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Monday, September 12, 2011

Tonight: Full Harvest Moon with some Covers, Too



Tonight, a full Harvest Moon so here a few "Harvest Moon" covers. Enjoy!


Pearl Jam - Harvest Moon - 7-20-2006 Portland, Oregon for Crohns Disease Benefit

From Kipnews.org | Knowledge is power
The Harvest Full Moon rises over the horizon illuminating the landscape with a soft glow and long shadows. It is enough light to bring in the crops, night fish, mountain bike or play beach volleyball into the wee hours. The Harvest Moon casts a surreal light upon whatever it touches. We find our selves navigating a dream world with clarity and an adeptness that is not unlike our participation in a lucid dream. There is a fine line between the two and this comes into focus as we experience the energy of this Full Moon in Pisces where deep, dark and flowing waters carry us out into unfamiliar territory. It is silent. Our every thought is exaggerated in the stillness, eventually rising up in surround sound to remind us there is something that we haven’t paid attention to.

Dylan LeBlanc- "Harvest Moon" [COVER]


Some instructions for best viewing (also from NASA): "Keep an eye on the Moon as it creeps above the eastern skyline. The golden orb may appear strangely inflated. This is the Moon illusion at work. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, a low-hanging Moon appears much wider than it really is. A Harvest Moon inflated by the moon illusion is simply gorgeous."

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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.



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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..."




Reviews of Neil Young's Harvest Moon and other moon songs by Neil Young.

And, harvest moon miracles can happen, as we've seen before.


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2 Comments:

At 9/12/2011 07:07:00 PM, Blogger Powderfinger said...

Best song ever written!

 
At 9/12/2011 08:16:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

so my sweet love can dance another free day


I really like that Neil video of that song. It is amongst his best tunes and best film interpretations. And that 'ol Harvest Moon rising out my window right now sure is something. Thanks for the reminder.

 

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