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Harvest

Neil Young

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For the general public as well as for many of his fans, Harvest is the pinnacle of his rich discography from the 70s. Against a melancholic backdrop of country-rock and folk, Young’s songwriting shines brightly throughout this fourth album released in February, 1972. A sort of bucolic, rural and hippie Grail, the album laid bare his tumultuous relationship with the actress Carrie Snodgress, the mother of his first son Zeke. It also explored darker themes such as on The Needle and the Damage Done, a ballad about his guitarist Danny Whitten’s heroin addiction. Whitten died of an overdose in November that same year, just after Young kicked him out the band. Behind its peace & love façade (a principle that Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt still very much followed), Harvest is an incredibly rich, troubled and melodically perfect record. Within the flawless work we even find the string section of the London Symphony Orchestra (A Man Needs a Maid and There's a World), handled with care and good taste. This was a record that would go on to influence countless generations. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Out on the Weekend
00:04:34

NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

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Harvest
00:03:11

NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - John Harris, Piano - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

3
A Man Needs a Maid
00:04:05

NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Orchestrator - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

4
Heart of Gold
00:03:07

Linda Ronstadt, Background Vocals - NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo, Background Vocals - Teddy Irwin, Acoustic Guitar - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

5
Are You Ready for the Country?
00:03:25

David Crosby, Background Vocals - NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Guitar, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - Graham nash, Background Vocals - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

6
Old Man
00:03:24

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals - NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Piano - Ben Keith, Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo, Vocals - Tim Drummond, Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums - James McMahon, Piano

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

7
There's a World
00:02:59

NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Henry Lewy, Producer - Jack Nitzsche, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Orchestrator - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

8
Alabama
00:04:02

David Crosby, Background Vocals - NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Stephen Stills, Background Vocals - Jack Nitzsche, Guitar, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

9
The Needle and the Damage Done
00:02:02

NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Jack Nitzsche, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

10
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
00:06:49

NEIL YOUNG, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Stephen Stills, Background Vocals - Jack Nitzsche, Guitar, Piano - Ben Keith, Pedal Steel Guitar - Elliot Mazer, Producer - JAMES TAYLOR, Banjo - Graham nash, Background Vocals - Tim Drummond, Bass Guitar - Kenny Buttrey, Drums

2011 © 1972 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2002 Reprise Records

Album Description

For the general public as well as for many of his fans, Harvest is the pinnacle of his rich discography from the 70s. Against a melancholic backdrop of country-rock and folk, Young’s songwriting shines brightly throughout this fourth album released in February, 1972. A sort of bucolic, rural and hippie Grail, the album laid bare his tumultuous relationship with the actress Carrie Snodgress, the mother of his first son Zeke. It also explored darker themes such as on The Needle and the Damage Done, a ballad about his guitarist Danny Whitten’s heroin addiction. Whitten died of an overdose in November that same year, just after Young kicked him out the band. Behind its peace & love façade (a principle that Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt still very much followed), Harvest is an incredibly rich, troubled and melodically perfect record. Within the flawless work we even find the string section of the London Symphony Orchestra (A Man Needs a Maid and There's a World), handled with care and good taste. This was a record that would go on to influence countless generations. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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