Neil Young Harvest on Vinyl LP from Reprise
Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes and Pressed at Pallas: Audiophile Vinyl LP of Neil Young's Harvest Sounds Amazing and Features Exact Duplication of the Original Gatefold Sleeve
Neil Young's career defining fourth solo effort Harvest spawned the folk classics, "Heart of Gold" and "Old Man," as well as the affecting "The Needle and the Damage Done," and it went on to become the best-selling record of 1972 and one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Albums of All-Time. While firmly rooted in old-timey country and traditional music, the record ventures beyond conventional pastures and incorporates stabbing guitar-driven swamp ("Alabama"), hayride jigs ("Are You Ready for the Country?"), and orchestral pop ("There's A World") into its broad sonic swath.
Young's lyrics here are extraordinarily reflective and poignant. He's got love on his mind, and yet his emotions run the gamut. The music is both a release and a meditation, the stripped-down structures and economical playing conspiring to deliver maximum feeling and slow-burn impact that one never forgets. The album features the likes of steel-guitarist Ben Keith, bassist Tim Drummond, pianist/arranger Jack Nitzsche, and drummer Kenny Buttrey, as well as a who's who of background vocalists that includes none other than David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, and James Taylor.
Having languished for decades, this bonafide masterpiece has received the long-overdue sonic treatment it has needed. Remastered from the original analog tapes by Chris Bellman, overseen by the artist himself, and pressed at Pallas in Germany, Harvest now sounds better than ever. Young has never sounded so close, lifelike, palpable, or three-dimensional on a studio album.
Neil Young Harvest Track Listing:
1. Out On The Weekend
3. A Man Needs A Maid
4. Heart Of Gold
5. Are You Ready For The Country?
6. Old Man
7. There's A World
9. The Needle And The Damage Done
10. Words (Between The Lines Of Age)