Description

Neil Young “Harvest” vinyl record album, boldly signed on the cover in blue marker by Neil Young.

The vinyl record is included.

Minor wear and soiling, but this is a very clean version of the Harvest LP (because the cover is porous, many Harvest albums show very heavy wear and stains).
There is a mark on the album underneath the autograph – please look closely at the high-resolution close-up.

Sold with Certificates of Authenticity from The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services (BAS).

Neil Young’s most popular album, Harvest (released in 1972) employs a number of jarringly different styles. Much of it is country-tinged, although there is also an acoustic track, a couple of electric guitar-drenched rock performances, and two songs on which Young is accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra. But the album does have an overall mood and an overall lyric content, and they conflict with each other: the mood is melancholic, but the songs mostly describe the longing for and fulfillment of new love. Young’s concerns are perhaps most explicit on the controversial “A Man Needs a Maid,” which contrasts the fears of committing to a relationship with simply living alone and hiring help. Over and over, he sings of the need for love in such songs as “Out on the Weekend,” “Heart of Gold,” and “Old Man,” and the songs are unusually melodic and accessible; the rock numbers “Are You Ready for the Country” and “Alabama” are in Young’s familiar style and unremarkable, and “There’s a World” and “Words (Between the Lines of Age)” are ponderous and overdone. But the love songs and , “The Needle and the Damage Done,” remain among Young’s most affecting and memorable songs.