BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP
BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP
BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP
BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP
BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP
BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP

Beirut
The Flying Club Cup Exclusive LP

$25.99
  • Color: Mustard
  • Limited to: 5 Per Customer
Description

A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing.

The Flying Club Cup is the second studio album by Balkan folk-influenced band Beirut, originally released on October 9, 2007.

Zach Condon said about the name and inspiration for the album: "Back in the early 1990s...there used to be this hot air balloon festival in Paris---[the album's] titled after that and after this very bizarre 1910 photo I found [by Leon Gimpel]. It's one of the first color photos ever made, at the World's Fair, and it...shows all these ancient hot air balloons about to take off in the middle of Paris. I just thought it was the most surreal image I'd seen in a long time."

He also said about the album sound: "I was listening to a lot of Jacques Brel and French chanson music--pop songs shrouded in big, glorious, over-the-top arrangements and all this drama--and that was in some sense unfamiliar territory to me. So I started buying new instruments and relying on things I wasn't necessarily comfortable with, like French horns and euphoniums, carrying these big, epic brass parts that I used to do all on trumpets, and working with accordion and organ instead of all ukulele--very much throwing myself in the world of classic pop music, I guess you could say."

Album includes a digital download.

Item Details
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Limited edition of: 500
  • Label: Pompeii
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo

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