"Fourteen Days (Acoustic)" by Stylusboy

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"Fourteen Days (Acoustic)" by Stylusboy

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There is not a huge lot I can offer in reviewing terms regarding Stylusboy's new release of a new acoustic version of "Fourteen Days" since I wrote about the original version back in May of last year when it came out as a single, & of course it later appeared on his 'Back in the Day' EP as the song was part of his "Good Neighbours" songwriting project, crafting tracks based on the life stories of  isolated older members of the community.

This one, I hope you'll recall, came from the testimony of RAF veteran John (102 years old at the time of the project) about the fortnight he spent behind enemy lines during the Second World War, having been shot down, until he reached safety & evaded both the Nazis and being the victim of friendly fire by his own side who initially mistook him for a spy.

The whole tone of these songs depends on the story being paramount, so the first version was kept relatively simple. Stripped back even further to be nearer to the sound most of us have experienced hearing it played live, emphasises the emotions & respect for its subject yet further.

You can catch him live (quite probably playing this song) on March 30th at the Tin (with M G Boulter) and if you subscribe (99p for one month) to his Ko-fi page, you can see the full video of his recent (February) CV Folk gig at the Albany Theatre..

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