In Between

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"In Between"
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Song by Linkin Park from the album Minutes To Midnight
Recorded 2006 - 2007
Format Digital, Cassete, CD, Vinyl, DVD
Length 03:16
Stems Neko Keyboard Sounds and Samples[1]
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 97
Key Bb Minor
Live debut January 21, 2008
Last played March 10, 2008
Writer Linkin Park
Producer Mike Shinoda, Rick Rubin
Label Warner Bros.

Minutes To Midnight track listing
  1. Wake
  2. Given Up
  3. Leave Out All The Rest
  4. Bleed It Out
  5. Shadow Of The Day
  6. What I've Done
  7. Hands Held High
  8. No More Sorrow
  9. Valentine's Day
  10. In Between
  11. In Pieces
  12. The Little Things Give You Away

"In Between" is the tenth track off of Linkin Park's third studio album, Minutes To Midnight. The song marks the first time Mike Shinoda sang lead vocals for an entire song on an official studio album.

Background

The limited edition booklet for Minutes To Midnight had track-by-track commentary on every song on the album. Regarding "In Between", it said "Rick encouraged the band to lay rough vocals on their demos as early as possible, believing that sometimes a sparse song can become great with the right vocal melody. “In Between” was a perfect example. The band connected with it immediately from the first demo. Even with just Mike’s vocal and a bass line, this song remained on the band’s “favorites” list, as many songs with a lot more production were voted off of the album. During the process, the band tried many different versions of this song, adding sampled drums, live drums, and other instruments, but finally returned to the simplest form, the form closest to the “seed.” At one point, Chester sang the song, but ended up voting for Mike’s vocal over his own." Chester Bennington reaffirmed this in an interview with Kerrang!, where he stated "I knew that Mike should really sing this song. I tried it once, I did a good job, but it just didn’t have the power of Mike’s performance because he really believed what he was singing. Whatever it is that the [expletive] is apologising for on this track, he’s [expletive] serious! It comes from the most sincere and heartfelt place."[2]

Versions

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

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
In Between Minutes To Midnight 3:16 2006-2007 May 14, 2007
In Between Minutes To Midnight Instrumentals 3:23 2006-2007
  • Official instrumental version.

Live

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
In Between (Live From London UK, Jan 29 '08) Given Up (Digital Single) 3:25 January 29, 2008 March 3, 2008
In Between (Live In Columbus, OH) 3:17 February 15, 2008 February 18, 2008
In Between (Live From Paris, 2008) Minutes To Midnight - Live Around The World 3:17 January 22, 2008 June 12, 2012

Live

"In Between" was performed very briefly during the Minutes To Midnight touring cycle. It debuted in 2008, where it was featured in the second encore of Set S. It was featured in all performances of this set, but was dropped when three new sets were introduced in the summer, and has not appeared in another setlist since.

Personnel

  • Chester Bennington
  • Mike Shinoda
  • Brad Delson
  • Dave "Phoenix" Farrell
  • Joseph Hahn
  • Rob Bourdon

Production

  • Produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda
  • Engineers: Dana Neilsen, Andrew Schelps, and Ethan Mates
  • Engineer Assisting: Phillip Broussard, Jr.
  • Mixing: Neal Avron
  • Mixing Assisting: Nicolas Fournier and George Gumbs
  • Mastering: Dave Collins

Lyrics

External Links

References