“Harvest Moon” - Saturday Night Live, December 5th, 1992
Neil Young - Harvest Moon - Live - SNL - New York
Neil Young performing “Harvest Moon” on Saturday Night Live on December 5th, 1992.
Neil Young's 1992 "Harvest Moon" is the followup to his most commercially successful album "Harvest" - some 20 years later.
"Harvest Moon" was recorded with many of the same original musicians who appeared on "Harvest", such as Ben Keith, on pedal steel guitar, and Linda Rondstadt and James Taylor on backing vocals. The intentional sequel nature of "Harvest Moon" created high expectations which for the most part were fulfilled. The album was accompanied with music videos and extensive interviews. All indicators of both the record label Reprise's support and even the normally reticent Young himself.
On a Canadian radio interview, Young demurred that 'Harvest Moon' was a sequel to 'Harvest':
- "The whole idea of following up the 'Harvest' album is something that's contrived more from the standpoint of record companies, and mostly questions. You know, people see the correlation between the two, and it's kind of a plus to be able to refer back 20 years and see the same people and do that. But the thrust of the albums is different, even though the subject matter is similar, so I tend to shy away more from comparisons between them - they're reference points for one another.
I mean, people who have never heard of 'Harvest' may really like Harvest Moon and
may end up referring back to 'Harvest' because of all this conversation about how the two of them go together..."
More on the critical reaction to Harvest Moon (reviews).
And, harvest moon miracles can happen, as we've seen before.
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night.