Ups & Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides

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Ups & Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides
Saves the Day - Ups & Downs cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 2004
Recorded1997–2004
Length43:56
Label Vagrant
Saves the Day chronology
In Reverie
(2003)
Ups & Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides
(2004)
Sound the Alarm
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Exclaim! Favorable [2]
Ox-Fanzine 5/10 [3]

Ups & Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides is a B-Side compilation album by Saves the Day, released on Vagrant Records on August 24, 2004.

Contents

As the title suggests, it is a compilation of early recordings and B-sides, recorded between 1997 when they were known as Sefler to the live reworking of "Jessie & My Whetstone" in 2003. The compilation also includes the entire I'm Sorry I'm Leaving , remastered and without the Modern English cover, "I Melt with You", as well as for the first time on CD, the EP's vinyl-only track "The Way His Collar Falls".

Track listing

All lyrics written by Christopher Conley, all songs written by Saves the Day.

  1. "Ups & Downs" – 3:18 (a B-side track from Stay What You Are (2001))
  2. "Sell My Old Clothes, I'm Off to Heaven" – 3:24 (from Another Year on the Streets, a various artist compilation album.)
  3. "A Drag in D Flat" – 2:38 (from Another Year on the Streets, a various artist compilation album.)
  4. "I'm Sorry I'm Leaving" – 2:47 (from I'm Sorry I'm Leaving (1999))
  5. "Hold" – 2:22 (from I'm Sorry I'm Leaving)
  6. "Jessie & My Whetstone" – 2:05 (from I'm Sorry I'm Leaving)
  7. "Take Our Cars Now!" – 2:36 (from I'm Sorry I'm Leaving)
  8. "The Way His Collar Falls" – 2:46 (from I'm Sorry I'm Leaving)
  9. "The Art of Misplacing Firearms" – 2:09 (from Rebirth of Hardcore: 1999, a various artist compilation album.)
  10. "East Coast" – 1:36 (from Saves the Day's demo)
  11. "1:19" – 1:38 (from Saves the Day's demo)
  12. "An Afternoon Laughing" – 2:00 (from Saves the Day's demo)
  13. "Dave Feels Right" – 2:26 (from Saves the Day's demo)
  14. "When It Isn't Like It Should Be" – 1:49 (from Saves the Day's demo)
  15. "1959" – 0:34 (previously unreleased song from the demo sessions)
  16. "I Think I'll Quit" – 2:14 (mistitled as "Kentucky Parallel Parking" on the album's first pressing. The song was recorded by Chris Conley's previous band, Sefler.)
  17. "Cheer" – 2:39 (Descendents cover, previously unreleased)
  18. "Clash City Rockers" – 2:14 (The Clash cover, from City Rockers: A Tribute to The Clash (1999))
  19. "Jessie & My Whetstone" – 2:32 (live 2003)

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