Neil Young - Harvest
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1972 Ratings: #31 / 102
User Score
Based on 365 ratings
1972 Ratings: #10
Liked by 19 people
February 14, 1972 / Release Date
LP / Format
Reprise / Label
Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, Henry Lewy, Jack Nitzsche / Producer
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Harvest ... closed out one of the stronger four-album career-opening runs in pop history.

Under The Radar

"The Needle and the Damage Done," like much of Harvest, has the immediacy of honesty. The emotion lies so close to the surface, but the musicianship and the lyrics deserve repeated listens. Harvest fully deserves its stature, and more.


Harvest is regarded by Young himself as his finest release; he would comment many years later: "I think Harvest is probably the finest record I've ever made." He makes a strong case.

Neil Old
Neil Youngs 5th album 'Harvest' is the one that brought him popularity and it's easy to see why as this is probably one if Neil's most realized albums. It's a bit of a mix of everything Neil had done up to this point in his career and easy going accessibility, from pure rock to folk Neil covers a lot of ground on this album sonically which I really like and while Neil's songwriting may not be as expansive or as out there conceptually as it was on 'After The Gold Rush' it shows us that he hasn't ... read more
Neil Young is a BEAST on the harmonica
Neil Young's most famous album, his highest selling, his most recognizable, and one of those albums that are always brought up in the conversation for greatest albums of all time. Harvest definitely has a lot to live up to. If you've even heard Young's name mentioned before, then you've likely heard two album's being named, those being After The Gold Rush and Harvest. And while one of these lives up to the hype all too well, the other can be a little disappointing.

Now, I'm not going to sit ... read more
Where After The Gold Rush feels like an album perfect for a loyalist of Neil Young, Harvest feels like a perfect introductory point for the artists music. It feels like it blends many of the different sounds, from rock to folk and beyond, that Neil Young was incorporating into his incredibly full sound. In other words, Harvest gives the listener a picture-perfect image of what Neil Young was capable of, and where his music could go.

Young's voice maintains its unique delivery, with a much ... read more
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Added on: January 15, 2013