The Avalanches To Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of “Since I Left You”

The Avalanches will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their ground breaking debut album, Since I Left You, with a deluxe edition featuring numerous bonus tracks – including fresh mixes from such artists as MF Doom, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig. Set for June 4 release on EMI MUSIC Australia, the anniversary edition is now available for pre-order / pre-save in vinyl, CD and digital formats. Fans who pre-save the album will instantly receive one of the bonus tracks – “Since I Left You (Prince Paul Remix).”

Prince Paul – the de facto fourth member of De La Soul, renowned remixer of Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Queen Latifah, Boogie Down Productions and 3rd Bass, and one half of Handsome Boy Modeling School alongside Dan “The Automator” – revisits the album’s exhilarating title track.

Other standout bonus tracks include Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (MF DOOM Remix), wherein a previously unheard vocal contribution serves as a bittersweet homage from the late, enigmatic master of the hip-hop underground, who passed away last October. Daniel Dumile – the masked rapper who performed as MF Doom. Born in London and raised on Long Island, Dumile released six albums plus full-length collaborations with Madlib and Danger Mouse, among others. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Dragged by Leon Vynehall) is a profound reflection from the British producer/DJ, who has won acclaim for his exploration of the deep house and downtempo frontiers.

No album ever made history quite like The Avalanches’ debut. A meticulous labor of love sifted from the second-hand record bins of Melbourne, Since I Left You was an unprecedented act of musical invention filtered through the loving hands of young music-obsessed DJs and musicians to blossom into the ultimate feelgood world party soundtrack.

The boundary-pushing orchestration of samples — some say as many as 3,500 uniquely sourced and spliced sound fragments — was unanimously acclaimed as an act of technical genius. But the glowing heart of the project, a story of oneness through time, space and infinite diversity, was the magic spell that made the world melt in elation.

“I remember very clearly a few things,” says Robbie Chater, who with Tony Diblasi remains the soul of The Avalanches in 2021. “We decided to not have any of our voices on it, which made it last because it’s a kind of transmission; nothing date-stamps it to that time. Also we were careful not to use any trendy software from 1999 or 2000. So it does seem to just float around in time…”

“Music lovers get it, and that’s what we ultimately are,” he continues. “It’s almost like an exploration of our relationship with the world and with music and, as music fans, what our place is in the whole process. Looking back, I’m proud of this record as a pure expression of joy and love, heart on its sleeve and is free from irony.”

Released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001, Since I Left You was named one of the year’s best albums by critics around the world and later placed in the Top 10 of Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s and in the Top 20 of Rolling Stone’s Greatest EDM Albums of All Time.

The release and subsequent touring in support of Since I Left You was followed by a 16-year radio silence, which was broken with the release of The Avalanches’ sophomore album, Wildflower, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart and atop the Australian Albums chart in 2016. Their third album, We Will Always Love You was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone and won the prestigious 2020 Australian Music Prize.

Announced as the inaugural Luminary Artists in Residence, The Avalanches will be performing their seminal album Since I Left You with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as part of Illuminate Adelaide: a major new event celebrating innovation, music, art and light. In addition to this special one off show, Robbie Chater & Tony DiBlasi will be appearing in conversation with Zan Rowe and Jonathan Zawada, curate an exhibition with local artists, and perform a DJ set at MAAD, a massive closing weekend block party in Adelaide’s West End. For more information on this event and to purchase tickets please click here.

SINCE I LEFT YOU 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition comes in three formats, each with copious previously unreleased tracks.

VINYL: 33 tracks, heavyweight vinyl, Original 18 track album + 15 tracks including 9 previously unreleased remixes by MF Doom, Sinkane, Carl Craig, Leon Vynehall and more. New album art, poster & liner notes by Simon Reynolds.

CD: 39 tracks, 2 CD, Original 18 track album + 21 track exclusive mix including 8 unreleased tracks + Avalanches remixes of The Manic Street Preachers, Badly Drawn Boy, Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand. New album art, poster & liner notes by Simon Reynolds.

DIGITAL: 33 tracks. Original 18 track album + 15 extra tracks including 9 previously unreleased remixes by MF Doom, Sinkane, Carl Craig, Leon Vynehall and more. New album art.

PRE-ORDER HERE

TRACK LISTING

VINYL

SIDE A

  1. Since I Left You
  2. Stay Another Season
  3. Radio
  4. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time

SIDE B

  1. Avalanche Rock
  2. Flight Tonight
  3. Close To You
  4. Diners Only
  5. A Different Feeling

SIDE C

  1. Electricity
  2. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life
  3. Pablo’s Cruise
  4. Frontier Psychiatrist

SIDE D

  1. Etoh
  2. Summer Crane
  3. Little Journey
  4. Live At Dominoes
  5. Extra Kings

SIDE E

  1. Since I Left You (Cornelius Remix)
  2. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Edan Remix)
  3. Frontier Psychiatrist (Mario Caldato Jr’s 85% Remix)
  4. Close To You (Sun Araw Remix)

SIDE F

  1. Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)
  2. Flight Tonight (Canyons Travel Agent Dub)
  3. Radio (Sinkane Remix)

SIDE G

  1. Since I Left You (Prince Paul Remix)
  2. Electricity (Harvey’s Nightclub Re-Edit)
  3. Summer Crane (Black Dice Remix)
  4. Extra Kings (Deakin Remix)

SIDE H

  1. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (MF DOOM Remix)
  2. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Dragged By Leon Vynehall)
  3. A Different Feeling (Carl Craig’s Paperclip People Remix)
  4. Thank You Caroline (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)

DIGITAL

PART 1

  1. Since I Left You
  2. Stay Another Season
  3. Radio
  4. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
  5. Avalanche Rock
  6. Flight Tonight
  7. Close To You
  8. Diners Only
  9. A Different Feeling
  10. Electricity
  11. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life
  12. Pablo’s Cruise
  13. Frontier Psychiatrist
  14. Etoh
  15. Summer Crane
  16. Little Journey
  17. Live At Dominoes
  18. Extra Kings

PART 2

  1. Since I Left You (Cornelius Remix)
  2. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Edan Remix)
  3. Frontier Psychiatrist (Mario Caldato Jr’s 85% Remix)
  4. Close To You (Sun Araw Remix)
  5. Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)
  6. Flight Tonight (Canyons Travel Agent Dub)
  7. Radio (Sinkane Remix)
  8. Since I Left You (Prince Paul Remix)
  9. Electricity (Harvey’s Nightclub Re-Edit)
  10. Summer Crane (Black Dice Remix)
  11. Extra Kings (Deakin Remix)
  12. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (MF DOOM Remix)
  13. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Dragged By Leon Vynehall)
  14. A Different Feeling (Carl Craig’s Paperclip People Remix)
  15. Thank You Caroline (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)

PHYSICAL CD

CD1

  1. Since I Left You
  2. Stay Another Season
  3. Radio
  4. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
  5. Avalanche Rock
  6. Flight Tonight
  7. Close To You
  8. Diners Only
  9. A Different Feeling
  10. Electricity
  11. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life
  12. Pablo’s Cruise
  13. Frontier Psychiatrist
  14. Etoh
  15. Summer Crane
  16. Little Journey
  17. Live At Dominoes
  18. Extra Kings

CD2

  1. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (MF DOOM Remix)
  2. Summer Crane (Black Dice Remix)
  3. Frontier Psychiatrist (Mario Caldato Jr’s 85% Remix)
  4. Electricity (Dr. Rockit’s Dirty Kiss Remix)
  5. Electricity (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)
  6. Thank You Caroline (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)
  7. Thank You Caroline (Andy Votel Remix)
  8. So Why So Sad (The Avalanches Sean Penn Mix)
  9. The Shining (The Avalanches Good Word For The Weekend Mix)
  10. Pablo’s Cruise (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)
  11. I’m A Cuckoo (The Avalanches Remix)
  12. Chico (The Avalanches Wernham Hogg Mix)
  13. Fade Together (The Avalanches Remix)
  14. Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)
  15. Flight Tonight (Canyons Travel Agent Dub)
  16. Radio (Sinkane Remix)
  17. A Different Feeling (Ernest Saint Laurent Remix)
  18. A Different Feeling (Carl Craig’s Paperclip People Remix)
  19. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time (Jackson & His Computer Band Remix)
  20. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Dragged By Leon Vynehall)
  21. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Edan Remix)
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