One Day Remains

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One Day Remains
Alter bridge one day remains.jpg
Studio album by Alter Bridge
Released August 10, 2004
Length 55:23
Label Wind-up
Producer Ben Grosse, Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge chronology
One Day Remains
Fan EP
(2005)Fan EP2005
Myles Kennedy chronology
Second Skin
(2001) Second Skin2001
One Day Remains
(2004) One Day Remains2004
Fan EP
(2005) Fan EP2005
Singles from One Day Remains
  1. "Open Your Eyes"
    Released: June 11, 2004
  2. "Find the Real"
    Released: February 10, 2005
  3. "Broken Wings"
    Released: June 27, 2005

One Day Remains is the debut studio album by the American rock band Alter Bridge, released on August 10, 2004 on Wind-up Records. The album was produced by Ben Grosse.[1] It has been certified Gold in the United States with worldwide sales reaching 750,000.[2][3] It is said the album received its name from the band members' attitudes that life should be lived as if only one day remains. Guitarist Mark Tremonti also said in an interview that the title is a reference to the title cards that appeared in the movie Donnie Darko, and it is one of the names the band considered using before settling with Alter Bridge.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[4]
Blender 2/5 stars[5]
KNAC 4/5 stars[6]
Slant 2/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mark Tremonti, Myles Kennedy, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips[8].

One Day Remains
No. Title Length
1. "Find the Real" 4:43
2. "One Day Remains" 4:05
3. "Open Your Eyes" 4:58
4. "Burn It Down" 6:11
5. "Metalingus" 4:19
6. "Broken Wings" 5:06
7. "In Loving Memory" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) 5:40
8. "Down to My Last" 4:46
9. "Watch Your Words" 5:25
10. "Shed My Skin" 5:08
11. "The End Is Here" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) 4:57
Total length: 55:23

Track information[edit]

"In Loving Memory"[edit]

Although never released as a single, "In Loving Memory" is one of the band's most popular songs among fans and is performed frequently in concert. On November 5, 2008 in Glasgow, an electric version of the song was performed for the first time, and has since become a regular feature in their live shows.

Mark Tremonti wrote the song about the death of his mother, Mary Elizabeth Tremonti. In an interview he said: "There are a lot of themes on this record that are very personal, for example 'In Loving Memory' is about my mother who recently passed away. In terms of purely personal significance, you cannot get any deeper than that. It is definitely a sad song."[9] In Loving Memory was used in a WWE tribute video for Eddie Guerrero on an episode of WWE RAW on November 14, 2005, one day after his death.


Like "In Loving Memory," "Metalingus" was never a single, but it is one of their most popular songs and is a live staple. The song was used by Edge as his entrance theme from 2004 until his retirement in 2011.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2004) Peak
Australian ARIA Charts[10] 37
German Albums Chart[11] 61
Netherlands Albums Chart[12] 56
New Zealand Albums Chart[13] 25
Swiss Music Charts[14] 54
UK Albums Chart[15] 102
US Billboard 200[16] 5


Year Title US US Main US

2004 "Open Your Eyes" 123 2 24 49
2005 "Find the Real" 7
"Broken Wings" 29
"—" denotes the song failed to chart, was not released, or was not certified.


  • "Save Me" (3:31), featured on the Elektra soundtrack.
  • "On My Way Now" was an acoustic song they had written, but it was never recorded. It was performed only once in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mark Tremonti used the intro to the song on his instructional DVD The Sound and the Story for an alternate tuning and finger-picking lesson.[citation needed]
  • "Solace" has been recorded during the ODR sessions, but it didn't make the record. The song "Solace" was a possible band name they were seriously considering before deciding on Alter Bridge. The lead guitarist Mark Tremonti said that in the guitar one interview from the October 2004 issue, Myles was singing a line from it. The intro can be heard played by Mark on the DVD The Sound and the Story. Some sections from the song were reportedly used by Mark for a song on his first solo record "All I Was". The song is being included as "rarity" on Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities.
  • "Breathe" is another song written during the ODR sessions, "Breathe" has been recorded, but "it's just sitting in the vault" according to the lead singer and rhythm guitarist Myles Kennedy. It is being released on the Best Buy exclusive version of The Last Hero.
  • "Cruel Sun" is an unrecorded song written during the ODR sessions. It had yet to be heard until being included as "rarity" on Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities.


Alter Bridge
  • Ben Grosse — production, mixing
  • Tom Baker — mastering


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  2. ^ "RIAA Searchable database – Gold and Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ Chris Leonard (2008). "Interview: Alter Bridge: Rock music features on Rocklouder". Archived from the original on June 7, 2008. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Johnny Loftus. "allmusic ((( One Day Remains > Overview )))". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Nick Catucci (October 10, 2004). "One Day Remains - Blender". Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ Eric Feller (October 23, 2004). "KNAC.COM - Reviews - Alter Bridge One Day Remains". Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ Scott Shetler (October 1, 2004). "Alter Bridge:One Day Remains". Slant Magazine. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ BMI Database
  9. ^ Todd Logan (March 2005). "Alter Bridge Facing the Heat". Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Australian albums chart". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  11. ^ "German albums chart". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  12. ^ "Dutch albums chart". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand albums chart". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  14. ^ "Swiss albums chart". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  15. ^ "British charts". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  16. ^ "Artist Chart History – Alter Bridge". Billboard charts. Retrieved August 28, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Artist Chart History – Alter Bridge". Billboard charts. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Australian singles chart". Retrieved 2010-09-11.