Live In Texas

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Live In Texas
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Live album by Linkin Park
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded August 02, 2003 (Houston, TX) and August 03, 2003 (Irving, TX)
Length 70:58 (DVD), 41:40 (CD)

Live in Texas is Linkin Park's first live album. A CD / DVD combo was released on November 18, 2003 and features songs performed from Hybrid Theory, Reanimation, and Meteora.

Background

In summer 2003 after the successful release of the Meteora album, Linkin Park toured North America on Metallica's Summer Sanitarium Tour. The band played before Metallica and Limp Bizkit and after Deftones and Mudvayne. The band felt that the stadium run was a monumental tour in their history and they wanted to capture it by filming a live DVD, which became Live in Texas.

Metallica in July 2003 said about the tour, "We want Summer Sanitarium to be the best stuff that's out there now. I hope - and think - that we have done that. The other so-called headliners, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit, are the best at what they do in their worlds. Deftones and Mudvayne...they have a different style, we're getting heavy music together. The fans are getting their money's worth - there are a lot of worn-out fans when we go on. It's a long day, but it's a lot of quality."

Writing and Recording

Live in Texas features a full set of seventeen professionally mixed and mastered songs from the band's shows in Houston, Texas and Irving, Texas on Metallica's Summer Sanitarium Tour in the summer of 2003. Footage and audio was taken from both of these shows on back-to-back days to create the live DVD, though the band left some songs omitted from the CD for inclusion on other releases.

On "From the Inside", Lars Ulrich of Metallica comes out on stage dressed as The Hulk to mess with Linkin Park. The band returned the favor by crashing the Metallica stage during the last show of the tour in San Francisco, CA. The LPU 2.0 Newsletter reads, "Toward the end of the tour, Lars Ulrich put on fuzzy, pink bunny-ears and big green "Hulk"-fists and invaded our stage to mess around with us during our set. Later, on the last day of the tour, we were allowed to go on stage and pull a little practical joke on Metallica, a feat that (as we were told) no band in twenty years has been allowed to do. We took a basket, blanket, and food onto their stage and had a little picnic as they played Master of Puppets."

The band would often break equipment at the end of the show, which can be seen on the Live In Texas DVD. Chester would destroy a guitar, Brad would destroy a guitar, sometimes Joe Hahn would destroy his turntable equipment, amongst other things.

At the end of "A Place For My Head", Phoenix sprains his ankle on stage.

Composition

The band called on director Kimo Proudfoot to direct the filming of the two shows and produce the DVD. Linkin Park would later work with Proudfoot again for the "Breaking the Habit" music video in summer 2004.

The band wore the same clothes for both shows to create a more uniform look on the DVD.

At this time, the band was performing mostly standard versions of the songs from Hybrid Theory and Meteora. "With You" on this tour was played as a mashup of the Reanimation version of the song. "By Myself" featured an intro only done in 2003, with Mike Shinoda rapping the bridge of the song over a slow instrumental buildup before the song kicks in. "One Step Closer" featured the popular Reanimation bridge with "1stp Klosr".

A highlight of the release is "P5hng Me A*wy" from Reanimation, a song that Linkin Park only performed in 2003 and 2004. It was the only song from "Reanimation" to be performed live in full until Linkin Park brought out Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 for a one-off performance of "Frgt/10" at the Music For Relief 2005 benefit show in Anaheim, CA.

The intro for the show that Linkin Park was using at the time was a custom intro but sampled "Dead Skin Mask" by Slayer. On the band's setlists, it was referred to as the "Devil Worship Intro". Due to the sample, the intro was removed from the release and the DVD begins with "Don't Stay".

Releases

The CD / DVD combo was released on November 18, 2003 worldwide. Some countries received exclusive theater events to show the film as well.

Recordings of "Don't Stay", "Figure.09", "With You", "By Myself", and "A Place For My Head" taken from these shows are found on the LP Underground 3.0 CD, with different editing than the DVD. Some of the audio from the LPU 3 CD varies from what is featured on the DVD, meaning some of the audio is likely from a different Texas show.

"From the Inside" and "Runaway" were released as audio tracks on the "From the Inside" single.

Due to the popularity of "Lying From You" in summer 2004, Linkin Park was forced to make it a single because of how much radio play it was receiving. However, the band was working on a music video for "Breaking the Habit" at the time and touring constantly so they did not have time to make a new video for "Lying From You". Instead, the band released the Live in Texas video of Lying From You as the official music video, with the studio version of the song overdubbed.

Track Listing

Standard Edition CD

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Somewhere I Belong Linkin Park 3:37
2 Lying From You 3:07
3 Papercut 3:06
4 Points Of Authority 3:25
5 Runaway 3:06
6 Faint 2:47
7 From The Inside 3:00
8 P5hng Me A*wy 5:05
9 Numb 3:06
10 Crawling 3:33
11 In The End 3:31
12 One Step Closer 4:13

Standard Edition DVD

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Don't Stay Linkin Park
2 Somewhere I Belong
3 Lying From You
4 Papercut
5 Points Of Authority
6 Runaway
7 Faint
8 From The Inside
9 Figure.09
10 With You
11 By Myself
12 P5hng Me A*wy
13 Numb
14 Crawling
15 In The End
16 A Place For My Head
17 One Step Closer

Personnel

Linkin Park

  • Chester Bennington: Vocals
  • Mike Shinoda: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard on "Numb"
  • Brad Delson: Lead Guitar
  • Dave "Phoenix" Farrell: Bass Guitar
  • Joseph Hahn: Turntables, Sampling, Programming
  • Rob Bourdon: Drums

CD production

  • Produced and mixed by: Josh Abraham
  • Engineered by: Ryan Williams
  • ProTools engineer: Brandon Belsky
  • Mixed at Pulse Recordings, Los Angeles, California

DVD production

  • Director: Kimo Proudfoot
  • DVD producer: Matt Caltabiano
  • Director of photography: Jim Hawkinson
  • Edited by: Kevin McCullough

Production team

  • Worldwide representation: Rob McDermott for The Firm
  • Additional representation by: Ryan Saullo and Ryan DeMarti
  • Booking agent: Mike Arfin for Artist Group International
  • Legal: Danny Hayes for Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes
  • Business manager: Michael Oppenheim and Jonathan Schwartz for Gudvi, Sussman and Oppenheim
  • Worldwide licensing and merchandising: Bandmerch
  • Creative direction: Mike Shinoda and the Flem
  • Art direction and design: The Flem
  • Digipak design: The Flem
  • Booklet design: Lawrence Azerrad Design
  • Digipak photography: Gret Watermann
  • Recorded live August 2, 2003 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX and August 3, 2003 at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX on Metallica's Summer Sanitarium Tour
  • Mobile audio recording:
    • Live recording engineer: Joel Singer with Effanel Music
    • Assistant recording engineer: Hardi Kamsani with Effanel Music
  • Mobile recording equipment provided by: Effanel Music
  • DVD producer: David May
  • DVD mastered by: Gateway Mastering
  • DVD production director: Penny Marciano
  • DVD graphics coordinator: Raena Winscott
  • DVD graphics design: Sean Donnelly and Kimo Proudfoot
  • Authoring: Wamo

Live Performance

Reception

Gallery

Trivia

Brandon Belsky (formerly of Julien-K) worked as a ProTools engineer on the album.

External Links

  • Lying From You: LPTV | WBR
  • Live In Texas 2003: WBR

References