MUSIC NEWS: Linkin Park Announce ‘Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition’
Linkin Park have announced Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition, due for release on 9th October 2020 via Warner Records.
Celebrating twenty years since the release of the influential and impactful record, the re-issue is the first-ever Hybrid Theory boxset and will be available in multiple configurations, including a Super Deluxe Box, Vinyl Box Set, Deluxe CD and digital formats.
The Super Deluxe Box contains five CDs – the original Hybrid Theory, a double-platinum accompanying remix record Reanimation, B-Side Rarities with twelve previously-released tracks from the album era, LPU Rarities with eighteen tracks only circulated through the Linkin Park Underground (LPU) fan club, and Forgotten Demos with twelve unreleased tracks, including She Couldn’t which you can check out below.
Additionally, the Super Deluxe Box includes three DVDs – a direct replica of the original Frat Party At The Pankake Festival, Projekt Revolution 2002 which captures one hour of unseen live footage from Las Vegas and San Diego (plus the 45-minute sequel The Sequel To The Worst Name We’ve Ever Come Up With, comprised of previously unseen backstage footage and interviews). On top of that there’s a live DVD with full concerts from The Fillmore 2001 in San Francisco and Rock AM Ring 2001 in Germany. The package also includes three vinyl LPs – the original Hybrid Theory, Reanimation and the Hybrid Theory EP (available for the first time on vinyl), featuring six tracks with etching on side two. In addition to the original street team two-track Cassette, the Super Deluxe Box also includes an eighty-page illustrated book, a replica tour laminate and an 18 x 24 poster of late vocalist Chester Bennington. The band’s Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, and original Hybrid Theory art director/reissue art director Frank Maddocks have supplied three lithographs of new art to the Super Deluxe Box.
The Hybrid Theory Vinyl Box Set comprises of the original Hybrid Theory, Reanimation and the B-Side Rarities. This will be the only format to include a vinyl of B-Side Rarities.
Finally, the Deluxe CD includes the original Hybrid Theory and B-Side Rarities with a sixteen-page booklet.
Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition is available to pre-order in various formats HERE.