Harvest – Neil Young – 1972

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Album Harvest by Neil Young
Album Harvest by Neil Young

Harvest is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, released in February 1972. It was one of the most successful albums of the 1970s, topping the charts in the US and the UK and spawning two hit singles: “Heart of Gold” and “Old Man”.

The album features a mix of acoustic and electric songs, reflecting Young’s diverse musical influences and styles. Some of the songs were recorded with the Stray Gators, a group of session musicians that Young assembled for the album, while others were recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra or with his longtime backing band Crazy Horse. The album also features guest appearances by Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills.

Harvest is widely regarded as one of Young’s best and most influential albums, showcasing his distinctive voice, poetic lyrics and guitar playing. The album explores themes such as love, loss, aging, alienation and environmentalism. It also reflects Young’s personal struggles at the time, such as his back injury, his drug use and his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress.

The album Harvest received critical acclaim and has been included in several lists of the greatest albums of all time. It has also been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

The personnel of the album Harvest by Neil Young, released in 1972, are:

– Neil Young: vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, harmonica
– Stray Gators:
– Ben Keith: pedal steel guitar
– Kenny Buttrey: drums
– Tim Drummond: bass
– Jack Nitzsche: piano, slide guitar and arrangements on A Man Needs A Maid and There’s A World
– London Symphony Orchestra: on A Man Needs A Maid and There’s A World
– David Crosby: vocals on Are You Ready For The Country and Alabama
– Graham Nash: vocals on Are You Ready For The Country and Alabama
– Linda Ronstadt: vocals on Heart Of Gold and Old Man
– Stephen Stills: vocals on Heart Of Gold and Old Man
– James Taylor: vocals on Heart Of Gold and Old Man

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