Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’


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Oct. 24, 2000 was an important day in music: It’s the date Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory, the rap/rock band‘s attention-grabbing debut album.

(Click here to pre-order Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary sets from our Rock Cellar Store).

Led by the singles “One Step Closer,” “Crawling” and “In the End” (which recently passed a billion YouTube views), the album came out at the absolute perfect time for the group, and served as a groundbreaking introduction to the music scene. Its release and massive success set in course the band’s rapid ascent to the top of the alt/rock game and made Linkin Park a global phenomenon.

The album turns 20 years old this year, and Linkin Park will celebrate it in kind with a lavish reissue. Announced on Thursday, the Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary set will be available on Oct. 9 via Warner Music, and it’s sure to appeal to longtime fans of the group.

Of course, such a release has a bittersweet tone. Vocalist Chester Bennington, the dynamic emotional heart of the group, passed away in July 2017 — so the Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary reissue is very much a celebration of him as much as it is a celebration of the rest of the band — Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, Dave “Phoenix” Farrell and DJ Joe Hahn.

Said the band in a statement:

It’s incredible to think it’s been 20 years since Hybrid Theory was released. All gratitude to our fans who made this epic journey we started 20 years ago possible. We dedicate our music to you. We rededicate our Hybrid Theory to you.

An early album demo titled “She Couldn’t” was premiered in connection with the reissue news:

The limited-edition Super Deluxe version of the Hybrid Theory reissue is packed to the gills with pretty much anything longtime fans might want, and more.

To celebrate 20 years since the original release, ​Hybrid Theory​: ​20​th​ Anniversary Edition ​will be released on October 9​th​, 2020. The flagship format is a super-deluxe edition box set that includes unreleased and hard-to-find material on CD, vinyl and DVD. The box set also includes a lavishly illustrated 80-page book with contributions from the band and many previously unseen photographs, plus a replica tour laminate,an oversize poster of Chester Bennington, and 3 lithographs of new artwork supplied by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Frank Maddocks (the art director on the original release, and this anniversary edition).

The Super Deluxe track listing and details:

5 CDs
1. Hybrid Theory – Original album
2. Reanimation – Original album
3. B-Side Rarities – 12 Previously released tracks from the period of the album release
4. LPU Rarities – 18 Tracks previously released/circulated via the LP fan club
5. Forgotten Demos – 12 tracks. Never officially released before.
3 DVDs
§ DVD 1.
“FRAT PARTY AT THE PANKAKE FESTIVAL” (direct replica of original release)
§ DVD 2.
“PROJEKT REVOLUTION 2002” (unseen live show from Las Vegas/San Diego 2002) + “The Sequel to Frat Party at the Pankake Festival (backstage / behind the scenes footage, etc)
1 With You
2 Runaway
3 Papercut
4 Points of Authority
5 Step Up
6 Pushing Me Away
7 In the End
8 A Place for My Head
9 Forgotten
10 It’s Goin’ Down
11 Crawling
12 My December
13 Joe Hahn Solo
14 By Myself
15 My Own Summer
16 One Step Closer

“THE SEQUEL TO THE DVD WITH THE WORST NAME WE’VE EVER COME UP WITH” (Sequel to Frat Party at the Pankake Festival DVD – w backstage/ casual footage of band, includes previously unseen band interviews)
§ DVD 3: (Two live concerts)
“THE FILLMORE 2001” (San Francisco)
1 With You
2 Runaway
3 Papercut
4 By Myself
5 Points of Authority
6 High Voltage
7 Crawling
8 Pushing Me Away
9 And One
10 In the End
11 A Place for My Head
12 Forgotten
13 One Step Closer

“ROCK AM RING 2001” (Germany)
1 With You
2 Runaway
3 Papercut
4 By Myself
5 Points of Authority
6 High Voltage
7 Crawling
8 Pushing Me Away
9 And One
10 In the End
11 A Place for My Head
12 Forgotten
13 One Step Closer
3 LP’s
Hybrid Theory – Original Album (1 LP)
Reanimation – Original Album (2 LP)
Hybrid Theory EP- 6 track LP, etching on side 2 (1 LP). First time available on vinyl.
Cassette (Original Street Team 2 track version)
Book (80 pages)
Poster (Oversized, folded) 18 x 24 approx – classic image of Chester
3 Lithos: New artwork from Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda and Frank Maddocks
Download Card (all audio in the box for download)

There’s also a 2-CD set (click here to pre-order):

2 CDS
Hybrid Theory- Original Album
B-Side Rarities – Previously released tracks from the period of the album release; 16 page booklet
Track listing:
Hybrid Theory

1 Papercut
2 One Step Closer
3 With You
4 Points Of Authority
5 Crawling
6 Runaway
7 By Myself
8 In The End
9 A Place For My Head
10 Forgotten
11 Cure For The Itch
12 Pushing Me Away

B-side Rarities

1 One Step Closer (Rock Mix)
2 It’s Goin’ Down (The X-ecutioners feat Mike Shinoda & Mr. Hahn)
3 Papercut (Live from the BBC)
4 In The End (Live BBC Radio One)
5 Points Of Authority (Live BBC Radio One)
6 High Voltage
7 Step Up (1999 Demo)
8 My December
9 A Place For My Head (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
10 Points Of Authority (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
11 Papercut (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
12 Buy Myself Remix (Marilyn Manson)

As well as a 4-LP set (click here to pre-order):

Hybrid Theory (1 LP)
Reanimation (2 LP)
B-Side Rarities (1 LP) (Note: This is the only format where the vinyl of this new compilation will be available. It is on CD in the super-deluxe box)
SIDE A
1 One Step Closer (Rock Mix)
2 It’s Goin’ Down
3 Papercut (Live from the BBC)
4 In The End (Live BBC Radio One)
5 Points Of Authority (Live BBC Radio One)
6 High Voltage
SIDE B
7 Step Up (1999 Demo)
8 My December
9 A Place For My Head (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
10 Points Of Authority (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
11 Papercut (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
12 Buy Myself Remix (Marilyn Manson)


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