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Neil Young - Harvest Moon

"Harvest Moon" is a song written by Neil Young that was first single released on his 1992 album, Harvest Moon. It reached 36 on the UK singles chart.

The song uses a moon motif, which Young has mentioned as being very important to him and having quasi-religious undertones. It is a tribute to his wife Pegi Young, and the two are dancing in a bar in the music video. Linda Ronstadt provides the backing vocals.

Rolling Stone ranked "Harvest Moon" as the #37 all time Neil Young song. Allmusic's Matthew Greenwald strongly praised the song, stating that the song epitomized the album and "the power of nature and music, as well as a feeling of celebrating lifetime love are the focal points here, and Young captures it all in his typically literate, artless style."

Greenwald praised the melody as "positively gorgeous, and it's one that could have easily framed a heavier song."

Lyric Video

Lyric Video


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