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Beirut in Paris Part 2 : Zach Covers "Hallelujah"

This video is a little montage of some clips I’ve collected with Beirut’s Zach Condon covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in the Jeff Buckley style (follow? good. I like you). This audio clip was culled from Beirut’s Nov. 2007 Black Session in gay Paris. Seek it out. It’s quite good.
Beirut – Black Session – Hallelujah.mp3

This marks my second foray into fooling around with some new video software. I did it the fast and easy way, but the back end took a while with editing and quality issues. It didn’t come out terrible.

March 30, 2008 Posted by | acoustic, balkan, beirut, black session, indie, jamesonian, jeff buckley, leonard cohen, live music, rock, singer songwriter, toodrunktodream, zach condon | Leave a comment

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 | 2 Comments