Just before Christmas something beautiful happened.
When Beirut released their second album The Flying Club Cup they collaborated with the master, and starter of the whole music-recorded-in-public business, Vincent Moon of Take Away Shows, and recorded all the new songs in various urban places to promote the album. This was about 3 years ago. The films were up on Beirut’s website for a while but has since then been taken down since the films were released on a one-off DVD. Up until now, if you didn’t buy the DVD, the films have been hard to track down. Some can be found on youtube and vimeo etc but they’re not all up. This was all until a Beirut fan contacted BaDaBing Records and asked them how to get hold of the films. After a few emails back and forth he got his answer:
Hey Chris, we just heard from La Blogotheque, and they’re fine with you sharing the video files wherever… since there aren’t any more dvd’s, I’m guessing you’ll need us to rip the files for you? Let us know if you have any expertise on how to go about that, but I’m sure we can figure it out. Sweet!
On the 15th of December all the films were uploaded in high-quality by Chris and can be found on his website.
That’s a musical tearjerker story. How great to see a thing like this happen. Free culture for everyone!