Chords Of Fame is a two-LP compilation from American folk singer Phil Ochs, compiled by his brother Michael Ochs shortly after Phil's death and released in 1976 on A&M Records. With the exception of 1969's Rehearsals for Retirement, all studio albums are represented, as well as a number of live releases.

Chords of Fame
Compilation album by
Released1976
GenreFolk
LabelA&M
Phil Ochs chronology
Gunfight at Carnegie Hall
(1975)
Chords of Fame
(1976)
Sings for Broadside
(1976)
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The compilation also included several rarities not previously available on an album:

Notably, Chords of Fame compiled tracks Ochs had recorded for both A&M and Elektra Records. With the exception of the 1997 box set Farewells & Fantasies, the album marked the last time Ochs' Elektra material would be released on A&M, or vice versa.

Ed Sanders wrote the liner notes, which were printed on the back of the album.

Track listing edit

All songs by Phil Ochs unless otherwise noted.

Side One

  1. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" – 2:47
  2. "One More Parade" (P. Ochs, Bob Gibson) – 3:00
  3. "Draft Dodger Rag" – 2:07
  4. "Here's to the State of Richard Nixon" – 2:19
  5. "The Bells" (Edgar Allan Poe with musical interpretation by P. Ochs) – 3:00
  6. "Bound for Glory" – 3:15
  7. "Too Many Martyrs" (Ochs, Gibson) – 2:46
  8. "There But for Fortune" – 2:35

Side Two

  1. "I'm Gonna Say It Now" – 2:46
  2. "Santo Domingo" – 3:48
  3. "Changes" – 4:30
  4. "Is There Anybody Here" – 3:17
  5. "Love Me, I'm a Liberal" – 3:46
  6. "When I'm Gone" – 3:51

Side Three

  1. "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" – 3:41
  2. "Pleasures of the Harbor" – 4:59
  3. "Tape from California" – 3:39
  4. "Chords of Fame" – 3:32
  5. "Crucifixion" – 7:40

Side Four

  1. "The War Is Over" – 4:25
  2. "Jim Dean of Indiana" – 5:02
  3. "Power and the Glory" – 2:21
  4. "Flower Lady" – 6:06
  5. "No More Songs" – 4:33

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