[cover] There and Now - Live in Vancouver 1968


 Date    Label    Number     Country   Format     Comments
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 1990    Rhino   R2 70778      USA       CD
 ????     ??        ??          UK       LP
  1. There But for Fortune (3:03)
  2. Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends (4:05)
  3. William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed (5:06) [Also includes Where Were you in Chicago?]
  4. The Scorpion Departs but Never Returns (4:42)
  5. Pleasures of the Harbor (7:08)
  6. The World Began In Eden And Ended in Los Angeles (3:23)
  7. The Bells (3:13)
  8. The Highwayman (6:54)
  9. I Kill Therefore I Am (3:52)
  10. The Doll House (4:09)
  11. Another Age (4:57)
  12. Changes (4:45)
  13. Crucifixion (8:02)
  14. I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (4:26) (also included on The War is Over, The Best of Phil Ochs

Liner Notes

Late in 1968, Phil Ochs and Allen Ginsberg performed together in Vancouver at some kind of peace and poetry concert, the tapes of which were recently discovered in A&M Records' vaults. Unfortunately, Ginsberg could not recall the concert and there was no information written on the tape boxes. All I know about the show is that it's one of the most intimate performances I've ever heard from my brother.

Phil had just returned from the Chicago Democratic convention, where he had witnessed the death of democracy as he had known it. He claims to be down throughout this performance, but I've seldom heard him more focused. There's not much else for me to say, as the tapes speak eloquently enough.

Enjoy Phil, there and now.

Michael Ochs

P.S. That's Allen Ginsberg playing the bells behind Phil on "The Bells."

[ More liner notes by Billy Bragg ]

Someone who was at this concert took some pictures of Allen Ginsberg with Phil Ochs And here are some some photos

Last modified 27 May 02 by trent