Neil Young's Harvest turns 50: Should we care?

Neil Young's Harvest turns 50: Should we care?

Neil Young’s classic album Harvest from 1972 begins with the Canadian singer-songwriter in a frowning but melodic mood. “See the lonely boy out on the weekend,” he croons early in the album’s 37 minutes and 10 seconds, “trying to make it pay.” His somberness paid well. The country-tinged Harvest was a bestseller, which earned platinum discs on both sides of the Atlantic and yielded Young’s only No. 1 hit, Heart of Gold. Fifty years later, a new box set gathers …