Neil Young ‘Harvest Time’ Film To Hit Cinemas In December
Neil Young has announced that Harvest Time, a documentary about the making of his 1972 album, Harvest, will be screened in cinemas this December. Tickets to screenings will go on sale on 10 November from here.
Harvest Time will be screened in cinemas on 1 December (with select encore showings on 4 December), The film will be preceded by a personal introduction from Young about the film and album.
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The film, which features never-before-seen footage that was filmed in northern California, London and Nashville, is being released to celebrate the record’s 50th anniversary this year.
The film’s synopsis reads, “Created between January and September 1971, this docu-film takes viewers on an intimate journey to Young’s Broken Arrow Ranch in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra, and to Nashville where the then 20-something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album.
“Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling, and includes most of the tracks from Harvest, including Heart of Gold, A Man Needs A Maid, Alabama and Old Man.”
Young said in a statement: “This is a big album for me. 50 years ago, I was 24, maybe 23, and this album made a big difference in my life. I played with some great friends and it’s really cool that this album has lasted so long. I had a great time and now, when I listen to it, I think I was really just lucky to be there.
“I hope you enjoy this story, which is Harvest Time, and which talks about everything that happened. And now people all around the world can see it at the movies.”
Young recently announced that Harvest will be reissued for its 50th anniversary, adding a previously unreleased documentary and concert film, three outtakes from the sessions, and more. Out 2 December via Reprise, the 3xLP and 3xCD sets both come with a hardbound photo book, posters, and liner notes by photographer Joel Bernstein.
Harvest: 50th Anniversary Edition tracklisting
CD 1/LP 1: Harvest
Out on the Weekend
A Man Needs a Maid
Heart of Gold
Are You Ready for the Country?
There’s a World
The Needle and the Damage Done
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
CD 2/LP 2: BBC In Concert
Out on the Weekend (Live)
Old Man (Intro) [Live]
Old Man (Live)
Journey Through the Past (Intro) [Live]
Journey Through the Past (Live)
Heart of Gold (Intro) [Live]
Heart of Gold (Live)
Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Intro) [Live]
Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Live)
A Man Needs a Maid (Intro) [Live]
A Man Needs a Maid (Live)
Love in Mind (Intro) [Live]
Love in Mind (Live)
Dance Dance Dance (Live)
CD 3/7″ Single : Harvest Outtakes
Bad Fog of Loneliness (Outtake)
Journey Through the Past (Outtake)
Dance Dance Dance (Outtake)
DVD 1: BBC In Concert
Video of the BBC In Concert
DVD 2: Harvest Time
2-hour documentary filmed by Neil Young and crew in 1971