Gillian Welch ‎– The Harrow & The Harvest

Acony Records ‎– ACNY-1109LP
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Scarlet Town
A2 Dark Turn Of Mind
A3 The Way It Will Be
A4 The Way It Goes
A5 Tennessee
B1 Down Along The Dixie Line
B2 Six White Horses
B3 Hard Times
B4 Silver Dagger
B5 The Way The Whole Thing Ends

Companies, etc.



Gatefold cover with printed inner sleeve and lyrics insert.

Recorded February 2011 at Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN
Mastered [...] at Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

Thanks to Luke Gilfeather and Zack DeWall

all songs (c) Acony Publishing / 3rd Revision (adm. by Wixen Music Publishing Inc.) BMI

© 2011 Acony Records, LLC. Made in the U.S.A.

Golden sticker with info: This long awaited first pressing of Gillian Welch's The Harrow & The Harvest was mastered direct from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system and plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings.

GRAMMY nominated for Best Engineered Album (Non Classical) and Best Folk Album, this deluxe package includes new full color cover art by John Dyer Baizley and full lyric insert.

An unknown limited quantity of this pressing were sold for a premium price at live concerts in late 2017, hand-inscribed "H+H Live in concert 2017" and autographed by Welch and Rawlings to commemorate the tour.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On sticker): 805147110939
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): ACNY-1109-A-3 BWRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): ACNY-1109-¹B 3 BWRM
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ACNY-1109 Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest(CD, Album) Acony Records ACNY-1109 US 2011 Sell This Version
5052498671724 Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest(CD, Album) Acony Records, Warner Music Group 5052498671724 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
ACNY-1109 Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest(File, FLAC, Album, 44.) Acony Records ACNY-1109 US 2011


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September 24, 2020
Plenty of ticks on my copy too, unfortunately. Uncharacteristic of QRP, it comes in a paper inner sleeve.


December 31, 2019
edited 10 months ago

What a great album (overall rank 3.193 best ever albums). I love her voice, goes straight to the heart, love this album from start to finish, and what a great pressing, with QRP you are always safe, happy listening!

The Harrow & The Harvest is a 2011 album released by American musician Gillian Welch. It was Welch's first album in eight years and was released on June 28, 2011. The album was nominated for Best Folk Album for the 54th Grammy Awards.

The eight years since the release of 2003's Soul Journey marked the longest period of time between album releases for Welch. In explaining the relatively long recording absence, Welch said, "The sad truth is we never liked anything enough to put it out, which is not a pleasant place to be." She added, "over the course of that time that we were quiet we probably had enough songs to put out two or three records. Actually we made a few tentative steps at trying to record, but inevitably the heart would go out of it when we realised that we simply didn't like the material enough to go on with it."Welch frequently performed the song "The Way It Will Be" in years prior to the release of the album. Welch explains that this tense time period inspired the album title: "Our songcraft slipped and I really don't know why. It's not uncommon. It's something that happens to writers. It's the deepest frustration we have come through, hence the album title." The writing process involved "this endless back and forth between the two of us," Welch said, stating that "It’s our most intertwined, co-authored, jointly-composed album." John Dyer Baizley provided artwork for the album.


October 9, 2019

My copy is far from perfect with plenty of scattered ticks. I've gone through two copies with the same issues. I get that this is a quiet album, but QRP failed on this one. It's also slightly warped. Sonically, it sounds great and the packaging is gorgeous but there are pressing issues.


November 2, 2018
Here is a link to the vinyl reviews review of this specific pressing:


August 23, 2018

Fantastic quality all around on this classic album. Top notch-mastering on a crystal clear pressing.


March 26, 2018

just got a copy from amazon, only $17, it was well pressed - silent, flat and sounds great !


January 8, 2018
My pressing is totally disappointing. I think its one from the second batch (?) which comes end of 2017 to Germany.


November 18, 2017
What is the story with this one? The first press sold out very quickly and a second press was announced. However, this never made it over to Europe to my knowledge as I had it on order with my vinyl dealer? Even so, availability in the U.S.A. seems to have been very patchy with lots of people missing out again. I know it is available from Gillian’s website and is that how it’s going to be? Surely QRP could manufacture enough copies to satisfy the undoubted demand for this one, worldwide? 😩


November 7, 2017
So happy that this was widely available! Got it at my local record store. A favorite album already on CD and now with this on vinyl: wow! I only feel bad for my bank account as this has opened my ears to audiophile pressings.


October 16, 2017
Does anyone know how many records that were pressed the first round?