August 11 update was considered a bombshell by fans - it confirmed rumours that the "In Yourself Jam" played during the Rock Am Ring 2001 show is part of the long-awaited demo "Pictureboard".[24][25]

On August 12, Linkin Park confirmed an announcement coming for #HybridTheory20 on August 13 with an email from Joe on the website saying, "Hey guys I think we're all set. Let's drop the announcement tomorrow at 7am PST via WebMeeting."[26]

Composition

The release of Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition) is composed of the original Hybrid Theory studio album, the Reanimation remix album, the Hybrid Theory EP, a compilation of b-sides from singles released in 2000-2002 titled B-Side Rarities, a compilation of LPU tracks dating from 1997-2002 titled LPU Rarities, a demo CD featuring previously unreleased demos, a replica of the Linkin Park Sampler Street Team cassette tape, a replica of the Frat Party At The Pankake Festival DVD, a second DVD with Linkin Park's full performances at The Fillmore and Rock Am Ring from 2001 and a third DVD featuring live and behind the scenes footage from the Projekt Revolution Tour 2002. The collection sums up to a total of 80 tracks.


Hybrid Theory EP

As part of the "Super Deluxe Box", Hybrid Theory EP was issued for the very first time in vinyl format. Contrary to the other vinyls in the set, it wasn't available in CD format. However, it was included in the digital version of the 20th anniversary collection, making the EP available to the general public for the first time. Up to that point, it was available exclusively in digital format (since the CD was long out of print) and only to LP Underground members.


Hybrid Theory

Hybrid Theory is the full-length album without any additional music. All the bonus tracks for the album released in the past were included on B-Side Rarities and LPU Rarities with the exception of the live version of "High Voltage" recorded in Wantagh on August 09, 2001, which was in the 2013 deluxe edition of the album on iTunes.[27]


Reanimation

Reanimation is the remix album of Hybrid Theory songs and b-sides.

The bonus track "Buy Myself (Manson Remix)" is found on B-Sides Rarities, but the other bonus tracks for the album, live versions of "My December" and "One Step Closer", aren't present in the Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary set. This is likely due to these b-sides being originally released respectively in the Meteora singles Somewhere I Belong and Faint before becoming digital bonus tracks on Reanimation.


B-Side Rarities

Besides tracks from Linkin Park singles, the B-Side Rarities compilation features the album version of "It's Goin' Down", a collaborative single between The X-Excutioners, Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn recorded and released in 2001. This is the first time the studio version of this song is included in a Linkin Park release. It's also the first time "One Step Closer (Rock Mix)" is released in any form outside of the United States. The track was taken from the "One Step Closer" radio single released in the US in 2000.

The live tracks recorded at the Docklands Arena in London, England on March 24, 2001 are listed in a different order from their original release. "Papercut" was the first track, released on the eponymous single, followed by "Points Of Authority" and "A Place For My Head", respectively, in the "In The End" single. They were listed in this same chronological order in the In The End: Live & Rare Japanese CD. The track "Step Up (1999 Demo)", taken from the "In The End" single as well, is exactly the same as "Step Up" from Hybrid Theory EP, making it appear twice in the tracklist on digital stores, but only once on the CDs.

"High Voltage" is also listed here in a different order from the "One Step Closer" import single and the "In The End" Japanese EP, being placed before "Step Up" instead of being after "My December". The same happens with "In The End" from the BBC performance, which was placed before "Points Of Authority" instead of after it.

"Buy Myself (Marilyn Manson Remix)" wasn't taken from a Hybrid Theory single, but from the Pts.Of.Athrty single. It is a Reanimation outtake.


LPU Rarities

For the first time, the LPU Rarities tracks were released to a broader audience through mainstream digital stores and streaming services. Previously, they were available exclusively to members of Linkin Park's official fan club, the LP Underground. "Hurry", "Grr" and "Chair" were previously only available as digital downloadable bonus tracks for LP Underground 15, so this was also the first time these tracks were issued in physical format. However, "Hurry" and "Chair" have been shortened from their originally released forms.

While the compilation is intended to collect all the Hybrid Theory-era material released to the LPU between 2002 and 2016, it is missing the 1998 demo "Pods". This is likely due to the fact that this instrumental was an art project Mike Shinoda created for college and was never meant for Linkin Park.[28] "My December" from LP Underground 2.0 was also omitted from this collection and included on B-Side Rarities instead. The song was released as a b-side to the "One Step Closer" single in 2001, a year before it was released to the LPU.

Besides demos from 1997-1999, LPU Rarities includes the Reanimation outtake "Pts.Of.Athrty (Crystal Method Remix)" and two live tracks recorded at the Docklands Arena in London, England on September 16, 2001 for a cancelled live DVD. This was the second time the "Points Of Authority" remix was released outside of the LPU; the first time being the Mastered For iTunes deluxe edition of Hybrid Theory released in 2013.[27]


Forgotten Demos

The Forgotten Demos features 12 demos dating all the way back to the Xero days up to the Hybrid Theory sessions. This means not all of them feature vocals by Chester Bennington.[29] The tracks labeled "Xero Demo" have Mark Wakefield on vocals,[30] making this the first official Linkin Park release with him. All of the tracks were previously unreleased by Linkin Park, but not all of them were entirely new or unheard of. The titles "Dialate" and "Could Have Been" were the only ones completely unknown to fans. Two of the songs in this collection had remained unreleased over the years due to samples.

"Pictureboard" was first mentioned by Mike Shinoda during an LPU chat and 2005 and, in the aftermath, became of the most hyped up unreleased songs by Linkin Park. After years of requests from fans, the band decided to release it in the LP Underground 9: Demos CD, but it had to be removed at the last minute.[31][32] Shinoda later explained this happened because of samples used in the song.[33]

The other track is "She Couldn't". This song had originally found its way online in 2009 after a demo CD was auctioned on eBay.[34] However, the CD suffered from static as the initial pressing was faulty.[35] Forgotten Demos brought a quality upgrade to the song. It was mastered by Brian Gardner, with the original mix by Mike Shinoda being preserved.[36] The vocal sample of Mos Def was cleared for the release.[37]

After their debut live performance as Xero, Jeff Blue gave the band a development deal with a little financial support from Zomba Music Group, which allowed them to buy new instruments and equipment in order to get a decent recording and a better show.[38] Forgotten Demos brought a previously unknown version of "Reading My Eyes" recorded after the deal with Zomba, still with Mark Wakefield in the band. Therefore, it serves as an upgrade of the version released in the Xero demo.

"Rhinestone" is an earlier version of the "Forgotten" demo on the LPU Rarities disc and was recorded with Mark Wakefield on vocals. The track had first appeared on the New Music Sampler 1999 issued in 1998 by Zomba! Music Services which led to this exact demo being featured in the TV series The Crow: Stairway To Heaven.[39][40]

"Esaul" is very similar to its LPU Rarities counterpart. The main difference being the lead singer. Despite it being one of the first songs the band ever wrote, back in 1996,[41] "Esaul" wasn't included in the Xero cassette tape. This was the first time fans were presented to a recording of the song with Mark Wakefield.

In contrast, "Stick N Move" is the first version to be released with Bennington on vocals. The only other known vocal version of the song at the time was the one from the Xero cassette, which was recorded with Wakefield. According to Mike Shinoda, it was a popular song at their early shows but it was dismissed by producer Don Gilmore and had elements reworked into "Runaway" during the Hybrid Theory sessions.[42]

The demo of "Points Of Authority" was originally available for free download on the band's official website shortly after they changed their name to Linkin Park[43] and was also found by fans on a demo CD dating from April 25, 2000.[44][45] This demo differs from the LPU Rarities version for already having a structure similar to the final product, with a chorus sung by Chester Bennington instead of rapped by Mike Shinoda. While the lyrics in the verses and chorus are the same as the album version, the rap lyrics are notably different.

"Carousel", "Crawling" and "SuperXero" were taken from the Hybrid Theory CD titled Demos, which dates from January 7, 2000,[46] and contains the most widespread demos in the Linkin Park community. The first high quality rip of this demo made its way online in 2004,[47][48] but none of them had ever received an official release by Linkin Park.


DVDs

The Fillmore 2001 was filmed during the Street Soldiers Tour, Linkin Park's first headlining tour, in San Francisco, California on January 30, 2001. A 21 minutes documentary was originally broadcasted in 2001 and included interviews with the band, crew and fans as well as full live performances of "With You" and "One Step Closer" and short clips of "Pushing Me Away", "And One", "Runaway", "Forgotten", "Points Of Authority" (featuring Ryu and Tak from Styles Of Beyond) and "By Myself". The full show was previously unreleased.

Rock Am Ring 2001 isn't previously unseen footage. The complete performance was broadcasted live by WDR in 2001 and since then has become a popular and cherished show from the Hybrid Theory era among fans. It was, however, the first time any portion of the show received an official release by Linkin Park. As a result, this DVD brought the first official live releases of "And One", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and an unique short performance of the legendary "Pictureboard".[49]

The release of these shows marked the first time in Linkin Park's history that an entire and unedited show was included in one of the band's DVDs. Live In Texas (2003) was created from footage of two different shows; Collision Course (2004) features only the songs with Jay-Z; Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes (2008) had three songs removed from the main film and included as hidden content unlocked after watching the concert; the A Thousand Suns+ (2011) DVD had "Wisdom, Justice, And Love" removed due to licensing issues with the Martin Luther King Jr. family; and the Living Things+ (2013) and The Hunting Party (2014) DVDs were composed of incomplete footage previously broadcasted on TV.

The Projekt Revolution 2002 disc includes an hour of unseen live footage from Las Vegas and San Diego, plus a sequel to Frat Party At The Pankake Festival, titled The Sequel To The Worst Name We've Ever Come Up With, with previously unavailable backstage footage and interviews.[50] This marked the first release of "My Own Summer (Shove It)" and the first full-length live release of "It's Goin' Down".[51] The audio of "Step Up" and "My December" from the San Diego show was previously released in the "Somewhere I Belong" single.

Release

Physical

Pre-orders started on August 13, 2020. Since Amazon sets its own prices, the packages were sold there for significantly less than on official Warner Bros. Records and Linkin Park stores.[52] "She Couldn't" was made available for immediate download in mp3 320kps format upon pre-order from the Linkin Park store.

  • Deluxe CD edition with Hybrid Theory, B-Side Rarities and a 16-page booklet.
  • Vinyl box set with Hybrid Theory, Reanimation and B-Side Rarities.
  • Super Deluxe Box: five CDs, three DVDs and three vinyl LPs; 80-page illustrated book featuring contributions from the band and previously unseen photographs; a cassette reproduction of Linkin Park’s original two-track street-team sampler; a Chester Bennington poster; and three lithographs featuring new art from Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, and Frank Maddocks.

Fans who pre-ordered any of the Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary Edition) packages from the Warner Music Australasia store had a chance to win 1 of 60 limited edition Hybrid Theory artworks.[53]

Digital

  • Digital download with Hybrid Theory, Reanimation, Hybrid Theory EP, B-Side Rarities, LPU Rarities and Forgotten Demos.

Track Listing

Disc 1: Hybrid Theory Vinyl

Main article: Hybrid Theory
Side No. Title Writer(s) Length
A 1 Papercut Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike 3:04
2 One Step Closer Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 2:35
3 With You Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, King John Robert, Shinoda, Simpson Michael 3:23
4 Points Of Authority Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:20
5 Crawling Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:29
6 Runaway Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield Mark 3:03
B 1 By Myself Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:09
2 In The End Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:36
3 A Place For My Head Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell David Michael, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 3:04
4 Forgotten Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 3:14
5 Cure For The Itch Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 2:37
6 Pushing Me Away Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:11

Disc 2: Reanimation Vinyl

Main article: Reanimation
Side No. Title Featuring Remixer(s) Length
A 1 Opening Mike Shinoda 1:07
2 Pts.Of.Athrty Jay Gordon 3:45
3 Enth E Nd Motion Man Kutmasta Kurt 3:59
4 Chali Chali 2na 0:23
5 Frgt/10 Chali 2na The Alchemist 3:31
6 P5hng Me A*wy Stephen Richards Mike Shinoda 4:37
B 1 Plc.4 Mie Hæd Zion AMP Live 4:20
2 X-Ecutioner Style Black Thought Sean C & Roc Raida 1:49
3 H! Vltg3 Pharoahe Monch & DJ Babu Evidence 3:30
4 Riff Raff Riff Raff 0:21
5 Wth>You Aceyalone Chairman Hahn 4:12
C 1 Ntr\Mssion Mike Shinoda 0:29
2 Ppr:Kut Rasco & Planet Asia Cheapshot & Jubacca 3:26
3 Rnw@y Phoenix Orion Backyard Bangers 3:13
4 My<Dsmbr Kelli Ali Mickey Petralia 4:17
5 Stef Stephen Carpenter 0:10
6 By_Myslf Stephen Carpenter Josh Abraham & Mike Shinoda 3:42
D 1 Kyur4 Th Ich Chairman Hahn 2:32
2 1stp Klosr Jonathan Davis The Humble Brothers 5:46
3 Krwlng Aaron Lewis Mike Shinoda 5:40

Disc 3: Hybrid Theory EP Vinyl

Main article: Hybrid Theory EP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Carousel Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike 3:02
2 Technique (Short) Hahn, Shinoda 0:39
3 Step Up Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:54
4 And One Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 4:29
5 High Voltage Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:29
6 Part Of Me Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 12:44

Disc 4: Hybrid Theory CD

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Papercut Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike 3:04
2 One Step Closer Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 2:35
3 With You Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, King John Robert, Shinoda, Simpson Michael 3:23
4 Points Of Authority Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:20
5 Crawling Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:29
6 Runaway Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield Mark 3:03
7 By Myself Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:09
8 In The End Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:36
9 A Place For My Head Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell David Michael, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 3:04
10 Forgotten Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 3:14
11 Cure For The Itch Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 2:37
12 Pushing Me Away Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:11

Disc 5: Reanimation CD

No. Title Featuring Remixer(s) Length
1 Opening Mike Shinoda 1:07
2 Pts.Of.Athrty Jay Gordon 3:45
3 Enth E Nd Motion Man Kutmasta Kurt 3:59
4 Chali Chali 2na 0:23
5 Frgt/10 Chali 2na The Alchemist 3:31
6 P5hng Me A*wy Stephen Richards Mike Shinoda 4:37
7 Plc.4 Mie Hæd Zion AMP Live 4:20
8 X-Ecutioner Style Black Thought Sean C & Roc Raida 1:49
9 H! Vltg3 Pharoahe Monch & DJ Babu Evidence 3:30
10 Riff Raff Riff Raff 0:21
11 Wth>You Aceyalone Chairman Hahn 4:12
12 Ntr\Mssion Mike Shinoda 0:29
13 Ppr:Kut Rasco & Planet Asia Cheapshot & Jubacca 3:26
14 Rnw@y Phoenix Orion Backyard Bangers 3:13
15 My<Dsmbr Kelli Ali Mickey Petralia 4:17
16 Stef Stephen Carpenter 0:10
17 By_Myslf Stephen Carpenter Josh Abraham & Mike Shinoda 3:42
18 Kyur4 Th Ich Chairman Hahn 2:32
19 1stp Klosr Jonathan Davis The Humble Brothers 5:46
20 Krwlng Aaron Lewis Mike Shinoda 5:40

Disc 6: B-Side Rarities

No. Title Writer(s) Originally Released Length
1 One Step Closer (Rock Mix) Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike "One Step Closer" US Single 2:37
2 It's Goin' Down (feat. Mike Shinoda and Mr. Hahn) - By The X-Ecutioners Aguilar Rob, Bailey Keith, Hahn, Joiner Alvin, Jones Melvin, Shinoda, Williams Anthony Built From Scratch 4:09
3 Papercut (Live From The BBC) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "Crawling" Single 3:07
4 In The End (Live BBC Radio One) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "In The End" Single 1 3:25
5 Points Of Authority (Live BBC Radio One) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "Papercut" Single 3:24
6 High Voltage Bennington, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "One Step Closer" UK Single 3:44
7 Step Up (1999 Demo) Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "In The End" Single 2 3:54
8 My December Delson, Hahn, Shinoda The Real Slim Santa 4:21
9 A Place For My Head (Live At Docklands Arena, London) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell David Michael, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield Mark "In The End" Single 2 3:10
10 Points Of Authority (Live At Docklands Arena, London) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "In The End" Single 1 3:29
11 Papercut (Live At Docklands Arena, London) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "Papercut" Single 3:12
12 Buy Myself (Marilyn Manson Remix) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda "Pts.Of.Athrty" Single 4:27

Disc 7: LPU Rarities

No. Title Writer(s) Originally Released Length
1 In The End (Demo) Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike LP Underground Eleven 3:48
2 Dedicated (1999 Demo) Bennington, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda LP Underground 2.0 3:11
3 With You (Live At Docklands Arena, London) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, King John Robert, Shinoda, Simpson Michael LP Underground 2.0 3:22
4 High Voltage (Live At Docklands Arena, London) Bennington, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda LP Underground 2.0 4:02
5 Points Of Authority (Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda LP Underground 12 3:00
6 Stick And Move ("Runaway" Demo 1998) LP Underground 9: Demos 0:55
7 Esaul ("A Place For My Head" Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell David Michael, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield Mark LP Underground Eleven 3:06
8 Oh No ("Points Of Authority" Demo) LP Underground X: Demos 2:04
9 Slip (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield LP Underground Eleven 3:28
10 Grr (1999 Demo) LP Underground 15 0:26
11 So Far Away (Unreleased 1998) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell, Hahn, Shinoda LP Underground 12 2:50
12 Coal (Unreleased Demo 1997) LP Underground X: Demos 3:37
13 Forgotten (Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield LP Underground 12 3:44
14 Sad ("By Myself" Demo 1999) LP Underground 9.0: Demos 1:08
15 Hurry (1999 Demo) LP Underground 15 0:31
16 Blue (1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Farrell, Hahn, Shinoda LP Underground Eleven 3:27
17 Chair (1999 "Part of Me" Demo) LP Underground 15 0:30
18 Pts.Of.Athrty (Crystal Method Remix) LP Underground 2.0 4:58

Disc 8: Forgotten Demos

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Dialate (Xero Demo) Diggs Robert Fitzgerald, Shinoda, Smith Clifford, Wakefield, Woods Corey 3:24
2 Pictureboard Bennington, Bourdon, Carter Barrence Eugene, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 4:01
3 She Couldn't Baker Brad, Bennington, Berger Milo, Bey Yasiin, Delson, Lewis Donnie, Meltzer Erik, Quinn Lance, Shinoda, Thomas Joe 5:05
4 Could Have Been Bennington, Delson, Shinoda 4:37
5 Reading My Eyes (Xero Demo) Shinoda, Wakefield 2:59
6 Rhinestone (Xero Demo) Delson, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 3:40
7 Esaul (Xero Demo) Delson, Hahn, Shinoda, Wakefield 3:07
8 Stick N Move (Demo) Shinoda, Wakefield 3:17
9 Carousel (Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 2:58
10 Points Of Authority (Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:20
11 Crawling (Demo) Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 3:49
12 SuperXero (By Myself Demo) Bennington, Delson, Shinoda 3:18

Linkin Park Sampler

Side No. Title Writer(s) Length
A 1 One Step Closer Bennington Chester Charles, Bourdon Robert G, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike 2:36
2 With You Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, King John Robert, Shinoda, Simpson Michael 3:23
B 1 One Step Closer Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, Shinoda 2:36
2 With You Bennington, Bourdon, Delson, Hahn, King, Shinoda, Simpson 3:23

DVD 1: Frat Party At The Pankake Festival

No. Title Director(s) Length
1 Intro Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 1:51
2 Papercut Nathan "Karma" Cox and Mr. Hahn 3:12
3 Beginnings Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 5:24
4 Points Of Authority Nathan "Karma" Cox 3:30
5 The Live Show Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 3:17
6 "Crawling" Video Shoot Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 1:21
7 Crawling The Brothers Strause 3:35
8 Touring Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 9:28
9 Cure For The Itch Brian Won and Mr. Hahn 0:54
10 The Band Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 7:56
11 One Step Closer Gregory Dark 2:55
12 The Future Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 2:43
13 In The End Nathan "Karma" Cox and Mr. Hahn 3:36
14 End Bill Berg-Hillinger and Mr. Hahn 0:16

DVD 2

No. Title Director(s) Length
1 Projekt: Revolution 2002 57:40
2 The Sequel To The DVD With The Worst Name We've Ever Come Up With 42:29

DVD 3

No. Title Director(s) Length
1 The Fillmore 2001 52:44
2 Rock Am Ring 2001 53:55

Personnel

Production

  • Produced by Don Gilmore
  • Executive producer: Jeff Blue
  • Recorded at NRG Recordings, North Hollywood, CA
  • Engineered by Don Gilmore
  • Additional engineering & Pro Tools: John Ewing Jr.
  • Assistant Pro Tools: Mike Shinoda
  • Assistant engineer: Matt Griffin
  • Mixed at Soundtrack, NYC
  • Engineer: Steve Sisco
  • Mixed by Andy Wallace
  • Mastered by Brian "Big Bass" Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Digital editing: Brian "Big Bass" Gardner

Linkin Park is:

  • Chester Bennington: vocals
  • Rob Bourdon: drums, backing vocals
  • Brad Delson: guitars, bass, backing vocals
  • Joseph Hahn: records, sampling, backing vocals
  • Mike Shinoda: emcee, vocals, beats, sampling
  • Phoenix: bass

Additional Musicians

  • Additional beats on "With You" by The Dust Brothers
  • Ian Hornbeck - Bass on "Papercut", "A Place For My Head" and "Forgotten"
  • Scott Koziol - Bass on "One Step Closer"

Management

  • A&R: Jeff Blue
  • A&R coordination: Natalie Preston & Ariana Murray
  • Marketing director: Peter Standish
  • Worldwide representation: Rob McDermott for The Firm with additional servitude by Ryan Demarti & Ryan Saullo
  • Booking agent: Michael Arfin for Artist Group
  • Legal: Danny Hayes for selverne, Mandelbaum and Mintz
  • Business managers: Michael Oppenheim & Jonathan Schwartz for Gudvi, Chapnik & Oppenheim

Artwork

  • Art direction + design: Flem aka Frank Maddocks
  • Photography: James Minchin III
  • Soldier drawing: Mike Shinoda
  • Line art sketches + drawings: Joseph Hahn & Mike Shinoda

Gallery

Trivia

External Links

  • Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition: YouTube
  • She Couldn't (Official Audio): YouTube

References

  1. Warner Bros. Records Officially Rebrands to 'Warner Records' After 61 Years, May 28, 2019
  2. Warner Bros. Records is no longer Warner Bros. Records - Music Business Worldwide, May 28, 2019
  3. LPU - "Hybrid Theory" Era Submissions - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, March 05, 2020
  4. "Hybrid Theory" Celebration Live Stream - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, March 23, 2020
  5. LINKIN PARK on Twitter: "We hope everyone enjoyed our live commentary on the 2001 Hybrid Theory show. Tune in every Monday and Thursday on @YouTube, as we release two songs from the setlist each day: https://t.co/1Cb2MzsNwn Up first: With You & Runaway #HybridTheory20 https://t.co/nZXaNYBbqc" / Twitter, April 06, 2020
  6. Mike's CoronaJam - Hybrid Theory-style demo - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, April 02, 2020
  7. Mike: "Looking For An Answer" Probably Won't Be Released - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, April 14, 2020
  8. [Is pictureboard actually being released in October? - Everything Linkin Park - Linkin Park Live], May 02, 2020
  9. Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Release - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, May 06, 2020
  10. LINKIN PARK on Twitter: "New Hybrid Theory inspired face masks are now available in the Official Linkin Park Store: https://t.co/tgYZCsOucT Proceeds from these items benefit COVID-19 relief https://t.co/ZGSSComszK" / Twitter, May 19, 2020
  11. LINKIN PARK on Twitter: "In celebration of Hybrid Theory's 20th anniversary, we will be commemorating the album’s iconic singles with capsule collection releases throughout the year. First Up: One Step Closer --> https://t.co/tgYZCsOucT https://t.co/7eAPch63nk" / Twitter, May 22, 2020
  12. There's probably going to be a Hybrid Theory funko pop coming : LinkinPark, June 30, 2020
  13. Funko Pop Linkin Park Hybrid Theory Pop! Album - Pop Album - #1
  14. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda hoping to throw a "big party" for 'Hybrid Theory' 20th anniversary  - Music News - ABC News Radio, July 27, 2020
  15. Mike Shinoda: Linkin Park Are "Planning Some Fun Stuff" For Hybrid Theory's 20th Anniversary — Kerrang!, July 30, 2020
  16. One Step Closer: From Xero to #1: Becoming Linkin Park: Blue, Jeff: 9781682619674: Amazon.com: Books
  17. LINKIN PARK on Instagram: “‪Anyone know anything about 20 year old computers?linkinpark.com”, August 07, 2020
  18. Linkin Park's Old Band Computer - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, August 07, 2020
  19. Megathread: Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Website : LinkinPark, August 07, 2020
  20. LINKIN PARK on Instagram: “You’ve got mail :) linkinpark.com”, August 08, 2020
  21. LINKIN PARK on Instagram: “Trying to get files off of our 20 year old band computer, but it’s running really slow today. Any tips to speed it up? Go to linkinpark.com…”, August 09, 2020
  22. LINKIN PARK on Instagram: “‪We’re finding some weird stuff on our old band computer. See for yourself at www.linkinpark.com”, August 10, 2020
  23. LINKIN PARK on Instagram: “‪Restarted the old computer and now waiting for the system to update. Let us know if you see anything new on www.linkinpark.com‬”, August 11, 2020
  24. Linkin Park Live on Twitter: "Excuse us for a second while we BLOW UP, but Linkin Park just dropped the biggest f*cking plot twist in our community's history... the long rumored "In Yourself" jam from Rock am Ring 2001? The band confirms it's "Pictureboard"! WHAT?!? How did they even... ?! https://t.co/xheeNg7Fox" / Twitter, August 11, 2020
  25. Adam Ruehmer on Twitter: "More accurately... June 3, 2001: The day you guys got Pictureboard (kinda)" / Twitter, August 11, 2020
  26. LINKIN PARK on Twitter: "tomorrow. Linkinpark.com", August 12, 2020
  27. 27.0 27.1 Linkin Park "Studio Collection" / Deluxe Editions - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, January 13, 2013
  28. LPUTV - LPU 15 Track By Track - Pods 1998 Demos - YouTube, October 06, 2017
  29. Twitch: Mike Shinoda - 8.13 Animal Crossing Stream - visiting fan islands. Also, talking about #HybridTheory20 at the top of the stream., August 13, 2020
  30. Mike Shinoda Unboxing - Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe Box Set - YouTube, September 23, 2020
  31. Alternate Versions Guide - Everything Linkin Park - Linkin Park Live, March 23, 2013
  32. Quick question? Ask here! - Page 27 - Everything Linkin Park - Linkin Park Live, July 23, 2013
  33. Mike LPU Chat 11/19/2011 Summary - Mike Shinoda Clan, November 19, 2011
  34. Rare rare old song: She Couldn't (with clip) | LP Association Forums, June 28, 2009
  35. Exclusive: Hybrid Theory 8-Track Demo (She Couldn't) - LPLive Exclusives and Specials - Linkin Park Live, July 01, 2009
  36. Mike Shinoda on Twitter: "Glad you like it! We didn’t re “mix” the audio, we just mastered it. That basically means we preserved the integrity of the original mix, but mostly adjusted EQ and overall volume." / Twitter, August 13, 2020
  37. Twitch: Mike Shinoda - 8.13 Animal Crossing Stream - visiting fan islands. Also, talking about #HybridTheory20 at the top of the stream., August 13, 2020
  38. Linkin Park | Pollstar, December 18, 2000
  39. Xero News - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, December 11, 2019
  40. Xero on the tv show 'The Crow: Stairway to Heaven' - Everything Linkin Park - Linkin Park Live, December 12, 2010
  41. Yahoo! LAUNCH - Feature: Parkin' With Linkin Park, October 12, 2003
  42. Drawing stream today! Doing a bunch of fan requests, cartoons, and various doodles. - YouTube, June 04, 2020
  43. New Page 2
  44. AUDIO: Previously Unreleased Hybrid Theory 6-Track Internal Demo CD (May 8th, 2000) | LP Association Forums, September 15, 2012
  45. Linkin Park Catalog no Twitter: "Random troll image: :) https://t.co/zqQmlE27Ql" ., December 27, 2016
  46. Simon Gibbs on Twitter: "@LPLive @marklterrell while a copy, this was the cd that provided the first high quality LP demos. https://t.co/HYKNtsK8u1" ., February 08, 2017
  47. lpfuse, 2005
  48. lpfuse
  49. Adam Ruehmer on Twitter: "@mikeshinoda @LPLive For those trying to follow along (including @mikeshinoda) - fans decided the little interlude played during RAR 2001 was called "In Yourself." It was actually Pictureboard. So we labeled the folder the "fan name" so it all came full circle. 🤯" / Twitter, August 11, 2020
  50. Linkin Park Prep Massive 'Hybrid Theory' 20th-Anniversary Reissue - Rolling Stone, August 13, 2020
  51. Linkin Park Details 'Hybrid Theory '20th Anniversary Release (Listen), August 13, 2020
  52. Adam Ruehmer on Twitter: "I have learned that Amazon sets their own prices so do with this information what you will" / Twitter
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