Neil Young had made the rounds with iconic bands of the 1960s before recording his hit solo album Harvest to be released in 1972. A behind-the-scenes look at his story would’ve captivated the rock world in the early 1970s.

However, the best behind-the-scenes content took over 50 years to become public.

The 50th anniversary of Harvest will come with a new spin! Young will release “Harvest Time,” a docu-film shot between January and September 1971 leading up the release of the album. It will be shown in theatres on Dec. 1, 2022 with special encores on Dec. 4.

According to the “Harvest Time” official website, “performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling” in the new docu-film. “Heart of Gold,” “A Man Needs A Maid,” “Alabama,” and “Old Man” are all included in the production, among other Harvest songs.

During the two-minute teaser released, Young was asked, “Someday, will somebody be able to go to the theatre and see it (the footage), maybe?”

“I hope so, pretty soon,” the (now) Rock & Roll Hall of Famer responded.

While his timeline wasn’t entirely accurate, the world will get an inside look at the life of Neil Young during the production of some of his best solo work.

Even 50 years ago while he was only in his mid 20s, Young already accumulated a lengthy list of affiliations.

  • Buffalo Springfield

    Young cofounded Buffalo Springfield, but he only spent two years with the band from 1966-1968.

  • Crosy, Still, Nash & Young

    Young became a prominent addition to the popular trio in 1969. He again moved on quickly in a move that he discussed with Howard Stern in 2021. Young said both bands were “drifting away” from what made them great.

  • Crazy Horse

    Young’s solo career took off after leaving Crosby, Still & Nash. His success was boosted by Danny Whitten, Billy Talbot, and Ralph Molina forming the backup band Crazy Horse.

  • The Stray Gators

    Young worked with Jack Nitzsche, Ben Keith, Tim Drummond, and Kenny Buttreyas his backup musicians to record Harvest. He nicknamed them the Stray Gators.

  • Pearl Jam

    Young made a return to the public eye during a 1993 tour with Pearl Jam, Blues Traveler, and Soundgarden. He recorded Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam in 1995.

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