Live in Texas (Linkin Park album)

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Live in Texas
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Live album / video album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2003
RecordedAugust 2, 2003 at Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)
August 3, 2003 at Texas Stadium (Irving, Texas)
Genre
Length70:58 (DVD)
41:40 (CD)
Label
Producer
Linkin Park non-studio album chronology
Reanimation
(2002)
Live in Texas
(2003)
Collision Course
(2004)
Linkin Park Video chronology
Making Of Meteora
(2003)
Live in Texas
(2003)
Breaking the Habit
(2004)

Live in Texas is the first live album and third DVD by American rock band Linkin Park, originally released on November 18, 2003. The band's main setlist includes songs from their studio albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora, as well as one song from their remix album Reanimation. The album managed to peak at #23 on the Billboard 200, and it has sold 1.1 million copies in the United States.[1] The audio version of the concert includes 12 out of the 17 tracks. At the end of "A Place For My Head", lead singer Chester Bennington breaks guitarist Brad Delson's guitar. At the end of the concert, DJ Joe Hahn threw a piece of his equipment on the stage floor.

Background[edit]

The DVD comes with a bonus CD that features twelve of the songs from the DVD. The other five live tracks can be found on the LP Underground 3.0 CD. The audio on the CD is mixed differently from the audio on the DVD. The DVD/CD comes in two versions: a CD case and, although harder to find, a DVD case. Live in Texas was awarded Gold certification in 2003 by the RIAA, only 29 days after the release of album, and Platinum certification in 2007.

The concert footage was shot on August 2 and August 3 during the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, and Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The video footage is made up of the audio from the Dallas show and video from both the Houston and Dallas shows; because of this the band had to wear the same clothes on two shows, although there are still noticeable differences. For example, it can be seen that Mike Shinoda wears two similar but different shirts, Brad Delson's guitar sometimes changes multiple times in the middle of songs from a red PRS to a black Ibanez, Dave Farrell's basses change a few times as well in the middle of songs, as well as lead singer Chester Bennington's shirt soaked with sweat, and it being completely dry the next time he is shown on screen.

Lars Ulrich also makes a quick, surprise appearance dressed up as a Hulk-fisted bunny man during "From the Inside".[2]

In some Asian countries, the package was released with a VCD instead of a DVD. The VCD contains identical content.

The audio versions of "From the Inside" and "Runaway" were released as the b-sides of the "From the Inside" single. When "Lying from You" was released as a single, the footage from Live in Texas was used as the song's music video with the studio version dubbed over.[3]

iTunes[edit]

The live performances of "Points of Authority" and "Lying from You" are available for purchase on iTunes.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [4]
Imperiumi6/10 stars[5]

Johnny Loftus of Allmusic gave the album a mixed review, saying "their cool professionalism makes Live in Texas sound somewhat sterile," as well as saying the band "seems lost inside its own sound." Nevertheless, he also says that the album "will likely serve as a [the fans'] memento of the tour."[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Somewhere I Belong"Linkin Park3:37
2."Lying from You"Linkin Park3:07
3."Papercut"Linkin Park3:06
4."Points of Authority"Linkin Park3:25
5."Runaway"Linkin Park,3:06
6."Faint"Linkin Park2:47
7."From the Inside"Linkin Park3:00
8."P5hng Me A*wy"Linkin Park5:05
9."Numb"Linkin Park3:06
10."Crawling"Linkin Park3:33
11."In the End"Linkin Park3:31
12."One Step Closer" (contains breakdown from "1stp Klosr")Linkin Park4:13
Total length:42:17
Enhanced CD Extras
  • Website toolkit
  • Merchandise
  • Screensaver
  • Web links

DVD[edit]

  1. "Don't Stay"
  2. "Somewhere I Belong"
  3. "Lying from You"
  4. "Papercut"
  5. "Points of Authority"
  6. "Runaway"
  7. "Faint"
  8. "From the Inside"
  9. "Figure.09"
  10. "With You"
  11. "By Myself"
  12. "P5hng Me A*wy"
  13. "Numb"
  14. "Crawling"
  15. "In the End"
  16. "A Place for My Head"
  17. "One Step Closer" (contains verses from "1stp Klosr")

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 7,500^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[7] Gold 15,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[8] Platinum 125,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[10] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (June 24, 2014). "Ask Billboard: With Nico & Vinz, Norway Continues U.S. Chart Invasion". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  2. ^ YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ "Lying From You (Live in Texas) on Youtube". from the Warner Bros. Records Youtube Channel
  4. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/album/r666101
  5. ^ Mape Ollila (2003-12-21). "Levyarviot: Linkin Park - Live in Texas". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  7. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Linkin Park – Live in Texas" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Linkin Park in the field Interpret. Enter Live in Texas in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  8. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Linkin Park – Live in Texas" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Linkin Park – Live in Texas". Music Canada. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "French album certifications – Linkin Park – Live in Texas" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Linkin Park – Live in Texas". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Linkin Park – Live in Texas". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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