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It topped the Billboard album chart  for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, " Old Man ", which peaked at 31 on the Billboard Hotand " Heart of Gold ", which reached Alabama - Neil Young - Harvest . The record was a massive hit, producing a US number one single in "Heart of Gold".
Other Alabama - Neil Young - Harvest returned to some usual Young themes: " The Needle and the Damage Done " was a lament for great artists who had been addicted to heroinincluding Crazy Horse band mate Danny Whitten ; "Alabama" was "an unblushing rehash of ' Southern Man '";  which southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote their hit " Sweet Home Alabama " in reply, stating "I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern Man don't need him around, anyhow".
Young later wrote of "Alabama" in his autobiography Waging Heavy Peacesaying it "richly deserved the shot Lynyrd Skynyrd gave me with their great record. I don't like my words when I listen to it. They are accusatory and condescending, not fully thought out, and Alabama - Neil Young - Harvest easy to misconstrue. It has a typical Neil Young structure consisting of four chords during the multiple improvised solos. The album's success caught Young off guard and his first instinct was to back away from stardom.
Alabama - Neil Young - Harvest would later write that the record "put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there. The recording of the remainder of Harvest was La Maya - Grupo Arcano - Desde El Otro Lado Del East River for the spontaneous and serendipitous way it came together.
The story is told in an article in Acoustic Guitar Magazinewhich includes interviews with the producer, Elliot Mazeramong others.
Mazer had opened Quadrafonic Sound Studios in Nashville, and invited Young to dinner or breakfast according to another Mazer interview  on Saturday, 6 February, to convince him to record his next project at the studio.
Young admired the work of the local studio musicians known as Area Code who had recorded there and was interested. Young had a batch of new songs that he had been performing on the road, as seen by the repertoire on Live at Massey Halland told Mazer that all he needed was a bassist, drummer, and pedal steel guitarist. Young made the decision to start recording that evening. Since many of the Area Code musicians were typically working on a Saturday night in Nashville, Mazer scrambled to find drummer Kenny Buttreybassist Tim Drummond who was just walking down the streetand steel-guitarist Ben Keith.
However, other sources reported that after taping the Johnny Cash Show Golden-Tongued-Meditation - Zeffon - Source Of The Flow the evening of Sunday 7 February, Young invited Ronstadt and Taylor to come back to the studio with him. The three sat on a couch and recorded the background vocals for "Heart of Gold" and "Old Man.
Oberer - F.S. Blumm - Zweite Meer electric-based songs were recorded in a barn at Young's ranch in California in September. Using a remote recording system, Mazer set up PA speakers in the barn for monitors rather than have the players wear headphones. This resulted in a lot of "leakage" as each microphone picked up sound from other instruments, but Young and Mazer liked the resulting sound.
Young named this band, which would accompany him on his tour in the winter ofThe Stray Gators. Mixing was done both at Quadrafonic and at Young's house. During playback at the ranch, Mazer ran the left channel into the PA speakers still in the barn and the right channel into speakers in the house.
Young sat outside with Crosby and Nash sitting Rose Garden - Alan Caddy Orchestra And Singers* - Englands Top 12 Hits him listening to the mix or Nash and Young were sitting in a rowboat on the lake—see notes.
When asked about the stereo balance, he called out, "More barn. According to a Rolling Stone interview, Young had wanted the album sleeve to biodegrade after the shrink-wrap was broken, but was overruled by the record company on the basis of expense and the possible product loss due to shipping accidents.
Assessments by critics were not overwhelmingly favorable at the time. Rolling Stone ' s John Mendelsohn called the album a disappointing retread of earlier, superior efforts by Young, writing of "the discomfortingly unmistakable resemblance of nearly every song on this album to an earlier Young composition — it's as if he just added a steel guitar and new words to After The Gold Rush. Anticipation and mindless instant acceptance made for critical overreaction when this came out, but it stands as proof that the genteel Young has his charms, just like the sloppy one.
Rhythmically it's a little wooden, and Young is guilty of self-imitation on "Alabama" and pomposity on the unbearable London Symphony Orchestra opus "There's a World. More recent evaluations Alabama - Neil Young - Harvest the album have been far more positive: inQ magazine readers voted Harvest the 64th greatest album of all time.
InandChart polled readers to determine the 50 greatest Canadian albums of all time — Harvest placed second in all three polls, losing the top spot to Joni Mitchell 's Blue inand to Sloan's Twice Removed in the other two years.
Ina full three decades removed from its original harsh assessment, Rolling Stone Lennon-McCartney - Twice In A Lifetime Harvest the 78th greatest album of all time and 82 in a revised list.
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