According to the Gauntlet, the special editions of 'Minutes to Midnight' will contain bonus, early versions of several tracks, which feature original vocals by Mike Shinoda, as opposed to many of the songs which now only have Shinoda doing backing vocals. Concerning his vocal absentee-ism on the new record, Shinoda says: "In a lot of cases I did a lot of writing, and then I gave it to Chester and he did a lot of singing, which, I think he's one of the best singers of our generation. So, I really love to hear him sing. I was really happy to have him singing more on this record." Thanks to 2xPutt!