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3 May 2013

27 Years

While it might have been artistically intriguing and in some strange way even satisfying, we are pleased to say this post is not entitled 27 Years because the song took that long to write or that long to make the video!
No Measure - Ben & Alfie


Here it actually refers to the 27 year long prison sentence of the wrongly convicted Sean Hodgson. There is a very moving article about the days after he was released entitled "Freedom? It's lonely" on the guardian website - www.guardian.co.uk - which is quite shocking and definitely worth a read.
Sean died last October, 3 years after he was released at the age of 59.

The song is based around our impression of the story after we read it in the paper a couple of years ago and is on our new album "No Measure".

For more information about the song and lyrics visit our bandcamp page. You can also download the track from iTunes or bandcamp!
No Measure - Ben & Alfie

2 comments:

  1. Love the new video, B & A. Read the article on Sean Hodgson for the first time - heartbreaking...

    Will you be making a video for my favourite "Snowfall" any time soon?

    Aunty AW/H

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  2. AGH I LOVE ALL OF YOUR MUSIC
    and 27 years actually helped me get through some deep depression and it made my love for playing violin grow
    I sit in orchestra class sometimes and play your songs and it makes me so happy

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