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The Early Years


Download links and information about The Early Years by Phil Ochs. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:13:57 minutes.

Artist: Phil Ochs
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:13:57
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No. Title Length
1. William Moore 3:08
2. What Are You Fighting For 2:47
3. There But for Fortune 2:15
4. Paul Crump 3:19
5. Talking Airplane Disaster 3:47
6. How Long 3:09
7. Davey Moore 3:03
8. Introduction 0:56
9. Ballad of Medgar Evers 2:44
10. Talking Birmingham Jam 3:21
11. Power & the Glory 2:11
12. Draft Dodger Rag 2:22
13. I Ain't Marching Anymore 2:36
14. Links On the Chain 5:04
15. Talking Vietnam Blues 3:42
16. Cross My Heart 4:43
17. Half a Century High 6:37
18. Is There Anybody Here 3:53
19. The Party 7:56
20. Pleasures of the Harbor 6:24



This collection features seven studio tracks that Phil Ochs recorded for the 1964 Vanguard compilation The Original New Folks, Vol. 2, plus the complete Live at Newport album, which collected his performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, 1964, and 1966. Among the rarities are the previously unreleased songs "How Long" and "Davey Moore." These songs show his social consciousness, with the former also hinting at Ochs' forlorn side and the latter showing his knack for writing about current events (Bob Dylan wrote his own "Who Killed Davey Moore?"). "There but for Fortune" sounds greener than it would several years later, but it still illustrates Ochs' keen ear. Of the live cuts, "The Ballad of Medgar Evers" would become "Too Many Martyrs," while "Half a Century High" would have several verses clipped from this version to help it fit onto a studio album. The final tracks from 1966 are fascinating and lonelier than their fully orchestrated versions. Any version of "Pleasures of the Harbor" is worth savoring.