Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs BIOGRAPHY

Phil Ochs

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1967-1972

Signed with A&M Records by Jerry Moss in May 1967. Ochs received a $25,000 signing bonus plus artistic control. In the spring of 1967, Ochs went on tour.

In August 1967, Phil began recording The Pleasures of the Harbor. The album had one of the longest running times in pop album history. It ran about 50 minutes while the usual album ran 30 to 40 minutes. It sold about 20,000 copies.

Phil Ochs's album The Pleasures of the Harbor had one of the longest running times in popular music.

There are three recorded versions of "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends." One is unedited, one removed the verse about marijuana and the third replaced the line of that verse. These versions were created in response to radio's objection to the drug reference.

Tape from California sold about 20,000 copies.

Rehearsals for Retirement was pulled from sales a few months after its release after selling about 20,000 copies.

Phil Ochs Greatest Hits was also pulled from sales and sold the fewest copies of all of Ochs' albums.

Jerry Moss refused to release the Carnegie Hall concert recording. It was released on A&M Records of Canada.

SOURCE:
There But for Fortune The Life of Phil Ochs. Michael Schumacher. Hyperion Books, 1996.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Phil Ochs
   Born: Dec 19, 1940      Died: Apr 09, 1976
   Instrument(s): guitars, vocals


Phil Ochs PHOTOS

Phil Ochs DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Phil Ochs U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60694931642002
Chords of FameA&M RecordsSP 45991974
Chords of FameA&M RecordsSP 65110000
Greatest HitsA&M RecordsSP 31250000
Phil OchsA&M RecordsSP 42830000
Phil Ochs Greatest HitsA&M RecordsSP 42531970
Pleasures of the HarborA&M RecordsLP 1331967
Pleasures of the HarborA&M RecordsSP 41331967
Rehearsal for RetirementA&M RecordsSP 41811969
Tape From CaliforniaA&M RecordsSP 41481968
War Is Over: Best ofA&M Records75021 52151990
War Is Over: Best ofA&M RecordsSP 52150000

Phil Ochs U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Cross My Heart/Flower LadyA&M Records8811967
Here's To the State of Richard Nixon/Power & GloryA&M Records15091974
Kansas City Bomber/Gas Station WomanA&M Records13761973
My Life/World Began in Eden and Ended in LAA&M Records10701969
One Way Ticket Home/My Kingdom for a CarA&M Records11801970
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends/MirandaA&M Records8911967
War Is Over (the)/White Boots Marching in a Yellow LandA&M Records9321968

Phil Ochs U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20026069493164
Cross My Heart
Flower Lady
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
Pleasures of the Harbor
Crucifixion (the)
Tape From California
War Is Over (the)
Rehearsals for Retirement
William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed
No More Songs
Chords of Fame
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Chords of Fame0SP 6511
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
One More Parade
Draft Dodger Rag
Here's to the State of Richard Nixon
Bells (the)
Bound for Glory
Too Many Martyrs
There But for Fortune
I'm Going to Say It Now
Santo Domingo
Changes
Is There Anybody Here
Love Me I'm a Liberal
When I'm Gone
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
Pleasures of the Harbor
Tape from California
Chords of Fame
Crucifixion
War Is Over (the)
Jim Dean of Indiana
Power and the Glory
Flower Lady
No More Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Chords of Fame1974SP 4599
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (electric)
One More Parade
Draft Dodger Rag
Here's to the State of Richard Nixon
Bells (the)
Bound for Glory
Too Many Martyrs
There But for Fortune
I'm Going Say It Now
Santo Domingo
Changes
IS There Anybody Here?
Love Me, I'm a Libra!
When I'm Gone
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
Pleasures of the Harbor
Tape from California
Chords of Fame
Crucifixion
War Is Over (the)
Jim Dean of Indiana
Power and the Glory
Flower Lady
No More Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Chords of Fame199075021 6511
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
One More Parade
Draft Dodger Rag
Here's to the State of Richard Nixon
Bells (the)
Bound for Glory
Too Many Martyrs
There But for Fortune
I'm Going to Say It Now
Santo Domingo
Changes
Is There Anybody Here
Love Me I'm a Liberal
When I'm Gone
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
Pleasures of the Harbor
Tape from California
Chords of Fame
Crucifixion
War Is Over (the)
Jim Dean of Indiana
Power and the Glory
Flower Lady
No More Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Cross My Heart/Flower Lady1967881
Cross My Heart
Flower Lady

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits0SP 3125
One Way Ticket Home
Jim Dean of Indiana
My Kingdom for a Car
Boy in Ohio
Gas Station Women
Chords of Fame
Ten Cents a Coup
Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & Me
Basket in the Pool
No More Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Here's To the State of Richard Nixon/Power & Glory19741509
Here's To the State Of Richard Nixon
Power and Glory

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kansas City Bomber/Gas Station Woman19731376
Kansas City Bomber
Gas Station Woman

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
My Life/World Began in Eden and Ended in LA19691070
My Life
World Began In Eden and Ended In L.A.

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
One Way Ticket Home/My Kingdom for a Car19701180
My Kingdom For a Car
One Way Ticket Home

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends/Miranda1967891
Outside Of a Small Circle Of Friends
Miranda

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Phil Ochs0SP 4283

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Phil Ochs Greatest Hits1970SP 4253
One Way Ticket Home
Jim Dean of Indiana
My Kingdom for a Car
Boy in Ohio
Gas Station Women
Chords of Fame
Ten Cents a Coup
Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & Me
Basket in the Pool
No More Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Pleasures of the Harbor1967SP 4133
Cross My Heart
Flower Lady
Outside Of a Samll Circle Of Friends
I've Had Her
Miranda
Party (the)
Pleasures Of the Harbor (the)
Crucifiction (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Pleasures of the Harbor1967LP 133
Cross My Heart
Flower Lady
Outside Of a Samll Circle Of Friends
I've Had Her
Miranda
Party (the)
Pleasures Of the Harbor (the)
Crucifiction (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Rehearsal for Retirement1969SP 4181
Pretty Smart On My Part
Doll House (the)
I Kill Therefore I Am
Wm. Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln
My Life
Scorpion Departs But Never Returns (the)
World Began In Eden and Ended In L.A. (the)
Doesn't Lenny Live Here Anymore
Another Age
Rehearsals For Retirement

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tape From California1968SP 4148
Tape From California
White Boots Marching In a Yellow Land
Half a Century High
Joe Hill
War Is Over (the)
Harder They Fall (the)
When In Rome
Floods Of Florence

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
War Is Over (the)/White Boots Marching in a Yellow Land1968932
War Is Over (the)
White Boots Marching In a Yellow Land

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
War Is Over: Best of201375021521520
Tape from California
Flower Lady
Half a Century High
Scorpion Departs But Never Returns (the)
War Is Over (the)
One Way Ticket Home
Rehearsals for Retirement
Chords of Fame
Gas Station Woman
Outside of a Small Circle of Friends
Pleasures of the Harbor
Kansas City Bomber
White Boots Marching in a Yellow Land
Jim Dean of Indiana
No More Songs
I Ain't Marching Anymore

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
War Is Over: Best of199075021 5215
Chords Of Fame
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
Gas Station Woman
Half a Century High
Flower Lady
Pleasures Of the Harbor (the)
Jim Dean Of Indiana
No More Songs
Outside Of a Samll Circle Of Friends
One Way Ticket Home
Rehearsals For Retirement
Kansas City Bomber
Scorpion Departs But Never Returns
Tape From California
White Boots Marching In a Yellow Land
War Is Over (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
War Is Over: Best of0SP 5215
Chords Of Fame
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
Gas Station Woman
Half a Century High
Flower Lady
Pleasures Of the Harbor (the)
Jim Dean Of Indiana
No More Songs
Outside Of a Samll Circle Of Friends
One Way Ticket Home
Rehearsals For Retirement
Kansas City Bomber
Scorpion Departs But Never Returns
Tape From California
White Boots Marching In a Yellow Land
War Is Over (the)


Phil Ochs MUSIC CHARTS

Phil Ochs on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Phil Ochs Greatest HitsSP 4253Billboard Pop194
Pleasures of the HarborLP 133Billboard Pop168
Pleasures of the HarborSP 4133Billboard Pop168
Rehearsal for RetirementSP 4181Billboard Pop167

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.