The Avalanches' landmark debut LP, ‘Since I Left You,’ is being re-released as a 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2CD.
The 2CD features 39 tracks, consisting of the original 18 track album + a 21 track exclusive mix, including 8 unreleased tracks + Avalanches remixes of The Manic Street Preachers, Badly Drawn Boy, Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand.
The Deluxe Edition also has new album art and contains a poster, along with liner notes by Simon Reynolds.
The Melbourne bands iconic debut blew minds upon its release, winning a clutch of ARIA Awards and topping polls all over the world. ‘Since I Left You’ flows seamlessly from start to finish like a travelogue dedicated to a lover somewhere across oceans, The Avalanches' sample-based approach setting a precedent for dance music that has been influential ever since and is arguably yet to be rivalled.
The record's singles “Frontier Psychiatrist” and “Since I Left You” were accompanied by dazzling, unforgettable videos that captured punters imaginations as much as the music itself.
The overwhelming reception of the record led The Avalanches on an infamous world tour that resulted in raucous, joyous festival shows, kitchen sink club DJ sets, media offices set alight, two broken legs and an indecent amount of nudity.