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    Mark

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    Many fans have written in telling us about The Document, an album many have pegged as an official album of Linkin Park's greatest hits. We've received so many alerts that we figured it was our duty to protect gullible fans from wasting money on this album.

    Why? Much like the Splitting The DNA and Conspiracy Theory albums, The Document is an unofficial fan-made release designed to capitalize on Linkin Park's success by providing what are essentially mixtapes of LP music.

    Forum member Tasta explained it best:

    "All that is is the old "Conspiracy Theory" DVD plus an updated "Maximum Linkin Park" CD. It's not even being released on Warner, basically making it a glorified bootleg that isn't worth buying. The Conspiracy Theory DVD is utter crap, all it is is interviews with fans and people who claim to know the band. Maximum Linkin Park is literally just a CD of a woman reading a biography of the band.

    It's a load of crap that wasn't even made by the band, ignore it."

    So this is a buyer beware notice: This is NOT an official Linkin Park greatest hits album. Don't buy it thinking it is one.

    Furthermore, why would Linkin Park release a greatest hits CD at the midpoint of their careers, and at the beginning of a new recording contract?

    Thanks to Tasta.
     
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    JaySinkie

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    Figures, lol.
     
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    THANK YOU guys for clearing things up
     
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    Thanks for saving me a lot of money on some piece of junk LPA
     
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    Bennington_Hahn

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    Wouldn't have brought it anyway :D

    Your right Mark, why the hell would LP release a Greatest hits album already when MtM hardly has 2 singles at this point, and only 3 albums!?

    You really have to be totally ignorent to believe all this.

    Thanks LPA :thumbsup:
     
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    Plenty bands release a greatest hits after three albums. Some do it in even less. And if it includes all their hits and people don't have it, get it!

    I think it is a great idea to buy this.
     
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    Tasta rocks :D I think it's funny how all other major LP fansites claim The Document being official but the great LPA clears everything up :D
     
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    Not ignorant; naive.
     
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    Example?

    I've never heard of it.
     
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    Bands that have a 4 album commitment to their label and want out after album 3 without having to write new songs.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying...im glad i didnt waste my money on this
     
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    That's a hypothetical situation. Where's an example? I've never heard of it happening.
     
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    haha i laughed when it said Splitting the DNA was a fake
    i knew it was
    but i didnt have the tracks that were on it
    so i just went along with it:lol:
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up.
    LPA has made me lose my longtime faith in Wikipedia.
     
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    DON'T SAY THAT! lol just cause the same fool that works for billboard.com edits wikipedia doesn't mean you should lose faith. DOOONT STOP, BELIEVIN.
     
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    :lol:

    Down with this commercialism act! Us hardcore LP fans won't buy into that, but it might be good to collect new fans. Meh.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying me. I'll tell other friends about it.
     
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    Mark, as far as the 3 album thing. Example: Creed. :lol:
     
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    Mark

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    The problem with the Creed thing is that they had broken up and Wind-Up released it after the fact as a quick money grab.

    I suppose I should clarify that no band with a foreseeable future releases a Greatest Hits album at (supposedly) the middle of their career after 3 albums.

    I'm not saying that it hasn't happened before, it's just that it's really rare for a band of Linkin Park's stature to do something like that. It's highly illogical and improbable.
     
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