A tour of duty is the amount of time a soldier serves in a war. In World War II there was no set tour of duty, you served until you died or the war was over. In Vietnam tours of duty lasted 365 days.

The soundtrack to the Tour Of Duty television series was released by CBS as 4 different compilation albums during 1988 and 1989 when the show was still being aired. Even in today's saturated market of soundtracks for everything under the sun, 4 CDs seems a lot for one show. However, all four album covers state quite honestly: "Songs from the television soundtrack and the era". Consequently, the T.O.D. soundtrack series is a decent collection of tracks from the late 1960s, and was released almost a decade before the Forrest Gump soundtrack pulled a similar stunt.

Volume I (released 1988)
  1. Baby Love - Diana Ross and The Supremes
  2. Here Comes The Night - Them
  3. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
  4. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
  5. Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
  6. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  7. Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
  8. Time Of The Season - Zombies
  9. And When I Die - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  10. War - Edwin Starr
  11. Ball Of Confusion - Temptations
  12. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  13. Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
  14. I Want To Take You Higher - Sly & The Family Stone
  15. Groovin' Is Easy - The Electric Flag
  16. Oye Como Va - Santana
  17. Ball And Chain - Janis Joplin
  18. Ballad Of Easy Rider - The Byrds

Volume II (released 1988)
  1. Paint It Black - Chris Farlowe
  2. Tin Soldier - Small Faces
  3. Stone Free - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  4. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
  5. Born To Be Wild - Steppen Wolf
  6. Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
  7. People Get Ready - The Impressions
  8. Jennifer Juniper - Donovan
  9. Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  10. Groovin' - The Young Rascals
  11. Eight Miles High - The Byrds
  12. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
  13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  14. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
  15. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Al Kooper & Stephen Stills
  16. Ring Of Fire - Eric Burdon & The Animals
  17. Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  18. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Aretha Franklin

Volume III (released 1989)
  1. White Room - Cream
  2. Highway Chile - Jimi Hendrix
  3. Lazy Sunday - Small Faces
  4. Gloria - Them
  5. Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon
  6. Natural Born Bugie - Humble Pie
  7. White Rabbit - Grace Slick & The Great Society
  8. The Weight - The Band
  9. Go Now - The Moody Blues
  10. San Francisco - Scott McKenzie
  11. Draft Morning - The Byrds
  12. Evil Ways - Santana
  13. Dance To The Music - Sly & The Family Stone
  14. Tell Her No - The Zombies
  15. Barabajagal - Donovan
  16. Killing Floor - The Electric Flag
  17. Black Night - Deep Purple
  18. Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Volume IV (released 1989)
  1. This Wheel's On Fire - Julie Driscoll
  2. Rag Mama Rag - The Band
  3. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
  4. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
  5. American Woman - Guess Who
  6. Race With The Devil - The Gun
  7. Down The Dustpipe - Status Quo
  8. Living In The Past - Jethro Tull
  9. Bird On The Wire - Leonard Cohen
  10. Tears Of Rage - Bob Dylan
  11. Save The Country - Laura Nyro
  12. To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees
  13. There Won't Be Many Coming Home - Roy Orbison
  14. Melting Pot - Blue Mink
  15. Hi De Ho - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  16. Chestnut Mare - The Byrds
  17. Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
  18. Listen To The Music - The Doobie Brothers

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