Linkin Park has announced Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition for April 7. The anniversary edition features a handful of unreleased music from that era, including the more nü-metal leaning "Fighting Myself." If you weren't into the chiller vibes of the original single "Lost," I have a feeling you'll dig this one more.
The Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set of Meteora features:
- Six additional unreleased songs, plus demos, b-sides, live shows, and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage on five LPs – Meteora, Live in Texas for the first time on vinyl, the previously unreleased Live in Nottingham 2003
- Four CDs – Meteora, LPU Rarities 2.0, Live Rarities 2003-2004, and Lost Demos
- Three DVDs, including four previously unreleased concerts – The Making of Meteora/The Art of Meteora/Work In Progress, Veterans Stadium (2003), Live in Seoul (2003), Live In Manila (2004), and Live in Denver – Projekt Revolution 2004.
- A 40-page book, 36” x 24” poster, litho, sticker sheet, stencil, and hi-res download card
There's also the Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring the aforementioned LPs and CDs, as well as various standalone configurations. Get 'em here and join the band as they launch the brand-new Linkin Park Discord with a Q&A on the Discord Stage at 2pm today.
In a recent interview with Brad Steiner of Audacy Check In, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda revealed that he was originally didn't want to do an anniversary version of Meteora.
"On the Linkin Park stuff… It started with wanting to look back. We had the Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary and fans kept asking if we're gonna do one for the next album too," said Shinoda. "My instinct, in the beginning, was 'no.' Maybe I was a little unsure, but I was saying, it depended on what we find.
"So we went into our hard drives, went into storage, and looked through material to see if there was something to make a 20th anniversary for Meteora, and there was a ton. There's a whole album of demos that no one has ever heard, half of them have vocals on them, a handful of them are full-blown, finished songs… 70-something-minute documentary of unseen footage. There's a lot in there."