£27.99 – 2xLP, plus Indies Only Booklet
£27.99 – 2xLP, Standard Edition
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.
My family’s role in the world revolution
The long island sound
Autumn tall tales
Now I’m gone
Napoleon on the bellerophon
Interior of a dutch house
Fountains and tramways
Hot air balloon
Fisher island sound
Die treue zum ursprung
Le phare du cap bon