Beirut - The Rip Tide - 2011 Indie Folk Rock LP
Beirut – The Rip Tide
Pompeii Records – POMP-003
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Reissued in standard cardboard cover, not cloth. Vinyl comes in protective plastic inner sleeve. Runouts identical to Beirut - The Rip Tide and Beirut - The Rip Tide, but labels indicate release date "© & ℗ 2019 Pompeii Records. Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd, London"
"Trombone" misspelled as "Trombon" on back cover, Side One "A Candle's Fire"
"The Peacock" Recorded at Fox Studios, Albuquerque NM
30 Aug 2019
Rock, Folk, World, & Country
A1 A Candle's Fire 3:19
A2 Sante Fe 4:14
A3 East Harlem 3:59
A4 Goshen 3:20
A5 Payne's Bay 3:48
B1 The Rip Tide 4:26
B2 Vagabond 3:19
B3 The Peacock 2:26
B4 Port Of Call 4:21
Graphic Design – Rob Carmichael
Photography By – Jim Gavenus
Producer, Mixed By – Zach Condon
Producer, Mixed By, Mastered By – Griffin Rodriguez
Written-By – Zach Condon
All songs written by Zach Condon
Written and recorded winter 2010 at
Old Soul Studios, Catskill, NY
Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn, NY
and Vacation Island, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Zach Condon and Griffen Rodriguez
Mastered by Griffin Rodriguez at
Shape Shoppe West, Los Angeles, CA
Photographs by Jim Gavenus
Graphic Design by Rob Carmichael, SEEN
℗ & © 2019 Pompeii Records. Published by EMI Music Publishing.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Scanned): 655035012315
Barcode (Printed): 6 55035 01231 5
Matrix / Runout: POMP-003-A 19876.1(2) GOLDEN
Matrix / Runout: POMP-003-B 19876.2(2) GOLDEN
Beirut has released their third, concrete album. The Rip Tide is decidedly in the same vein as the previous two LPs, and that is what's wonderful about it. After experimenting with French and Latin influences, Zach Condon has taken further Balkan cues from his debut, Gulag Orkestar.
Gulag is the strongest album Condon has recorded; however, Rip Tide matches the quality of Flying Club Cup (#2). Once more, listeners feel as though they're on a hundred-year-old train, traveling to some long-forgotten old town. There are more upbeat songs here compared to previous tracks, particularly on 'Santa Fe', 'East Harlem', and 'Vagabond'. There is also a wonderful throwback in 'Payne's Bay' to Condon's first recording on an EP entitled The Joys of Losing Weight.
Although some have disregarded this track, a highlight of the album is 'The Peacock'. It carries that familiar, melancholic tune that Condon has conjured up on tracks like 'Postcards from Italy' and 'On A Bayonet'. It is buried at the end of the LP, and has consequently become my favorite track of mid-2011.
As for the vinyl packaging, it is the best I've seen all year. It is simple, yet fantastic. The record's outer sleeve is thick and sturdy, it is reminiscent of my old, high-fidelity classical records. It is also bound in cloth, adding to the quality of the sleeve. The inner sleeve is a thick, and of high quality plastic. This is one of the few records I opened and put directly on my turntable without having to thoroughly clean.
Beirut - Santa Fe
This band has grabbed me by my lapels and given me a good shaking until finally I saw the true picture they had been painting and I could at last understand the brushstrokes and texture which is a good thing because for too long now I have been unaware of how far the geese have to fly or the dolphins have to swim.
Beirut - Vagabond
I like how Beirut's music gives me wings.. Cause when I listen. I fly. To all the places I've been.. To all my dreams I've made. With everyone I've loved.. To moments passed; and to those that I lustfully wait to come