No More Sorrow

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"No More Sorrow"
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Song by Linkin Park from the album Minutes To Midnight
Working title Ebow Idea / Ebow
Recorded 2006 - 2007
Format Digital, Cassete, CD, Vinyl, DVD
Length 03:41
Stems Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Rock (Reprise/Warner Track Pack)
Time signature 12/8
Tempo 132
Key Eb Minor
Live debut March 14, 2007
Last played September 25, 2011
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

"No More Sorrow" is the eighth track off of Linkin Park's third studio album, Minutes To Midnight.

Background

The limited edition booklet for Minutes To Midnight provided some insight into the song's creation. "While the band was recording at the Laurel studio, Rick suggested that Brad try adding ebow to “The Little Things Give You Away.” The ebow is a hand-held device that vibrates guitar strings by generating an electric pulse. Although Brad ultimately decided not to add ebow to “The Little Things,” his experimentation produced the introductory sound around which “No More Sorrow” was built. Originally titled “Ebow Idea,” “No More Sorrow” was loosely constructed that same night, though the band went back and cut the song live on their last day at Laurel." Chester Bennington cited "No More Sorrow" as an example of the depth that could be found on Minutes To Midnight, and Rob Bourdon called it the heaviest song on the album.[1]

In a Facebook chat in 2013, Bourdon stated that "No More Sorrow" is his second favorite song to play live, behind "Somewhere I Belong".[2]

Remix

An 8-bit version of "No More Sorrow" was created for inclusion in 8-Bit Rebellion!, and the intro and bridge of the 8-bit rendition were used as ringtones.

Versions

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

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
No More Sorrow Minutes To Midnight

8-Bit Rebellion!

3:41 2006-2007 May 14, 2007

Remix

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
No More Sorrow (8 Bit Rebellion Version) 8-Bit Rebellion! Ringtones 0:31 2010 April 17, 2010
  • 8-bit version.
  • Intro only.
No More Sorrow (8 Bit Rebellion Version) 8-Bit Rebellion! Ringtones 0:30 2010 April 17, 2010
  • 8-bit version.
  • Bridge only.
No More Sorrow (8-Bit) 8-Bit Rebellion! 3:42 2010 April 26, 2010
  • Full 8-bit version.

Live

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
No More Sorrow Minutes To Midnight (MVI Disc)

Shadow Of The Day

3:40 March, 2007 May 14, 2007
  • Downloadable video on the Minutes To Midnight MVI disc.
  • Audio released on the "Shadow Of The Day" single as "No More Sorrow (Third Encore Session)" on October 16, 2007.
No More Sorrow (Live At AOL Sessions) Minutes To Midnight (BestBuy Edition) 3:44 March 14, 2007 May 14, 2007
  • Downloadable MP3.
No More Sorrow (Live) No More Sorrow (Live) 3:45 March, 2007 2007
No More Sorrow (11/18/07 LP Live Shanghai) Minutes To Midnight (Asian Tour Edition) 3:55 November 18, 2007 November 21, 2007
  • Downloadable MP3.
  • Download codes expired on December 17, 2008.
No More Sorrow LP Underground 7.0 5:13 August 21, 2007 December 5, 2007
  • Recorded live at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON, Canada on August 21, 2007.
No More Sorrow (Live) Champs Sports USB Wristband 3:58 August 22, 2007 July 16, 2008
  • Censored.
  • MP3 128kbps file titled "No More Sorrow (Live-Detroit)".
No More Sorrow Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes 5:06 June 29, 2008 November 21, 2008
  • Filmed at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes June 29, 2008.
No More Sorrow Live In Red Square 5:31 June 23, 2011 July 21, 2011
  • Released as a prize for the "Iridescent" "Super-Fun Trading Fun-Cards" game. After all six cards were collected, the person could enter the codes of each card at linkinpark.com to get a free download of the full show.
No More Sorrow (Live From Taipei, 2009) Minutes To Midnight - Live Around The World 4:57 August 13, 2009 June 12, 2012

Live

"No More Sorrow" was a major part of the Minutes To Midnight touring cycle setlists. Both this song and "Given Up" were performed under their working titles during band rehearsals in March 2007, "No More Sorrow" being performed as "Ebow". It was the first song to get its live debut from the album, it being the first new song in the setlist at the first show in the cycle at Berlin, Germany ("Given Up" and "What I've Done" were also debuted live at that show, but came after "No More Sorrow"). For much of the promotional touring in Europe, "No More Sorrow" was featured near the beginning of the set. Starting at the show in Rock im Park, Brad began to perform an extended guitar intro tease to the song at various shows. When the band began rotating setlists on Projekt Revolution 2007, "No More Sorrow" was featured early in the set with a short intro in Set A and Set C, and opened the show with a longer version of the intro in Set B. The band created new setlists in the winter of 2008, with "No More Sorrow" being featured as the opener of Set R with its long intro, early in the set with its long intro in Set S, and with a short intro transitioning out of "Faint" in Set T. Near the end of the Minutes To Midnight North American Tour, the song was dropped from a few setlists due to Chester being sick. The song did return by the end of the tour, however. The band introduced more new setlists on the second Minutes To Midnight European Tour that year, with the song being featured early on in Set X with its long intro, early in Set Y with its short intro transitioning out of "Faint", and opening the show in Set Z. On Projekt Revolution, the song's position stayed the same but featured the Street Drum Corps on the song during performances of Set Z. The song was performed early in the set with its long intro throughout 2009.

The song was the only non-single from Minutes To Midnight to return to live sets during the A Thousand Suns touring cycle. The song was featured mid-set with its long intro throughout the entire cycle. Along with "One Step Closer", "Crawling", and "Given Up", the song was dropped at the band's performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, but was featured in every other setlist of the cycle.

The song did not make it into any setlists on the Living Things touring cycle, but returned briefly during The Hunting Party touring cycle, where its guitar intro was featured in the extended intro for "Until It's Gone" on the European Festival tour in 2014. The intro was dropped on subsequent tours, meaning "No More Sorrow" did not make any other appearances on the tour. The song was rehearsed for the Carnivores Tour, but did not make it into the setlists.

Variations

Last Updated: December 25, 2015

Type Description First Played Last Played
Intro Brad Tease Intro June 2, 2007 July 17, 2007
Intro Short Intro July 25, 2007 August 24, 2008
Intro Long Intro July 29, 2007 September 25, 2011
Intro Street Drum Corps Intro: Train/Tailpipe July 19, 2008 August 21, 2008

Live Guests

Last Updated: December 25, 2015

  • Street Drum Corps

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

Gallery

In Other Media

  • "No More Sorrow" is featured in the 2007 videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock.
  • "No More Sorrow" (in both studio and 8-bit versions) is featured in Linkin Park's 2010 videogame 8-Bit Rebellion!.

Cover Versions

Brazilian pop singer Luan Santana played a short instrumental version of "No More Sorrow" as an intro to his shows from 2012 to 2013.

External Links

References

  1. Kerrang!, April 2007
  2. Facebook, December 2013