LP Underground Sixteen

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LP Underground Sixteen
Album-LPU 16 CD.png
Compilation album by Linkin Park
Released November 21, 2016
Recorded 2007-2015
Length 23:20
Linkin Park Underground chronology

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

Background

LP Underground 16 is the seventeenth CD released by Linkin Park for their fanclub, the LP Underground. It was released on November 21, 2016 to coincide with the release of the newest iteration of the LP Underground, LPU 16. The album marked the return to the 10-track CD format, containing demos spanning from the Minutes To Midnight sessions in 2007 to the seventh album sessions in 2015. This was the first time since LP Underground 6.0 that songs from a current album sessions were released on an LPU CD. Only the first wave of orders included a physical copy of the CD. After that the LPU 16 was only available as a digital download.

Writing and Recording

The album contains a demo from 2014 and three from 2015, none of which have vocals despite of what the band said about working on vocals first in their new album. This is possibly due to those demos being recorded before Linkin Park entered the studio in late 2015.

Mike Shinoda wanted to include demos of earlier songs on the CD to give fans an idea of how certain ideas came to be. Demos of previously released songs found on the CD are "The Catalyst", "Bleed It Out", "Lies Greed Misery". During a Facebook chat where the band revealed the LPU 16 package to fans, Mike referred to the "Bleed It Out" demo as "#84 (BIO Demo, 2007)".[1] Although "Lies Greed Misery" was originally released on Living Things, its demo dates from the A Thousand Suns sessions.

The other three demos on the album, "Symphonies Of Light Reprise", "Consequence A" and "Consequence B", all date from the A Thousand Suns sessions.

All tracks were mastered on October 28, 2016 at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Composition

Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 The Catalyst (2010 Demo) Linkin Park 5:43
2 Can't Hurt Me (2014 Demo) Linkin Park 3:56
3 Dark Crystal (2015 Demo) Linkin Park 3:43
4 Air Force One (2015 Demo) Linkin Park 1:19
5 Bleed It Out (2007 Demo) Linkin Park 2:47
6 Consequence A (2010 Demo) Linkin Park 0:53
7 Consequence B (2010 Demo) Linkin Park 1:28
8 Lies Greed Misery (2010 Demo) Linkin Park 1:13
9 Burberry (2015 Demo) Linkin Park 1:01
10 Symphonies Of Light Reprise (2010 Demo) Linkin Park 1:16

Personnel

Linkin Park

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

Production

  • All songs mastered by Mike Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Management

Artwork

Gallery

Trivia

  • The working titles for "Bleed It Out" and "Lies Greed Misery" were "Accident" and "Piledriver" respectively, but they weren't used on this album.
  • The 2015 demo "Burberry" is actually a shortened version of "Space Station", a song released in 2012. Besides that, a loop from the 2015 demo "Dark Crystal" was released for Stagelight in 2014. This made the fans question once again the accuracy of the dates on the LPU demos, starting to question the band's intentions with these datings and coming as far as questioning the authenticity of the demos.

External Links

References

  1. Linkin Park - Timeline, November 14, 2016