Rehearsals for Retirement (Album)

Phil Ochs Researsals

Rehearsals for Retirement was Phil’s fifth studio album. It was released in 1969 by A&M. It was recorded after the 1968 Democratic Convention, with the cover art reflecting Phil’s belief in the tragedy that was that event.

Track Listing
“Pretty Smart on My Part” – 3:18
“The Doll House” – 4:39
“I Kill Therefore I Am” – 2:55
“William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed – 2:55
“Where Were You in Chicago?” – 0:29
“The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns” – 4:15
“The World Began in Eden and Ended in Los Angeles” – 3:06
“Doesn’t Lenny Live Here Anymore?” – 6:11
“Another Age” – 3:42
“Rehearsals For Retirement” – 4:09


Phil Ochs – guitar, vocals
Lincoln Mayorga – piano, accordion
Bob Rafkin – guitar, bass
Kevin Kelley – drums (rumored)

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Billboard Apr 26, 1969


Ohio State Lantern, Thursday, May 29, 1969





Berkeley Barb, May 2-8, 1969

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