Although the plan was to reclaim simply their shared legacy, what followed was an excellent debut album of original material in 'Heavy Crown' , and, following the sudden passing of bassist Jimmy Bain, a folow-up, 'II', in 2019.
With plans for album #3 uncertain at present, the band has instead released this stopgap E.P., featuring the titular Beatles classic, a new original, and a brace of live tracks.
Covering the Beatles isn't a move you'd expect from these heavy hitters, and initially at least, the band faithfully recreate the track with minimal modification. It's in the bridge section however that the four-piece eschew the Sgt Pepper psychedelics of the original, picking up the pace and rocking out in more familiar territory.
A gifted singer, Freeman's voice of course soars throughout. Campbell's skills meanwhile, are simply mesmerising, and one need look no further than the jaw-dropping guitar acrobatics on display on the sole new track, 'Hurricane Orlagh'.
A brace of live tracks including the song that launched the band, 'Devil in Me', and sophomore highlight 'Give up the Ghost' round out the E.P.
Happily, in the age of the vinyl revival, the E.P. has been released as a special 12” collector’s silver vinyl, numbered and limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. Grab one while you can.
Last in Line's 'A Day in the Life E.P.' is available now. Click here to order.