10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Neil Young famously wrote that "Heart of Gold," Harvest's monster country-rock smash, "put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch." A smoother album than most of what Young doled out for the rest of the '70s, Harvest nonetheless has its own charms. "Out on the Weekend," and "Heart of Gold" itself are lonely country ballads; so is the orchestrated "A Man Needs a Maid," in spirit. The album also warily peered at a world beyond Young's ranch: "Alabama" might have been an even better take on "Southern Man," and "The Needle and the Damage Done" was a no less aching precursor of "Tonight's the Night." Harvest was one of the things that won him the freedom to drive in the gullies, but it's also a good trip in itself.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Neil Young famously wrote that "Heart of Gold," Harvest's monster country-rock smash, "put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch." A smoother album than most of what Young doled out for the rest of the '70s, Harvest nonetheless has its own charms. "Out on the Weekend," and "Heart of Gold" itself are lonely country ballads; so is the orchestrated "A Man Needs a Maid," in spirit. The album also warily peered at a world beyond Young's ranch: "Alabama" might have been an even better take on "Southern Man," and "The Needle and the Damage Done" was a no less aching precursor of "Tonight's the Night." Harvest was one of the things that won him the freedom to drive in the gullies, but it's also a good trip in itself.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Hey it's Owen ,

So weird.

I'm only 11 and all my friends like rap and country etc. meanwhile everyone looks at me weird when I say I like Led Zeppelin, Neil young and Pink Floyd they all look at me weird. So funny. This means I was raised right

b2xphoto ,

OK, I'll buy it.

When Beyoncé and Taylor Swift held albums off streaming services I thought, "you know what? Some artists are great enough to make me buy the album instead of 'rent' it." So is Neil Young. Man, I hope he changes his position and puts everything back on Apple Music, which I'm I thrilled subscriber of. In the meantime, I must at least have 1972's Harvest.

NirkOne ,

Great LP

I'm sure it's been said many times before.....

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