The Last Line
|"The Last Line"|
|Song from the album Mall (Music From The Motion Picture)|
|Released||December 12, 2014|
|Writer||Chester Bennington, David Farrell, Joe Hahn, Alec Puro, Mike Shinoda|
|Producer||Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records, Machine Shop|
"The Last Line" is the twentieth first track on the soundtrack album Mall (Music From The Motion Picture) by Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda & Alec Puro.
"Ammosick" was a demo created during the Minutes To Midnight sessions. The title of the track can be seen written on one of the band's song boards during the The Making Of Minutes To Midnight documentary.
The song was later revisited and reworked during the A Thousand Suns sessions. On the Meeting Of A Thousand Suns, the title can be seen on the song boards along with an alternative title, "The Last Line".
When working on the soundtrack for Joe's film Mall with Alec Puro, the band revisited the song once again. The song can be heard at two moments during the film, one of them being the beginning of the closing credits, where it is followed by "Dancer". The version heard during the film was leaked on YouTube on September 7, 2014 under the title "Mall Theme". It is a demo version and has a different vocal take and different lyrics in the second verse.
When asked why the song was released on Mall and not on Minutes To Midnight or A Thousand Suns, Mike said, "I felt like, I liked it and thought that it belong... it should have gone out during the Minutes to Midnight era. And then it just didn't seem to fit the thematic stuff on A Thousand Suns. So that's why. And then we were like putting The Mall thing together and we were like, "Oh we have that song, that song is so good, that will fit here." It just felt like it would fit."
In October 2014, while Linkin Park was touring in Brazil, Mike Shinoda started to mix the soundtrack for a release. Although the song was credited as "Ammosick" on the film, its title was changed to "The Last Line" for the album. Not only does the album version of the song have a different mix from the previously leaked version, but it also contains different lyrics in the second verse.
Despite Mike being credited for mixing all other songs on the album, "The Last Line" was credited to Neal Avron, who also mixed Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns. Additionally, Rick Rubin, who produced both albums, is credited as a producer on the song with Mike.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|The Last Line||Mall (Music From The Motion Picture)||3:41||2007-2014||December 12, 2014|
|The Last Line|
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- LPLive: Mike Q&A Summary 7/29/2020, July 29, 2020
- Mike Shinoda on Instagram: “White Noise. @mrjoehahn #MallMovie”, October 16, 2014