On February 14, 1972.

Neil Young Harvest

On February 14, 1972, “Reprise” label released “Harvest”, the fourth Neil Young album.  It was recorded January – September 1971, at “Quadrafonic Sound Studios” in Nashville; “Barking Town Hall” in London; “Royce Hall” at UCLA and “Broken Arrow Studio No. 2” in Woodside, and was produced by Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, Henry Lewy and  Jack Nitzsche. “Harvest” was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States. in 1998, “Q” magazine readers voted “Harvest” the 64th greatest album of all time. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Harvest” at number 78 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young— acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, harmonica, lead vocals
  • Kenny Buttrey— drums
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Ben Keith— pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche— piano, lap steel guitar, arrangements
  • John Harris — piano
  • Teddy Irwin — acoustic guitar
  • James McMahon — piano
  • James Taylor— banjo guitar, backing vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt— backing vocals
  • David Crosby— backing vocals
  • Stephen Stills— backing vocals
  • Graham Nash— backing vocals
  • London Symphony Orchestra— orchestrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young.

  1. Out on the Weekend
  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 World
  8. Alabama
  9. The Needle and the Damage Done
  10. Words
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