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Early Sixties. The Soviet Union and the United States are dominant superpowers in the post-war world order. Conflicting ideologies and a dangerous nuclear arms race bring the two enemies to a constant confrontation. A rule against which all disputes must stop is mutually accepted: don’t meddle with what the enemy does in its territory. That includes watching the other build a wall to divide a city in two.

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lyrics

I’ve got my side, you’ve got yours
We keep an eye open wide indoors
I know it’s cold and we walk in pairs
Better a wall than a hot full war

The logic is cyclical
It’s shining iron, systematic
The logic is cynical
It takes a phase and makes it critical

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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, backing vocals
Rachel Goodman / vocals, backing vocals
Paolo Clementi / electric guitars
Gerald Duchene / sax
Michele Frumento / drums
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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