LP Underground 2.0
|LP Underground 2.0|
|EP by Linkin Park|
|Released||November 18, 2002|
|Linkin Park Underground chronology|
LP Underground 2.0 is the second CD released by Linkin Park for their fanclub, the LP Underground.
On the first few years of LPU, it routinely took a couple months for people to actually receive their CDs, and in the case of the LP Underground 2.0 and LP Underground 4.0 CDs, the tracklist was kept a secret until fans started receiving them in the mail. LPU 2.0 in particular had a manufacturing delay and, although LPU 2.0 launched on November 18, 2002, fans didn't get their CDs until March or April of 2003.
Writing and Recording
The CD contains songs recorded from 1999 to 2002.
"With You" and "High Voltage" were recorded live at the Docklands Arena in London, England on September 16, 2001. Fans attending this show had to sign a waiver saying they consented to being filmed for a Linkin Park DVD, which was never released. Instead, six songs from the show (including "High Voltage") were broadcasted on HBO Reverb and "With You" was posted on HBO.com. A low quality version of the full DVD leaked in 2012.
"Dedicated" was recorded when the band was still called Hybrid Theory and was written mostly by Mike Shinoda. He also did the main vocals on the track, with Chester doing backing vocals.
"My December" was a track recorded for the compilation album The Real Slim Santa in 2000. This is the fourth Linkin Park release the song appears, with the others being the UK single of One Step Closer, the Japanese edition of Hybrid Theory and the Japanese EP of the "In The End" single.
Chester describes the CD as "a compilation of songs that we recorded in the past and put off to the side." With the exception of "My December", all songs on the CD were previously unreleased.
The production of the EP is often criticized for its mastering and overall sound quality, with distortion and compression being very noticeable throughout the entire EP.
|2||With You (Live)||Linkin Park, Dust Brothers||3:22|
|3||Pts.Of.Athrty (Crystal Method Remix)||Linkin Park||4:57|
|4||Dedicated (1999 Demo)||Bennington Chester Charles, Delson Brad, Hahn Joseph, Shinoda Mike||3:11|
|5||High Voltage (Live)||Linkin Park||4:03|
- Chester Bennington
- Rob Bourdon
- Brad Delson
- Joseph Hahn
- Mike Shinoda
- A.06 // Produced by Don Gilmore and Linkin Park
- With You (Live) // Live version mixed by Mr. Colson
- Pts.Of.Athrty (The Crystal Method Remix) // Remixed by The Crystal Method
- Dedicated // Produced by Mike Shinoda
- High Voltage (Live) // Live version mixed by Mr. Colson
- My December // Produced & engineered by Mike Shinoda. Additional Pro Tools by Joe Hand
- Mastered by: Pat Kraus
- LP Underground CD coordination: Jessica Bardas
- LP Underground founded by: Linkin Park and Jessica Bardas 2001
- Art direction + design: The Flem
- "Dedicated" was released after Mike Shinoda performed verses of the song at The Wake Up Show earlier that year. The song was also sampled on "It's Goin' Down", a collaboration between X-Ecutioners, Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn, which was released in early 2002.
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