Dashboard Confessional, a.k.a. Chris Carrabba, wrote all these songs in one night in 1998. They were quickly recorded. Considering the first Dashboard LP, Swiss Army Romance, came out in 2000, this is an early yet interesting offering from Chris. There are no backing vocals, no real production tricks, and you can even hear how old the mixing board and microphones are.
Essentially, it's Chris in his most stripped down form: in an emotional frenzy, he wrote 3 songs and put them down in the studio.
Each track is impressive in it's own rights, as are with most of his songs. However... this cd should really be priced around (...) bucks. Not to knock on Chris and saying his music isn't worth the (...) dollars, but for three three minute songs, it's only for a real true fan, only.
So if you want to get a feel for Dashboard confessional, go get either of the first 2 LPs. Once you're addicted, get this one.