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Neil Young — Harvest Moon
Album: Harvest Moon
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8.2

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Total ratings: 2942









Released: 1992
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin'
We could dream this night away.

But there's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.

Because I'm still in love with you
I wanna see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it's gettin' late
And the moon is climbin' high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin' in your eye.

Because I'm still in love with you
I wanna see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.
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Most of Neil Young's music is a little raw for me, but this song is a diamond. 9 -> 10. Beautiful mood, playing, singing and lyric. So gorgeous.
 casey1024 wrote:

She just recently waltzed her way up to Heaven - I hope she is dancing and smiling.  Girl needs some Peace... <3


 

 newbolddrive wrote:

I guess Neil has every right to do what he wants to do, but I must admit it has tainted this song for me too.
 
He's only human, right?
 psycholynx wrote:
I absolutely hate Neil Young. His performance on-stage looks like a wounded badger wiggling free of a bear trap. His voice alone is like nails on a chalkboard. That being said, this song is great. The exception to my perception. A 10 !!!
 
and what about HARVEST, one of the best album ,ever !?
Americana Nirvana!
I am not sure how it happened, but this became "our song"...smooch to Inta!
I danced to this with my daughter at her wedding 20 yrs ago. Two grandchildren later it still touches me whenever I hear it. First saw Neil in Yorkville in Toronto in the 60s. He has aged well.
 chinaski wrote:
My peeve is why'd Mister Peace and Love leave his wife Peggy who was his muse and his son and leave his ranch on Skyline and the cars and guitars and studio and the Bridge School Benefit and all that? 
 
 
I guess Neil has every right to do what he wants to do, but I must admit it has tainted this song for me too.
 chinaski wrote:
Yeah, the songs a big fav of a lot of folks and easy to play. Got me a girl when I played it for her. My peeve is why'd Mister Peace and Love leave his wife Peggy who was his muse and his son and leave his ranch on Skyline and the cars and guitars and studio and the Bridge School Benefit and all that? For whom and what? Really turned me off as a fan when he did that. Unforgivable.
 
Anyway for those who dream of a small place in the Redwoods to go dancing one evening well here you are:
 
 

Thanks for the link.  It made me happy.
Yeah, the songs a big fav of a lot of folks and easy to play. Got me a girl when I played it for her. My peeve is why'd Mister Peace and Love leave his wife Peggy who was his muse and his son and leave his ranch on Skyline and the cars and guitars and studio and the Bridge School Benefit and all that? For whom and what? Really turned me off as a fan when he did that. Unforgivable.
 
Anyway for those who dream of a small place in the Redwoods to go dancing one evening well here you are:
 
Neil is my all time favorite and this is my favorite song of his.  
{#Heartkiss}  VIDEO:  I want to dance at this bar in a redwood forest, to this song, on a beautiful night with the harvest moon shining overhead.  Oh, I need someone awesome to dance with. {#Cheers}
I'm starting to dislike Neil Young.  I guess repetition does not make the heart grow fonder in this case.
Not much of a fan of Neil Young but this is a great song.
So kind, so honest. So Neil and forever young in my mind..
 h8rhater wrote:

You hide under the bed much?

 


A 10, for the warm memories it triggers each time I hear it.

I loved dancing to this with her, everytime.
It always takes me back:
slow, slow, quick, quick, quick...

I remember:
I was recently separated, devasted, eviscerated.

In her beach chair, I saw her peering at me o'er top of her sunglasses, and her sky-blue eyes had me hooked.

To be fair, it was all due to her 6-year old daughter being mesmerized by my 7-year old identical (at the time) twin boys. So fascinated was she by the duplicate boys (so she thought at that age), she had to drag them (and me) back to her mom to show her this wonder of the world.

That led to church basement Saturday night dances for single parents. She taught me to just let go, feel the music and allow my body to follow its natural inclination to move to a beat. Man, did that ever become fun on the dance floor, and off... :)
{#Kiss}  all time favourite {#Kiss}
I am finding my previous ratings for this AM's songs to be exactly what I still feel!  What a great song and artist.
 boxofrain wrote:

Indeed.

 
I second that emotion.{#Heartkiss}
 ortega1 wrote:
Another crying song. His voice is so creepy.

 
You hide under the bed much?
It's a pleasant-enough song... I seem to have heard it a lot recently though.
 max_p wrote:
gotta love the broom beat

 
Quite right.
Another crying song. His voice is so creepy.
 boxofrain wrote:
Saw him sing this at Red Rocks/Colorado and there was truly a harvest moon that night.  Never to be forgotten.

 
I'm envious!
casey1024 wrote:

She just recently waltzed her way up to Heaven - I hope she is dancing and smiling.  Girl needs some Peace... <3

 
RIP ahhh the power of music. {#Bounce}
 casey1024 wrote:
This song always has me recalling an old friend with a smile.  She was heartbroken over a former love and while consoling her one evening, this song came on - so I made her get up and dance with me.  I dipped her and spun her and it made us both laugh so hard.  We don't talk anymore, but I still think of her everyday.  I hope she's happy now.

 
She just recently waltzed her way up to Heaven - I hope she is dancing and smiling.  Girl needs some Peace... <3


 janac13 wrote:
One of best love songs.
 
Indeed.
Saw him sing this at Red Rocks/Colorado and there was truly a harvest moon that night.  Never to be forgotten.
8
This is an amazing shoot !

Where was it took ? and thanks for sharing.

melzabutch wrote:
Image result for harvest moon

 


One of best love songs.
Watched Neil and the boys play this at Desert Trip- under a full moon of course.  Made my wife cry. That one moment was worth the price of the tickets.  Thanks Neil.
 
I'm not much for complaining about a song being overplayed but this one is starting to bore me I've heard it so much 
 casey1024 wrote:
This song always has me recalling an old friend with a smile.  She was heartbroken over a former love and while consoling her one evening, this song came on - so I made her get up and dance with me.  I dipped her and spun her and it made us both laugh so hard.  We don't talk anymore, but I still think of her everyday.  I hope she's happy now.

 
And that, my friend, is a true definition of love ain't it?  Hoping they're happy regardless?  {#Hug}
Image result for harvest moon
 Grammarcop wrote:
It may be July, but there's never a bad time for this one.

 
Unless it's August.
It may be July, but there's never a bad time for this one.
 casey1024 wrote:
This song always has me recalling an old friend with a smile.  She was heartbroken over a former love and while consoling her one evening, this song came on - so I made her get up and dance with me.  I dipped her and spun her and it made us both laugh so hard.  We don't talk anymore, but I still think of her everyday.  I hope she's happy now.

 
:-) nice.
This song doesn't mean as much to me now after he left his wife for Daryl Hannah. In the end, I hope everyone's happy. 
This song always has me recalling an old friend with a smile.  She was heartbroken over a former love and while consoling her one evening, this song came on - so I made her get up and dance with me.  I dipped her and spun her and it made us both laugh so hard.  We don't talk anymore, but I still think of her everyday.  I hope she's happy now.
Nice, but the unplugged version is far superior imo.
Harvest Moon is a kind of copy of his most sucsessful album Harvest.
Together with James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt as back-up and instrumentalised
by Stray gators. But not so depressiv and uncertain.
Beautiful love songs as Neil said a "femal" album...
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
I don't want to intrude on the lovefest for this song, so I won't. I can wait a few minutes. Enjoy.
 
     Thank YOU !!{#Smile}
Doesn't get much better than this!
                                             Color Picture
               Harvest moon is the first name, I guess 9th is the surname.
 Sounds like a supersituation being dressed in pink costumes before baby is due
 BigDaddyPA2 wrote:
Wow, I never thought of this as a dance song - but I and my wife of 26 years just did exactly that!  What a beautiful,  classic song. ...

 
I imagine BigDaddy dancing to this song and start to wonder, is she your wife of 26 years or for 26 years?
I have seen him live. About 4 times in 20 years. Good show

Better to burn out than... 
My 30th wedding anniversary song. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
Outstanding  ; )

 
Agree! {#Kiss}
 max_p wrote:
gotta love the broom beat

 

done by an actual broom! 

Five stars and a 10 plus for this song.  Thanks RP 
Wow, I never thought of this as a dance song - but I and my wife of 26 years just did exactly that!  What a beautiful,  classic song. ...
Outstanding  ; )
Godlike!
I love it. So melodic. Love the whole album, actually, and must now go and play it.

RP does this to me sometime. 
gotta love the broom beat
Don't get much better than this.
{#Sunny}
EAT PRAY LOVE!
Can't live without Neil Young!
I don't want to intrude on the lovefest for this song, so I won't. I can wait a few minutes. Enjoy.
Just when you think this song can't get any more beautifully melancholy, the harmonica kicks in. Just amazing.
 oh my word, this song is in a category all of its own....tender and oh so beautiful...  I have to tell you its a cold, rainy, winter night here - NY and Harvest Moon has just turned it into a warm summer evening... that's magic isn't it?
Reminds me of "The Pallbearer".
Great song. A well deserved 9 for me.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This is one of those Neil Young songs that pierces all the layers of defense built around a heartbreak and makes Love live anew within

 
Well said, John!
This is one of those Neil Young songs that pierces all the layers of defense built around a heartbreak and makes Love live anew within
Another one of the greatest songs ever written. Bill I just seem to walk in at the right moments. What a storyteller. This song gets extra love...it was me and my exes song
 
Can believe this is well over 20 years old. I remember its release like it was yesterday. 
RP is pulling out some classics for me tonight.

Love this - esp the first track of the album "unknown legend". Just awesome.
Oh CD I miss you. Plandome Court lives. 😢❀
I'd like to feel like this about someone someday. 
Me likey like! Very much so!
{#Guitarist}
{#Clap} 
10 for the unplugged version but this is still awesome
 PockettVenus wrote:
Sorry, can't stand Neil Young. 
2
{#Snooty} 
 
don't apologise, you are keeping one other lonely soul company,

but 486 of us gave it a 9    {#Lol}
Sorry, can't stand Neil Young. 
2
{#Snooty} 
{#Daisy} {#Daisy} {#Daisy} {#Daisy}
soooooo perfect {#Dance}
I especially love the music video.  Very happy tune. {#Roflol}
{#Cheers}  G. O. D. L. I. K. E. {#Cheers}
Cassandra Wilson knocks this one out of the ballpark.
Neil sings his soul as good as anyone else who has ever tried to communicate via song. Thank you Neil and 
Bill! 
Oh Fred..I love Neil Young's voice....and I love this song.  {#Hug} 
 fredriley wrote:
Great songwriter, shame about the voice. For some reason, Neil Young's voice always reminds me of the Hollywood actor, Bruce Dern. I suspect that Bruce can sing rather better, mind.

  "...you said I wha..? I'm like who..whaaat... waittt, no, you mean me?  What the hell mannn, you know .. no, no you don't do you"
Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Vantage


Gorgeous song.
 unclehud wrote:
Beautiful.  Absolutely beautiful.

 
Absolutely. Love dancing with my gal to this song!
Beautiful.  Absolutely beautiful.
I have been a big fan ever since I saw "Rust Never Sleeps".{#Clap}
 robinvankuijk wrote:
His best song. I'm not a big fan of his other work because of his 'wining' voice, but in this song it suites the music perfectly.
Nice and laid back{#Whistle} 

 
exactly! along with this one I love Cinnamon Girl, Heart of Gold and Old Man, the rest of his work gets PSD {#Hand}
After my divorce I met my love of my life. We're 17 years married, my wife and I. We have two beautiful daughters aged 12 and 8 years. This song reminds me of my love for her! It is our anthem, we celebrate love and we'll be dancing tonight! Thanks Neil.{#Heartkiss}
I had the pleasure of hearing this song live at the Bridge School benefit years ago and it was perfect on a warm October night under the stars. A good memory.
 robinvankuijk wrote:
His best song. I'm not a big fan of his other work because of his 'wining' voice, but in this song it suites the music perfectly.
Nice and laid back{#Whistle} 

 
I agree with you completely. Usually I click PSD when NY comes on but I like this one.
 scott_bruce wrote:
His best song!    I gave it a solid 3...

 
You're sooooo generous. Next time NY comes to RP, please restrain yourself!
His best song!    I gave it a solid 3...
 robinvankuijk wrote:
His best song. I'm not a big fan of his other work because of his 'wining' voice, but in this song it suites the music perfectly.
Nice and laid back{#Whistle} 

 
That would be "whining", unless you mean "winning," and I am actually more inclined to the latter, as Neil so often "suits" the mood.  And it's certainly one of his best songs, but far from being singular in that regard. 
His best song. I'm not a big fan of his other work because of his 'wining' voice, but in this song it suites the music perfectly.
Nice and laid back{#Whistle} 
{#Daisy} fits perfectly in this day :-)
Sublime set tonight Bill.
 johnjconn wrote:


Ya waiting for the next Taylor Swift song huh
 
{#Lol}
So beautiful! It always gives me the chills!
Agreed...  10 !
 hippiechick wrote:
Love this album
 

Yes, Chica - I do too!
A very special NY- the voice doesn't go wildly sharp. Makes listening to the music mraning much better.
10 !!
Special memory attached to this song now.....forever.
One of the most beautiful tunes EVER.
 shellbella wrote:
Thank you for playing this song!!  {#Daisy}
 
I agree!!!  {#Daisy}{#Daisy}
A beautiful tune.
Fond memories of a cross-country ski weekend in Cadillac, Mich. 
The perfect soundtrack to Gordon PInsent and Julie Christie's poignant, elderly, tete-a-tete dancing in the Sarah Polley film "Away From Her".
Okay, that does it. I'm sending RP the cash. Keep up the great work guys. Damn this is just a really good radio station!
 
If I never hear Neil Young again, it'll be too soon.
Thank you for playing this song!!  {#Daisy}

I’ve just read the whole of the first page of posts about this song and “fredriley” makes the only negative comment to be seen. Its not often you  get just one person per page taking a pop at a Neil Young song on Radio Paradise. The man is a genius be it rock, pop or acoustic (grunge, electronic, country or a ballad) he’s performing.


Great songwriter, shame about the voice. For some reason, Neil Young's voice always reminds me of the Hollywood actor, Bruce Dern. I suspect that Bruce can sing rather better, mind.
aaaaah {#Sunny}
Sweet melody. 
 franta wrote:

A Neil Young song I like ? The world must be crazy today.

Most pleasing.

 
hehe...I've never been much of a fan either but oh how I love this song.
 Krispian wrote:
Clever segue from Cowboy Junkies. Doesn't Timmons sing backup on this?
 
I think it's Linda Ronstadt on this track.  Beautiful tune.

Hope you're slow dancing again, RT.