Amchitka (featuring Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs) (Greenpeace)

In October 1970, the City of Vancouver witnessed a concert by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs, each of whom waived their performance fees in support of the Greenpeace organization launching a boat to protest a series of nuclear bomb tests being performed by the US government.

Even though the concert was conducted on Canadian soil, each artist whose songs are captured here help to document the politically charged atmosphere both inside the arena as well as in the streets. On disc one of the set, Phil Ochs contributes highlight songs Joe Hill and Rhythms of Revolution, while James Taylor’s performance is beautifully highlighted by Carolina In My Mind, Fire and Rain and Sweet Baby James.

Disc two of the set belongs to Mitchell. Opening with Big Yellow Taxi, which then segues into Bony Maroney, the audience is audibly enraptured by her performance as she breezes through other tracks such as Woodstock, A Case Of You and The Gallery.

For more information on this remarkable collection of music, visit www.amchitka-concert.com.

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