LP Underground 15
|LP Underground 15|
|EP by Linkin Park|
|Released||November 25, 2015|
|Linkin Park Underground chronology|
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 were released bi-monthly, leading up to the next year's LP Underground release. This EP marks the first time since LPU X that a LPU CD wasn't available separately in the LPU Store at the time of its release. It was, however, sold separately after the next LPU launched.
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 the band was called Linkin Park titled "Hurry" has been released, which contains elements found in another pre-Linkin Park demo, "So Far Away". Two other pre-Linkin Park demo were released, titled "Grr" and "Chair". The latter being an early version of "Part Of Me" from the Hybrid Theory EP. Two more A Thousand Suns-era demos have been released, "TooLeGit" and "Grudgematch", as well as a Meteora-era demo called "Attached".
All tracks were mastered on October 23rd, 2015 at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
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.
|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|
|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|
- Chester Bennington
- Rob Bourdon
- Brad Delson
- Joseph Hahn
- Mike Shinoda
- Mike Shinoda: mixing
- Mike Bozzi: mastering
- Lorenzo Errico, Lulit Solomon: LP Underground coordination
- Bill Silva, Jessica Sklar, Ryan Demarti, Trish Evangelista: worldwide representation
- Frank Maddocks: art direction & design
- LP Underground 15 is the first fan club exclusive CD to feature 6 tracks since 2008's Sweet Hamster Like Jewels From America!.
- LPU 15 Merchandise Package - Linkin Park Underground Store
- LPU 15 (Digital Download) - Linkin Park Underground Store
- LP Underground 15 (Trailer) - LPTV
- LPU 15 Bundle Unboxing Video with Mike Shinoda - LPTV