The Avalanches ‎– Since I Left You

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Since I Left You is the debut studio album by The Avalanches. They started recording in 1999 and had used the working title of Pablo's Cruise. The duo primarily worked with a Yamaha Promix 01 and Akai S2000 samplers.

Band's members, Darren Seltmann and Robbie Chater, spent hours sampling music from vinyl records to create the songs on the album: Chater estimates that there are over 3,500 samples. After sampling and arranging, the pair would swap their tapes, listen to each other's ideas and expand on whatever they had heard. Despite working separately, both Chater and Seltmann had nearly identical studio set-ups.

The initial release date was going to be 11 September, however it was delayed due to issues with sample clearance for the 900 samples involved according to Billboard. On 27 November the album was issued in Australia with plans to have a world release in early 2001. The later release date outside Australia was due to additional sample clearances needed for international markets (in April for UK and in November 2001 for US).

The initial Australian release slightly differ from the next versions:
"Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life" has been shortened to "Tonight".
"Radio" intro sampled from Wayne and Shuster's I Was a TV Addict has been shortened (from 4:52 to 4:22 long).
The spoken sample from the film "Midnight Run" (in "Diners Only"), and a guitar/strings sample (in the middle of "Little Journey") has been removed.

Tracklist

Since I Left You
Stay Another Season
Radio
Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
Avalanche Rock
Flight Tonight
Close To You
Diners Only
A Different Feeling
Electricity
Tonight
Pablo's Cruise
Frontier Psychiatrist
Etoh
Summer Crane
Little Journey
Live At Dominoes
Extra Kings

Versions (39)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MODVL004 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, Gat) Modular Recordings MODVL004 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
none The Avalanches Album(CDr, Promo) Rex Records, Modular Recordings none UK 2000 Sell This Version
REKD138LP The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, TP) Rex Records REKD138LP UK 2000 Sell This Version
MODCD009 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD009 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MODCD009 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD009 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MODCD009 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD009 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MODPR015 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Modular Recordings MODPR015 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
none The Avalanches The Album(CDr, Album, Promo) Zomba none UK 2000 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, Gat) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK 2001 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, TP) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TFCK-87254 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-87254 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
XLCD 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) XL Recordings, Modular Recordings XLCD 138 UK 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8102842 1 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) Delabel, XL Recordings, Modular Recordings 7243 8102842 1 France 2001 Sell This Version
XLCD 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) XL Recordings, Playground Music Scandinavia XLCD 138 Scandinavia 2001 Sell This Version
XLCD 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) XL Recordings, Modular Recordings XLCD 138 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
XLCD 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) XL Recordings, Modular Recordings XLCD 138 UK 2001 Sell This Version
31177-2 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Mixed, Dig) Sire, Modular Recordings 31177-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
31177-2A The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Promo) Modular Recordings, Sire 31177-2A US 2001 Sell This Version
DE 6459 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Delabel DE 6459 France 2001 Sell This Version
none The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Promo, Pol) Delabel, XL Recordings none France 2001 Sell This Version
4344-311772 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Modular Recordings, Sire 4344-311772 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
MODCD014 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD014 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
EVERCD 172-16 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, dig) Everlasting Records (2) EVERCD 172-16 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
none The Avalanches Since I Left You(CDr, Album, Promo) XL Recordings none UK 2001 Sell This Version
XLMC 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(Cass, Album) Modular Recordings XLMC 138 UK 2001 Sell This Version
MODVL004 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Modular Recordings MODVL004 2004 Sell This Version
MODCD004 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album) Modular Recordings MODCD004 US 2004 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Gat) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, RE, Gat) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
MODCD014 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD014 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MODVL004X The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Modular Recordings MODVL004X Australia 2017 Sell This Version
MODVL004 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, RE) Modular Recordings MODVL004 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
8926000415 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Astralwerks, Modular Recordings 8926000415 US 2017 Sell This Version
MODVL004X The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra) Modular Recordings MODVL004X Europe 2017 Sell This Version
2557252699 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra) Astralwerks, Modular Recordings 2557252699 US 2017 Sell This Version
MODVL177 The Avalanches Since I Left You(4xLP, Dlx, RM) Modular Recordings MODVL177 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
XLCD 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, RP, Dig) XL Recordings, Modular Recordings XLCD 138 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none The Avalanches Since I Left You(CDr, Album, Promo) XL Recordings, Rex Records, Modular Recordings none Unknown Sell This Version

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tjtheruss

tjtheruss

May 10, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, MODVL004
Interestingly enough, the copy I got from my local record store was an error: I got two of sides C & D, instead of one being A & B, and one being C & D. A little bummed because I love the whole album, but I guess it’s cool I so happened to get a mispackaged one. Anyone else experience this?
1pinchofsalt

1pinchofsalt

April 25, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 8926000415

Terrible release. If the different samples used don’t kill the vibe, the surface noise certainly will
jonathon.traynor

jonathon.traynor

April 9, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 4xLP, Dlx, RM, MODVL177
The 2021 USA XL Recordings (and most likely the UK), release has different label details to this original 2017 Australwerks “test pressing?” version.

The US version is a “XL 116-4LPX” pressing, while this original 2017 Australwerks pressing is “MODVL 177”.

The Australian 2021 pressing release is dated 2017 on the label, but I can’t confirm or deny at this time that it is the same as this listing.
A-Fallen-Temple

A-Fallen-Temple

April 8, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 4xLP, Dlx, RM, MODVL177
Sold out in only 2ish hours. Don’t be that person and flip.
lococola

lococola

April 8, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 4xLP, Dlx, RM, MODVL177
There is also an XL Recordings release of this re-release, I wonder if that is the same and has the same extras. Not seeing it listed on discogs yet...
dicedpeas

dicedpeas

April 7, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 4xLP, Dlx, RM, MODVL177
Does this have the original samples? f f f f
Weirdcore

Weirdcore

April 7, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Since I Left You, 4xLP, Dlx, RM, MODVL177
Release date - 4th June 2021

Pre Orders up now ;)
LachyLn

LachyLn

March 27, 2021
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, Gat, MODVL004
It surprises me how keen people are for the record when this album is much better suited to the CD format. The song transitions are seamless on CD and the music never stops, whereas the flow is interrupted four times when listening on vinyl. The early Australian and Swedish releases have all of the original Frontier Psychiatrist samples in tact and the latter is a gem with even more samples that I'd never even heard before. You can buy these early CD releases for a bag of chips and they still scratch the collector-itch as they came out in 2000, yet people fork out hundreds for the first pressing and quite a lot for reissues as well.