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- SKU: LIB-5130
- Format: LP
- UPC: 089353513023
- Street Date: 11/17/23
- PreBook Date: 10/13/23
- Label: Liberation Hall »
- Genre: Folk
- Run Time: 71:18 mins
- Number of Discs: 2
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1964
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 25
- Territory: WORLD
- Language: English
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Phil Ochs - Best Of The Rest: Rare And Unreleased Recordings
Phil Ochs is known primarily as a songwriter; but his talents extend far beyond that: short stories, poetry and satire
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BLACK VINYL. Phil Ochs is known primarily as a songwriter but his talents extend far beyond that, to short stories, poetry and satire. More than a torrent, less than a flood, the songs poured out of Phil so quickly that not all were able to find their place on his albums with some of those songs only emerging decades later. The Warner/Chappell demos, which make up the main portion of this, represent a time period spanning Ochs' last two albums for Elektra when Phil was finding his full strength as a songwriter and moving to include the lyrical in his repertoire, alongside the topical and satirical. Released on CD in April 2020 this 20-song set makes its vinyl debut on 2 LPs.
- ''I'm Gonna Say It Now: The Writings of Phil Ochs'' was released December 2020
- For fans of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie
Phil Ochs has one of those minds. He wrote with such clear thinking, his words lift boulders off hypocrisy's hide, and his wit whittles the readers distractions into justice.
Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan were the most important and influential musical voices of the Sixties protest movement that encompassed civil rights, anti-war, feminism, political reform, and a general questioning of blind faith in authority.
I grew up listening to Phil Ochs, and his music had as much to do with my political awakening as did reading Rachel Carson or Allen Ginsberg, listening to John Lennon or Joan Baez or being given a chance to laugh at all the madness via Hunter S. Thompson
Phil Ochs told the truth before it was ready to be accepted, before it was politically expedient. He was the kind of truth teller that made liberal allies nervous because his truth demanded an accountability to their own compromise
Phil Ochs was a tireless crusader for justice. He is one of the all-time great activist troubadours. With wit and fire, his songs skewered the evildoers of his day and remain perfect examples of how to fight the power with guitar in hand
Phil Ochs was a born writer. He played guitar because that was the language his generation was speaking. Today, his questioning voice chimes as clearly as it ever did.
Essential stuff that is still relevant!
—The Big Take Over