After 1989: “13 Days” Official Video

13 Days is a single from the concept album After 1989: A Trip To Freedom, released 9 November 2019.

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s time to tell the tale of how a young man managed to escape Germany in 1945, while his nephew made the other way round in 1991, looking for answers that he could only find in 2017.

13 Days

October 1962. President Kennedy goes live on TV, announcing he has proof of a build-up of Soviet missiles on the island of Cuba. The threat of a pre-emptive strike to America is real. The level of military readiness is set one step from a global nuclear war.

Performed By

Dan Ecclestone / vocals
Paolo Clementi / electric and acoustic guitars
Andy Bonnor (AndiA of ‘In Your Dreams’) / drums
Simone Silvestroni / bass, additional drums, sound effects


Written and produced by Simone Silvestroni of Minutes to Midnight
Arranged with Paolo Clementi
Management by Christopher Carvalho / Unlock Your Sound Ltd
Video by Minutes to Midnight
Mastered by Ian Shepherd

Footage Credits

Silvia Maggi, Cambridge (UK), 2020
Andy Bonnor, Mikkeli (Finland), 2020
National Archives, United States Air Force
Cuban missile crisis footage by David G. Coleman
Prelinger Archive

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