Label: Warner Records Releasedate: 09.10.2020
Wow! Linkin Park has gifted the fans with a treasure chest of gems and goodies with their “Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition”. The American Nu-Metal band, which abruptly came to an end with the passing of Chester Bennington in 2017, has released a super package of their “Hybrid Theory” album with a lot of unreleased tracks and videos.
For the audio pleasure, the “Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition” includes several CDs with rarities, forgotten demos and the “Reanimation” album and of course “Hybrid Theory” and the “Hybrid Theory EP”. All of these are a pleasure listening to. Let me tell you, especially the rarities are gems you should pay some special attention to.
The “Forgotten Demos” will give you an insight of how the guys have sounded back then, what their first drafts of songs were and how they evolved – or how they simply were left behind as demos and never made it onto a release.
The visual pleasure is spread out on three discs. With four full live shows, music videos, live snippets of these songs as well as behind the scenes material is going to blow your mind. There’s going to be some popcorn needed while watching all this. And it will also will be tough for you to sit still while you watch the shows. These old shows might bring back memories – or at least give you a different view of the band. From 20 years ago.
Take some time to dig through all this material. You might know rarities like “My December” or “High Voltage”, but I can promise you, there is a whole lot you have never seen or heard before. There is also a lot of remixes to be discovered.
This box is like a time travel, not only for fans. Now, there is different box versions, like the super deluxe edition, the Vinyl box set and the download version. Pick which ever one suits you best. I would definitely go for the limited Super Deluxe Box. You can find more info on the different boxes are here: https://www.linkinpark.com/hybridtheory20
Frat Party at the Pankake Festival
Projekt Revolution 2002
The Sequel to the DVD with the Worst Name we’ve ever come up with
The Pancake Festival
The Fillmore 2001
Rock Am Ring 2001