Phil Ochs discography

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Phil Ochs discography
Phil Ochs in concert, May 25, 1973
Studio albums 7
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 6
Singles 9
B-sides 10
Box sets 1
Other albums 6

The discography of Phil Ochs, a U.S. protest singer and songwriter, consists of seven studio albums, six live albums, six compilation albums, one box set, six other albums, and nine singles.

Ochs, who killed himself in 1976, released eight albums under his own name during his lifetime. Since his death, fifteen additional albums have been released, including six compilations and one box set.

Ochs's albums received critical attention but little commercial success. His best-selling album was Pleasures of the Harbor.[1]


Studio albums[edit]

Released Title Label Peak Billboard
chart position
April 1964 All the News That's Fit to Sing Elektra
February 1965 I Ain't Marching Anymore Elektra
November 1967 Pleasures of the Harbor A&M 168[1]
May 1968 Tape from California A&M
April 1969 Rehearsals for Retirement A&M 167[2]
February 1970 Greatest Hits A&M 194[2]
June 1986 A Toast to Those Who Are Gone Rhino

Live albums[edit]

Released Title Label Peak Billboard
chart position
March 1966 Phil Ochs in Concert Elektra 150[3]
1974 Gunfight at Carnegie Hall[I] A&M Canada
January 1991 There and Now: Live in Vancouver 1968 Rhino
1996 Live at Newport Vanguard
2009 Amchitka, The 1970 Concert That Launched Greenpeace Greenpeace
July 2014 Live Again! RockBeat
May 5, 2017 Live in Montreal 10/22/66 RockBeat
  • I^ Gunfight at Carnegie Hall was released only in Canada.[4]

Compilation albums[edit]

Released Title Label Peak Billboard
chart position
August 1976 Chords of Fame A&M 210
1988 The War Is Over: The Best of Phil Ochs A&M
1989 There but for Fortune Elektra
July 1997 American Troubadour[II] A&M
January 2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Phil Ochs A&M
2004 Cross My Heart: An Introduction to Phil Ochs A&M
  • II^ American Troubadour was released only in the U.K.[5]

Other albums[edit]

Released Title Label Peak Billboard
chart position
1962 or 1963 The Campers: Camp Favorites[III] Cameo
1976 Sings for Broadside[IV] Folkways
1976 Interviews with Phil Ochs[V] Folkways
1989 The Broadside Tapes 1[VI] Smithsonian Folkways
June 2000 The Early Years[VII] Vanguard
June 22, 2010 On My Way[VIII] Micro Werks
  • III^ Camp Favorites was released by "The Campers", who consist of Phil Ochs (who is not credited on the record), an unknown female vocalist, and a group of young singers, accompanied by Dick Weissman on banjo.[6]
  • IV^ Sings for Broadside consists of demo recordings and live recordings.[7]
  • V^ Interviews with Phil Ochs consists of an interview with Phil Ochs.[8]
  • VI^ The Broadside Tapes 1 consists of demo recordings and a live recording.[9]
  • VII^ The Early Years consists of studio recordings and live recordings.[10]
  • VIII^ On My Way consists of demo recordings made for Roy Connors of The Highwaymen in 1963.

Box sets[edit]

Released Title Label Peak Billboard
chart position
August 1997 Farewells & Fantasies Rhino


Year Title Album Label
1966 "I Ain't Marching Anymore"[VIII] Non-album version Elektra
1967 "Cross My Heart" Pleasures of the Harbor A&M
"Outside of a Small Circle of Friends"
1968 "The War Is Over" Tape from California A&M
1969 "My Life" Rehearsals for Retirement A&M
1972 "One Way Ticket Home" Greatest Hits A&M
1973 "Kansas City Bomber" Non-album single A&M
"Bwatue"[IX] Non-album single A&M
1974 "Power and the Glory" Non-album version A&M
  • VIII^ "I Ain't Marching Anymore" was released as a single in the U.K. and as a flexi disc in Sing Out! magazine.[11]
  • IX^ "Bwatue" was released only in Africa.[12]


Year A-side B-side Album
1966 "I Ain't Marching Anymore" "That Was the President" I Ain't Marching Anymore
1967 "Cross My Heart" "Flower Lady" Pleasures of the Harbor
"Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" "Miranda"
"Outside of a Small Circle of Friends"[X]
1968 "The War Is Over" "The Harder They Fall"[XI] Non-album version
1969 "My Life" "The World Began in Eden and Ended in Los Angeles" Rehearsals for Retirement
1972 "One-Way Ticket Home" "My Kingdom for a Car" Greatest Hits
1973 "Kansas City Bomber" "Gas Station Women"
"Bwatue" "Niko Mchumba Ngombe" Non-album single
1974 "Power and the Glory" "Here's to the State of Richard Nixon" Non-album single
  • X^ "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" was edited for radio play.[13]
  • XI^ The single version of "The Harder They Fall" has never been included on any album or compilation.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Schumacher, p. 166.
  2. ^ a b Farewells & Fantasies (CD). Phil Ochs. Elektra. 1997. p. 91. R2 73518. 
  3. ^ Eliot, p. 105.
  4. ^ Cohen, pp. 193–194.
  5. ^ Cohen, pp. 201–202.
  6. ^ Cohen, David (2000). "Another Side of Phil Ochs". Archived from the original on June 22, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ Cohen, pp. 194–195.
  8. ^ "Broadside Ballads, Vol. 11: Interviews With Phil Ochs". Smithsonian Folkways. Retrieved February 13, 2009. 
  9. ^ Cohen, pp. 196–197.
  10. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "The Early Years". Allmusic. Retrieved February 13, 2009. 
  11. ^ Cohen, p. 187.
  12. ^ a b Cohen, p. 188.
  13. ^ Cohen, pp. 187–188.


  • Cohen, David (1999). Phil Ochs: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-31029-7. 
  • Eliot, Marc (1989) [1979]. Death of a Rebel: A Biography of Phil Ochs. New York: Franklin Watts. ISBN 0-531-15111-5. 
  • Ochs, Phil (1964). Songs of Phil Ochs. New York: Appleseed Music. OCLC 41480512. 
  • Ochs, Phil (1968). The War Is Over. New York: Collier Books. OCLC 1384159. 
  • Ochs, Phil (1978). The Complete Phil Ochs. Hollywood, Calif.: Almo Publications. ISBN 0-89705-010-X. 
  • Schumacher, Michael (1996). There But for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 0-7868-6084-7. 

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