Neil Young

Harvest - Reprise 1970

Tracks: 1. Out On The Weeken / 2. Harvest / 3. A Man Needs A Maid / 4. Heart Of Gold / 5. Are You Ready For The Country? / 6. Old Man / 7. There's A Worl / 8. Alabama / 9. The Needle And The Damage Done / 10. Words [Between The Lines Of Age]

Comments:

"Harvest" is Neil Young biggest commercial succes. The number one hit-single "Heart of Gold" is obviously one of the reasons why the album was so successful, but of course the album has a lot of other great tracks.

Generally the album is among Young's softest and most melodic, and songs like "Out on the Weekend", "Harvest" and "Old Man" are prototype songs showing Young's melodic country side - all three among the very of best of his early solo-recordings.

A couple of songs, "Alabama" and "Words", do have the harder rocking approach that Young would exploit further on later albums.

The two ballads "A Man Needs a Maid" and "There's a World" are arranged with pretty heavy orchestration, which some may like, but which personally is a bit of a shame, as the songs really don't need this.

"The Needle and the Damage Done" is an acoustic live-recording, so in a way you could describe the album as being somewhat heterogeneous. But with outstanding songs like "Heart of Gold", "Out on the Weekend", "Harvest" and "Old Man" the album will be a favourite among most Young fans


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