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Released in February 1972, Harvest quickly captured the national number one slot in sales, and sustained its popularity to become the album best seller of the year. Its most prominent single cut, "Heart Of Gold," still stands as Neil Young's most-purchased record.

Although Young later said of that single, "this song put me in the middle of the road; travelling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch," he told a reporter for England's New Musical Express; "I think Harvest is probably the finest record I've made."

Most of this historic album was cut in Nashville with the collaborations of the legendary Stray Gators: Jack Nitzsche [piano], Ben Keith [steel guitar], Tim Drummond [bass] and Kenny Buttrey [drums]. A chronic back ailment forced Young to perform nearly all of the album supported by a brace - a painful condition that didn't stop him from spiriting James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt away from a guest appearance on the Johnny Cash Show to sing backup on "Heart Of Gold."


1. Out On The Weekend
(with the Stray Gators)

2. Harvest 3:03
(with the Stray Gators)

3. A Man Needs A Maid 4:00
(with the London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by David Meecham)
Arranged and Produced by Jack Nitzsche

4. Heart of Gold 3:05
(with the Stray Gators / Additional vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt)

5. Are You Ready For The Country?
(with the Stray Gators / Additional vocals by David Crosby and Graham Nash)

6. Old Man 3:22
(with the Stray Gators / Additional vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt)

7. There's A World* 3:00
(with the London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by David Meecham
Arranged by Jack Nitzsche)

8. Alabama 4:02
(with the Stray Gators / Additional vocals by David Crosby and Stephen Stills)

9. The Needle And The Damage Done 2:00
(live at Royce Hall - UCLA)
Produced by Henry Lewy & Neil Young

10. Words (Between The Lines of Age) 6:42
(with the Stray Gators / Additional vocals by Stephen Stills and Graham Nash)
Produced by Elliot Mazer & Neil Young

Stray Gators:
Ben Keith - Steel Guitar
Kenny Buttrey - Drums
Tim Drummond - Bass
Jack Nitzsche - Piano & Slide Guitar
John Harris - (Piano on Harvest)

Recorded at:
Quadrafonic Sound Studios - Nashville, Tenn.
Broken Arrow Studio #2 - California
Barking Town Hall - London, England
Royce Hall - UCLA - California

CDD Pre-Mastering by WCI Record Group.
Special thanks to David & Elliot.

All songs written by Neil Young
Original album design by Tom Wilkes for Camouflage Productions.

Photography by Joel Bernstein

Reprise Records, a division of Warner Bros. Records, Inc., a Warner Communications Company 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505-4694, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019-6908 © (P) 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Made in U.S.A. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
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