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.

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 (28)

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
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
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
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, Album, RE) XL Recordings XLLP 138 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
XLLP 138 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, Album, RE, Blu) XL Recordings XLLP 138 UK 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 Europe 2016 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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Nyrkr

Nyrkr

December 2, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, XLLP 138
Even though they've announced a colored pressing for next year, its good to know this is actually an official repress from XL Recordings: http://xlrecordings.com/index.php/buy/theavalanches-sinceileftyou which is 180gram
IsoPahaKarhu

IsoPahaKarhu

September 27, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, XLLP 138

Good pressing. Sure, it's still missing the samples from the Zomba-promo and the first Australian pressing, so it's like the version you get when you buy the CD-version, iTunes-version, or listen to the album through Spotify or Apple Music.

Only problem i have with is that there's some sibilance on side D during "Live at Dominoes". Otherwise, no inner groove-distortion present.

Get this while you can before the price shoots up. My local record store sells this for 31,95€, and even that was pushing the limit for me.
jchristiananderson

jchristiananderson

August 26, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, XLLP 138
I'm not sure if this is just the first wave of represses for this particular reissue, but bleep has this back up:

https://bleep.com/music/artist/3224-the-avalanches

FYI: shipping in the US is $11.
lamous

lamous

August 16, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, XLLP 138
are there different samples on this one compared to the original?
contr111

contr111

August 3, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, XLLP 138
Does anyone actually have their hands on this? Is this an official Repress from XL ?
calgarymusicstore

calgarymusicstore

July 31, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
I just sold my copy for US$24. Is it really worth over $100?
Rostikaeyes

Rostikaeyes

July 29, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
Finally a release for not stupid money (hundreds of pounds) I've listened through and it sounds more than good enough to enjoy at home or spin out. Official or not i'm happy, thumbs up yo!
willeniams

willeniams

July 29, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, XLLP 138
Ordered online from Amazon - it looks legit and it's widely available in a lot of record shops in London. Nice gatefold sleeve, sadly plain paper inner sleeves and with no download code. Thin-ish vinyl - not 180g. A lot of static with my copy but it sounded pretty good after a brush, though not as good as the recent EU/UK deluxe version of Wildflower. Flight Tonight particularly sounds awesome. In terms of samples, it's the version currently on Spotify, so you get the original Frontier Psychiatrist samples but are missing a few bits and pieces here and there (the Midnight Run dialogue during Diners and the dialogue sample at the start of Radio). Room for improvement? Yeah, maybe. But I'm not complaining - great to have a decent sounding copy of this at an affordable price after all these years! Whack it on and enjoy the rest of the summer...
colm2

colm2

July 27, 2016
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, RE, XLLP 138
I bought this at my local record store (Tower Records, Dublin http://www.towerrecords.ie/product/Avalanches_SINCEILEFTYOU/73524) this morning. Tower wouldn't stock a bootleg of an XL release, so I'm pretty sure this is legit. I haven't listened to it yet but I'll update on what version it is later.
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....