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A Toast to Those Who Are Gone

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Released  1986
Length  43:57
Release date  1986
Label  Rhino Entertainment
Recorded  early-mid-1960s
Artist  Phil Ochs
Producer  Bill Inglot
Genre  Folk music
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A Toast to Those Who Are Gone (1986)  The War Is Over The Best of Phil Ochs (1988)
Similar  Phil Ochs albums, Folk music albums

A Toast to Those Who Are Gone is a 1986 compilation album of recordings that Phil Ochs made in the early to mid-1960s, mostly between his contracts with Elektra Records and A&M Records. In line with recordings made on the former, Ochs espouses his left-leaning views on civil rights on songs like "Ballad of Oxford", "Going Down To Mississippi" and "Colored Town", his views on worker's rights on "No Christmas in Kentucky", his attack on the American Medical Association on "A.M.A. Song", and the unwilling hero (perhaps Ochs himself) on the title track.


The CD carried an extra track, "The Trial", and the liner notes were by noted Ochs fan Sean Penn.

Track listing

All songs by Phil Ochs.

  1. "Do What I Have to Do" – 2:36
  2. "The Ballad of Billie Sol" – 2:24
  3. "Colored Town" – 3:00
  4. "A.M.A. Song" – 2:17
  5. "William Moore" – 3:07
  6. "Paul Crump" – 3:34
  7. "Going Down To Mississippi" – 3:04
  8. "I'll Be There" – 2:10
  9. "Ballad of Oxford (Jimmy Meredith)"  – 2:51
  10. "No Christmas in Kentucky" – 3:04
  11. "A Toast to Those Who Are Gone" – 3:31
  12. "I'm Tired" – 2:20
  13. "City Boy" – 1:58
  14. "Song of My Returning" – 5:17
  15. "The Trial" – 2:44
  16. Bonus track on CD only


  • Phil Ochs – guitar, vocals
  • A. N. Other – bass, piano, guitar, mandolin
  • Songs

    1Do What I Have to Do2:36
    2Ballad of Billie Sol2:24
    3Colored Town3:00


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