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Beirut - The Flying Club Cup album

Beirut - The Flying Club Cup album
  • Performer Beirut
  • Title The Flying Club Cup
  • Country US
  • Style Folk
  • Other formats ADX DXD MP2 MP3 VOC AU WAV
  • Genre Pop / Folk music
  • Size MP3 1998 mb
  • Size FLAC 1881 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 635

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.

Tracklist

A1 A Call To Arms 0:18
A2 Nantes 3:50
A3 A Sunday Smile 3:35
A4 Guyamas Sonora 3:31
A5 La Banlieue 1:57
A6 Cliquot 3:51
B1 The Penalty 2:22
B2 Forks And Knives (La Fête) 3:33
B3 In The Mausoleum 3:10
B4 Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route) 2:51
B5 Cherbourg 3:33
B6 St. Apollonia 2:58
B7 The Flying Club Cup 3:05

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – 4AD
  • Licensed From – Ba Da Bing!
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
  • Copyright (c) – 4AD
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Credits

  • Design – Kristianna Smith
  • Sleeve Notes [Stories] – Ryan Condon

Notes

p & c 2007 4AD under exclusive from Ba Da Bing Records

Reissue from around 2015/2016

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 652637273212
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): CAD 2732 BE60295-01 A1 MT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): CAD 2732 BE60295-01 B1 MK

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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