Hybrid Theory EP

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Hybrid Theory
EP by Linkin Park
Released summer of 1998
2001 (re-release)
Recorded 1997 - early 1998 (original)
early - mid 2001 (re-release)
Genre Nu metal
Rapcore
Alternative hip hop
Electronica

Hybrid Theory EP is an EP by the American nu metal/alternative rock band Linkin Park that was recorded and released in 1998. At this time, Linkin Park were called Hybrid Theory, making this EP a self-titled album, or an album named after the band.

It was Linkin Park's first record. Before it, in 1996, the band only made a demo tape called Xero. The band changed its name later in 1998, after Chester Bennington replaced Mark Wakefield as the lead singer.

About the EP[change | change source]

Only one thousand were made, and the EP was sent to different record labels, such as Warner Bros. Records. The rest of the copies of the EP were sent to the first members of Linkin Park's fan club.

On November 19, 2001, Linkin Park Underground, Linkin Park's fan club, was made. The first fan club package that was sent to members had a new edition of Hybrid Theory EP, with a note from the band. The first 500 copies of the CD were signed by all 6 members of the band.

The only ways to get the EP are to buy it from eBay, or win a contest in the Linkin Park Underground when the EP is awarded as a contest prize. But the prizes awarded by the LPU are the original EP.

Track listing[change | change source]

  1. "Step Up" – 3:55
  2. "High Voltage" – 3:30
  3. "Slip" - 3:31
  4. "Blue" – 3:28
  5. "Dedicated" – 3:17
  6. "So Far Away" - 2:55
  7. "Carousel" - 3:00
  8. "And One" - 4:30
  9. "Crawling" - 3:30
  10. "Forgotten" - 3:15
  11. "A Place For My Head" - 3:05

Bonus Track[change | change source]

12. "Part Of Me" (2001 bonus track) - 4:06

Singles[change | change source]

1998: Slip, Blue and So Far Away
1999: High Voltage, And One, Crawling, Forgotten and A Place For My Head
2001 re-release: Part Of Me

Band line-up[change | change source]

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Produced by Mike Shinoda.
  • The rest of the tracks – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington and Rob Bourdon. Produced and mixed by Mike Shonida
  • "Part of Me" – Written by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Chester Bennington and Rob Bourdon. Produced and mixed by Mudrock and Mike Shonida