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There But for Fortune


Download links and information about There But for Fortune by Phil Ochs. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:11:40 minutes.

Artist: Phil Ochs
Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:11:40
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No. Title Length
1. What's That I Hear 2:01
2. One More Parade 3:18
3. Too Many Martyrs 2:48
4. Power and the Glory 2:17
5. I Ain't Marching Anymore 2:33
6. Draft Dodger Rag 2:11
7. The Highwayman 5:39
8. Here's to the State of Mississippi 5:54
9. There But for Fortune 2:46
10. I'm Going to Say It Now 2:55
11. Is There Anybody Here 3:23
12. Cops of the World 5:05
13. Ringing of Revolution 7:14
14. Santo Domingo 5:56
15. Bracero 4:10
16. Love Me I'm a Liberal 4:36
17. Changes 4:41
18. When I'm Gone 4:13



Phil Ochs recorded for two different labels, Elektra and A&M. This greatest-hits set is from his Elektra years, where he recorded his first three albums. The third album, Phil Ochs in Concert, has 10 of its 11 tracks featured here, with the between-song banter often removed and the sequence thrown out of order. His earliest albums—1964's All the News That's Fit to Sing and 1965's I Ain't Marchin' Anymore—are represented here by four songs apiece. Over time, Ochs would become less political—or at least more careful to couch his concerns in music that was lush and melodic. But here he's at his journalistic best, treating the events of the day as perfect fodder for modern folk singing. Sadly, many of his concerns are as relevant today as they were at the time he wrote these tracks. Anyone looking to summarize the folk-protest movement of the '60s should start here and balance it with the works of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Pete Seeger for a full-spectrum view.