10 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This entry in Neil’s Archives series finds him road-testing Harvest Moon>/i> in the months before its release. The performances here strip down that album’s country accoutrements to their acoustic-guitar/piano rudiments—and when you factor in a reverential audience unfamiliar with the material, these wistful ballads become all the more intimate. Freed from its brushed-snare backbeat, each line in the title track hangs in the air like breaths on a cold night, while the fond remembrances of “Unknown Legend” assume a dreamlike aura.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This entry in Neil’s Archives series finds him road-testing Harvest Moon>/i> in the months before its release. The performances here strip down that album’s country accoutrements to their acoustic-guitar/piano rudiments—and when you factor in a reverential audience unfamiliar with the material, these wistful ballads become all the more intimate. Freed from its brushed-snare backbeat, each line in the title track hangs in the air like breaths on a cold night, while the fond remembrances of “Unknown Legend” assume a dreamlike aura.

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