Lon Gisland

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Lon Gisland EP
EP by Beirut
Released January 30, 2007
Genre Indie folk
Length 16:29
Label Ba Da Bing!
Beirut chronology
Gulag Orkestar
(2006)
Lon Gisland
(2007)
Pompeii EP
(2007)

Lon Gisland EP is an EP by Beirut. It is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Gulag Orkestar and the first album performed by the full band, which came together after the release of Gulag Orkestar. The album includes a reworked version of "Scenic World", a re-recording of the song that appears on Beirut's previous album.[1]

The album was released on CD by Ba Da Bing! Records[2] and LP single-sided 12" by Chouette Records.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Zach Condon. 

No. Title Length
1. "Elephant Gun"   5:48
2. "My Family's Role in the World Revolution"   2:07
3. "Scenic World"   2:53
4. "The Long Island Sound"   1:18
5. "Carousels"   4:23
  • The album's version of "Scenic World" differs from the first in that it has a slower, stronger sound and is entirely acoustic, with a violin and accordion replacing the original MIDI keyboard.

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Lon Gisland:[4]

  • Rob Carmichael - Design, Layout Design
  • Josh Clark - Engineer
  • Perrin Cloutier - Accordion, Cello
  • Ryan Condon - Composer
  • Zach Condon - Composer, Mixing, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele, Vocals
  • Kristin Ferebee - Violin
  • Paul Johnson - Mixing
  • Jon Natchez - Clarinet, Glockenspiel, Sax (Baritone), Ukulele
  • Adam Nunn - Mastering
  • Nick Petree - Percussion
  • Kelly Pratt - Euphonium, Flugelhorn, Trumpet

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) [1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars [6]

Pitchfork Media's Brandon Stosuy gave Lon Gisland a positive review, calling Condon's decision to play with a full band a "smart move." Stosuy ended his review by writing "It seems Condon's getting all this-- by embracing the developments, he's started to go beyond chewing the scenery to, well, actually living in it."[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Top Heatseekers 37[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stosuy, Brandon. Album Reviews: Beirut: Lon Gisland EP. Pitchfork Media. 31 January 2007
  2. ^ BEIRUT - Lon Gisland EP. BA DA BING records. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  3. ^ Beirut: Lon Ginsland. Midheaven Mail Order. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. ^ Lon Gisland - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. Beirut: Lon Gisland. Rolling Stone. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  6. ^ Beirut - Lon Gisland EP. Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  7. ^ Lon Gisland - Charts & Awards. Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2011