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Beirut in Paris: Zach Condon on the loose in France

Beirut, the pet project of 22 year old Zach Condon, has taken over my life. Again. For the third time. It’s got to be the dusty Balkan gypsy horns and the lilting, percussive strumming of the mandolin. It transports me to another age; sometimes it’s a sleepy smoky village in the south of France, other times it’s a brasserie in Brooklyn. It’s transcendence at its least and transformance at its best.

I wake up in the morning and I’m humming “Postcards From Italy”. I eat my breakfast tapping the beat of “Nantes”. I nod off at night, dreaming of “Elephant Gun”. And whatever I do, I haven’t been able to escape the musical throes of either 2006’s Gulag Orkestar or 2007’s The Flying Club Cup (nor do I care to).

Zach Condon and his 12 piece collective recently paid a visit to Studio 104 at the Maison do Radio in Paris and recorded a Black Session for French radio station France Inter. It was broadcast on November 26th, 2007

you can download it from me here:

Beirut – Black Session (redirect to Multiply)

or sample a few tracks, including Jeff Buckley’s “Halellujah”

Beirut – Black Session – Hallelujah.mp3
Beirut – Black Session – Elephant Gun.mp3

As always… please support the artists!!

Beirut’s homepage
Beirut on Myspace

January 9, 2008 - Posted by | acoustic, alternative, balkan, beirut, black session, horns, indie, singer songwriter, zach condon


  1. Thanks for the files! But “Hallelujah” is not by Jeff Buckley, it’s by Leonard Cohen 😉


    Comment by Anonymous | January 17, 2008 | Reply

  2. Well of course! But it is sung in a style similar to the “Jeff Buckley version” 😉

    I DID, however, neglect to credit Mr. Cohen. My bad. Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoyed.

    Comment by Jameson | January 17, 2008 | Reply

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