AUDIO: Hybrid Theory 7-Track Sampler Disc (Demos From 02-2000)

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  1. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    Today we have audio for you of a cool find. Many of you may remember a Demo CD/Acetate that leaked out approximately 2-3 years ago, featuring slightly different mixes of well known Linkin Park demos, as well as a previously unreleased Hybrid Theory track titled "She Couldn't". As fans will remember, while "She Couldn't" was rather clear, the quality of the other demos contained on that CD were somewhat uneven in spots, with certain tracks being less listenable due to varying amounts of static. Unfortunately due to being a fault of the source (the CD itself), there was no other way for these demos to exist without the static, and it was accepted that the songs would have to exist in this form until a better source came along.

    A few months ago a 7 track demo CD purporting to be of mixes from February 2000 (that excludes "She Couldn't") surfaced, and we are offering this CD in both mp3 and FLAC format for download. The CD appears to contain the same mixes as featured on the Hybrid Theory 8-Track, except without She Couldn't and now completely without static. While the official story of this exact CD is unknown, we know this to be done after the band was signed to Warner and we believe it could have been a CD made to show the band's progress on the record, likely created closely to the date shown on the label itself. The 9-track was created February 2000, and the HT WBR internal in August 2000 and the plaster WBR internal in June (Thats mix 1 or 4, Mixes 2,3,4 haven't been found yet). So we anticipate this is from somewhere around those dates.

    While these demos are not exactly new (as their static plagued forms had existed prior), we are still offering these to you to add to your collection. We also believe the CD these are coming from to be real, as it would be difficult to remove the static completely as these tracks have done.
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    Comparison Mp3s

    And One (8-Track Demo CD - With Static):


    And One (7-Track Demo CD - Without Static):


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    Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 | Mirror 3

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    Mirror 1

    Thanks to Ginger and his friend Will for these tracks!
     
  2. Amanda

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
     
  3. Elaine

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    Sweet! Can you offer alternate links?
     
  4. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    You'll have to ask Ginger for that. We can't host em on our server due to wanting to conserve bandwidth.
     
  5. Elaine

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    Right. I was thinking another service, like, Rapidshare or Mediafire. One that doesn't require you to sign up to their site to download stuff.
     
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    Yep sure, Can do. Ill start uploading if someone can give me a site.
     
  7. Elaine

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    Sweet. Try Rapidshare, or Mediafire.
     
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    Will is amazing, is the god of the Linkin Park Collectors, my god off course.

    Great find and thanks for share this amazing Demos !!!
     
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Great find! Thanks for sharing *_*:D
     
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    I'm not on a computer with sound, but this is a cool find nonetheless. Are there any differences between the other other (non-static) demos and these?
     
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    My internet is horrible, but its uploading to Mediafire. MP3 will be done in 10 minutes, Flac.. maybe 30 or more.

    And to confirm, there is no difference between the 8-track and 7-track apart from quality.. But especially for Part of Me and And one, there is a BIG difference if you listen. You won't regret downloading these versions over the 8-track.
     
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    Thanks! Look forward to hearing these~!
     
  13. Woco21

    Woco21 Dude, Your Will, THE WILL!?

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    I'm pretty happy at the response these are getting :D. Funny Story, I nearly didn't buy this CD but took a risk on it xD. And well ended up noticing the non-static on the tracks :p. Hope you guys enjoy and hopefully I can have many more to share :3
     
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    I have to sign up to download? .-.

    EDIT: Thanks, Ginger! :)
     
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    I still never forget the first LP song i ever heard was Part of me, damn i'm a really old fan lol
     
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    I am not just older than you, but the oldest fan alive, because the first LP song I heard was Pictureboard :trollface:
     
  18. LPHybrid Soldier

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    I beg to differ lol jk, atleast we are in the same of "era" of linkin park fans.
     
  19. Andreina

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    I hadn't heard this version of Part of Me! And this version of Carousel, is the one I like the most YEAH! .. Awesome find, thanks again!
     
  20. Woco21

    Woco21 Dude, Your Will, THE WILL!?

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    Oh they were out there before, but the quality wasn't as good as these :p. I just wonder what other stuff is out there :3
     
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