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The 1980s. The superpowers are always on the brink of nuclear war. TV channels, both in the US and Great Britain, broadcast two significant works: ‘The Day After’, set in rural Kansas, and ‘Threads’, shot around Sheffield. I watched both as a young boy, starting the deep angst for a nuclear holocaust that had been gripping me ever since.

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lyrics

Nineteen-eighty-three
On a Friday night—I think
When I took my seat
And the lights went off

On the biggest screen
I cannot tell the way it was
But I went miles away
A boy in a foreign land

A farmer, a soldier
A groom and a bride
Children, a daughter
In the countryside
A doctor, a nurse
The fire in the sky
A priest and a curse
Burns to the eye

Nineteen-eighty-three
On a Friday—I believe
When I watched the film
And the fear would never leave

Never leave
Never leave
Never leave

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from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom, released November 9, 2019
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Written and produced by
Minutes to Midnight

Performed by
Dan Ecclestone / vocals, piano solo, metallophone
Callum Gardner / acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Gerald Duchene / sax
Simone Silvestroni / bass, piano, drums, sound effects

Mastered by
Ian Shepherd / Mastering Media

Management by
Christopher Carvalho / Unlock Your Sound Ltd

© 2019 Minutes to Midnight.
℗ 2019 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. Made in the EU.

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Minutes to Midnight Cambridge, UK

Minutes to Midnight is the moniker used by Simone Silvestroni, a full-stack music producer, bassist and sound designer.

He's just released the album ‘After 1989’, a real-life trip in history between two wars.

The concept tells the story from his perspective as a grandson, who has only recently uncovered answers to how his grandfather managed to escape Germany in 1945.
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