Rehearsals for Retirement

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Rehearsals for Retirement
Rehearsals for Retirement (Phil Ochs album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Phil Ochs
Released UK May 16, 1969
Recorded 1968 - 1969
Genre Folk
Length 38:54
Label A&M
Producer Larry Marks
Phil Ochs chronology
Tape from California
Rehearsals for Retirement
Greatest Hits

Rehearsals for Retirement was Phil Ochs's sixth album, released in 1969 on A&M Records.


Recorded in the aftermath of Ochs's presence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago (where Ochs claimed to have witnessed the symbolic "death of America") it is often considered to be the darkest of Ochs's albums, exemplified not just by the lyrical matter but also by its cover: a tombstone sardonically proclaiming that Ochs had died in Chicago.

It was the poorest-selling of all of Ochs's albums released during his lifetime, having been deleted from the A&M Records catalog before sales of 20,000 units had occurred.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Phil Ochs.

Side One[edit]

  1. "Pretty Smart on My Part" – 3:18
  2. "The Doll House" – 4:39
  3. "I Kill Therefore I Am" – 2:55
  4. "William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed - 2:55
  5. [Untitled] (commonly called "Where Were You in Chicago?") – 0:29
  6. "My Life" – 3:12

Side Two[edit]

  1. "The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns" – 4:15
  2. "The World Began in Eden and Ended in Los Angeles" – 3:06
  3. "Doesn't Lenny Live Here Anymore?" – 6:11
  4. "Another Age" – 3:42
  5. "Rehearsals for Retirement" – 4:09



  1. ^ "Rehearsals for Retirement > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 15, 2011.