REANIMATION is an album of remixes of songs from HYBRID THEORY.
Linkin Park: Mike Shinoda (vocals, programming, samples); Chester Bennington (vocals); Brad Delson (guitar, bass, background vocals); Phoenix (bass); Rob Bourdon (drums, background vocals); Joseph Hahn (turntables, programming).
The runaway success of Linkin Park's debut album HYBRID THEORY was a phenomenon the rock world had seldom seen since Guns 'N Roses turned the rock world on it's ear with APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION. With the band preparing a follow-up, an eclectic assembly of both underground and mainstream contributors de- and re-construct the music of Linkin Park on REANIMATION, under the direction of bandmember Mike Shinoda.
While the requisite remixes are present, REANIMATION is not your typical remix album. Black Thought (of the Roots) chops up Linkin Park samples for his own rap spotlight on "X-Ecutioner Style," an approach also taken up on "H! Vltg3" by Pharoahe Monch and Dilated Peoples members Evidence and DJ Babu. "Enth E End" gets reinvented by veteran producer Kurtmaster Kurt, with verses laid down by the up-and-coming MC Motion Man. Korn's Jonathan Davis embellishes "1Stp Klosr" with his slow-boiling intensity, while Staind's Aaron Lewis adds emotive harmony vocals to "Krwling." The enhanced portion of the disc includes a music video for "Pts. Of Athrty," as well as links to an internet tool kit that guides fans in the creation of Linkin Park fan sites.
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 06/03/2016
- Genre: Pop