Neil Young Harvest 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 82/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Heart Of Gold" - Rated 303/500!
Remastered and cut from the original master tapes directly under the supervision of Neil Young and his expert team!
Pressed on High-Quality 180g Vinyl at Pallas in Germany!
A quadruple platinum #1 smash and the best-selling album of 1972, Harvest was
Neil Young's fourth solo effort. With the gold #1 "Heart Of Gold," Top 40 "Old
Man," powerful "The Needle And The Damage Done," controversial "A Man Needs A
Maid" and "Southern Man" companion "Alabama," Harvest won inclusion in Rolling
Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of All Time."
"Harvest yielded Young's only Number One hit, "Heart of Gold," and helped set the stage for the Seventies soft-rock explosion — both James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt sing on the album. Along with Young, they were in Nashville to appear on Johnny Cash's variety show the week that Harvest was cut with an odd group of accomplished session players that included bassist Tim Drummond, who had played with James Brown. The sound was Americana — steel guitar, slide guitar, banjo — stripped down and rebuilt with every jagged edge exposed. The standout tracks include "Old Man" and "The Needle and the Damage Done." - www.rollingstone.com
Neil Young performs with The Stray Gators on seven out of the ten selections.
The Stray Gators consist of Ben Keith on pedal steel guitar, Jack Nitzsche on
piano and slide guitar, Tim Drummond on bass and Kenny Buttrey on drums. Young
is joined by The London Symphony Orchestra for "A Man Needs A Maid" and "There's
A World". Noted guest artists include David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt,
Stephen Stills and James Taylor, all performing backing vocals.
Whether as a singer, a songwriter or a guitarist, Neil Young has been one of the
most influential and important artists of the rock era. Blending folk, country
and rock, the acoustic and the electric, the melancholy and the hopeful, Young
has been an icon for the uncompromising and unpredictable since the 1960s.
"Before he started Harvest, in 1971, Young suffered a slipped disc and spent two years in and out of hospitals: 'I couldn’t physically play an electric guitar,' he told Rolling Stone. So he cut a collection of mellow tracks while he was in Nashville to appear on Johnny Cash’s variety show, with a crew of local session players. The yearning 'Heart of Gold' is Young’s only Number One hit." - Rolling Stone
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered and cut from the original master tapes directly under the
supervision of Neil Young and his expert team!
• Remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios in Hollywood,
• Pressed on High-Quality Vinyl at Pallas in Germany
• Exact Reproduction of the Original Artwork featuring a High Quality,
Extra-Thick Stoughton Paper-wrapped Gatefold Album Jacket!
• Includes 12"x24" Fold-Out with Harvest Logo and Neil's Hand-Written Lyrics and
The Stray Gators (1,2, 4-6, 10)
The London Symphony Orchestra (3,7)
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)