Only after the release of Harvest Moon in 1993 did Neil Young aficionados reluctantly admit that this was a delightful album in deference to the depressing Tonight’s The Night and symbolic On The Beach. Young knew he had a commercial winner when he recorded it, and revisited it 20 years later. Using the Stray Gators as his foils and even recording two tracks with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barking Town Hall, Essex, Young sounds wonderfully old before his time. Introspective and pleading, he has to remind listeners in ‘Old Man’ that he is ‘twenty-four and there’s so much more’; well over 24 more glorious albums, 29 to be precise.
Tracks: Out On The Weekend; Harvest; A Man Needs A Maid; Heart Of Gold; Are You Ready For The Country?; Old Man; There’s A World; Alabama; The Needle And The Damage Done; Words (Between The Lines Of Age)....