This was a land fit for Kings
Well, I say ‘was’, we still stand
To sing our songs of victory

But I’d collapsed into your arms
And like a child safe from harm
I turned away
Protected from the cruel and bitter winter

We only sensed a momentary premonition


from The Die Is Cast (EP preview), released June 3, 2021
Dan Ecclestone: vocals
Gerald Duchene: flugel horn / synth vocals
Romy Gensale: background vocals
Simone Silvestroni: bass / synth / drums / sound effects

Remix production by Simone Silvestroni. Co-produced by Gerald Duchene.

Recorded in England, Italy and the U.S.
Mixed and mastered by Simone Silvestroni.

Sample from the BBC referendum election night, 23 June 2016.

© 2018 Music and lyrics Dan Ecclestone.
℗ 2021 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Minutes to Midnight. Minutes to Midnight is the exclusive trademark of Simone Silvestroni. All trademarks and logos are protected.


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Minutes to Midnight Milan, Italy

Minutes to Midnight is the moniker used by Simone Silvestroni, a music producer, bassist and sound designer. After 10 years in the UK he's currently back in Italy.

The latest concept album, ‘After 1989’, is a real-life trip in history between two wars, as a grandson uncovered answers to how his grandfather managed to escape Germany in 1945.
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