Unter Den Linden (Original Instrumental Demo + Outtake Intro)

from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom (Original Demos & Outtakes) by Minutes to Midnight



The original version of this song, 'Dark Skies Over Rome', is one of my oldest compositions. I wrote it for my first band in late 1991. It’s now unrecognisable. Slowed down by a ridiculous amount, the arrangement has changed like day and night. But at its core, is still the same song.

When I rewrote the lyrics, I basically kept the same metric rhythm from the former verses. As a nod to both the original song and the famous film by Wim Wenders, I used the working title 'The Sky Under Berlin'.


from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom (Original Demos & Outtakes), released April 30, 2020
Written and produced by
Simone Silvestroni

Arranged with
Paolo Clementi

Performed by
Simone Silvestroni / bass, drums, piano, synth, sound effects
Paolo Clementi / acoustic and electric guitars

Management by
Christopher Carvalho / Unlock Your Sound Ltd

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℗ 2019-2020 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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