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Broadside Tapes 1
Phil Ochs
Broadside Tapes 1
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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This year, while rummaging through the Broadside tape collection, I found dozens of Phil Ochs songs that had never been on record. Out of these we chose 30 for remastering. These songs were originally taped solely for Si...  more »

      
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All Artists: Phil Ochs
Title: Broadside Tapes 1
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074000823, 093074000847

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This year, while rummaging through the Broadside tape collection, I found dozens of Phil Ochs songs that had never been on record. Out of these we chose 30 for remastering. These songs were originally taped solely for Sis Cunningham to transcribe and include in Broadside. So, in listening, we find that sometimes choruses are left out; Phil stops to turn over the page he's reading from ; in the background a parakeet chirps furiously; a noisy typewriter bangs out the next copy of Broadside. Obviously, these are not tapes of studio quality. But the songs are good, some of Phil's best. And the performances are powerful. All in all, Phil Ochs- The Boadside Tapes provides a stirring aural document direct from the center of the Topical Song Movement in its formative years of 1962-64. Many of the songs are just as relevant today as they were when they were written. And we need them just as much today. Listen to them. Learn them. And sing them.

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CD Reviews

A misunderstood gem in the raw
ken fogelman | Sullivan, Maine USA | 01/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is not the quintesential work of excellence for the casual fan wanting to round out a "folk collection". It is, instead, a vouyeristic look into a young songwriter breathlesly exploding with creative lust. The material (never intended for public release) is more a precurser for later greatness. It allows us to see and feel the roots of Ochs's talent and his desire to explore, share, and create. Intended solely as a vehicle to be shared by "Broadside" personnel, it provides wonderful insight for true Och's fans. Casual fans would be better served by other album releases, most notably,"Farewells and Fantasies"."
Phil ochs 1st CD
Mark B. Grossman | u.s.a | 04/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"His very first CD is as good as any! I recomend this to all.Some of the songs are The Ballad of Alfred Packer,Ballad of John Henry Faulk,That's the way it's gonna be,Remember Me,Time Was,also The beatles song I Shoulda Known Better is a nice addition I recomend all his music.He doesn't have any average songs. Even Bob Dylan has some average songs[not that many though].PHIL OCHS gets an 11 out of 10 BEST LYRICS EVER ANYWHERE!"
Truly Phil Ochs best
benson perone | northcoast california United States | 02/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a folk purest. i do not like the over produced sounds of Ochs pop albums. this is the album to buy if you love topical folk. it is direct and crisp. i count these many songs amongst the best he ever wrote. ballad of alfred packer, ballad of john henry faulk, spaceman, time was. i would name them all as excellent. must have for any phil ochs folkie fan!"