Linkin Park‘s debut masterpiece “Hybrid Theory” turns 20 years this October and to celebrate it, the band has announced a super deluxe box set that contains previously unreleased material from that era including the song She Couldn’t.
The “Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition” box set, due on October 9 via Warner Records, will be released in different formats including a super deluxe boxset, a vinyl box set, as well a deluxe CD edition, and a digital download option.
The limited edition super deluxe collection consists of a series of original tracks from Linkin Park’s iconic first album, B-side rarities, the remix album “Reanimation” (Warner Bros. Records, 2002), previously unreleased songs, DVDs, over 90 minutes of video footage, an 80-page book featuring unseen photos from the band, an oversize poster of the late frontman, Chester Bennington, 3 lithos featuring new art from Joe Hahn (DJ), Mike Shinoda (rapper, rhythm guitarist), and Frank Maddocks (art director), a replica tour laminate, and other extras.
“It’s incredible to think it’s been 20 years since “Hybrid Theory” was released. All gratitude to our fans who made this epic journey we started 20 years ago possible. We dedicate our music to you. We rededicate our “Hybrid Theory” to you,” said the band on a statement published on their website.
The announcement of the 20th anniversary reissue of their game-changing debut album comes with a promotional video featuring footage of Linkin Park during that era.
You can watch the clip below.
Linkin Park’s “Hybrid Theory”: A record-breaking album that influenced an entire generation
Linkin Park’s groundbreaking “Hybrid Theory” not only put the Californian sextet on the map, but it also defined a new generation of music that combined nu metal with rap, rock, electronica and hip-hop. All wrapped up with powerful lyrics masterfully intoned by Bennington’s unique voice.
The album soon gained global recognition. It was praised by both music critics and audiences.
The band sold 27 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling rock album of the 21st century and the best-selling debut since Guns N’ Roses‘ “Appetite for Destruction” (Geffen, 1987).
The singles released: Papercut, In The End, Crawling and One Step Closer became instant hits and, in time, have turned into four of the biggest nu metal and rap-rock anthems of all times.
Even today, their early songs are the most streamed worldwide.
Linkin Park was the most streamed rock artist of 2019 according to Deezer, and currently is the 9th most streaming group in YouTube history.
Their legendary debut for sure has been essential to their current success on music streaming platforms.
To pre-order “Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition” box set click here.
Listen to She Couldn’t below.