Harvest Moon
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Harvest Moon

October 23, 1992

  Song Title
Unknown Legend
From Hank To Hendrix
You And Me
Harvest Moon
War Of Man
One Of These Days
Such A Woman
Old King
Dreamin' Man
Natural Beauty

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 23, 1992
  • Release Date: October 23, 1992
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 1992 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 51:50
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  • ASIN: B002A6Z9S0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,149 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a sequel to _Harvest_ . . . December 21, 1999
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Neil Young has explored lots of musical territory and taken some interesting chances, but in my own view as a longtime fan, he's at his strongest when he's at his most acoustic and mellow. The "godfather of grunge" was also the guy who invented "unplugged."
For those whose tastes match my own, _Harvest_ is likely to rank as a favorite among Young's many albums. (And longtime listeners will recall that at one time Young had planned a follow-up to _Harvest_ to be entitled _Homegrown_. Two cuts intended for this album -- "Star of Bethlehem" and "The Deep Forbidden Lake" -- appeared on _Decade_.)
_Harvest Moon_ is a conscious attempt to recall, celebrate, and go beyond that earlier album, and it reassembles all of the key personnel: the beloved Stray Gators, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, even arranger Jack Nitzche. (Even one or two songs from the old LP are deliberately invoked: "You and Me," a spare and lovely duet with the late and sorely missed Nicolette Larson, makes explicit reference to "Old Man.")
But Young didn't exactly stand still during the two decades between the two releases. _Harvest Moon_ is a much more mature and satisfying collection -- better written, better performed, better produced. Young's lyrics are wistfully evocative; his voice and guitar are clear, solid, and strong.
I could carry on at length about my favorites ("Unknown Legend," "War of Man," and "You and Me,") but I won't try to describe them. I'll just say that anyone who loved _Harvest_ will probably love this one even more.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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It's autumn, and the greatness of this album compels me to comment on it. Yes, this is a mellow, folky, almost country-ish offering-and I'm convinced that's what Neil does best. As good of an album as Harvest was, Harvest Moon is decidedly better, even though it was made years after Harvest. The concept album shows great maturity, not to mention some of the most beautiful folk ballads I've ever heard. There is also a lot of great harmony, featuring James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. Neil is in your living room reflecting on past friends and lovers, and the beauty in this life. A great album to snuggle up to with your loved one on a crisp, late autumn evening. This is timeless music that will endure through the ages. For anyone who has ever loved anything Neil has done or folk music, you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection.
P.S.- Nov. 2007: I just wanted to comment on a couple of people who said this album was too slick and overproduced. I just don't see it. One person commented on how the harmonies seemed too obviously overdubbed. First of all, I don't think it's uncommon for harmonies to be overdubbed. That's really only apparent on "One of These Days"- I know what he's talking about. It was an intended effect- and it worked. Superbly.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Sequel . .An Equal! May 9, 2000
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When in 1992 Neil Young declared his intention to revisit HARVEST,critics waited with sharpened pens to deride the end product as a mere carbon copy of the original masterpiece.How dissapointed they were!HARVEST MOON takes the same country boy from HARVEST;making him older and wiser but still astonished by love of a woman and of nature.Old friends participate:James Taylor,Jack Nitzche, Nicolette Larson,Linda Ronstadt and the Stray Gators.There is classic Young on this release: UNKNOWN LEGEND,DREAMIN' MAN,OLD KING,HARVEST MOON and FROM HANK TO HENDRIX.Young paints a vivid picture of rural America in HARVEST MOON;many images can also apply to my territory,Australia. There is a cost to living free,but it is not unpayable.Do not look to HARVEST MOON as simply a HARVEST sequel;it is an equal;a version for the 90s and beyond.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for those cold fall evenings. July 18, 2001
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To me, Neil Young is two artists; one is the hard rockin' rock-god backed by Crazy Horse. The guy Pearl Jam cite as the "Godfather of Grunge".
The other is a gentle, introspective and philosophical poet.
This album is probably the latters masterpiece.
Sure, the name was obviously used as a way of enticing old fans of the massivly successful "Harvest" into buying this, but "Harvest Moon" is no cheap rip-off sequel. Instead, we have a charming collection of accousticly flavoured songs that you find yourself singing along to.
These are songs about times past, old friends lost, past glories and the dreams of youth. These are melancholy testaments to days gone by, and there's a quiet sadness flowing throughout the album. Fear of getting old? Memories of the past getting you down? Sure, it's here. But also a certain careful optimism about the future.
More than a collection of songs, this is also a poetic masterpiece and a modern American classic. One you really ought to have in your collection.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly beautiful... November 7, 1999
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When I get a new album, I typically listen to it once, then put it away for a few days or weeks. If I *really* like it, I might listen to it again the next day.
When I got "Harvest Moon", I listened to it three times in a row, without pause.
The album is... simply beautiful. It sets a mood from the opening notes, and continues it for the next fifty minutes. Very rarely do an album's lyrical and musical content harmonize so well. Topics include weariness, lost loves, fond memories, old friends, times gone by.
This was THE album that got me into Neil Young. If you've heard and liked any one song off of "Harvest Moon", you won't be disappointed by the rest of the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never gets old
One of my alltime favorite albums.CD's.....sung by the wonderful Neil Young.(an unfortunatly not favorite artist..... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Mary Ellen Bello
5.0 out of 5 stars The best!
This a great CD with many songs that I love to sing along to. Neil Young is pretty darn awesome and this is one of my faves of his.
Published 28 days ago by Jeri 907
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening
Love Neil Young's style and Harvest Moon is a favorite. Only one song on this album "hurt my ears"and that was the "fiddle" hound dog song. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Care
5.0 out of 5 stars Harvest Moon album
I really love the song "Harvest Moon". It makes me want to dance outside in the moonlight. Thanks for making it available.
Published 1 month ago by Roxie A Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil Young - Harvest Moon
I wore out my cd on Neil Young. It was time I ordered this one. :) Just came in the mail.
Published 2 months ago by Jane R. Hosack
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't skip this one!
I wish I would have found this when it came out in 92 or 93. It is like "Harvest" plus, plus, plus. This deep, searching, catchy album needs more recognition. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michelle Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite CDs.
Beautiful, lyrical, gets to me. I think I have listened to it well over a hundred times. I was lucky to find a new-used copy.
Published 2 months ago by Janice Kyriakou
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable Collection
This is a wonderful collection of some of Neil Young's best work in my estimation. These are mostly acoustic, expertly composed melodies coupled with lyrics that tell stories to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Just Wendy
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful songs.
It was better than I had remembered it to be JUST love it. The sound is very good and it is more than i expected for quality.
Published 3 months ago by Tim Coates
5.0 out of 5 stars neil young
what can i say when he plays harvest moon it takes my breath away that was one of my deceased husbands favorite song and he could play that just as good as neil
Published 3 months ago by BrendaLee
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