Songs From The Underground

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Songs From The Underground
Compilation by Linkin Park
Recorded:1999-2008
Released:November 28, 2008
Length:36:45

Songs From The Underground is an EP released by Linkin Park in 2008 that includes selections of LP Underground fan club songs from LPU 1 to LPU 6. The CD also offers two live selections, one of which was unreleased.

Composition

Songs From The Underground includes two songs from the LPU 1 CD, the Hybrid Theory EP reissue ("And One" and "Part Of Me", one song from LP Underground 2.0 ("Dedicated"), one song from LP Underground 4.0 ("Sold My Soul To Yo Mama"), and two songs from LP Underground 6.0 ("Announcement Service Public" and "QWERTY").

The EP also has two live songs on the CD. "My December" (Live 2008) is a piano version of the track taken from Linkin Park's show in Nashville, TN on February 26, 2008.[1] "Hunger Strike" (Live from Projekt Revolution 2008 - Chris Cornell featuring Chester Bennington) is a Temple of the Dog cover taken from Chris Cornell's set on the tour. Chester joined Chris during the tour to sing "Hunger Strike" and the audio was mixed by Linkin Park's audio engineer Pooch. The specific performance of the song is from the second show of the tour in Burgettstown, PA on July 18, 2008.[2]

Additionally, the LP Underground was given an exclusive digital download of "Crawling" live from Projekt Revolution 2008 which was taken from Linkin Park's show in Burgettstown, PA on July 18, 2008.[3]

Releases

On November 13, 2008, the release was announced to the LP Underground. The CD was released in stores in the United States as a Best Buy exclusive on November 28th, 2008. It marked the first time that selections of the exclusive LP Underground tracks were available publicly. In April and May 2009, the EP was released in different Asian countries, followed by Europe.

The LP Underground announcement read, "Songs From The Underground is an official collection of favorites previously only released through the LPU. This CD which will only be available at select Best Buy locations features 8 songs including never before released versions of “Hunger Strike” (Live from Projekt Revolution 2008) – Chris Cornell featuring Chester Bennington and “My December” (Live 2008)! This CD also comes with a FREE one month trial membership for LPU and access to a free download to “Crawling” (Live featuring Chris Cornell) that will also be made available to ALL active LPU members starting 11/27. Feel free to pick up the CD for yourself and share the trial membership with someone you believe could benefit from being a part of the LPU community! This is a limited edition item so look for it starting Thanksgiving Day at Best Buy stores! Track listing in its entirety will be released FIRST here on LPU so look out for that info here on LPUnderground.com."[4]

The tracklisting was released to the LPU on November 20, 2008.

The insert of the CD reads, "Every year since 2001, the LP Underground, Linkin Park's Official Fan Club, has offered our loyal fans special opportunities and exclusive access. As part of the fan club, members around the world get a chance to meet the band at LPU meet & greets and special events, receive limited-edition package items, and get exclusive access to LPUnderground.com, with access to rare LP video clips and downloads, the LPU community, and so much more. we even set aside exclusive music just for memebers. Songs From The Underground is a cross-section of some of the LPU favorites released over the past seven years, plus some newly-released tracks. If you are already a member of the LPU, we hope you enjoy this CD to add to your collection. Thanks again for your support. -LINKIN PARK"

A redemption card was included inside of the CD for a one month membership to the LP Underground. The insert read, "CONGRATULATIONS! By purchasing this Songs From The Underground CD, you are getting a FREE one month trial membership to the LP Underground, Linkin Park's Official Fan Club. Once you register and redeem your month membership, you will be able to access your FREE download of "Crawling" (Live from Projekt Revolution) - featuring Chris Cornell, only available at LPunderground.com."

Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Announcement Service Public Linkin Park 2:26
2 Qwerty (Studio Version) Linkin Park 3:23
3 And One Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon 4:31
4 Sold My Soul To Yo Mama Joe Hahn, Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda 1:59
5 Dedicated (Demo 1999) Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington 3:13
6 Hunger Strike (Live From Projekt Revolution 2008): Chris Cornell featuring Chester Bennington Chris Cornell 4:15
7 My December (Live 2008) Mike Shinoda 4:15
8 Part Of Me Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon 12:43

Exclusive Digital Download

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Crawling (Live from Projekt Revolution 2008) (feat. Chris Cornell) Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon 4:50

Personnel

Linkin Park

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

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