Linkin Park is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal debut album, Hybrid Theory, with a special edition reissue coming out on October 9th via Warner Records.
The band launched the celebrations on Thursday (August 13) with the release of a never-before-heard demo from 1999 entitled “She Couldn’t,” which you can hear below.
The reissue comes in several physical and digital formats, including a super deluxe box set, super deluxe vinyl box set and a deluxe CD which all come with the original Hybrid Theory as well as B-Side Rarities with 12 previously-released tracks from the album’s era.
The super deluxe box set comes with three more CDs, including the accompanying remix record Reanimation, LPU Rarities with 18 exclusive tracks from the Linkin Park Underground (LPU) fan club, and Forgotten Demos with 12 unreleased tracks, such as “She Couldn’t.” Three vinyl LPs and three DVDs, featuring unseen live footage from 2000 and 2001 and a replica of the band’s first documentary Frat Party at the Pankake Festival. Others include an 80-page illustrated book with band contributions and previously unseen photos, original street team 2-track cassette, three lithographs with new art by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, and Frank Maddocks, replicated tour laminate and poster of the late lead vocalist Chester Bennington.
The groups 11x Platinum album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2002 after its release on October 24, 2000. The album also sold over 27 million copies worldwide, making it the 21st century’s best-selling rock album.