So, I am a rather avid collector of Linkin Park music, but I'm struggling quite a bit with their oldest music, simply because pretty much none of it was ever commercially released, and the sources of such material are questionable (in terms of downloads and whatnot). So I thought I'd ask you guys for help getting my collection right. First, I'll start by listing all the releases and recordings I am aware of from the era in question (1997 - 2000): (Note: of these "albums", I only have (I hesitate to say "own", because I didn't purchase any of this) the 'Xero Sampler Tape', and 'Hybrid Theory EP'.) "Album": Xero Sampler Tape Year: 1997 Track Listing: 01 Rhinestone (1997 'Forgotten' Demo) 02 Reading My Eyes 03 Fuse 04 Stick N' Move (Also spelt "Stick N Move") (Notes: I have the 2010 remastered version by user Skittle021) "Album": Hybrid Theory (8-track CD) Year: 1999 Track Listing: 01 The Untitled (1999 'In the End' Demo) 02 SuperXero (1999 'By Myself' Demo) 03 Points & Authority (1999 'Points of Authority' Demo 1) 04 Crawling (1999 Demo; Also occasionally names "Under Attack" and "Raindrops" by various sketchy sources) 05 She Couldn't 06 Carousel (Pre-EP Demo) 07 Part of Me (Pre-EP Demo) 08 And One (Apparently identical to its next two versions) (Notes: I have questions regarding some of the various versions of Pre-Hybrid Theory studio album songs, particularly the demos for Carousel and Part of Me, which I'll get to later) "Album": Hybrid Theory EP Year: Track Listing: 01 Carousel (EP version) 02 Technique (Short) 03 Step Up 04 And One (Seemingly identical to both its pre-EP and post-EP demos) 05 High Voltage (1999 version) 06 Part of Me (EP version) 07 Ambient (Also known as "Secret" or "Ambient/Secret"; hidden in the end of the 'Part of Me' track after a couple minutes of static) (Notes: I split the 'Part of Me'/'Ambient' track because the billions of hours of static annoyed me. I cut it to 20 seconds of static (before you freak out, I do have the original 12-minute version stored elsewhere).) "Album": Hybrid Theory (2-track CD) Year: 1999 (It's worth noting that this was a super-busy year. 2000 as well.) Track Listing: 01 Esaul (1999 'A Place for My Head' demo) 02 By Myself (1999 demo 2) (Notes: I honestly have no idea if this version of 'By Myself' is different from SuperXero...) "Album": Hybrid Theory Demos Year: 2000 Track Listing: 01 Untitled (2000 'In the End' Demo (Demo 2?)) 02 Points And Authority (2000 'Points of Authority" Demo (Demo 2?)) 03 Super Zero (2000 'By Myself' Demo (Demo 3??)) 04 Crawling (2000 'Crawling' Demo (apparently "Demo - Edit"... Demo 2?)) 05 Carousel (2000 Post-EP Demo) 06 Part of Me (2000 Post-EP Demo) 07 And One (again, apparently the same version as the previous two) 08 Rhinestone (2000 'Forgotten' Demo (Demo 2)) 09 Esaùl (2000 'A Place for My Head' Demo (Demo 2?)) (Notes: As you can clearly see, I am very much uncertain as to whether or not many of these demos are edits of their previous versions, or just re-releases. And as for 'Carousel' and 'Part of Me', I am convinced there are three versions of each (pre-EP, EP, and post-EP), and I do have two of each (I know which versions are the EP versions, but I don't know if the second versions are pre- or post-EP, respectively)) "Album": Hybrid Theory (6-track CD) Year: 2000 Track Listing: 01 Plaster ('One Step Closer' Demo) 02 Papercut (2000 Demo) 03 Crawling (Demo 3???) 04 Points of Authority (Demo 3?) 05 Dust Brothers ('With You' Demo) 06 Untitled ('In the End' Demo 3?) (Notes: Again, unsure of how many versions of each exist. I am aware and have 1 demo of 'Crawling' (that's clearly distinguishable from the final version), 1 demo of 'In The End' (that's clearly distinguishable from the final version), 1 demo of 'By Myself' (that's clearly distinguishable from the final version), 1 demo of 'A Place for My Head' (that's clearly distinguishable from the final version), 2 demos of 'Forgotten' (that's clearly distinguishable from the final version, as well as each other (the Xero version included)), 2 demos of 'Points of Authority' (that's clearly distinguishable from the final version, as well as each other (the "talk show" and "sink or swim" versions)) "Album": Studio Finals 5/7/00 Year: 2000 Track Listing: 01 Paper Cut 02 Now I See ('With You') 03 Points of Authority 04 Plaster ('One Step Closer') 05 Crawling 06 Runaway 07 The Untitled ('In The End') 08 By Myself 09 The Cure ('Cure for the Itch') 10 The Cure for Mr. Hahn's Itch ('Pushing Me Away'; Also this has got to be the worst possible title for this song xP) 11 A Place for My Head 12 Forgotten (Notes: Aside from "The Cure", these tracks are virtually identical to their final Hybrid Theory versions, aside from sounding a tad watered down and being less refined. Therefore I don't care much for them, to be perfectly honest... (I don't like duplicates)) And now for some additional Pre-Hybrid Theory stsongs; ones I'm not sure where to place in the chronology: -Coal (an instrumental demo supposedly recorded by Xero, or at least created by Xero and later remastered for the LPU EP it appeared on years later) -So Far Away -Slip -Blue -Stick and Move (a brief instrumental demo sampled from the Xero song 'Stick N Move', and an instrumental demo to 'Runaway', apparently) -Oh No (an old instrumental demo of 'Points of Authority', or at least an instrumental demo that would be reworked into 'Points of Authority') -Vertical Limit ('Points of Authority' Demo (the "" version). NOTE: this is probably a renamed version of one of the other 'Points of Authority' demos, and not actually a different demo! (As with that one Crawling demo also being known as "Raindrops" and "Under Attack") -Sad (another brief instrumental demo; would later be reworked into 'By Myself', apparently) -Dedicated (this seems to be one of the more recent Hybrid Theory demos, given the recording quality compared to everything else. That, or it was just remastered for the LPU EP it would appear on years later, as I suspect is the case with 'Coal') So, anyone care to help? The two main issues are: A) the number of versions of the pre-Hybrid Thoery demos (including 'Carousel' and 'Part of Me' from the EP), and one which respective discs they originally appeared; and B) where the non-CD/cassette demos above fit in between those demo CD's/cassettes. (Later, I will make a post similar to this, but for the rest of LP's discography (I'll specifically be targeting the millions of Linkin Park rarities).