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Flying Club Cup

Beirut Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (9 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ba-Da-Bing
  • ASIN: B000UJ48XG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A Call To Arms
2. Nantes
3. A Sunday Smile
4. Guyamas Sonora
5. La Banlieue
6. Cliquot
7. The Penalty
8. Forks And Knives (La Fete)
9. In the Mausoleum
10. Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)
11. Cherbourg
12. St. Apollonia
13. The Flying Club Cup

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bigger Sound Equally Beguiling 1 Nov 2007
By pjr VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
During the summer Zach Condon (who is, essentially Beruit) discussed his forthcoming album saying it was, interesting how having the band was making a difference to the sound, that he was collaborating with someone who would provide string arrangements, and it was going to have a French feel about it. After the somewhat remarkable "Gulag Orkestra" this seemed an intriguing proposition.

Autum sees the release of the album and it is bigger sounding, imbued with strings, and at times steeped in French chanson. The fact that this is now a band is the most striking development. Where as Condon's debut had a somewhat homespun low-fi feel about it "The Flying Club Cup" has bigger, richer textures. Brass and strings rub shoulders with each other creating something deeper and warmer. The French influences give the album some sharp focus and the influence seems to have sharpened the writing which seems to have managed the difficult feat of improving still on what was a very solid foundation.

This is still, for all its exotic louchness, an album I would happily describe as an indie record. It is definately not world music as Condon takes the basic approaches and then builds his own sound around that. It may offend the world music purists in the approach but it's exactly what upset them last time around. The make or break of this album is the vocals, layered much more confident this time around they are definately something which may well make falling in love with this album difficult for some.

Yet there is much to love here, be it the rolling waltzes of "Cliquot", "Un Dernier Verre", or the title track, or the fact there is still a dash or the Balkan folk which dominated the first album.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What melody will see him in my arms again? 12 Oct 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Beirut have always been all about Europe. Ever since Zach Condon started mingling electronica and indie-rock with traditional East-European music, his little band has been redolent of the old world.

And though "The Flying Club Cup" has a more modern flavour to some of its songs, the feeling of wistful, melancholy nostalgia still hangs heavily over these exquisitely orchestrated pop tunes. Think early twentieth-century France, as seen through sepia photographs and a band's sad tunes.

It opens with a haunting chorus of wailing horns, before switching to the smooth, swaying melody of "Nantes." Condon sings mournfully, "Well it's been a long time/long time now/since I've seen you smile/and I'll gamble away my fright... and in a year, a year or so/this will slip into the sea..."

It's much the same throughout the remaining songs, which tend to be bittersweet in tone, with a backdrop of horns and stately pop rhythms. Mellow dance tunes, Eastern European marches, mournful accordion-piano ballads, and pretty folky tunes. Not to mention, of course, combinations of all of the above.

In the second half, we're even graced with some upbeat songs -- the twittering violin and swirling melody of "In The Mausoleum." And the sprightliest music on the album is "Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)," a peppy pop tune that sounds like something Snoopy would dance to as the World War I flying ace.

If I were to compare Condon and Beirut to any other artist, it would probably be Sufjan Stevens -- polished, multilayered music with rich vocals. But the music of "The Flying Club Cup" is all nostalgia, bittersweet and weariness, mingled with a rich, over-the-top quality. It's so much BIGGER than Beirut's past work -- in sound, in scope, in feeling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and beautiful 14 April 2009
By Flock17
Format:Audio CD
I am so pleased that I discovered this band - it really grew on me and now I am hooked (so are all my friends who have to listen at my place). The new album (Zapotec) is equally fascinating. New music at its best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What melody will see him in my arms again 14 Dec 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Beirut have always been all about Europe. Ever since Zach Condon started mingling electronica and indie-rock with traditional East-European music, his little band has been redolent of the old world.

And though "The Flying Club Cup" has a more modern flavour to some of its songs, the feeling of wistful, melancholy nostalgia still hangs heavily over these exquisitely orchestrated pop tunes. Think early twentieth-century France, as seen through sepia photographs and a band's sad tunes.

It opens with a haunting chorus of wailing horns, before switching to the smooth, swaying melody of "Nantes." Condon sings mournfully, "Well it's been a long time/long time now/since I've seen you smile/and I'll gamble away my fright... and in a year, a year or so/this will slip into the sea..."

It's much the same throughout the remaining songs, which tend to be bittersweet in tone, with a backdrop of horns and stately pop rhythms. Mellow dance tunes, Eastern European marches, mournful accordion-piano ballads, and pretty folky tunes. Not to mention, of course, combinations of all of the above.

In the second half, we're even graced with some upbeat songs -- the twittering violin and swirling melody of "In The Mausoleum." And the sprightliest music on the album is "Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)," a peppy pop tune that sounds like something Snoopy would dance to as the World War I flying ace.

If I were to compare Condon and Beirut to any other artist, it would probably be Sufjan Stevens -- polished, multilayered music with rich vocals. But the music of "The Flying Club Cup" is all nostalgia, bittersweet and weariness, mingled with a rich, over-the-top quality. It's so much BIGGER than Beirut's past work -- in sound, in scope, in feeling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a brilliant album, I play it on repeat! The service was excellent also, arriving quickly in great condition as described. Very happy, thank you!
Published 7 months ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Good deal
Was a good aquisition as the CD was in good condition. The price was according the condition. Very fast delivery. Thanks!
Published on 24 Oct 2011 by carlos
5.0 out of 5 stars beruit
this is a great album i have been playing it a lot it makes great background music the singer has an unusual voice which may not be to everyones taste but there you have it
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by viking
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, genius
This album is BRILLIANT! Maybe too many 3/4 time songs but some of the tunes are amazing. Can't wait for the next one.
Published on 25 Aug 2011 by Lucy
4.0 out of 5 stars New band to me
This was a complete surprise - a friend suggested a track 'Candy' which I downloaded and then felt it was worth a try for the album - what a wonderful surprise, haunting, happy and... Read more
Published on 9 July 2009 by G. Abel
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric
The Flying Club Cup contains the most compelling melodies and arrangements of songs inspired by French folk and popular music. Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2008 by Pieter Uys
5.0 out of 5 stars Come Fly with Beirut
Zach Condon, a.k.a. Beirut, has recruited some likeminded people to create an album that builds on his debut "Gulag Orkestar" and fleshes out the sound, with new elements. Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2008 by Dudley Serious
2.0 out of 5 stars c8i6k8ki6kxi75
Yeah, hype, hype... whatever, I love Beirut. Well, to put it correctly, I love Gulag Orkestar; there's a charm to that record that is unmatched in the overblown and far too serious... Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2008 by 77
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic experience
I got a gift of this on Saturday and hav'nt stopped playing it since. It is totally brilliant a work of art haunting and beautiful. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2008 by A.Benito
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