Photography – Chez Chryde. Recorded By – Griffin Rodriguez, Zach Condon. Recorded By – Mark Lawson. Matrix, Runout: CD204-014R FLYING CLUB CUP REV/CA. Other Versions (5 of 18) View All. Cat.
The Flying Club Cup is the second studio album by Balkan folk-influenced indie folk band Beirut, released on October 9, 2007 on 4AD Records. The album features string arrangements by Arcade Fire contributor Owen Pallett, also known by his former stage name Final Fantasy
Flying Club Cup deftly showcases Condon's gifts: "Nantes" sounds exotic without directly referencing a particular era or feeling, and "A Sunday Smile"- despite being about specific people and places- evokes universal sensations such as sleepiness and warmth .
THE FLYING CLUB CUP is Beirut's homage to French culture, fashion history and music. Beirut's second LP purportedly takes inspiration from French chanson of yesteryear (as opposed to the Balkan folk of yesteryear). It works as an album rather than just a collection of songs. It's a more pensive presentation-dare I say it: more mature. Beirut remains mind-boggling work for a 21-year-old, and it's exciting to watch Condon's musical palette expand as he gathers the life experience to match his voice.
Because Beirut plays music that feels like it's been reflected off a long and storied life, there's the possibility for unearned pretension to appear, but there's a real sincerity, and a sense of life, that finds its way into the songs here.
The Flying Club Cup is Beirut’s second studio album, released in 2007. Recording started in a small studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later finished in Arcade Fire’s Petite Église, a renovated church in Farnham, Quebec. The album features a larger, more rounded range of instrumental accompaniments, including string arrangements by Owen Pallett, who is well known as a contributor on two Arcade Fire albums; Funeral and Neon Bible
The Flying Club Cup is the second studio album by Balkan folk-influenced indie folk band Beirut, released on October 9, 2007 on 4AD Records. there used to be this hot air balloon festival in Paris- titled after that and after this very bizarre 1910 photo I found shows all these ancient hot air balloons about to take off in the middle of Paris
All lyrics from The Flying Club Cup album, popular Beirut songs with tracklist and information about album. Album The Flying Club Cup (2007). Label Ba Da Bing! Artwork. Beirut "The Flying Club Cup" (2007) album.
|A1||A Call To Arms||0:18|
|A3||A Sunday Smile||3:35|
|B2||Forks And Knives (La Fête)||3:33|
|B3||In The Mausoleum||3:10|
|B4||Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)||2:51|
|B7||The Flying Club Cup||3:05|
|BING-055||Beirut||The Flying Club Cup (LP, Album)||Ba Da Bing!||BING-055||US||2007|
|CAD 2732CD||Beirut||The Flying Club Cup (CD, Album, Dig)||4AD, Ba Da Bing!||CAD 2732CD||UK||2007|
|WPCB-10044||Beirut||The Flying Club Cup (CD, Album, Enh)||4AD, Beggars Japan||WPCB-10044||Japan||2007|
|BING-055||Beirut||The Flying Club Cup (CD, Album, Dig)||Ba Da Bing!||BING-055||US||2007|
|none||Beirut||The Flying Club Cup (CDr, Album, Promo)||Ba Da Bing!||none||UK||2007|