Murmansk Run/Ellis Island

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  • Running to a total of 7 minutes 17 seconds, Tony Clarkin adopted this format for his epic 1988 anti-war polemic "Don't Wake The Lion," i.e. one song in the middle of another.
  • The Murmansk Run was one of the most dangerous operations of the Second World War. For over 60 years, Ellis Island was the main port of entry for immigrants - mostly from Europe - to the Promised Land. Putting the two together, this could be a song about a war orphan who made a new start in the United States, though as with many such songs, the listener is left to form his own opinion, or mould his own interpretation. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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