Interview Month: Collectors
November 5, 2015
We're starting a series of interviews with people all over the world with the largest Linkin Park/Fort Minor/Dead By Sunrise and related collections. In terms of large collections by large collectors we mean anywhere from 200 to 900 total items! Every hardcore collector has a different story of how they started their collecting. We found that the loving LP collectors are no different and make for interesting reads from how they got into the band to what their very first item was.
We'll start with kingpin, Brennan, known as bpercy, a fellow friend from Canada and staff member of the LPCatalog team with the biggest collection on earth. That's right, he has over 900 items in his possesion, making him #1 on the globe in terms of numbers. Here are some questions that he answered which will be the same questions other collectors will have a chance to answer.
1. First question is the most common question in LP fanbase: the beginning. What or who got You into Linkin Park? Was it a video you saw or a friend who gave You a copy of LP's Hybrid Theory? That brings the 1A question: What was the first item related to LP you've purchased?
The first time I ever got into Linkin Park I was driving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in early March 2003. Me and a few friends were all 18 years old in our last year of high school. We were all from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada which is 30 minutes from the USA border. We decided to go for a trip for the weekend. "Somewhere I belong" came on a few times on the radio and I instantly fell In love with it. I asked my friends who it was and they said Linkin Park. I of course heard of the band and only really remember their crazy One Step Closer video with red hair and upside down ninjas. When I got home from the trip I asked my sister about the band who was 15 years old at the time and she handed me Hybrid Theory from her room and I listened to the album and I vividly remember thinking "how and the hell have I missed this, where have I been the last 2,5 years...." I went to hmv for meteora release on March 25 and bought the blue CD/DVD Special Edition. I was blown away. Meteora is still my favourite album of all time. That cd was in my CD player for 18 months and got played every day, no bullshit. I went back to hmv in April and bought the SIB SINGLE and noticed there was two types: one with two tracks and one with three. I got both and the collecting started. I never knew I would become a world class collector. I always collected hockey cards as a young kid and this my was my hobby.
Fort Minor Welcome Video Wall Update #1
October 2, 2015
Help us with the project! There are 960 jackets to be found and added. Claim your vinyl at lpcatalog.com/fmwelcome
We now have 167/960 jackets added, our second goal is to reach 200!
Buy your copy here: http://bit.ly/1jClpNQ
FM Welcome Mural Website
August 22, 2015
We've created a website where You can find and tag Fort Monor's Welcome Vinyl Jacket that You own! That's right, our initial goal is to reach 100 and we're at 54 now! Worth mentioning is that Mike Shinoda and Linkin Park management already helped us to promote the website on their social media pages! That's our biggest achievement so far!
If You're a happy Fort Minor Welcome vinyl owner, we encourage You to visit the page HERE
If You are having trouble finding Your piece, just send an email to us and we'll help!
Fort Minor Welcome and more...
June 22, 2015
Fort Minor is back! with what appears is just a single song with no album to follow. The song's called Welcome and you can get it for free on fortminor.com til the end of this week! Comes in mp3 and wav, clean and explict along with single art and a letter explaining what's the song. Along with that there is an awesome vinyl (only 1000 made, each one is unique due to the fact that Mike spraypainted a mural on hung vinyl jackets!) presale, new FM merch with some new t-shirts. Check this out here. There are four options:
$95 Welcome Vinyl
$145 Deluxe Welcome Vinyl
$120 Welcome Vinyl + Welcome Back Tee
$165 Deluxe Welcome Vinyl + Welcome Back Tee
There will be a video to follow today. This time a 360 eperience.
1. Welcome (Explicit)
2. Welcome (Clean)
1. Welcome (Explicit) Acapella
2. Welcome (Clean) Acapella
3. Welcome Instrumental
LPCatalog Exclusives: Compilation CD
June 16, 2015
For the next LPC exclusive, we are offering a download of an internal “Linkin Park Compilation” 2 disc set, dated May 2010. The exact use of the CDs is unknown…our guess is that maybe they were used for LPU CD discussions. Quite a few of these songs have been officially released, so they are not able to be released. Some of them appear on singles, some on LPU CDs, and some are in random places (like Reanimation).
Disc One Tracklisting:
01. One Step Closer (Rock Mix)
02. Papercut (Live at Docklands 2001)
03. Points Of Authority (Live at BBC 2001)
04. A Place For My Head (Live at Docklands 2001)
05. In The End (Live at BBC 2001)
06. Points Of Authority (Live at Docklands 2001)
07. Buy Myself (Manson Remix)
08. Step Up (Live at San Diego 2002)
09. My December (Live at San Diego 2002)
10. Crawling (Live at Reading Festival 2003)
12. In The End (Live at Wal-Mart Soundcheck 2007)
13. Pushing Me Away (Piano Version) (Live at Wal-Mart Soundcheck 2007)
14. My December (Live at Nashville 2008)
Disc Two Tracklisting:
01. Step Up
03. Sad (By Myself Demo)
04. Stick N Move (Runaway Demo)
The files released in this exclusive include Points Of Authority and In The End live at BBC 2001 (January 11, 2001) from their studio session. These appear to be a quality upgrade from the versions that are currently circulating. Next, a studio version of QWERTY with what appears to be a SLIGHTLY different mix (listen for yourselves as it is up for discussion) is the third track in this download.
Finally, In The End and Pushing Me Away from the Wal-Mart Soundcheck in 2007 (March 2007) have only been released in video format previously (on walmart.com). This is the first time that the audio recordings of these two song performances have been released! Even though it was technically a “rehearsal” performance, this is the closest we will get to a “studio version” of Pushing Me Away’s piano version as there is obviously zero crowd noise in this performance. The audio on these two is crystal clear and is the highlight of the exclusive, in our opinion. Before this, only What I’ve Done and Breaking The Habit have been released in audio from this session.
-Mark from LPLive.net
Download WAV's: MEGA
LPCatalog Exclusives: Linkin Park/Jay-Z Mix
June 13, 2015
2004 was a massive year for Linkin Park. On the road, the band blew through a 34-date sold out tour in North America, headlined European festivals (including the famous Rock am Ring 2004 show) along with a few stops in Asia, and played a huge Projekt Revolution Tour in the summer with Korn and many other bands. In the middle of all of this, they managed to release a collaborative album with Jay-Z, entitled Collision Course. In between the June shows in Europe/Asia and the July kickoff of Projekt Revolution, Jay-Z flew in to Los Angeles to finish up the album, which was pretty much put together in less than a week (Mike claims four days in the Collision Course DVD). New parts were recorded by both Linkin Park and Jay-Z, they reconvened to rehearse the songs, and the live show was ready to go. The Collision Course album was played twice through (one of the takes is on the DVD), and you'll even find the performance of Step Up/Nobody's Listening/It's Goin' Down on the LPU 4 CD as well. However, before any of that happened, let's take it back a few months to when MTV originally asked Jay-Z to do MTV Mashups. He hand-selected Linkin Park, and he and Mike started emailing ideas back-and-forth for a few months. That's where this exclusive comes into play. Dated May 19, 2004, this is the first true demo of the album to surface - eleven years later, at that. It's a mashup of One Step Closer, 99 Problems, and 1Stp Klosr. In this version, you'll hear the song in a different structure than what finally appeared on Collision Course. Mike placed a One Step Closer chorus after the first 99 Problems verse, and the song then goes into the 1Stp Klosr verse instrumental before kicking back into OSC. Other 1Stp pieces are included...even the end of the song. Who knows if the Jonathan Davis part would have even remained in the final version, but it's interesting to see 1Stp Klosr mashed up with this version, before Points Of Authority took its place in the collaboration. Mike even took the time to overdub the "yup" and other ad-libs by Jay-Z throughout the track, including the very end of the song. It's unclear if Jay-Z even re-recorded anything for this demo as it appeared that his meeting with Linkin Park in person (shown in the DVD) was his first time re-recording any vocals, but we do know that this is a legit demo put together by Mike in 2004. Coming from a promo disc with both the explicit and censored versions, enjoy the only known demo from Collision Course! -Mark from LPLive.net
EDIT: Seems that we had no idea about these tracks, mainly that they originally came from a DJ called AL-B! Theres more into the case since the cd itself is a legit internal promo cd with what looks like a fan-made mashup song. We do know that such thing also happened with Burn It Down Remixes promo where the BID Instrumental turned out to be a fan-made (thx ASTAT for the info). With that said, there could be some speculations about the Collision Course Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer. We'll try to look into this in the future, hoping for a clear answer whether the fan-made mashup (OSC/99 Problems/1Stp Klosr) had something to do with the original track on the album.
LPCatalog Exclusives Part 2
April 27, 2015
Part 2 of our exclusive downloads continues with LPTV rough cuts. This time, up for grabs are episodes 5 & 6 which come from a promo cd with ep. 1-6. Episodes 1-4 aren't any different from what we have posted earlier, thus we are not posting them for download. #5 is Australia and Asia Tour and #6 is Meteora Tour '04. Both have new, extended footage.
Next are episodes 9-13.
Episodes 9-11 do not have the intro nor the outro, while episodes 12 and 13 have it with QWERTY as a background audio. #9 called "Laurel House" is the first episode where the new album info appears, followed by #10 named "Japan Summer Sonic" where story of a new song "QWERTY" is described. Next is episode 11 with Mike's ArtShow in Gallery 1988 in LA, and Rob's Drum Studio, then episode 12 called "Salton Sea" where Minutes To Midnight album art photos where taken. Lastly episode 13 named What I've Done - The Making Of. This is the last episode in our exclusives, but not the last exclusive we have prepared!
LPTV Episode 9: Original 7:30, Rough Cut 7:12 (w/ NO graphic titles) Download .VOB 370mb
LPTV Episode 10: Original 7:25, Rough Cut 7:10 (w/ NO graphic titles) Download .VOB 377mb
LPTV Episode 11: Original 7:02, Rough Cut 6:40 (w/ NO graphic titles) Download .VOB 346mb
LPTV Episode 12: Original 6:47, Rough Cut 6:47 Download .VOB 363mb
LPTV Episode 13: Original 7:28, Rough Cut 7:31 Download .VOB 404mb
Stay tuned this week for part 3 of our exclusive downloads with Mark's (Hahninator's) big contribution in terms of checking, comparing and describing stuff.