Left and Leaving

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Left and Leaving
Studio album by The Weakerthans
Released July 25, 2000 (2000-07-25)
Recorded February–April 2000
Genre Indie rock
Length 51:46
Label G7 Welcoming Committee
Producer Ian Blurton
The Weakerthans chronology
Left and Leaving
Reconstruction Site
Singles from Left and Leaving
  1. "Watermark"
    Released: January 31, 2001 (2001-01-31)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Left and Leaving is an album by The Weakerthans, released July 25, 2000 on G7 Welcoming Committee Records.

In Chart magazine's 2005 poll of the Top 50 Canadian albums of all time, Left and Leaving ranked in sixth place. It was also nominated for Alternative Album of the Year at the 2001 Juno Awards.

"Aside" appears on the soundtrack of the film Wedding Crashers. A punked-up alternate version of "My Favourite Chords", retitled "My Favourite Power Chords", appears on G7 Welcoming Committee's 2005 promotional compilation Take Penacilin Now.

Epitaph Records, the band's current label, rereleased Left and Leaving (along with Fallow) in Canada on November 6, 2007.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by John K. Samson, all music composed by John K. Samson, Jason Tait, John P. Sutton, Stephen Carroll.

No. Title Length
1. "Everything Must Go!"   4:35
2. "Aside"   3:21
3. "Watermark"   2:38
4. "Pamphleteer"   5:16
5. "This Is a Fire Door, Never Leave Open"   5:07
6. "Without Mythologies"   3:12
7. "Left and Leaving"   4:45
8. "Elegy for Elsabet"   6:20
9. "History to the Defeated"   3:55
10. "Exiles Among You"   5:11
11. "My Favourite Chords"   4:27
12. "Slips and Tangles"   3:00


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Van Evra, Jennifer (2007-10-24). "Epitaph To Re-Release Weakerthans Classics" (Web). CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 2007-10-25.