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With Beirut

Beirut’s Zach Condon joins Mary Anne to reveal his musical Unknown Pleasures. This is a series where we ask some of our favourite artist to share some lesser known loves with us.

Beirut’s Zach Condon joins Mary Anne to reveal his musical Unknown Pleasures. This is a series where we ask some of our favourite artist to share some lesser known loves with us. Given that Beirut's latest album Gallipoli, was recorded in New York, Berlin and a studio complex in rural Puglia, we can't wait to hear what new sounds Zach has discovered.

Indeed it was in Italy where Zach rediscovered music as a visceral experience, which became the driving principle behind the new album.

Work on the new album began in the winter of 2016, as Beirut’s Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, which he inherited from a travelling circus at his local theatre space when he was a teenager, and that he used to write the first two Beirut albums, 2006’s Gulag Orkestar and 2007’s The Flying Club Cup.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Donna Summer

    I Feel Love

    • Mercury.
  • The Chemical Brothers

    We've Got To Try

    • Virgin EMI.
  • James Blake

    Can't Believe The Way We Flow

    • Assume Form.
    • Polydor.
  • Sly & the Family Stone

    Dance To The Music

    • Dino.
  • KH

    Only Human

    • Ministry Of Sound.
  • Charlotte Adigéry

    High Lights

    • DeeWee Records.
  • Wild Beasts

    Alpha Female

    • Domino Recording Co Ltd.
  • 2Pac

    I Ain't Mad At'Cha

    • Death Row.
  • Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts

    Guard The Fort

    • Manphibian Music.
  • Yussef Kamaal

    Lowrider

    • Black Focus.
    • Brownswood.
  • Jon Hopkins

    Open Eye Signal

    • Open Eye Signal.
    • Domino.
    • 001.
  • Fantastic Negrito

    Never Give Up

  • Supergrass

    Moving

    • PARLOPHONE.
  • PJ Harvey

    Good Fortune

    • Island.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Make Me Feel

    • Atlantic.
  • Loyle Carner

    Loose Ends (feat. Jorja Smith)

    • AMF/Virgin EMI.
  • Steve Lacy

    N Side

  • SBTRKT

    Pharaohs

    • Young Turks.
  • Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse

    Little Girl

    • Dark Night Of The Soul.
    • Parlophone/Lex.
    • 1.
  • Ulla Straus

    Billow

    • Big Room.
    • Quiet Time.
  • The Specials

    Embarrassed By You

    • UMC.
  • ANOHNI

    4 Degrees

    • HOPELESSNESS.
    • Rough Trade.
  • Tame Impala

    Patience

    • Fiction Records.
  • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

    Everything's Gotta Be Right

    • Modern Lovers 88.
    • Rounders.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    I'm On Fire

    • Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA.
    • CBS.
  • Nina Simone

    Baltimore

    • Baltimore.
    • Epic.
  • Beirut

    Gallipoli

    • 4AD.
  • Kate Bush

    King Of The Mountain

    • CD SINGLE.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Hawley

    Off My Mind

    • BMG.
  • New Order

    Temptation (Alternate 7Mix No.2)

    • Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

    A66

    • Rocket Recordings.
  • Miro Shot

    Boston Dynamic

    • All Points.
  • Neil Young

    Like A Hurricane

    • REPRISE.

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