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.

Here's the details regarding samples given track by track for the UK edition released by XL Recordings (performers in [ ] brackets are not credited on release):

Track 1 contains elements from "Main Attraction - Everyday", Written-by: Jeanne Salo, Published by: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. & Attraction Music, Inc. (BMI), Administered by Tamelane Publishing Corp. Used under license from Capitol Records, A division of Capitol Records, Inc.

Track 1 contains elements from "Klaus Wunderlich - Let's do the latin hustle", Written-by: Edward Drennen, Published by: Damit Music, Inc. (BMI), Administered by Golden Rule Administrators, Courtesy of Eastwest Records GmbH, Germany, A Warner Music Group company;

Track 1 embodies portions of: "[Tony Mottola] - By the time I get to Phoenix", Written-by: Jimmy Webb, Published by: EMI Sosaha Music, Inc. & Jonathan Three Music Co. (BMI), Administered by Lastrada Entertainment Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Track 2 contains elements from "Sergio Mendez - Cinnamon & Clove", Written-by: Johnny Mandell, Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman, Published by: Universal on Backstreet Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Used courtesy of A & M Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.;

Track 2 features a sample from "Madonna - Holiday", Written-by: Curtis Lee Hudson & Lisa Stevens, Published by: House of Fun Music & Spirit One Music (BMI), Administered by House of Fun Music, Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products, Inc. used by permission;

Track 3 contains elements from "Mandrill - Fat City Strut", Written-by: Claude B. Cave II, Published by: Intersong-USA, Inc. & Mandrill Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), Administered by Chappell & Co. (ASCAP), Used courtesy of Polydor Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Track 4 contains a sample from "Marlena Shaw - Yu-Ma", Written-by: Marlena Shaw, Published by: Shaws Maws Music (BMI), Administered by Bug Music, Courtesy of Sony Music.

Track 6 contains a sample from "Billy Boyo - Wicked she wicked", Written-by: Billy Rowe & Henry Lawes, Published by: Sparta Florida Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS) throughout the world excluding the U.S.A. and Canada where it is published by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI) and Sparta Florida Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS), Courtesy of Greensleeves Records Ltd.;

Track 6 embodies portions of: "Prince Paul featuring De La Soul - More than u know", Written-by: Hubert Roberts/Freddy Stonewall/Henry Stone/Lawrence Dermer/David Joliecoeur/ Vincent Mason/Kelvin Mercer/Paul Huston, Published by: EMI Longitude Music, Inc., T-Girl Music LLC, Daisy Age Music & Prinse Pawl Musick (BMI), Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music LLC. Used by permission.

Track 7 embodies portions of: "Isley Brothers, The - Tell me when you need it again", Written-by: Ernest Isley/O'Kelly Isley/Ronald Isley/Rudolph Isley & Christopher Jasper, Published by: EMI April Music, Inc. & Bovina Music, Inc.(Administered by EMI April Music, Inc.), Courtesy of Sony Music;

Track 7 contains elements from "Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Stool Pigeon", Written-by: August Darnell, Published by: Cri Cri Music/Blue Mountain Music Ltd., Administered by Rykomusic Ltd. (PRS) throughout the world excluding the U.S.A. & Canada where it is published by Raineyville Music (BMI), Used courtesy of and under license from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Ltd. throughout the world excluding North America. Used by permission.

Track 8 contains a sample from "Camplo - Sparkle", Written-by: David Willis, Saladine Wallace & Salahadeen Wilds, Published by: Biggie Music & Motown Songs, Administered by Universal - Songs of Polygram Publishing, Inc. (BMI) & Sheba Doll Publishing & Satin Struthers Music, Administered by Protoons, Inc. (ASCAP), under licence from the Arista Records Label of BMG Music, used by permission.

Track 9 contains a sample from "Debbie Reynolds - Tammy", Written-by: Jay Livingston & Ray Evans, Published throughout the world by: Jay Livingston Music, Administered by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) & St.Angelo Music, Administered by Universal - Northern Music Company (ASCAP), excluding the U.S.A. and Canada where it is published by Jay Livingston Music (ASCAP) & St.Angelo Music, Administered by Universal - Northern Music Company (ASCAP), and excluding Germany, Austria & Switzerland where it is published by Jay Livingston Music, Administered by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) & St.Angelo Music (ASCAP), administered by Melodie der Welt (GEMA), used courtesy of Coral Records, under licence from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Track 10 features a sample from "Blowfly - Rapp dirty", Produced under license from Rhino Entertainment Co., by arrangement with Warner Special Products, Inc. for North America, and under license from EMI Records Ltd. for the rest of the world.

Track 11 contains elements from "Nancy Wilson - Tonight may have to last me all my life", Written-by: Johnny Mercer & Donald Borzage, Published by: WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), under license from Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.

Track 13 contains elements from "[Wayne and Shuster] - Frontier Psychiatrist", Written-by: John Robert Dobson, Published by: The Estate of John Robert Dobson

Track 13 embodies a portion of: "[Frank Sinatra] - My way of life", Written-by: Bert Kaempfert, Carl Sigman & Herbert Rehbein, Published by: Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI) throughout the world excluding Germany, Austria & Switzerland, where it is published by Bert Kaempfert Music Publishing G.m.b.H. (GEMA), and excluding the United States of America, its territories and posessions, where it is published by Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. & JPMC Music, Inc. on behalf of Ruth Rehbein Music (BMI), used by permission.

Track 16 contains elements from "Mama Cass with Mamas & The Papas, The - Midnight Voyage", Written-by: John Phillips, Published by: Universal - MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Studios, Inc., Used courtesy of MCA Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Track 16 features a sample from "Madonna - Holiday", Written-by: Curtis Lee Hudson & Lisa Stevens, Published by: House of Fun Music & Spirit One Music (BMI), Administered by House of Fun Music, Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products, Inc. used by permission;

Track 17 contains a sample from "Boney M. - Ma Baker", Written-by: Frank Farian, Fred Jay & George Reyam, Published by: Far M.V. (GEMA), under licence from BMG Berlin Musik GmbH/MCI;

Track 17 contains a sample from "5th Dimension, The - Dimension 5", Written-by: Bob Alcivar, Published by: Fifth Star Music & Sumex Music (BMI), under licence from Arista Records Label of BMG Music. Used by permission.

Track 18 contains elements from "Osmonds, The - Let me in", Written-by: Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond & Merrill Osmond, Published by: Osmusic Publishing Company (BMI). Used courtesy of Curb Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Tracklist

Since I Left You 4:18
Stay Another Season 2:15
Radio 4:52
Two Hearts In 3/4 Time 3:22
Avalanche Rock 0:23
Flight Tonight 3:51
Close To You 3:56
Diners Only 1:43
A Different Feeling 4:23
Electricity 3:29
Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life 2:20
Pablo's Cruise 0:53
Frontier Psychiatrist 4:47
Etoh 5:02
Summer Crane 4:39
Little Journey 1:53
Live At Dominoes 5:38
Extra Kings 3:46

Versions (24)

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, Album, 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
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album) 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
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
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
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
none The Avalanches The Album(CDr, Album, Promo) Zomba Records none UK 2001 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, Album, RE, Blu) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK 2012 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, RE) XL Recordings XLLP 138 Europe 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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z00twoman

z00twoman

July 26, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
Banquet records, Norman records UK. You can order this now.
Nothing on the XL website or any news if this is the original repress with all the samples....
loikwax

loikwax

July 25, 2016
referencing The Album, CDr, Album, Promo, none
If someone is selling it, I'm really interested ! :)
oliverlindebjerg

oliverlindebjerg

July 25, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, XLLP 138
How to see/know if its the repress or the original?
zakafx

zakafx

July 22, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, XLLP 138
just wondering, does this contain the altered samples on frontier psychiatrist?
blackestrainbow

blackestrainbow

July 22, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
2016 vinyl repress is legit, got copies for our store from PIAS which is the official distributor for XL in the UK. I have to admit I'm surprised they're not really pushing this, as so many people have asked for it over the last two months.
Watch out though, there is no 2016 date on the back of the sleeve, just dated as 2000 and 2001, so be wary of anyone trying to shift sealed original pressings, as it may well just be this repress.

un.chien.d.espace

un.chien.d.espace

July 22, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, XLLP 138
Got my copy today, listening to it right now for the first time. looks & sounds legit. but the lack of publicity is really surprising. it's not even mentioned on the XL recordings homepage.
Smellicus

Smellicus

July 21, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
I have just ordered a copy on Amazon UK. Fingers crossed it an official release. The seller is Music Magpie states its new. Fingers Crossed.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00004ZUVV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Trrrmmer

Trrrmmer

July 21, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
Here http://xlrecordings.com/theavalanches-sinceileftyou it says:
"The Avalanches
Since I Left You

Vinyl coming soon."
tannerhuisman

tannerhuisman

July 21, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, XLLP 138
Given the lack of publicity I'm VERY skeptical that this 2016 pressing is official.