Date Label Number Country Format Comments ---- ----- ------ ------- ------ -------- 1990 Rhino R2 70778 USA CD ???? ?? ?? UK LP
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.
P.S. That's Allen Ginsberg playing the bells behind Phil on "The Bells."
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Someone who was at this concert took some pictures of Allen Ginsberg with Phil Ochs And here are some some photos
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