Tape from California – Wikipedia

Tape from California is the fourth studio album by Phil Ochs, which was released in July 1968 on A&M Records.

The album continues Ochs’ musical development away from single and acoustic songs to more orchestral and baroque arrangements. Significantly more instruments were used. The album still has a lot of old elements from Ochs.[1]

There are protest songs in the album. The most famous songs are The War Is Over, inspired by a poem by Allen Ginsberg, and Joe Hill, dedicated to Swedish union leader Joe Hill, who immigrated to the United States and was then sentenced to death on minor charges.

A side

  1. “Tape From California” – 6:45
  2. “White Boots Marching in a Yellow Land” – 3:35
  3. “Half A Century High” – 2:53
  4. “Joe Hill” – 7:18
  5. “The War Is Over” – 4:25

B side

  1. “The Harder They Fall” – 3:52
  2. “When In Rome” – 13:13
  3. “Floods of Florence” – 4:52

All songs are written by Phil Ochs.

  1. Tape from California – Phil Ochs | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic. Retrieved October 16, 2021 (English).


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