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Neil Young — Harvest Moon
Album: Unplugged
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Released: 1993
Length: 5:18
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 want to 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 want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon.
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Für Dich, mein kleines Hasenkind! ♥️
 Skydog wrote:
funny coincidence
i was listening to the Stills-Young album on youtube earlier today
and one of the comments cracked me up
he said Young's songs were depressing and it was one of the reasons he stopped listening to music all together 

really, just stopped? wtf? 
 

Blues make me happy. I don't understand it.  It just does.  Stop listening? Stop living.
Totally agree ‘peltoq’, ruins my illegal recording EVERYTIME! Those who clap, cheer and whistle mid-way through a live performance should be taken outside and shot. Posted 1 month ago by peltiq
 ortega1 wrote:
Turn off this cr.p. Creepy music.
 

Really? You must be Young... wont finish that thought! I've seen him live many times... ALWAYS left with a smile!  I listen to and play Neil Young on my acoustic 6 and 12!  His drive playing electric inspired me to get a Les Paul by Epiphone...Beautiful song... Love Neil!
Those who clap, cheer and whistle mid-way through a  live performance  should be taken outside and shot.
Tum te tum. 
 BCarn wrote:

Uh, no. I meant exactly what I wrote. It's his only good song. His painful whine actually fits here.
 
You are the expert on whining, after all.
As usual your comments on Neil are laughably off-base.
 sunflowerbee wrote:
The image of my mom and dad dancing to this song under a full moon on the deck of our cabin while staying at Maumee Bay several years ago is burned into my brain and always makes me smile...and cry. Neil has brought much deep feeling and profound meaning into my life. 
 
Thanks for sharing that memory.  
 Laptopdog wrote:
Finally came to my senses and  bumped this up from a 9 to a 10. 
 

Ditto
Welcome and congrats, Citizen Young. You may just be more American than many of us.
 Skydog wrote:
funny coincidence
i was listening to the Stills-Young album on youtube earlier today
and one of the comments cracked me up
he said Young's songs were depressing and it was one of the reasons he stopped listening to music all together 

really, just stopped? wtf? 
 
Must not have liked it much from the git...
Unreal, exactly the same!!!
 
Laptopdog wrote:
Finally came to my senses and  bumped this up from a 9 to a 10. 
 

 ortega1 wrote:
Turn off this cr.p. Creepy music.
 
I think your a creep
Turn off this cr.p. Creepy music.
 xray38 wrote:


"His only good song".  Thanks for the laugh!
 
Anytime. Sometimes the truth is funny.
 kingart wrote:


I think you meant to write "His only good song that year. "  Even then...
 
Uh, no. I meant exactly what I wrote. It's his only good song. His painful whine actually fits here.
On my top ten!
 BCarn wrote:
Nice! His only good song. Good to hear.
 

I think you meant to write "His only good song that year. "  Even then...
This is one of THE best love songs ever - Cole Porter eat your heart out - night and day - 2nd best!!
The image of my mom and dad dancing to this song under a full moon on the deck of our cabin while staying at Maumee Bay several years ago is burned into my brain and always makes me smile...and cry. Neil has brought much deep feeling and profound meaning into my life. 
Easy 10 brothers and sisters Peace
 Laptopdog wrote:
Finally came to my senses and  bumped this up from a 9 to a 10. 
 
.....Same here!
This is such a gorgeous song. So beautiful and heartfelt... an incredible love song when one is decades into a relationship. But I have to wonder what goes through his head now when singing it... does he think of Peggy still, or Darryl? What the hell happened there? I had just finished his autobiography Waging Heavy Peace, where he repeatedly says he never could have done what he's done without her, when I heard the news. I'm still shaking my head.
Fcuking 10
Beautiful version.

In my opinion, the MTV Unplugged performance was one of his very best. Beautiful smooth versions like this, unusual instruments like a pump organ (watch him peddle on Like a Hurricane, and even a broom mic'ed up on Harvest Moon). Great support musicians and vocalists added with the perfect touch. Wonderful performance I highly recommend!
Random thought....damn there were some great Unplugged sessions!
I think Cassandra Wilson takes this song to a whole other level. Sexier, dreamier, more alive and atmospheric.... 
 Laptopdog wrote:
Finally came to my senses and  bumped this up from a 9 to a 10. 
 
Same here.....
 xray38 wrote:


"His only good song".  Thanks for the laugh!
 

RIGHT??
Finally came to my senses and  bumped this up from a 9 to a 10. 
 BCarn wrote:
Nice! His only good song. Good to hear.
 

"His only good song".  Thanks for the laugh!
 sunybuny wrote:
Wonder where it was recorded?
 
Ed Sullivan Theatre, NYC 1992.  Shortly before David Letterman took over the theatre.
Danced to this with my daughter at her November wedding 20 years ago. Has a very sentimental meaning to me now.
One of the best songs ever...nothing more to say
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
Jim James of My Morning Jacket tells a story about how he and his mother heard Neil do this song on SNL and loved it. So his mom went to the record store to find it, and came home with a copy of the album Harvest, which of course doesn't have the song on it. Of course that opened up a whole new area of musical discovery for young Jim.

 
I will never forget that performance either. Just him on a folding chair, surrounded by guitars. Stunning.

I bought the CD and was disappointed with the studio version. Oh well.
c.
still looking for another song with a broom used
Jim James of My Morning Jacket tells a story about how he and his mother heard Neil do this song on SNL and loved it. So his mom went to the record store to find it, and came home with a copy of the album Harvest, which doesn't have the song on it. Of course that opened up a whole new area of musical discovery for young Jim.
I absolutely adore this version.  Emphatic 10!
Jeeeeezzzzz BILL...
give this tune a rest - seems like I hear it every two days in some form, album version, live version, or am i just hallucinating from all the weed i can get legally now?
 {#Drunk}{#Beat}  {#Snooty}
Great song, genuinely, I love it, but, seriously, there are other artists that could, would and do deserve as much air-play as you give him.  Oh, and U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, etc...  Change the artists, please! 
Nice! His only good song. Good to hear.
 MrsTom wrote:
Quaver quaver warble. Still lovely though 

 

I love Neil's work for the most part, but his crooning moments sometimes teeter on the edge of silliness: 

Kermit the frog playing banjo in a swamp 
One of my all time favorite music videos. Will someone PLEASE take me dancing on this Harvest Moon?  {#Yes}
He's playing Boise tonight!
Ah, so sweet, naive and innocent song:-)
I've always been disappointed that his Linc Volt biodiesel electric car malfunctioned on our documentary day here in NYC. Fcuk!  I had a thousand questions for him.   But no car, no shoot, no NY, no Steve Colbert, no Bill O'Reilly (that part I didn't miss so much...).  Neil was a combo of chagrined and really pissed. The electric battery company had just changed ownership from U.S. to China, perhaps the new ones were defective. And there we were, at the corner of 73rd and Park, as he tried to get the electrics turning the engine. One or two bad cells screws up the entire chain, and he was kind of steaming. C'est la vie. So when I hear a Neil song, and read the digs and negs on his voice, I take it just a tiny tad....personally. 
Especially on a lovely song like this, which is so atypical of the author of Like a Hurricane, Throw Your Hatred Down, etc. 
funny coincidence
i was listening to the Stills-Young album on youtube earlier today
and one of the comments cracked me up
he said Young's songs were depressing and it was one of the reasons he stopped listening to music all together 

really, just stopped? wtf? 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Never liked Mr Young at all, but I suddenly find myself loving this.  How does that work?

h8rhater wrote:

Personal growth.

 
That's RP for you!  Certainly educating these old baggy ears.
Quaver quaver warble. Still lovely though 
{#Beat}

Well, I guess life is really more complex than a song.
Harvest Moon, especially this version, is a song that will be bring tears to my eyes, remembering 'the' one great love, every time.
great song, from a great artist
Well this sentiment may have been true at the time, but he just left his lovely wife of many years for Daryl Hannah.

(hmpht!) {#Evil} 
So much better than the studio version. Gentle, mellow, just perfect.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Integrity of the song. He's good at that.

 
If you are a Neil Young fan his book Waging Heavy Peace is quite an interesting read.
Perfection
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Never liked Mr Young at all, but I suddenly find myself loving this.  How does that work?

 
Personal growth.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Never liked Mr Young at all, but I suddenly find myself loving this.  How does that work?

 
Integrity of the song. He's good at that.
Never liked Mr Young at all, but I suddenly find myself loving this.  How does that work?
his  best tune
Yes indeed! 


helgigermany wrote:
One of my favotites by Neil.

 


 sunybuny wrote:
Wonder where it was recorded?

 
According to https://www.human-highway.org/pages/album/U.html:

Stage 12, Universal Studios, Universal City on Feb. 7, 1993

You're welcome. {#Angel}
 helgigermany wrote:
One of my favotites by Neil.

 
ditto
but then again, I have a really, really hard time saying which NY song is my fav - all depends on my mood at the moment 
One of my favotites by Neil.
Wonder where it was recorded?
 tprimeau wrote:
Probably my favorite NY song.

 
I'll second that.
First time hearing this version. Most excellent indeed.
I'm not a huge Neil Young fan but I love every single vaguely country sad/happy song on "Harvest Moon". 
And I especially love this live rendition of one of those songs - first time I've ever heard it.
Thanks for the variety RP! 
Probably my favorite NY song.
{#Sunny}
First to comment (maybe) on the unplugged version of this beautiful NeilTune.