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Beirut

Artifacts

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2lp - 1 per customer

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£27.99


2lp

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£27.99


2cd

Released: 1st Apr 2022

£12.99


Artifacts began humbly as a means of compiling a few early Beirut EPs for a proper physical release.

However, as Zach Condon explains in album’s excellent liner notes, reconnecting with old recordings through fresh ears turned a simple re-issue project into something much more expansive. “When the decision came to re-release this collection, I found myself digging through hard drives looking for something extra to add to the compilation. What started as a few extra unreleased tracks from my formative recording years quickly grew into an entire extra records-worth of music from my past, and a larger project of remixing and remastering everything I found for good measure.” Artifacts is a phylogenetic tree. A double-LP’s worth music that traces the evolution of Beirut from a 14-year old Condon’s first attempts at bringing the music he heard in his mind to life, to the fully formed Beirut we know today. Retrospective of rarities and b-sides spanning the entirety of Beriut’s catalogue. 17 of the Artifact’s 26 songs have not been previously released.

Artifacts

Tracklist

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Indies booklet :

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  1. Elephant Gun
  2. My Family's Role In The World Revolution
  3. Scenic World
  4. The Long Island Sound
  5. Carousels
  6. Transatantique
  7. O Leãozinho
  8. Autumn Tall Tales
  9. Fyodor Dormant
  10. Poisoning Claude
  11. Bercy
  12. Your Sails
  13. Irrlichter
  14. Sicily
  15. Now I'm Gone
  16. Napoleon On The Bellerophon
  17. Interior of a Dutch House
  18. Fountains and Tramways
  19. Hot Air Balloon
  20. Fisher Island Sound
  21. So Slowly
  22. Die Treue zum Ursprung
  23. The Crossing
  24. Zagora
  25. Le Phare Du Cap Bon
  26. Babylon