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EVANESCENCE Streams 2002 Demo Of "Bring Me To Life" Without The Bad Rap Part

From their massive 2002 album Fallen.


Craft Recordings will celebrate Evanescence's chart-topping – and sixth best-selling album of the 21st century – debut record Fallen with a series of reissues. Fallen (20th Anniversary Edition) will offer newly remastered audio, a trove of bonus material featuring previously unreleased demos and live recordings, plus a selection of rare B-sides. Alongside reimagined artwork, all physical formats will include previously unseen photos from the era, plus a handwritten foreword by Evanescence's Amy Lee, who oversaw all aspects of the reissue.

Fallen (20th Anniversary Edition) is available for pre-order here. You can check out the demo version of "Bring Me To Life" below without that rap part that even Lee herself doesn't like.

In an interview with Triple M back in June, Lee said she was worried about 12 Stones vocalist Paul McCoy's guest spot on the track and how it might land the group in one-hit wonder territory.

"The pressure was on immediately with ‘Bring Me To Life' because our first song had a guest vocalist in it, and my biggest fear was that people were going to misunderstand who we were in the first place, and that it was going to be a really difficult thing to bring them along moving forward.

"Because, if you have a first single that doesn't sound like the rest of your music, that's scary. That can really put you in that one-hit wonder category, and that was really my biggest fear. When we were able to move past that, we had another single, and it was a hit. And then, we had 'My Immortal,' and it continued on and we've just had such an incredible fan base, so much support throughout the years, even when we were gone for years at a time.

"It's just this beautiful thing. I don't know what to say. We really do owe a lot to the fans. Also, I'd say, it's something to not give up when it's really, really hard. Because there have been times that have been really hard, from losing members to losing family. It would have been the easier path sometimes to just stop."

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