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 Last 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.

Versions (35)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MODCD009 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD009 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MODVL004 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Gat) Modular Recordings MODVL004 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) 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, TP) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK 2001 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Gat) 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
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 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, Modular Recordings XLCD 138 Spain 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
MODCD014 The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Modular Recordings MODCD014 Australia 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
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, 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, RE, 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
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
8926000415 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, RE, Gat) Astralwerks, Modular Recordings 8926000415 US 2017 Sell This Version
none The Avalanches Since I Left You(CD, Album, Dig) Rex Records, Modular Recordings none UK Unknown 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

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adbraun96

adbraun96

February 13, 2018
edited 16 days ago
referencing Since I Left You, Cass, Album, XLMC 138
If anyone is selling a copy of the cassette, I'm interested in buying one. I'd be willing to pay a good sum of cash for it.
BigBeat25

BigBeat25

January 31, 2018
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, XLCD 138

This sounds a bit like a lighter version of "Endtroducing"... The sample collage is incredible (I've noticed several horse noises though, apparently they like it ^^).

Seriously, this is the kind of music that MUST be played on a sunny day, like on the beach or in your car. The whole CD is such a thing of beauty and rhythm. Its Australian nationality makes it more exotic. I'll stop here, 'cause everything has already been said.

One of the best productions from the first year of the 21st century, and also one of my favorite Australian acts along with EK and Sonic Animation.
england2

england2

December 31, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Promo, MODPR015

As far as i know, this CD promo has all the samples intact & is exactly the same as the CDr on "Zomba" but minus "With My Baby"
Dorian_Ye

Dorian_Ye

September 26, 2017
referencing The Album, CDr, Album, Promo, none
If anyone has this and is looking to sell I'm willing to pay a full $10 USD for it (dead serious, TEN whole dollars, I want it THAT bad) send me a message, thanks!!!
omarkasturi

omarkasturi

September 3, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, dig, EVERCD 172-16

looking for one sealed copy, thanks! (4 more words needed)
david_carter1969

david_carter1969

July 24, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Gat, XLLP 138

Quite simply an incredible album from start to finish, deserves to be heard.
jwbussmann

jwbussmann

July 8, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra, 2557252699

So they couldn't clear all the Frontier Psychiatrist samples. What are you gonna do? It's not their fault. It's also only one song. Every single cut on here is a classic. It's still a lovely re-issue.
harrisonthefan

harrisonthefan

April 29, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, MODVL004

An absolutely wonderful album. The only big noticeable difference is Frontier Psychiatrist has been remastered and the samples have been retouched and reorganised, due to being unable to clear the original samples. It's quite unfortunate and would recommend anyone buy the album but do purchase the Frontier Psychiatrist single if they do find it.
FantasticMrNutt

FantasticMrNutt

February 9, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, 8926000415

Dont buy this version. Samples are replaced from the original with no indication they would be. Better off picking up more recent bootlegs.
macgian620

macgian620

January 31, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra, 2557252699

One of my favorite albums of all time. Defined sampling. Always love when my favorite albums get pressed in color! Samples for Frontier Psychiatrist are not as smooth, but it is a unique version.