LINKIN PARK are celebrating two decades of their iconic sophomore LP, Meteora, with Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition, arriving on April 7, 2023. The album will be available in various configurations, including a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, Deluxe 3-CD, and Digital Download. Pre-order/Pre-save it HERE via Warner Records.
The highlight of the collection was unearthed as the band was digging through hard drives for what would become the Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition: a complete and mixed, yet forgotten, song from this era, appropriately entitled “Lost.”
Mike Shinoda of the song, “Finding this track was like finding a favorite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself. For years, fans have been asking us to release something with Chester’s voice, and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to make that happen in such a special way. I think they’re going to be floored when they hear and see all the incredible unreleased songs and video footage in METEORA|20.”
“Lost” harnesses the uncontainable energy of LINKIN PARK into an anthemic catharsis catapulted by Chester Bennington’s simultaneously vulnerable and vital vocals. Moments of intimacy bleed into an irresistible refrain, backed by a robust riff under the glow of neon keys. Produced and animated by pplpleasr and Maciej Kuciara’s Web3 studio, Shibuya, the accompanying video re-envisions the band’s AMV legacy through a cutting-edge AI lens, featuring AI production by Kaiber.ai.
The celebration is sure to be nothing short of monumental for legions of diehard fans worldwide. Later today, the band will officially launch the brand-new LINKIN PARK Discord with a Q&A on the Discord Stage. Tune in HERE at 2pm PT/5pm ET, and head to linkinpark.com for more surprises.
A must-have for collectors, the Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set boasts six additional unreleased songs, plus demos, b-sides, live shows, and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage on five LPs [Meteora (1 LP), Live in Texas (2 LP) – for the first time on vinyl – , and the previously unreleased Live in Nottingham 2003 (2 LP)], four CDs [Meteora (1 CD), LPU Rarities 2.0 (1 CD), Live Rarities 2003-2004 (1 CD), and Lost Demos (1 CD)], and three DVDs, including four previously unreleased concerts [The Making of Meteora/The Art of Meteora/Work In Progress (1 DVD), Veterans Stadium (2003), Live in Seoul (2003) (1DVD), and Live In Manila (2004), Live in Denver – Projekt Revolution 2004 (1 DVD). It also includes a 40-page book, 36” x 24” poster, litho, sticker sheet, stencil, and hi-res download card.
Meanwhile, the Deluxe Vinyl Box Set consists of four LPs [Meteora (1 LP), LPU Rarities 2.0 (2 LP), and Live Rarities 2003-2004 (1 LP)]. The Deluxe CD includes the original Andy Wallace mix of “Lost” and features three CDs— Meteora (1 CD), LPU Rarities 2.0 (1 CD), and Live Rarities 2003-2004 (1 CD). Check out the full tracklisting HERE.
Meteora originally landed on March 25, 2003. It bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 before going 7x-platinum in the U.S., moving 27 million units worldwide, and earning platinum or gold certifications in 15 countries. Among many classic cuts, “Numb” has eclipsed 1 Billion Spotify streams and 1.8 Billion YouTube views on its music video. “Session” notably scored a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Instrumental Performance.” In writing about Meteora, Rolling Stone highlighted how “LINKIN PARK make some risky, beautiful art.” Retrospectively, Metal Hammer christened it “a modern rock classic,” and KERRANG! proclaimed, “Only a handful of bands can say their second album came anywhere close to the success of their smash debut. LINKIN PARK not only accomplished this, but they also put out a second album that was by all intents and purposes a better record than their first.”
2020 saw LINKIN PARK leap back to the forefront of popular culture with Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition. Scaling the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart, it captured #3—its highest chart position since 2002. Now, they’ve revisited its iconic follow-up…Experience the definitive vision of Meteora from LINKIN PARK in 2023.