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 (32)

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 Records 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
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
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
2557252699 The Avalanches Since I Left You(2xLP, RE, Gat) Astralwerks, Modular Recordings 2557252699 US 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

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FantasticMrNutt

FantasticMrNutt

February 9, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, RE, Gat, 2557252699

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

Nyrkr

February 1, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, CD, Album, Dig, MODCD009
Anyone can tell me which SILY blue vinyl pressing is better if Astralwerks/Modular from US or Modular from Europe? I ordered both thinking one of them wouldn't be fulfilled and now both are in pre-shipping process, I don't know which one to cancel. HELP!
z00twoman

z00twoman

February 1, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, TP, XLLP 138
I've never come across this one before myself or seen any for sale either until now.
1 currently for sale on UK ebay. It is the XXLP138 version.
https://goo.gl/dU80qh
z00twoman

z00twoman

February 1, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra, MODVL004X
If anyone is still after this on vinyl some on the UK ebay store
https://goo.gl/eUwg2S
macgian620

macgian620

January 31, 2017
edited 20 days 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.
tanega

tanega

January 31, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra, MODVL004X
Where to find this release in Europe, any store list ?
WaxVillain

WaxVillain

January 29, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, MODVL004X
I'm so confused on what songs are missing OG samples and where to compare against 2017 release on blue vinyl. Can anyone help me? Thx
unheard78

unheard78

January 28, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra, 2557252699
The version of Frontier Psychiatrist included on this pressing had the re-recorded samples. Otherwise, it's the same as the standard international version available digitally and the EU vinyl pressing issued last year.
Wardok

Wardok

January 26, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Ltd, RE, Tra, MODVL004X
Could you elaborate - does this pressing have the 'blue wave' imagery? XL were not supposed to be pressing as part of the 2017 'blue sily' re-release. XL did its own reissues in 2012 and 2016. Are you sure you haven't conflated them?

Counterdog

Counterdog

January 26, 2017
referencing Since I Left You, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, MODVL004X
Anyone know whether this release has the original samples, or are they the re-release redone versions of the samples?