On This Day in 1972 | Neil Young Released ‘Harvest’

Search no further, this album is GOLD!

Harvest is the fourth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, and it was released in February of 1972. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks and spawned two hit singles, “Old Man,” and “Heart of Gold.”

Enjoy these fun facts about this record!

  • The title track, “Harvest” was inspired by the life of Young’s then-girlfriend, actress Carrie Snodgress. While she and Young were tripping on acid, Young kept asking her to describe details about her mother Carolyn.
  • “Heart of Gold” floated to the number one spot in the U.S. according to Billboard.
  • This was the best-selling album in 1972!
  • “The Needle and the Damage Done” was taken from a live solo performance at UCLA on 30 January 1971.
  • This is Neil Young’s most successful album to date.

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