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Linkin Park: 'Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keyes'

Brian Campbell Brian Campbell
January 22nd, 2009 1:42pm EST
Road to Revolution Linkin Park has never been the type of band to let their fans sit and wait between albums empty handed. They constantly want their fans enjoy new and previously unreleased LP, and again, while LP fans worldwide wait for the band to follow-up their last smash hit, 2007's 'Minutes to Midnight,' the band has come through, this time in the form of their second live CD/DVD to date, 'Road to Revolution.' Their first was 2003's 'Live in Texas.'

'Road to Revolution' was both recorded and filmed June 29, 2008 during the bands summer Projekt Revolution tour at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in the United Kingdom. The show marked the first time the summer tour had stretched across the pond, and also marked the first time LP and friend Jay-Z collaborated outside of the United States.

The show runs 18 tracks long, with four additional songs on the DVD content, scattered throughout as hidden content. 'Somewhere I Belong,' 'Papercut,' 'Wake 2.0' and 'Somewhere I Belong' are the hidden tracks cut from the CD version. The band actually plays an elongated version of 'Somewhere I Belong,' mixing in verses from Fort Minor favorites 'Petrified' and 'There You Go.'

The CD portion of the digipak houses an excellent setlist that spans the course of all three Linkin Park releases. The shows is opened by debut single and former live closer 'One Step Closer,' then moves into other 'Hybrid Theory' era classics like 'In The End,' 'Crawling' and a brilliant piano version of 'Pushing Me Away.' LP then do their best to represent 'Meteora' through songs like 'Lying From You,' 'From the Inside' and, of course, 'Numb.' The bulk of the show sees offerings from their latest, 'Minutes to Midnight,' eight tracks in all, including 'The Little Things Give You Away,' 'Hands Held High,' 'No More Sorrow' and 'Shadow of the Day.'

The best part of the record is the two tracks from the bands compilation with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, 'Collision Course.' 'Numb/Encore' and 'Jigga What/Faint' are included, rounding out the effort before 'Bleed It Out' finishes out the set.

'Road to Revolution' is the perfect way to help pass the time until the bands graces us with another full length. Do yourself a favor and break the silence with this disc.

Grade: A
Listen to: 'Leave Out All the Rest,' 'Pushing Me Away'

Brian Campbell
Story by Brian Campbell

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