Linkin Park – Meteora (anniversary edition)

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On the occasion of 20 years of MeteoraLinkin Park is releasing a reissue of the album with many unreleased tracks to take you back to the time of its release.

After having broken down the door of the 2000s with Hybrid Theory, LinkinPark confirmed its success, in 2003, with Meteora. Twenty years later, the Americans are celebrating the anniversary of this disc, as concise as it is effective, with a reissue that is generous to say the least.

We find there the memorable Live in Texas from 2004, the unreleased Live in Nottingham, including the pleasant “Hit The Floor” and “Lying from You”, without forgetting the unreleased tracks which allow us to rediscover the voice of the late Chester Bennington, as angry as it is moving.

A reissue which wonderfully sums up the first part of the career of LinkinPark. A time when the group screamed its anger while maintaining a controlled musical message.

Interviewed by the editorial staff, Mike Shinoda explains: “When we entered the studio, we were a little stressed, but above all we were very mature and aware of what we wanted. We wanted to make an album that would allow us to continue our career for a long time. So, we wanted to include new ideas and new colors to our musical palette, including things we hadn’t done in Hybrid Theory. So we created our own samples. They can be heard at the beginning of “Somewhere I Belong”, “Lying From You” or “Faint”. There was a rap song with “Nobody’s Listening”, a more electro song with “Session” and “Breaking The Habit” didn’t have any screaming or big guitars. This gives clues as to the direction we would follow later. »

Find this chronicle of LinkinPark and many others in our issue 151, available on newsstands and in our online store.

The reissue of Meteora is available

Here is the tracklist:

  • CD 1: Meteora
  1. Foreword
  2. Don’t Stay
  3. Somewhere I Belong
  4. Lying From You
  5. Hit The Floor
  6. Easier To Run
  7. Faint
  8. Figure.09
  9. Breaking The Habit
  10. From The Inside
  11. Nobody’s Listening
  12. Session
  13. Number
  • CD 2: LPU Rarities 2.0
  1. A.06
  2. Pretty Birdy (Somewhere I Belong 2002 Demo)
  3. Sold My Soul To Yo Mama
  4. Standing In The Middle
  5. Program (Meteora Demo)
  6. Faint (Demo 2002)
  7. Figure.09 (Demo 2002)
  8. Drawing (Breaking The Habit Demo 2002)
  9. Cumulus (2002 Demo)
  10. A-Six (Original Long Version)
  11. Soundtrack (Meteora Demo)
  12. Broken Foot (Meteora Demo)
  13. Ominous (Meteora Demo)
  14. Unfortunate (Unreleased Demo 2002)
  15. Pepper (Meteora Demo)
  16. Breaking The Habit (Original Mike 2002 Demo)
  17. Halo (Unreleased Demo 2002)
  18. Rhinocerous (2002 Demo)
  19. Attached (2003 Demo)
  • CD 3: Live Rarities 2003-2004
  1. Lying From You (Live LPU Tour 2003)
  2. From The Inside (Live LPU Tour 2003)
  3. Easier To Run (Live LPU Tour 2003)
  4. Step Up (Live Project Revolution 2002)
  5. My December (Live Project Revolution 2002)
  6. Crawling (Live Reading Festival 2003)
  7. Breaking The Habit (Live Rock Am Ring 2004)
  8. Step Up/Nobody’s Listening/It’s Goin’ Down (Live)
  9. Wish (Live Project Revolution 2004)
  10. One Step Closer featuring Jonathan Davis (Live Projekt Revolution 2004)
  • CD 4: Lost Demos
  1. Lost
  2. Fighting Myself
  3. More The Victim
  4. Massive
  5. Healing Foot
  6. A6 (Meteora|20 Demo)
  7. Cuidado (Lying From You Demo)
  8. Husky (Hit The Floor Demo)
  9. Interrogation (Easier To Run Demo)
  10. Faint (Meteora|20 Demo)
  11. Plaster 2 (Figure.09 Demo)
  12. Shifter (From The Inside Demo)
  13. Westside
  14. Resolution

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