Neil Young ‎– Harvest Moon

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9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-2, W2 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 45057-2, W2 45057 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
WPCP-4992 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records WPCP-4992 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
WBCD 1750 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records WBCD 1750 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
CDW 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records CDW 45057 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
50 190-2, 9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Popron, Reprise Records 50 190-2, 9362-45057-2 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
W2 45057, CDW 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records, Reprise Records W2 45057, CDW 45057 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
WPCP-4992 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, Promo) Reprise Records WPCP-4992 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
936245057-4 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 936245057-4 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45057-4 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45057-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3039893 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Croatia Records, Reprise Records MC-7-S 3039893 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-4, 45057-4 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 45057-4, 45057-4 Thailand 1992 Sell This Version
50 190-4, 9362-45057-4 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Popron, Reprise Records 50 190-4, 9362-45057-4 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
none Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, WEA none Norway 1992 Sell This Version
24 50574 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 24 50574 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
W4 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Reprise Records W4 45057 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
W4 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Reprise Records W4 45057 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-4, 4-45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album, Club, HX ) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 45057-4, 4-45057 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-4, 4-45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album, HX ) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 45057-4, 4-45057 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 45057-4, 4-45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album, HX ) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 45057-4, 4-45057 US 1992 Sell This Version
LP-7-1 2039894, 9362-45057-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album) Croatia Records, Reprise Records LP-7-1 2039894, 9362-45057-1 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45057-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45057-1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45057-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45057-1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CDW 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records CDW 45057 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
AZNY-7722 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Neil Young) AZNY-7722 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
9362-45057-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) 9362-45057-1 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
none Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Neil Young) none Germany 2012 Sell This Version
none Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Yel) Not On Label (Neil Young) none Germany 2012 Sell This Version
9362-49107-8 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE) Reprise Records 9362-49107-8 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
563181-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE) Reprise Records 563181-1 USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
563181-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RP) Reprise Records 563181-1 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Neil Young Harvest Moon(10xFile, FLAC, RE, 16b) Reprise Records none Unknown
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
W2 45057 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records W2 45057 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, Club, RE) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 9 45057-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45057-2 Neil Young Harvest Moon(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 9362-45057-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1927 Neil Young Harvest Moon(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1927 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45057-1 Neil Young Harvest Moon(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) 9362-45057-1 Unknown Sell This Version

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JZGrecords

JZGrecords

November 2, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RP, 563181-1
Here is a link to the vinyl reviews review of this specific pressing: https://vinylreviews.com/album/harvest-moon/
Seansulll

Seansulll

September 24, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RP, 563181-1

Love the etching on the D side. Very nice touch and well worth the money.
Martinal

Martinal

July 20, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, 9362-49107-8

Incredible sound, no issues on my copy, just a small weird thing that inner sleeves are plain paper on otherwise a fantastic release.
Spaceman_Free

Spaceman_Free

July 6, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, 9362-49107-8
Since my orig Croatian version from 1982 has some pressing flaws I gave this European RSD re-issue a try (simply bought it per Amazon). Fortunately the one I got has no issues, not at all. However, the sound is flat, boring and anything else than crispy - as noted in reviews and blogs all over the web.
But I'd assume this RSD re-issue is the most you can expect, eventually. No idea how the orig European version from 1982 sounds but the other official version from Croatia did suffer significantly from pressing failures (and I doubt the my one is an exception)
StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

February 27, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, CD, Album, 9 45057-2
They recorded "Time Fades Away" to digital , at a higher resolution 20 years before.. how could they do such a thing to this album with 16/44 ... ?? Did they use a Sony PCM as well ? I'm not going to bother unless I see it for $2 in a few years.
themingowman

themingowman

February 22, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RP, 563181-1
Any different from the RSD Black Friday pressing? Or is it the same?
Fondriest

Fondriest

February 8, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE, 563181-1
44/16!?!?! WHY? This comment doesn't need ten words, just: "44/16"
EricLeRouge

EricLeRouge

February 7, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, 9362-49107-8

A few notes on this record after careful listening and doing some research on the web :

- Harvest Moon was recorded digitally @ 16/44.1 CD resolution - there is no analog archive for this record. Neil Young started using analog recording again after this record. (=> The 24/96 version of Harvest Moon on Greatest Hits is upsampled)
- The new mastering and pressing is the same for the US and Europe. Some records have 'Records Store Day' sticker (mine does), others don't - None has the NTA/Neil Young Archives sticker.
- A lot of copies have distorsion on choruses in Unknown Legend, some copies seem not to have the issue (mine doesn't, but it definitekt sounds in the red and very close to clipping), and it does not seem related to cartridge tracking or equipment issues.
- Natural Beauty also is reported to have distorsion on choruses (my copy does), but it seems related to the live recording.
- The vinyl itself is 160g to 170g, very good quality, but a lot of people have reported significant 'junk' buildup on their stylus, so it's probably wise to wash and clean this record thoroughly before playing. Inner sleeves are in strong paper and should be replaced at once, or they will scuff your records.

Having said all this, I find the record very pleasant, not 'better' than the CD (which was very good), but it brings some added charm to several tracks ('You And Me' really sounds like a follow-up to Old Man, with a lot of detail in Neil Young's guitar playing). If I had to single out one key difference, it would be the sound of harp/harmonica, which is a lot sweeter and more pleasant than on the CD version (to my ears at least).

Overall, this version has been mastered very loud spread over three sides so a lot of details become more apparent - and some of the weaknesses as well (in particular the use of reverb in some tracks, which makes Neil Young's vpice 'float' somewhat in the room (same reverb as in Harvest, BTW) ). The weaknesses are minor, but the increased quality and beauty of all the tracks is very obvious -- for me, at least.

Some people have reported that the track 'Harvest Moon' sounds better on the Greatest Hits version, I don't think the difference is noticeable for most people. Listening closely, some details are also very apparent on this track - but since all the other tracks suddenly sound better than usual, the Harvest Moon track itself doesn't shine so much IMO.

I had forgotten that James Taylor played on several tracks, and that Linda Ronstadt was singing on several tracks. For some reason, that's more obvious when listening to this vinyl re-edition (I don't think the original has been remixed, but I could be wrong).

You have to be in the right mood to enjoy this record (and probably not alone in that mood) but if you are it really hits the spot. I have tons of memories associated with this album, good and bad, and for many years I could not listen to it. However, in this re-edition I have been able to appreciate it for what it is : a very good country & ballads record, and in my opinion one of Neil Young's best albums. In fact, while there is no 'heroic' track à la Zuma, Cowgirl in the Sand or Down By The River, etc., but there isn't a single weak track in this album. While some of the songs lyrics are not very deep (Dreaming Man or Natural Beauty for example), they are not meant to be, -- dreaming man is definitely tongue in cheek -- and 25 years later each of the songs stands 'on its own feet' and could get airplay on its own.

Finally, the etching on Side 4 (a rendition of the cover scarecrow in black on black) is truly beautiful.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

January 25, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE, 563181-1
Looks like this will be available in U.S. record stores February 23rd for $24.95.
Audiophale

Audiophale

January 5, 2018
referencing Harvest Moon, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE, 563181-1

My copy doesn't have any of the faulty issues some others have described. Love it.