A new documentary about Neil Young’s 1972 album “Harvest” hits theaters next month.
The film, which features never-before-seen footage shot in Northern California, London and Nashville, is being released to celebrate the record’s 50th anniversary this year.
Neil Young: Harvest Time, which opens in theaters on December 1 (with some encores on December 4), will be preceded by a personal introduction from Young about the film and album.
“Made between January and September 1971, this documentary takes viewers on a personal journey to Young’s Broken Arrow ranch in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London for an iconic performance by the London Symphony Orchestra, and to Nashville where then-20-something Neil Young worked on several tracks on this landmark album,” reads Harvest Time’s summary.
“The content of the performances and rehearsals is intertwined with the creative storytelling, and includes most of the themes from ‘Harvest’, such as ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘A Man Needs A Maid’, ‘Alabama’ and ‘Old Man’ “.
Discussing Neil Young: Harvest Time, Young said in a statement: “This is a huge album for me. 50 years ago, I was 24, maybe 23, and this album made a huge difference in my life. I played me with great friends and It’s amazing that this album has been around for so long, I had such a good time and now when I listen to it, I think I was really lucky to be there.
“I hope you enjoy this story, which is ‘Harvest Time,’ and it talks about everything that happened. And now people all over the world can see it in the movies.”
Tickets for the Neil Young: Harvest Time shows go on sale on November 10 from now.
The premiere of the film will coincide with the arrival of a special 50th anniversary edition of ‘Harvest’, which will go on sale on 2 December. You can reserve/pre-load the album here.