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Songs From The Underground [Import]

Linkin ParkAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (May 26, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Japan/Zoom
  • ASIN: B00209WH5K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,364,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid EP December 31, 2008
By G. Chen
Format:Audio CD
As an intro, Songs from the Underground consists of six popular Linkin Park Underground (fan site exclusive) tracks from the past seven years and two never-released live tracks ("Hunger Strike" and "My December").

The EP itself was an enjoyable listen that brought back some good memories. Most of the songs could fit right in with Hybrid Theory and Meteora tracks.

"Announcement Service Public" is a short instrumental intro track, nothing special.
"QWERTY" is my personal favorite, a track with Chester's signature screams and actual rapping from Mike Shinoda. Really reminded me of the Hybrid Theory years.
"And One" is also a solid track, reminiscent of Hybrid Theory songs.
"Sold My Soul to Yo Mama is one of LP's signature instrumental tracks, with snippets of "Papercut" and some serious beats/scratches.
"Dedicated" is another standout song, with Mike Shinoda rapping throughout. Similar to "Hands Held High" but "dedicated to the kids/Dedicated to wherever music lives."
"Hunger Strike" is actually a live version sung by Chris Cornell featuring Chester.
"My December" is a piano version, recorded live during the Projekt Revolution 2008 tour. A very nice performance, with Chester belting out the lyrics with angst and desire.
"Part of Me" is the last song, another Hybrid Theory era track. A good end to the EP, with a hidden instrumental at the end of the song.

Overall, this is EP is well put together, ideal for LP fans who have not heard these songs through Linkin Park Underground.
It's also just a good CD to listen to if a wave of nostalgia hits from listening to newer LP songs. This was Linkin Park at its earliest, arguably at its finest. Respect and remember.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs from the underground EP July 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is really good stuff from Linkin Park. Though I already had a few of these songs in my collection, I really appreciate the selection and the composition of the 8-song e.p..This music is as cool and slick as anything from Linkin Park yet.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Great Opportunity Passed Up... May 7, 2011
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If you're familiar with with just how deep Linkin Park's discography goes, you'll notice that there's plenty of essentials missing from Linkin Park's expansive and ever growing Underground series. Its a fair starter if you haven't heard any of these fine rarities before. But at only eight tracks, it feels like a great opportunity was passed up -- especially seeing how difficult it is to obtain any of the LPU releases. Where is "High Voltage"? Where is their live performance of "Reading My Eyes"? And what about the fantastic Crystal Method remix of "Points of Authority"? The list could go on and on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review - Linkin Park "Songs From the Underground EP" December 12, 2010
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First of all I'm a huge Linkin Park fan and I dig pretty deep to find rare tracks and releases.

Track 1 "Announcement Public Service" - Piano and effected drums make this track sound like it would have been released on LP's third album, Minutes to Midnight. Chester's muffled background screaming make any possible lyrics undecipherable.
Track 2 "Qwerty (Studio Version)" - Starts heavy and sounds characteristic of LP's early work (between Chester's and Mike's alternating vocals and rapping). Great track. Doesn't sound like the mixing process was 100% done when the track was put on the album.
Track 3 "And One" - Also characteristic of LP's early work. Sounds like a second track enters about 3:00 in. Great work by Mr. Hahn. Fully mixed and sounds like pretty good track.
Track 4 "Sold My Soul To Yo Mama" - Very obviously an early or remixed version of Papercut (Hybrid Theory). Lots of effects by Mr. Hahn.
Track 5 Dedicated (Demo 1999)" - Fully mixed track featuring vocals rapped exclusively by Mike Shinoda. Effected rap drum beat, lots of Mr. Hahn goodness too.
Track 6 "Hunger Strike [Live]" - The well known Chris Cornell track performed live featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Love it, downside is that this track would not synch to my iPod.
Track 7 "My December [Live]" - LP-style piano and vocals make an amazing slow song. Easily one of LP's best slow songs, hands down.
Track 8 "Part of Me" - Heavy guitar and rap vocals (Mike Shinoda) make a great classical LP-sounding track. Good balance of rap and singing. Hidden track starts at approximately 10:00. (All instrumental effects and drums track)

Overall this album was a rock 'n rollin good time. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album February 2, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great album! I've been wanting it for quite some time. As an avid Linkin Park fan, obtaining this album was a must. This CD is a compilation album consisting entirely of tracks that were included in previous LPU CDs (all of which I still don't have). On this CD: 4 out of the 8 songs in it's tracklist are actual songs (QWERTY, Dedicated, And One, and Part Of Me), 2 tracks are instrumentals (Announcement Service Public, and Sold My Soul To Yo Mama), and the remaining 2 tracks are live recordings (Hunger Strike, and My December). My personal favorite on this record is "QWERTY". It's so freakin' brutal! It's probably the heaviest track LP has ever made. Another track I really enjoyed was "Part Of Me". It's a really dark song with great rap vocals from Mike. Also, at the end of Part Of Me, there's a hidden instrumental track that starts playing (meaning that this album has a total of 9 tracks). So if you're an LP fan that wants to add a couple more songs to your collection, I definitely recommend getting this CD. You won't be disappointed c:
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual Linkin Park but...
If you are wanting the old sounding Linkin Park... You might not like this one... If you want to hear a new twist on their music... Feat, mixing... You will dig it... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Annie
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Compilation
Has some great songs. I found it in Best Buy one day while I was just looking around and they were selling it for 49 cents. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kyle Quercia
5.0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park Rock!!!
This may seem a little biased, as Linkin Park are my favorite band of all time, but this CD is great. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the reason why I hate doing reviews they're dumb
I purchased a good product to and I am happy with it thank you have a nice day donkey b***
Published 13 months ago by Angela M. Ricks
5.0 out of 5 stars Order for my son!
I was able to get my son several Linkin Park cd's that were still full price in Best Buy even though they are not new releases. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Camielle
5.0 out of 5 stars Go this for my son
my son is 14 and is a Linkin Park devotee. the underground is a collection of unreleased cuts and practice sessions or live events.
Published 16 months ago by E. S. Wellington
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what i wanted
though i was skeptical because of the super low price, the CD arrived in its unopened, unscratched plastic case very promptly after i ordered it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Johnney Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars a gift for a friend
Was bought as a gift for a friend. I gave it 5 stars very simply becuase I love the band.
Published 18 months ago by Jessi
3.0 out of 5 stars Clarifying The Songs
This album is an EP with a bunch of demos released to the LPU (Linkin Park Underground), yes, but it is not very broad. Read more
Published on December 25, 2010 by Josh
3.0 out of 5 stars They have done better.
I am a big fan of Linkin Park which may explain why I was expecting more and ended up disappointed. A number of the tracks are just a little too "creative. Read more
Published on August 31, 2009 by James Westphal
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