Album opener Unknown Legend , with its imagery of a nomadic wanderer working in a diner, and Old King , a sardonic and cheerful ode to his deceased dog , are bright cuts from a tracklist that dances in light and darkness. At the time of recording, Young was in his mid-forties, both a father and a husband, and was reflecting on a career where he had grappled with success, controversy, and tragedy.
When Young hit the road to tour Harvest Moon , there was a dilemma. In the audience were two sets of fans: the middle-agers in suits waiting to be soothed by Heart of Gold and the ballads in his back catalogue vs. Neither were able to co-exist and Young would frequently stop songs halfway through because he was distracted by the shouts and jeers of the younger audience. As a result, he went back into the studio for album number 13, which saw him collaborate once again with Crazy Horse, much to the horror of his ear drums, for the sombre Sleeps with Angels.
Now, why is Harvest Moon a sort-of-sequel to Harvest and not, well, an actual sequel? The similarity in style, the semi-identical title, and the fact that both albums share many of the same players inevitably invited suspicion of the fact.
That being said, Young is having none of it. Perhaps Young regrets creating such a plausible link between the two albums, whether it was deliberate or not. Retrieved June 25, Retrieved March 5, Hung Medien. Retrieved May 29, Decade Lucky Thirteen Greatest Hits. The Archives Vol. Hitchhiker Paradox Homegrown. Juno Award for Album of the Year — Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers Album chart usages for New Zealand Album chart usages for Norway.
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