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Harvest

Neil Young

1972

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Harvest

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For Day 16 of Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, we have 1972’s best selling album in America. Harvest by Neil Young. Released ten years before my birth, it is safe to say there were never any Neil Young posters hanging on my wall next to a golden bikini clad Cindy Crawford or Snoop Doggy Dog. I do know a decent bit about him and some of his music, and these are my thoughts about Harvest. As soon as I put this record on, I instantly felt like an outcasted cowboy on the prairie. The acoustic guitars, the harmonica, the steel guitarsand piano.. they all sound so smooth, and as warm as a campfire in Wyoming in the late 1800’s. The instrumentation is worthy of any Oscar winning film. The song I know the most is Heart Of Gold, a song that got so big that Neil Young distanced himself from it and wouldn’t perform live for most of his career. It’s a classic for sure, and was my favorite of his until hearing other songs on this album. Now, before I continue, I must say.. I’ve always been pretty indifferent to Neil Young. I wouldn’t complain if a stranger in the bar spent a couple quarters on the jukebox spinning a couple Neil Young songs. Full disclosure, upon my first listening of Harvest, I wanted to completely shit on it. It’s slow, kind of depressing at times, and I don’t like Neil Young’s falsetto. I couldn’t picture myself strolling around town in my ’69 Camaro with this in my 8-Track. For God’s sake, The Eagles debut album came out in 1972. I do know myself enough, however, to know that I have to listen to certain albums a couple of times before I know for sure whether I really like them or not. On my third listening of this album it struck me that I actually really do enjoy most of it. (Especially with decent headphones on). The final song, Words, is my new favorite Neil Young song. Up until now, at least. Another stand out, Alabama, a song that struck a literal major chord with the fellas over at Lynyrd Skynyrd, is more uptempo. The guitars and piano are so good. I don’t know shit about Young’s politics in his lyrics, but it’s a sonically pleasing song. The heavy gongs and chimes that lead into There’s a World can’t be denied, and to add the cherry to the top, you get the whole symphony chiming in. Other notable songs are, Are You Ready For The Country and The Needle And The Damage Done. In closing, I started off by totally disliking most of this album. I’m still not all that keen on Neil Young’s voice, and some of the slower and somber songs, but the second half of Harvest really grew on me. The production and arrangement on Harvest is above top-notch, its top shelf. I could listen to just the instrumentation and feel like an old, weathered cow wrangler a few years past his prime, like in the song Old Man. I’m glad I got to hear this album before I died. Props to the Canadian Cowboy! Please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and memories on my likely TL;DR posts!

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This is the sort of album Crosby, Stills and Nash thought they'd get when they asked Old Neil to join their super group. When David Crosby says Neil "is probably the most selfish person I know", this is what he means. Neil saves his best shit for his solo albums. He even doubles down on the background vocalists. It's not enough to have Crosby, Stills and Nash provide harmonies, so we get Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor on arguably the best songs on the album (your mileage may vary, but they're the two biggest hits). I love "Alabama" for the call and response it created with Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Harvest" easily belongs in the upper echelon of any ranking of the greatest country rock albums of all time.

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Classic. Yeah, the strings on Man Maid and World are a rough go, but there are so many great songs on here that you can forgive that excess. Eminently listenable.

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Surprisingly cinematic folk sound. Very main character energy.

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I wish Neil had a manager or friend who would have just told him that the ‘man needs a maid’ song should go to the trash heap. . . Many brilliant classics rock songs on this gem. One of my favorite opening album songs of all time - you feel like your in a pick up driving down the PCH

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This is Neil Young's mainstream breakthrough, kind of like his Born in the USA, and I have similar feelings about both records. The band feels really tight on this record, and there's a great groove throughout. Songs like Alabama sound like they could have been off of Tonight's the Night and Are You Ready For the Country? sounds like it's from Everybody Knows. RE: A Man Needs A Maid discourse, I struggle with this one. Its production, like There's a World, seem wildly out of place on this record. However, for me the lyrics: "To give a love, you gotta live a love To live a love, you gotta be part of" redeem the whole song. I think it's a bit of an attempt by Neil Young to view a loving relationship as emotionless, and he has this realization partway through that it's impossible. You need to take it for the ups and the downs, not some old world patriarchal mindset. 4.5/5

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I’m not gonna sit here and tell you it’s my favorite album, but this thing is such a classic. Feels like every folk record for 50 years has this one to thank. Neil’s voice isn’t my favorite but it’s packed with such great tunes. Ends super super strong.

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He’s had so many looks over the years. This might be his most well known, and with good reason

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This has always been one of my favorite albums, and Neil is the artist that has had the biggest influence on the modern music I most enjoy. Harvest is one of his best folk albums, loaded with great songs. Out on the Weekend is probably my favorite song on here. I just love that beat.

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The voice and harmonica combo will just never get old on this one. It’s just so uniquely him. Lot of hits here. Instantly takes me back to when I first heard it.

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I love Neil Young and this album really stands the test of time for me. Something about his haunting voice combined with his lyrics (such good writing; often haunting, too, and nicely melancholic without being self-pitying) and his unique guitar playing. All comes together just so perfectly. Great album.

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This is a really classic album. I decided to give it 5 stars despite Young's singing voice and the mistake that is "Every Man Needs a Maid".

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This might be my favourite Neil album. I'm kinda glad he is off Spotify since it motivated me to dig up the vinyl, which is still in quite good shape, along with the hand written lyrics sheet.  Heart of Gold is a great song and may be his best selling but I think the title track with its cryptic and terribly personal lyrics is perhaps his best song ever. Harvest is also the  song from this LP that I play even though Heart Of Gold is much easier. I quite like the Stray Gators so "Are You ready for the Country" is another highlight.  No disrespect for the LSO but the LP's only real negatives are the two songs that feature the LSO. "A Man Needs A Maid" is easy not to like even before you hear it since the title is so outdated - it was already outdated on release. If you check out the sans LSO version on his Massey Hall album, recorded before Harvest was released, the song is much easier to enjoy as it is very simple with just Neil and his piano.

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Drugi Neil na liscie, tym razem plyta ktora wystrzelila jego kariere solowa, albumik folkowy w ktorym czuc bardzo mocno korzenie country i dumnie to prezentuje trakami takimi jak alabama czy are you ready for country, wiekszosc piosenek jest okolo romantyczna i jakies watki milosne musi zawierac, ale sa une ubrane w youngowy balladowy styl opowiadania historii, ciekawy jest takze trak theres a world, ktorego instrumentale sa dosc oderwane od reszty albumiku, brzmi od jak cos co mogloby byc openingiem epickiej sagi galaktycznej, a nie kawalkiem z harvesta, tak sie rozdrabniam na pojedycznce piosenki, a materialu tylko 37 minut, wiec do przesluchania na raz, do kolekcji plejkowej dodaje the needle and the damage done, czyli traczek ktory idealnie pasuje na tonights the night, a znalazl sie tutaj i to jeszcze w wersji live nagrywanej na koncercie barowym

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A friend once mentioned that they thought Neil Young’s voice sounds like Kermit the Frog. Annoyingly it’s been my first though every time I’ve listened to him since. I now imagine Neil sitting on a wall with his guitar, while his little green legs dangle over the edge, singing about the perils of heroin addiction. This is probably my favourite Neil Young album.

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This story begins a little somberly: you are lying in bed in a nursing home. You've been there for a while now, for an indeterminate length of time. Sometimes it feels like you've just arrived, other times it feels you've been there an eternity. You're not really sick, but at the same time you're not very well - truth is, you're just dying. Things are slowing down, your body is as likely to betray you as cooperate, and your mind is fuzzy most of the time. You're about halfway mobile; you can usually sit down and shit on your own, but you need help wiping and getting back up. A young man brushes your teeth most days, and for the most part you manage to open your mouth wide enough for him. Similarly, you can shuffle around on a walker but it's easier to spend most of your days just lying in bed, drifting in and out of sleep and simply being prodded awake a few times a day for those mushy meals they dish out at old folks homes. Sometimes, a relative comes to visit. Is it your son? Or maybe that's a grandson? You just don't know anymore, and for some reason it doesn't really matter anyway. Each morning, the nice girl comes and wraps something around your arm then looks at a device. You used to know what it was for, and you consider asking what's going on, but before you've had a chance she's removed it and gone to the bed next door. She is a nice girl, but sometimes she stands at your bed and talks to others about you as if you aren't even there. Eventually, one day you just take a final breath. As you release, it's more of a sigh than anything. For the first time ever in your life, your body chooses not to breathe back in. But in the ensuing stillness, you can hear a slight melody. It sounds distinctly familiar: it's the vocal line to Heart of Gold. And it's at that point you realise just how uneventful this all is. There's no fanfare awaiting you in the afterlife, no final moment of resplendent, youthful glory. And to be fair, there's also minimal pain and definitely no jarring moments. So you've got that going for you, which is nice. If anything, it's all just mildly uninteresting at this point. A lot like Neil Young's Harvest. 2/5.

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5

Fantastic album. Some absolute classics here. Not the biggest Neil Young fan, but this is solid songwriting.

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I really cant find faults in this. Several incredible, emotional, hearfelt songs.

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Another Neil Young album. pretty good

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Beautiful album

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one of my favorite albums from him - good from start to finish

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One of his best album, all good songs for sure

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I'm loving this album. I was def a banger

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Will never cease to amaze me that Neil somehow manages to make his voice sound so good. All-time classic album.

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One of the all time best records.

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Fantastic!

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One of the best.

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Really enjoyed harvest, knew that before relistening, but still held true

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Sooooo good

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This album is a personal favourite. Amazing songwriting and arrangements, an artist at their peak.

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Heart of gold!! Old man!!!

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Folk rock gold

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Classic for a reason. Timeless

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Go Canada!

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One of my favorite album and singer. Saw Neil Young several times in USA and Germany. Absolute genius.

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neil :)))))))

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Amaze! the voice, the acoustics. perfect record.

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Absolute classic

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Brilliant

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A classic.

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Good old memories

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Tolles Album!

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A solid album that asserted Neil Young as one of the best acts

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Darn good album.

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Damn fine album

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Quality

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Superb. The band began quite striped back and became more integral to the songs as the album progressed, finishing with an epic performance.

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Fantastic

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Awesome

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Excelent folk-rock

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July 16, 2021 This is good stuff. The juxtaposition of orchestral arrangement, choral vocals, and more acoustic tracks is a little jarring, but in an eclectic way I am really enjoying. Love the last track.

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Phenomenal folk from the Canadian master.

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This is practically a greatest hits album on its own. One of those rare albums I immediately start over and listen to again.

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The memories that this album evokes are palpable. I believe this is the first album I ever owned, the first one that I played on my own Lloyd's stereo system that I got for my 11th birthday, some 49 years ago. That original album is long gone but the memories are still here and very real. This is the album that started my life long love of music. It might be 40 years since I listened to it front to back but listening to it today the memories came flooding back. Favorite songs; Heart of Gold, Needle and the Damage Done, A Man Needs a Maid, Alabama....especially Alabama, and Words. This one's a no brainer...5 stars

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slow burn, but brilliant

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Masterpiece. Loved it very much! Great great songs. Rhythm, Melody, Groove really good.

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Very good. Best music for a calm evening near the ocean

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Uha det var et lækkert album. Kort og godt med en enkelt smutter, men virkeligt godt. Har faktisk aldrig hørt noget af det før

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Amazing!!! 8/10

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A super strong album, interesting and well written. Not only heart of gold and old man, but the last three (alabama, needle), and words are stellar. Fantastic.

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First song I learned on the guitar: Heart of Gold. What a great album.

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A beautiful and timeless record, one of those albums that I never get tired of. Grew up with this album so I hold it close to my heart. Easily Neils finest moment although I’d say he would disagree. From the wonderful lyrics through to the guitar and orchestration it’s just flawless.

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Just a perfect album. Great run time, he maintains his unique singing and melodic approach, storytelling, showcasing himself as a super underrated acoustic and electric guitar player. Music is folk throughout but has production from various other styles. Big Neil gets a 5…a tiny bit of bias being a Canadian

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One of those albums that you hear about all the time and you think “surely it can’t be that good” but then it’s better than you ever imagined

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Great album, one of Uncle Neil's classics.

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Iconic, not my usual but definitely sets a foundation for a lot of folk, rock, and progressive artists.

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Heart of Gold has always been one of my favorite songs, so I'm happy about finally listening to the whole album. A Man Needs A Maid will...take some getting used to. But everything else was solid, from the instrumentation to the vocal delivery. This is more a 4.5 than a 5, but I can't NOT give it a 5.

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I'm not sure there are many records that simultaneously exist as a complete thought while also representing the various sides of a musician better than this one. I love it. Every song (well, except for the sorta awkward "A Man Needs a Maid") is superb. The acoustic numbers are sentimental and instrumentally beautiful. The "rockers" are classics and show Young honing his characteristically messy-but-impressive lead playing. The electric guitar tone is vintage but still sounds modern. Neil Young's voice is sweet and what he lacks in pitch control is made up for in sincerity. I'm not sure he has ever made a solo record with as much commercial/pop appeal as this one. Walk into any record store and you can find five copies of this - four original pressings for less than $2 each and a reissue pressed on 180g vinyl for $40. that's the mark of immediate commercial success and staying power. There are other records he made after this one that I think are more interesting. And I hope they're on this list somewhere. "On the Beach" takes all the sounds here and turns them into art pieces with a much more politically-somber tone. And, his record with Crazy Horse "Zuma" is also a great one thatI hope we can listen to as part of this list. All that being said, the song "Words" puts this over the top for me. My favorite Neil Young song and what secures this as an easy 5-star record. I wish I could give it more stars.

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Yes!

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Heart of gold, Old man, and The needle and the damage done are of course standouts, but I liked the rest of the album too.

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I love it, it is a true masterpiece

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I'm biased since I love Neil Young, and this album is full of some classics. Needle and the Damage Done is a favorite of mine. Great songwriter and some classic folk tunes here including the song that led to Lynyrd Skynyrd calling him out in a friendly way in Sweet Home Alabama. Kind of surprised Harvest Moon isn't in the album called Harvest, but great album as it is.

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Easy 5 and a treat to listen to on the HiFi.

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A beautiful and timeless record, one of those albums that I never get tired of. Grew up with this album so I hold it close to my heart. Easily Neils finest moment although I’d say he would disagree. From the wonderful lyrics through to the guitar and orchestration it’s just flawless.

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This album sees Neil Young grappling with the urge to settle down into a quiet place with someone he loves. The impulse is universal and it leads to a richly textured folk country album that includes some of Young’s most enduring songs.

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A classic.

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I love Neil Young and this is certainly among his best. The only misses on the album from my perspective are the two songs with the cheesy orchestration - A Man Needs a Maid and There's a World. Not sure what he was thinking on those two songs, but it's still a classic. 5 stars.

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Harvest by Neil Young (1972) This is a great country/rock album. Neil Young has a talent for selecting the perfect tempo. The opening track “Out on the Weekend” is thoughtfully slow, preparing the listener for more slow, thoughtful tracks to follow. Listen with your feet propped up, preferably with an adult beverage within languid reach. The third track, “A Man Needs a Maid” is probably one of the most sadly misunderstood songs ever. It is not, contrary to countless shallow critiques, a misogynist manifesto. Think of it rather as a all-too-revealing want ad—a lament over lost love, expressing the self doubt and insecurity of a man who can’t seem to come to grips with his failure as a loving partner. Young accompanies himself on piano with delicacy and drama. Then, fittingly, he is assisted beginning at the first chorus by The London Symphony Orchestra, with powerful use of a solo piccolo (at 3:04) in anticipation of a heaving orchestral sob. It’s not flowery; it’s damn catastrophic. On “Heart of Gold”, harmonica and pedal steel guitar enhance the longing in the lyrics, capped off by cameo backing vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt for (only!) the last four lines. This track is followed by the comic relief of “Are You Ready for the Country?”, calling on his old buddies Crosby, Stills, and Nash for vocal flavor on the choruses. The beginning of Side Two lowers the blood pressure once more with “Old Man”, bringing Taylor and Ronstadt back again for this philosophical inter generational reflection. Taylor’s banjo guitar accompaniment is uniquely apt. I loved this song when I was a young man. Now that I’m an old man, the mysterious parallels between the ages are multiplied, but the searing loneliness of isolation is more intense. Not until the third track of the second side (“Alabama”) do we get to hear Young’s dirty electric guitar. I will admit that this song amounts to ‘piling on’ the white guilt cred after “Southern Man” (After the Gold Rush [1970]). Lynard Skynard had a point when they sang “I hope Neil Young will remember: A Southern man don’t need him around, anyhow” (“Sweet Home Alabama” from Second Helping [1974]). A diplomatic kiss off to these dueling perspectives might be found in older wisdom literature: “Alabama, good-bye! I love thee well! . . . Welcome and home were mine within this State, Whose vales I leave—whose spires fade fast from me; And cold must be mine eyes, and heart, and tête, When, dear Alabama! they turn cold on thee!” (Mary Ann Harris Gay, The Pastor’s Story and Other Pieces [1871], sardonically quoted in Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [1876]) Oh, well. They were just kids, after all. But the emotional capstone of this record is not the hits “Old Man” or “Heart of Gold”, or even the political commentary “Alabama”, but rather the doleful elegy “The Needle and the Damage Done”, recorded live in early 1971. A threnody for heroin addicts dead from overdose (some of whom Young knew personally), the song captures the heartache of the living and releases it into the soul of the listener. If there’s one song you listen to on Harvest, this should be it. Neil Young’s artistry on this album is for the ages. 5/5

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5

One of the greatest albums of all time. Probably in my top 5.

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In my opinion, among the best albums ever made. It’s a slow burn, but i felt that this album in particular shows off Neil Young’s versatility as an artist. Out on the Weekend - Damn, what a sad song. The loneliness and disconnect he describes sets the stage for the rest of the album in a powerful way. Harvest - Not my favorite. It’s a bit on the slower side, and he really leans in on the country influence here. Gave it a few listens and just couldn’t come around on it. A Man Needs a Maid - Love how he leans on the London Symphony Orchestra here for a unique spin on folk-rock. Interesting song, just unfortunately overshadowed by the big hits on the album. Heart of Gold - Legendary song. I’m jealous of the geezers that got to hear it on the radio ad-nauseam back in the early 70s. Are You Ready for the Country - Despite Crosby and Nash’s involvement on this one, I can never get past the fact that this song just gets in the way of me hearing my two favorites back-to-back. It’s a fine song, but i just want to hear “Old Man”. Old Man - Like “Heart of Gold”, I find this song to be completely addicting. This is one you can throw on repeat and it never gets old. Also, I’m convinced this song inspired Harry Chapin’s “Cats in the Cradle”. They just sound so dang similar. There’s a World - London Symphony Orchestra crushes it again with this song. Not the kind of thing I’d normally go for, but it works. Alabama - He teams up with Stills and Nash to follow up on “Southern Man’s” critique of southern social injustices, this song unfortunately still resonates a half-century after this album’s release. Is “tied in white ropes” alluding to the KKK? Sheeeeeesh. On top of the powerful messaging, the guitar in this song absolutely shreds. 5/7. Needle and the Damage Done - Powerful, sad song about drugs ruining the lives of people around Neil. Somehow feels out of place that he used a live version in the middle of a studio recorded album. Words - Can’t get enough of the way this song builds in the last three minutes. Awesome end to an awesome album.

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5

Classic. A bit quiet for my normal listening, but has it's place. Love the simplicity.

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I don't even need to listen to this one. I already know every song. I have seen Neil live over 25 times. Classic album. All great by one of the greatest musicians and song writers of my lifetime. I especially enjoy Alabama, Words, Old Man and Man needs a maid. (Don't we all?)

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5

Great album. Lots of classics

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Had this one on vinyl back in the day and have always enjoyed it. It's his most popular album and it deserves to be. Though I may like some of his other albums slightly more, this is still a masterpiece. It has a little bit of everything, from the wistful folk and country flavored ballads that seem to be his forte, to the intensely arranged pieces like "A Man Needs a Maid" or "There's a World," to some genuine sing along rockers like "Are You Ready for the Country" or "Alabama." He covers alot of ground and even sneaks in some live material while he's at it. You might think it would come out as an incoherent mess but it all seems to blend together quite well. Ends up sounding like a cohesive album to my ears. The 2009 remaster sounds gorgeous.

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Deux jours apres que neil young ait retire ca musique de spotify, ca fait un tres bon albums plus dure a ecoute. Quand meme une perte pour spotify. Pour l’instant… un classique. 5*

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Shame to discover this just as he’s off Spotify, but nothing if not worth finding another platform for 36 minutes of perfect music for anything. I already knew a couple songs but this is a listen through that gives you everything you need. Can’t wait to sit back in the sun and let this wash over me.

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Priceless

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Incredible. Every song is great

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First time listening to a Neil Young a album in full and this is brilliant.

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Love this album. Grew up listening to it, so it holds a special place in my heart. When I think of Neil Young, this is what I hear...

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Not my favourite Neil but better than I remember.

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Brilliant album from start to finish.

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Classic Neil Young album. In a Neil Young top 5 I would put Everybody Knows, After The Goldrush, On The Beach, Tonight's The Night, Comes A Time and this album (and Freedom and Harvest Moon as well, and of course Rust Never Sleeps and Zuma).

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Really really nice man....

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It's taken a while to get used to Neil's voice (I'm sorry Bob, I'll never get used to yours) and now I have there is no doubting the genius of this album, even if I had told find a new music streaming service to listen to it.

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A great complete album of well made songs uniquely expressed

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9/10. Not the biggest Neil Young fan, but this is a very solid album.

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Out on the weekend Harvest Hear of Gold Old Man There's a world Alabama The needle and the damage done Words Enorme chef d'oeuvre, énorme connard. Mais comme le veut la loi de Pink Floyd, ici la musique prime sur la personnalité. Et c'est excellent.

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5

Absolute classic

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Political, soulful, masterful

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Even the songs that aren't considered the classics are classic.

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Classic Neil Young post the iteration of CSNY. Great album. Favourite tracks are "Old Man" "Heart Of Gold" and the excruciating "Needle And The Damage Done" which of course is all about Crazy Horse Bandmate Danny Whitten who eventually died of an overdose. Great Album rightfully on the list.

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Yes

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I like Neil Young but I also feel like 3 (at least) albums on this list may be a lot. Some interesting developments, but still. But if you were going to put one on the list, it should be this one.

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1972. Key Songs: Heart of Gold, Old Man, There's A World

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An ambitious project with some killer collaborations. Best track: Heart of Gold

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I didn't know this album had two really well-known songs on it and I thoroughly enjoyed this album

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Heard a few songs before. I enjoy the simple melodies of this album. Good lyrics though

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4

Couple good ones, rest was meh

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Nice mellow country vibes, not what I was expecting. Enjoyed it.

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Enjoyable, knew more songs than I thought I did.

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gemütlich

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4

Not my favorite Neil Young album but you can't go wrong with the stuff from around this time of his career.

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Love me some Neil!

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Very good

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Das ist das erste Mal, dass ich bewusst Neil Young gehört habe, obwohl er schon länger auf meiner Liste steht. Ich wusste nicht, dass "Heart of Gold" von ihm ist, der Rest hat mir gut gefallen.

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Some nice folk/country vibes. The inclusion of orchestral instruments in a couple songs was a nice touch. Old Man is catchy af.

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Old Man and Heart of Gold are great songs.

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Very good country rock album, but not something I would come back to often. Heart Of Gold and Old Man are amazing, but the rest is still solid.

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In truth a patchy album master by some plodding (not to mention pompous) nonsense. But the great stuff is so great.

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Neil Young provided me with a welcome blast of nostalgia. He is my dads favourite artist and while I'm not familiar with all of his songs there are many that brings back memories of my childhood with my dad. I am getting married next year and plan to dance with my dad to a Neil Young song.

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Love this album and glad I only recently discovered it!

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Album was surprisingly good. I would definitely relisten in the future.

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Beautiful

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Classic rock is classic

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I need to listen again

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All time classic

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Country rockero, me encanta

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MOR country. Strong set if occasionally ruined by the over produced string sections. But we wouldn't have the genius "ditch trilogy" if it wasn't for this album, so I can't really complain. BT: Heart of Gold, Old Man, The Needle and the Damage Done

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Känns lovande, lyssnar redan på heart of gold. Harvest är oxå härlig. A man needs a maid är ju ganska questionable tho wtf?

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Mooi album, tophits 'Old Man' en 'Hard of Gold'. En hier en daar een nummertje met symfonisch orkest 4/5

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Is er een verborgen boodschap aan A man needs a maid, want vreemd nummer. Old Man is wel heel goed. Leuk album dat ik wel nog eens zal opzetten.

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Gostei mas nao sei dizer por que, talvez porque seja tao facil de ouvir? Nao eh o tipo de musica que eu ouviria sozinho e minha mae tambem nao era fa

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I have never properly listened to Neil Young and I enjoyed this album more than I expected at the start

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Classic mellow album

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Excellent and poignant folk rock. Very close to a 5 here.

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The gold standard of classic country. It moves from swaths of orchestral composition to guitar heavy country rock. Favorite song: Old Man, Alabama, Heart Of Gold

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Great album but not quite as good as After the Gold Rush. Lyrically A Man Needs a Maid is questionable. Favorite songs Heart of Gold and The Needle and the Damage Done.

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Really liked

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Good

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Haven't listened to Neil Young much but really enjoyed the album

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Easy listening and some absolute classics that haven't aged. Very enjoyable

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A lot of hits on this one, so picking a favorite is tough. Masterful song writing, deceptively simple guitar, unexpected orchestral flourishes, and a voice that grows on you.

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Folk/Country/Rock vibes. Loved the amount of foot tapping and head bobbing songs. Worth another listen

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Some absolutely amazing tracks in there. Have heard many before but never actively listened to the album straight through. Really liked A Man Needs a Maid, and the obvious ones like Old Man and Heart of Gold. Will take away one star just because he plays it quite safe overall and doesn't do anything too unexpected.

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Classic country rock; softer than Neil would go on to write, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Actually pretty good, soft rock vibe.

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A classic, but hardly one of Neil Young's great albums. _Everybody Knows this is Nowhere_, _Tonight's the Night_ and _After the Gold Rush_ are all better.

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Chilled, very 70s Almost deserves 5 stars on Heart of Gold alone... Good album overall with a few shaky songs

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great album. Bought this back in the 70's shortly after it was released and it has held up well

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im a real cunt-ry boy

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8.1/10.

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Muy bueno me lleva a la oscuridad adolescente, es un tremendo guitarrista y compositor.

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aside from a man needs a maid and there's a world this album is phenomenal.

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7.5

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A good country- /folk-rock album. You can feel the melancholy. (8/10) Favorite Tracks : Out on the Weekend, Heart of Gold, The needle and the Damage Done

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Nice one to start with. Some songs are brilliant, some not so much and a little inconsistent. But overall very lovely.

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Classics, rather weird production choices, could grow

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OK

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heard it. good album, but not his best.

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Lovely stuff

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Such a mournful voice

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like

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Classic album, definitely worthy of the list. Happy to see Canada represented. Neil is one of our greatest treasures.

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As good as the day it was first recommended.

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A wonderful album. Timeless

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Great album showing the versatility of Neil. Slow, fast, country, rock..... And always great lyrics

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Some absolute classics weakened by some poor choices in arrangements/accompaniments (A Man Needs a Maid, etc). Mainly a few 5s packed with filler.

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Quality album from Neil Young. There is such a rich overall sound you can ease back into. And no singer is quite as distinctive as NY. Heart of Gold, Alabama, Words are real highlights. The orchestral tracks are a couple of low lights and feel out of place. An album which rewards repeat listening.

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My background with music is spotty at best. I figure that is why I am here. Country Music is a notoriously weak spot, so getting this album as my first is appreciated as just about every song will be fresh. Overall, the album has a mellow feeling to it that I could see myself enjoying while painting or getting lost in the woods. However, there were definitely some songs that just felt a little out of place. "There's a World" was a big miss for me, but all in all, there were more hits than misses. The Needle and the Damage Done was very emotional and it instantly struck a chord with me. Words quickly became another favorite of mine once I heard those guitar solos. All in all I see why this album has stayed so popular for so many years. Top Songs: The Needle and the Damage Done, Heart of Gold (a song even I recognized), Words

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Well, I liked it. I think Neil Young is hard for me to listen to objectively, because so many folks think he's great. I had two "next song" moments, which is relatively low for a full album listen. Neil's distinct voice is what stays with me.

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Only recognized Heart of Gold and Old Man. Not a fan of Harvest. Like the pedal steel and harmonica. Pretty orchestral music but kind of a weird combo.

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Another one I've lived with since I was a kid. Songs that crawl into your airing cupboard and live with you all winter.

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An absolute banger

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1 great 3 great 4 10/10 5mhh ok 6 top 7meh 8Alabaaaaammaaa 9 yep 10 great closer 7

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Man needs a Maid was suprisingly powerful

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Den här är svår att betygsätta för mig. Vet inte vad jag skulle ge detta om det var första gången jag hörde det, men Out on the Weekend, Needle and the Damage Done och Old Man sitter så djupt etsade efter otaliga lägereldsversioner, och Neil sjunger så satans sårbart och fint, så jag måste klämma i med ett högt betyg, även om resten av skivan inte övertygar lika mycket som de topparna.

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Strålande album, några svaga låtar men de är undantag, osar av 'känsla', lyckas sy ihop inte bara klassiska rock/blues instrument men också stråkar och kör. Skulle säga att 7/10 av Neil Youngs topplåtar ligger på denna platta vilket gör banger-ration skyhög. Rätt behaglig längd, känns lite som en trevlig trerätters middag en tonsättande inledning, stark mittdel och UTSÖKT dessert!

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It's a great album. I've always liked it. Some people don't like his voice, etc, etc.... but just listen to this album 2 or 3 times and you'll probably change your mind.

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not my kind of music, but neil is a great songwriter

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The first 3 songs I didn't really enjoy but the rest if the album was great

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The history of my knowledge and impression about country music can be expressed in two parts: Before discovering Neil Young's "Harvest", and after discovering Neil Young's "Harvest". And guess which one has a better impression (clue: it was during the time when I know some awesome harmonica driven country rock/folk music by a surprisingly great singer).

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Neil Young is a referent. Good compositor, good singer and good guitarist.

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It's a great listen, never paid attention to the more orchestral flourishes on this, and just a great listen. 38mins of any timescale well spent.

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Always think I’m not going to enjoy NY, but then I do! I believe this is his Magnus opus!

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I'm glad that NY kept his best stuff from CS&N to make this, CSNY are a great group but this album would've suffered under the full group. This is up there with Neil's best. 4.5/5

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Neil is good!

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4/5. Solid folk mr Young :)

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He's growing on me.

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Ugodno i relax, 4

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Yeah, good ol' Neil Young. I didn't realise this came out in 1992! I've always thought of it as a classic 70s Neil Young album but I guess anything that was realised before we were born is just an album from 'before times', weird.

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Well thank goodness NY redeemed himself with this album. I actually really enjoyed this! A couple of weird ones in there like "There's a world" - bit annoying. But some gems too that I'll listen to again. Wish I could give this a 3.5 but I guess I should round up

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3.5/5 A decent soft rock / folk album with hits that are still great today. I enjoyed the other tracks I hadn’t heard but “A Man Needs A Maid” and “There’s A World” definitely stick out with the former track just not being good. I didn’t search much for the historical impact of the album but it definitely seems like an album that’s carried by its hits, which I’m sure I’ll continue to listen to when in the mood for a country playlist. Fav Songs: Heart Of Gold, Old Man

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I had assumed that this album would be as annoying as the many (MANY) copycat albums that came like a flurry of pale carbon copies its wake, but I can actually see why this record is as beloved and influential as it is. Some really classic tunes (heart of gold, old man, needle and damage done, harvest), great playing and singing (big ups to the backing vocalists, including Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, CSNY) tasteful orchestration and some surprisingly muscular playing (including electric guitar)_ when required. I get it now.

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This album would have gotten a 5 if not for one song that I strongly didn't like (Alabama, if you were wondering). Otherwise this album was good. Highlights: Harvest, Are You Ready For The Country?, The Needle and The Damage Done

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Country(-Rock). The album is off to a strong start with its opening track Out on the Weekend, which grooves and has full, partly electric arrangement. But the album quickly loses steam afterwards. The following songs are more sparse and generally on the weaker side. The best songs are the aforementioned Out on the Weekend and (of course) Heart of Gold; The Needle and the Damage Done is another well-known track. I'm quite indifferent about the rest, honestly. Still, 3.5/5.

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this is my shit

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Great album! Makes you instantly feel like you’re driving through the west.

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J'aime bien Neil Young même si j'ai pas écouter bcp de ses albums, c'est triste qu'il est pu sur spotify

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2 weak tracks away from being a 5. But a solid 4!

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Have listened to this album before. None of of his albums are on Spotify anymore

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Schöner Folk mit einigen herausragenden Stücken.

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Fantastic album, not a weak song on the whole thing. Needle and the damage done a personal favourite of mine, but there are so many stand out tracks.

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Pretty good, The joe Rohan shit is an L take but oh well. The vibes were on point

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Great album really good country rock tunes on here

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Don't think I'd ever really listened to it before; previously it had just been on whilst doing something else. I enjoyed it, though I find Neil's warbling grates after a while. His albums might be better if he got someone else to sing them!

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This is first one

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Shoutout to all Spotify peeps who can't listen to this one. Thoughts an prayers 🙏

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8/10 not really a favorite but Neil Young is always pleasant to listen to

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Strange, after all the Spotify turmoil which led me to join Tidal and spend two days listening to Neil Young records, most of his stuff has disappeared from that platform as well. Anyway, I still have my beat up, scratched to hell copy on Vinyl which I got for about $1 back in 1994. Though I don't play it often, I love this album. For me it is the most accessible of Neil Young's work. Not too Mellow not too driven by directionless noise.

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Neil Young is arguably the greatest Canadian musician ever. I really can't think of anyone that can compare with his prolific output of consistently great music over so many years. Wiki describes Harvest as his "signature" album, and that's apt since it has a few of his most popular songs on it. As good as this album is though it still has a few filler songs, so it just misses out on a perfect 5 score according to my admittedly overly rigid scoring criteria.

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This has to be considered one of Neil Young's best known and top-selling records. Lots of great songs on here and though I don't regard this his best or my favourite album of Young's, this is a classic. I still prefer his "rocker" albums.

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A reet scabby baby covered in shite roond its wee bumhole.

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Zeer goed, erg van genoten

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This is such a good album apart from the unnecessary excrescence of the London Symphony Orchestra on "A Man Needs a Maid" and "There's a World". Not that either of these would be great songs if you stripped them back but the recordings would be a damn sight better. Otherwise, great stuff, one of Neil's defining moments.

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We were on the fence between a 4 and a half. Do think it is his best, but is it Ian’s favourite? No? But sometimes, you must distinguish between *the* best and *your* favourite………..

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sooookay

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Had heard of a few songs before. Would listen to again

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This is beautiful! "A Man Needs a Maid" kinda sucks, but "Heart of Gold" is awesome and it's just kinda raw and emotional, love!

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Relatief eenvoudige productie met weinig opsmuk (effecten) en beperkte aantal acoustische instrumenten. Weet toch een mooie muzikale sfeer neer te zetten. Leuke afwisseling van nummers, van intiem naar bombastisch. Persoonlijk favorieten zijn Old Man - vooral omdat zijn zang daarin mij wel aanspreekt en Words - vanwege het gitaar spel (van beide de live versie geluisterd). Overall niet een album wat ik snel weer op zou zetten.

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Sounds a bit miserable. Cheer up mate

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Pleasant

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чуть-чуть до четверочки не дотянул=)

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Easy to see the appeal of this record, but wasn't for me.

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I really enjoyed Old Man. I'm sure the lyrics were very relevant at a time. I know Neil Young can write some bangers, but this style is not really for me overall.

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Already listened, eh, its okay

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A legendary album, a lot samples used in this song. It is getting hot in here.

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Jó számok, főleg az album közepe, de magamtól nem hallgatnám meg többször. Nem vált ki érzéseket belőlem.

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A little slow but easy background music.

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Not bad

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It was earnest and the best i’ve heard Neil Young.

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Production: 13/20 Songwriting: 12/20 Innovation: 10/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 10/20 =50 Yeah not bad cheers Neil

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Thot it was better than previous album until a man needs a maid. This obviously wouldn’t be something spoken about now. Best song probably a heart of gold

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Maybe not Youngs best album, it is one that displays some great guitar work and a nice folk/country rock inspiration. A good outing without any standouts but a consistent outcome.

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daora mas n impressiona. varias vezes mudei minha opinião quanto a voz do cara durante o álbum; as vezes achava bem mais ou menos beirando o irritante, as vezes achava lindo

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I could play this album on harmonica

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Couple of not bad songs, overall not terrible but wasn't amazed. 3/5

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Not a fan of Neil Young's voice. I thought it was just bad as an old aging rocker, but it looks like it was bad in 1972 as well. Musically it was okay, but I can't see past the whiney vocals.

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Im not crazy about the tonality of neils voice but the tracks are wonderfully arranged. Heart of Gold deserves all the praise it gets. Alabama is a good diss the south country song. Great guitar work on the whole album

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nice album, not quite to my taste but still an alright album

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ye not bad

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I don't have a strong opinion, either positive or negative, about Neil Young and this album. It's pretty good and wasn't annoying to listen to.

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Out on the Weekend, A Man Needs a Maid, Heart of Gold, Old Man, There's a World, Alabama Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: When I'm in a relaxed mood this is very good music. When I'm not this is horribly boring music. Not as sonically interesting as the album with Crazy Horse was, and thus I greatly preferred that album (gave it a 5). This is worse than that album, but it's still pretty good. 3.5 that I'm going to round down because I have to be in the mood for this specific kind of laid-back-but-not-too-laid-back rock.

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3.5/5, some nice folk, would probably go up to a 4 on second listen. some parts are a little bland though

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chills me out in a good way. kinda like the annoying brother you never had.

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Really not bad

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Bar a couple of tracks, Ive not heard this album in its entirety. Really enjoyed it.

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i liked Harvest, Heart of Gold (classic tbh), Old Man (close to classic if not), The Needle and the Damage Done, and Words (Between the Lines of Age) Good album but not consistent enough to be great for me. Some amazing highlights tho

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Very solid tbh

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Good intro. Enjoyable and relaxing. 6/10

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Heart of Gold is a classic but the rest of the album is just a bit uninspiring. I was pleasantly surprised by Alabama though.

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no internet couldn't listen

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it's alright

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Great

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i LOVE this type of music. neil young is so comforting- i prefer some of his other work, but his voice goes with the music so well, and the album is just beautiful. it seems to fit within one style, but each song has such a different feel to it. my favourite was old man, but i feel like you cant just listen to one song, you have to listen to the whole album

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ok wasn't really catching my attention

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Interresant Helt greit men ikke nå æ vill hør på vidre

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Rock folk. Bastante bueno. Casi podría ser 4/5

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-Last 3 tracks are like way better than the rest of the album. They save it from a 2 -"Alabama" is great, basically because it is really similar to "Simple Man"

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meh with some notes of good

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soft drums likey

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Decent album, but Neil Young's voice is really just not my favorite thing. Great guitar playing, but only a couple songs I'd see myself coming back to.

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Not my usual listen but some great guitar parts.

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his best, but now that kind of music for me.

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3 1/2

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Una y otra vez me decepciono con Neil Young y sigo sin cachar por qué tiene tanta influencia. El disco en sí no se me hace malo, pero fuera de "Heart Of Gold" que es muy muy buena, el resto es olvidable y su voz y el pedal guitar que usan en todas las rolas realmente no me llena. En fin, quizá en otro mood podría jalar.

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Con gusto de vuelta con Neil Young, aunque en mi opinión menos brillante que ese On the Beach. Mucho mucho rock country en esta ocasión, en especial Out on the Weekend, Harvest y Heart of Gold, excelentes. Esos efectos de pedal y slides de guitarras, fondos con Linda Rondstadt maravillosos... Lo que no me gusta, es un disco mucho menos cohesivo... aunque se siente un estilo las canciones por alguna razón se sienten menos coherentes que en otros discos de él, se que para muchos supuestamente es su mejor disco pero quizá son demasiados ajustes de producción que hacen que todas las canciones suenen muy distintas entre sí. Es po ejemplo muy evidente the There's a World suena grabada en absolutamene otro lugar y se siente que no cuadra en el disco, no se siente ni folk, ni vountry ni nada, esto sí le quita un poco al disco a pesar de seguirme agradando a final de cuentas.

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it was fine? a couple songs were pretty neat but nothing that made me love it.

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Gentle and slow album mostly. Seems to get heavier towards the end of the album. Wouldn't pick myself, but no issue if someone else put it on. Enjoyed Old Man, and Alabama

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Had a few listens and definitely a grower. Will certainly revisit, some good folky rock and Neil Young's vocal range sets him apart. Heart of Gold a standout track.

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A Man Needs A Maid - wtf

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I can never tell if I like Neil Young or not. I think I do. I hate his voice, but not as much as I feel like I should. In any case, this album is a little too theatrical and "busy" for me. Play the guitar/harmonica and sing, Neil. That's all I want from you. Heart of Gold, Old Man - stick to that. Also, The Needle and the Damage Done is a stand-out track.

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7/10

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Basic Neil Young - still don't like his voice, but the music is solid

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Så tråkigt Hahaha men också ganska bra

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Hi: Out on the Weekend, Heart of Gold, Old Man, Alabama, The Needle and the Damage Done Lo: A Man Needs a Maid, There's a World Neil Young's country-rock album is ever-so-easygoing with wispy pianos and sleepy guitars, anchored by Heart of Gold and Old Man at the center of the whole presentation. Unfortunately, these true classics are flanked by overly-dramatic clunkers like A Man Needs a Maid and There's a World...They feel so far out of place with their ensembles and harps, I can't even. Still, it's not an awful album, and the good outshines the less-than-good.

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classic grooves

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Far better than the previous album thrown at us by the generator (Tonight's the Night). Some great hits. Though I still struggle to make it through a whole NY album in a single sitting

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I wanted/expected to rate this higher but can't quite justify it. For every well-crafted country nugget like Heart of Gold or The Needle and the Damage Done there's a meandering plodder that just doesn't excite me. The closing track is nice though - there's half a great album here...

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hmm...ok...

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I don't know Neil Young, so I'm kind of intrigued for this one. It's a lot folkier than I imagined with things like Sweet Caroline, the slow pace is good. Good - Harvest, Heart of Gold, Bad - Art - Classic, simple, nice font, the orange moon against the beige is beautiful.

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I thought it was really good but also really quite boring.

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גיטרות שהן ערבות ארצות הברית

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Couple of excellent tracks, not as good as Harvest Moon though. Might listen again

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Efter de två första låtarna som jag nästan somnade av så drar Neil av A Man Needs a Maid och då vaknar man till liv. Äntligen lite smörsång med karaktär. Musikaliskt väldigt stark, lyriken inte lika mycket. Efter det kommer Heart of Gold och ja den är ju GOATed låt. Resten av albumet? Meh.... Old man får jag ändå slå ett slag för med en frisk fläkt av en collab. (LÄS MINDRE NEIL = BÄTTRE). The Needle and damage done kunde varit bättre om det inte vore för faktum att det är fkn live.

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Not a bad album. Songs like "Heart of Gold" and "Old Man" are particularly strong, although, on the whole, I wouldn't say this album blew me away.

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Neil Young wrote a couple of fantastic songs throughout his career, but most of his songs are chaf or filler at beast. On Harvest, Heart of Gold is fantastic. All the rest however, is somewhere between fine and pleasant. The album was definitely better (tighter songwriting) than Tonight's The Night, which we already listened to from this list. But it's still not much more than fine background music.

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A couple of tunes!! The needle and the damage done, of course Heart of Gold. Words is also a cool tune. Neil himself condemned Alabama as being a bit immature and bitchy and I can agree with him there and nothing needs to be said about A Man Needs a Maid (VOM). It's a mixed bag for sure. I can't help but love a steel guitar lol. I'm going for a 3.

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couple of classics

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I want to like it more than I do. I think there are some real standout tracks like Heart of Gold, Out on the Weekend, Old Man... but the rest are just okay for me unfortunately.

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My previous and only exposure to Neil Young was his 2016 album with Promise Of The Real, a fun, if generic, rock outing with Willie Nelson's sons. As such, I delved into Harvest hoping for something similar, and yet I found a folksy country album which was more John Denver than John Mayell. Not that there was anything wrong with it, mind. It was tuneful in places, sombre and emotive as country albums are to be. Each track saw a variation in musical arrangement, with the acoustic guitar twangs of Harvest being followed by the sombre pianos of A Man Needs A Maid. Other songs like There's a World sees the use of an orchestra to full effect, this could easily have passed of for an introduction to a musical about, well, a new world. Overall, this album was a fine display of Neil Young's musical sensibilities and songwriting range. Would I revisit his works, maybe, but probably not this one.

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Liked it, not spectacular

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Fav tracks: - Harvest - Hearth of Gold - Words Least fav: - There's A World

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i feel this album is heavily carried by 2 songs, heart of gold and old man, and i think old man from a pure songwriting perspective in using words to make something special its not that good. decent songs but not outstanding as an album

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Haunting. Familiar. Wholesome.

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Well I listened to it.

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Genre: Country Rock 3/5 A big budget, Hollywood sounding country/folk rock album, Neil Young's Harvest is a pretty good album, overall. The big orchestral swells thrown in the mix was something I was not ready for, and, while not adding very much in terms of musical quality, gave some of the songs a sense of gravitas that otherwise would've been missing. Heart of Gold and Old Man, the big hits, are both great tracks, and I particularly enjoyed the outro, Words. The rest of the album is decent country tune here, bland folk tune here. The Needle and the Damage Done is a neat little live acoustic track, but the setlist doesn't rise to the occasion as often as you'd like. But, not bad.

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my heart sank when i saw the words Neil & Young. however i get why this is his biggest album, its not all shit high pitched country squealing. obviously there's some cos neil young is gonna neil young but yeah i still have my ears and sanity in tact after listening to the album.

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HOW MANY FUCKING NEIL YOUNG ALBUMS ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ME LISTEN TO? Look, I don't like the guy, okay. He's a fine musician, he writes fine songs, and the issue here is that I don't like them and don't want to listen to them. He bums me the fuck out. What I can say about this album is that it does have some of the Neil Young songs that I like. They're uniformly total bummers, but at least they're good bummers, so 3/5? I guess

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I’ve only heard this one before and I remember really not liking it. Second time around…is a mixed bag. There are some utterly amazing songs but some very mediocre ones and a couple that just hit rock bottom for me. Overall though, I would revisit it.

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Connor: soft rock with country influences, a little forgettable

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Okay for background music, but not interesting enough to really listen intently to imo. Plus none of the lyrics really speak to me and some are a bit iffy. And his voice (and maybe pronunciation) does not sound great to me. The instrumental parts were better than with vocals.

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Loved the guitar, but the album itself was definitely too slow for me.

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Still not a Neil Young fan.

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Really not my style. Some lyrics honestly felt like it was just him ranting with a friend on the phone. It's as if he's focusing on rhyming first, and the idea behind as an afterthought. The melodies were also pretty safe and uninspired (but good harmonica). "Are you ready for the country" and "The Needle and the damage done" were the better ones.

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☠️

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Folk just really isn't my vibe. Extra star due to hits that I could sing along to.

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Old Man is the best song and there's more rock in the album than I was expecting. 4/10.

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meh

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"Heart of Gold" Released: January 1972 "Old Man" Released: April 17, 1972

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Boring

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#bringbackcrazyhorse because honestly this and the other Neil Young related album (Buffalo Springfield) were less than engaging. I can see maybe why Heart of Gold got so big, but it was something about the songs on "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" that pulled me in much more than this album. He just sounds a little bored

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Lento, con toques melancólicos. No fue del todo mi agrado. Nota: 2.5

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meh

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Not all bad.

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Old man and heart of gold is it. Tried Neil Young for years. Sad carpenter. Less words more harmonica

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Mäßiger country/rock 2,5

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Not my gig but not bad

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Overrated. Best song is heart of gold. Didn’t really care for the rest of the album.

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This LP sounds unsure of what it wants to be - it starts off with some gratingly repetitive country tracks, tries to go in for big bombastic numbers that Young's voice can't support, and then manages to nail a few standard rock tracks. A very uneven listen and album overall

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Like every album with slow, sad songs.

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the middle of the album fell of hard for me, need to give it another listen

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Some really nice tracks with soul and feeling, with a smattering of tracks that felt a bit like a over indulgent children's pantomime. Definitely hasn't made me feel like I would lose out for not ever hearing it.

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Ik vind de stem van deze zanger wat bibberig / niet stabiel. Toch staan er op dit album wel een paar leuke liedjes (naast alle saaie nummers), zoals "Heart of Gold" en "Are You Ready for the Country?" **

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Carino. Ma canzoni molto simili

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Not for me

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Nice, slow speed.

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Neil Young's fourth album was the best selling album of 1972. It is a folk rock album that was immediately popular with fans - but not critics - at release, supported by the hit singles "Old Man" & "Heart of Gold". Some songs were good while others were not as good, but the good songs outweigh the bad. Not my type of music, but I can appreciate the production.

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92. Harvest - Neil Young 10 tracks. I've heard of Neil Young (& obviously Crosby, Stills & Nash), but didn't realise they were together at 1 point. I can't stand his voice. It's really droney. Not an enjoyable listen at all, but then again I'm not overly keen on Country. 2/5

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It’s been a while since I listened to this but from what I remember I wouldn’t mind just having it on in the background if I’m doing something mindless. Some heavy topics, like many other albums we’ll come across.

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2,5; overrated, the best song is Heart of Gold undoubtedly

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Listened to the first couple of tracks. Feel absolutely no desire to listen to any more.

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As Neil Young removed his music from Spotify, due to Joe Rogan(whoever the fuck that is) there were only 2 songs available to listen to. Im not upset about this.

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I hate country

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Not a fan of Neil young and this didn’t change it.

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- america - just guitar and voice makes it boring for me - meh

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Not my thing.

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Heart of Gold

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🤮 Es sind zu viele Platten mit Neil Young-Beteiligung in dieser Liste. Und KEINE davon MUSS man gehört haben. Viele heißt in dem Zusammenhang: mehr als null. Unerträgliches Gejaule.

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One of my all time faves

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