Chords of Fame

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For the documentary film, see Chords of Fame (film).
Chords of Fame
Compilation album by Phil Ochs
Released 1976
Genre Folk
Label A&M
Phil Ochs chronology
Gunfight at Carnegie Hall
(1975)
Chords of Fame
(1976)
Sings for Broadside
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (4.25/5) [1]

Chords Of Fame was a 2-LP compilation of folksinger Phil Ochs' career, compiled by his brother shortly after Ochs' death in 1976. Released on A&M Records, it compiled tracks Ochs had recorded for both that label and Elektra Records. The compilation included several rarities:

The three singles had not been available previously on any album.

As with many compilations, favoritism abounds on the album. Seven tracks from Ochs' third album and four from his first appear, while only one song each is included from his second and fifth albums. No tracks from Ochs' seventh album are included, and his remaining albums are represented by two or three songs apiece. With the exception of the 1997 box set, never again would Elektra material be released on A&M, or vice versa.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Phil Ochs unless otherwise noted.

  1. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" – 2:47
  2. "One More Parade" (P. Ochs, B. Gibson) – 3:00
  3. "Draft Dodger Rag" – 2:07
  4. "Here's to the State of Richard Nixon" – 2:19
  5. "The Bells" (E. A. Poe with musical interpretation by P. Ochs) – 3:00
  6. "Bound for Glory" – 3:15
  7. "Too Many Martyrs" (Ochs, Gibson) – 2:46
  8. "There But For Fortune" – 2:35
  9. "I'm Gonna Say It Now" – 2:46
  10. "Santo Domingo" – 3:48
  11. "Changes" – 4:30
  12. "Is There Anybody Here" – 3:17
  13. "Love Me, I'm a Liberal" – 3:46
  14. "When I'm Gone" – 3:51
  15. "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" – 3:41
  16. "Pleasures of the Harbor" – 4:59
  17. "Tape from California" – 3:39
  18. "Chords of Fame" – 3:32
  19. "Crucifixion" – 7:40
  20. "The War Is Over" – 4:25
  21. "Jim Dean of Indiana" – 5:02
  22. "Power and the Glory" – 2:21
  23. "Flower Lady" – 6:06
  24. "No More Songs" – 4:33

Source material[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Phil Ochs – Guitar, Vocals

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