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Song by Linkin Park
from the album Reanimation
Working title:Krwlng Intro
Released:July 30, 2002
Time signature:4/4
Key:C# Minor
Writer:Linkin Park
Producer:Mike Shinoda
Label:Warner Bros.
Reanimation tracklist
  1. Opening
  2. Pts.Of.Athrty
  3. Enth E Nd
  4. Chali
  5. Frgt/10
  6. P5hng Me A*wy
  7. Plc.4 Mie Hæd
  8. X-Ecutioner Style
  9. H! Vltg3
  10. Riff Raff
  11. Wth>You
  12. Ntr\Mssion
  13. Ppr:Kut
  14. Rnw@y
  15. My<Dsmbr
  16. Stef
  17. By_Myslf
  18. Kyur4 Th Ich
  19. 1stp Klosr
  20. Krwlng


"Opening" is an introduction written for Reanimation by Mike Shinoda, with violin and cello played by Phoenix. The track is listed as "Krwlng Intro" in an early watermarked promotional copy of the album.[1]

In the album credits, the violin and cello are listed as being recorded at "The Stockroom", which was a name the band gave to Mike Shinoda's home studio.

Music Video

The music video for "Opening" was directed by Joe Hahn[2] for MTV2's "MTV:Playback" and features a girl going to bed. The same girl also stars the music videos for "Chali", "Frgt/10", "Riff Raff", "Ntr\Mssion", and "Stef".

MTV: Playback was originally aired on July 27, 2002 at 2:00pm, with a rerun on July 28, 2002 at 8:00pm.[3]


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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Opening Reanimation 1:07 2001 July 30, 2002


  • Mike Shinoda - piano
  • Phoenix - violin, cello

Production (Album)

  • Mike Shinoda - producer
  • Mark "Spike" Stent - mixing
  • David Treahearn - mixing assistant
  • Paul "P-Dub" Walton - ProTools enginer
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - mastering, digital editing
  • Nancie Stern - sample clearance


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