Listen to Neil Young’s Isolated Vocals Of ‘Harvest Moon’
Neil Young live in 1985 - Farm Aid / Youtube
Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young has been one of the most influential voices of the rock generation. The pleasant combination of folk, blues, and country-inspired music that Young created with Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and Graham Nash in the 1960s brought him notoriety. Then, after resuming his solo career in the 1970s, he experienced unparalleled levels of commercial and critical acclaim.
Young’’ wide-ranging musical vision has made him an influential figure in the careers of innumerable musicians past and present. Musically, Young explored many different styles, but his singing has always been a reliable thing worth nothing of him. This signature tone lends an instant recognition to all of Young’s work and never fails to raise eyebrows. Presented below is the isolated vocals to one of his well-recognized work, “Harvest Moon.”
The moon theme in the song has religious overtones, which Young has discussed. It’s a love song dedicated to his wife Pegi Young, and the music video finds the couple dancing in a dive. Additionally, Linda Ronstadt is singing backup in the song.
Lyrically and musically, the song is a magnificent ode to enduring love and commitment. The guitar and pedal steel guitar take center stage, but it’s the backing vocals that really make this song shine, as they perfectly capture the feeling of a lady who has found happiness with her lover. Taken as a whole, it encapsulates all that is lovely and romantic in the world.
Listen to the isolated vocals of Young below.