LP Underground 15

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LP Underground 15
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EP by Linkin Park
Released November 25, 2015
Recorded 1998-2011
Length 13:54
Linkin Park Underground chronology

LP Underground XIV (2014) LP Underground 15 (2015) LP Underground Sixteen (2016)

Background

LP Underground 15 is the sixteenth CD released by Linkin Park for their fanclub, the LP Underground. It was released on November 25, 2015 to coincide with the release of the newest iteration of the LP Underground, LPU 15. The initial release of the CD contains six demos, spanning from the pre-Linkin Park days in 1998 to the Living Things sessions in 2011. The remaining six tracks will be released bi-monthly, leading up to the next year's LP Underground release. This release marks the first time since LPU X that a LPU CD wasn't available separately in the LPU Store.

Writing and Recording

LP Underground 15 contains an art piece created by Mike Shinoda in college called "Pods" which was divided into three movements for the release. Also included, in the initial release, is a completed demo from the Minutes To Midnight sessions in "Chance Of Rain", a short seed done by Shinoda during the early A Thousand Suns writing sessions called "Basil", and a demo from the Living Things days called "Animals".

As far as downloadable tracks are concerned, a demo from before Linkin Park was called Linkin Park called "Hurry" has been released, which contains elements found in another pre-Linkin Park demo, "So Far Away". Another pre-Linkin Park demo was released, titled "Grr". Two more A Thousand Suns-era demos have been released, "TooLeGit" and "Grudgematch".

All tracks were mastered on October 23rd, 2015 at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Composition

The tracks found on the CD reveal some of the inspiration the band underwent while creating their albums. For example, all of the demos created during and after Minutes To Midnight have some form of vocal since, as advised by Rick Rubin, the band was putting vocals on demos as soon as they could.

Track Listing

Standard Edition

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Animals (2011 Demo) Linkin Park 2:58
2 Basil (2008 Demo) Linkin Park 0:50
3 Pods 1 of 3 (1998 Demo) Linkin Park 1:33
4 Pods 2 of 3 (1998 Demo) Linkin Park 1:56
5 Pods 3 of 3 (1998 Demo) Linkin Park 2:38
6 Chance Of Rain (2006 Demo) Linkin Park 3:59

Downloadable Tracks

No. Title Release Date Writer(s) Length
1 TooLeGit (2010 Demo) December 15, 2015 Linkin Park 2:05
2 Grudgematch (2009 Demo) February 16, 2016 Linkin Park 1:13
3 Hurry (1999 Demo) April 15, 2016 Linkin Park 2:34
4 Grr (1999 Demo) June 15, 2016 Linkin Park 0:26
5 Attached (2003 Demo) August 04, 2016 Linkin Park 3:28
6 Chair (1999 "Part Of Me" Demo) October 14, 2016 Linkin Park 1:57

Personnel

Linkin Park

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

Production

  • Mike Shinoda: mixing
  • Mike Bozzi: mastering

Management

  • Lorenzo Errico, Lulit Solomon: LP Underground coordination
  • Bill Silva, Jessica Sklar, Ryan Demarti, Trish Evangelista: worldwide representation

Artwork

  • Frank Maddocks: art direction & design

Gallery

Trivia

External Links

References