Buried Treasure: Pearl Jam, “Harvest Moon”

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Neil Young may have left the building, but his songs are still ringing in our ears. Here’s a lovely version of one of Youngs’ loveliest songs, “Harvest Moon,” from Eddie Vedder and crew from a 2006 benefit show in Portland (with Sleater-Kinney singing backup). Pearl Jam and Young have a long history — the Seattle rockers made “Rockin’ In The Free World” their own, and the two collaborated on a 1995 album, Mirror Ball.

Vedder seems to be a pretty apt interpreter, as evidenced below.

Check out more great covers of “Harvest Moon” here.


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  1. Well, now you should have no doubt as to why ‘Sleater-Kinney’ is no longer anything but an historic interest. Young used Linda Ronstadt for the part. There’s no comparison. Considering the excellent female vocalists out there, there was no reason to settle for the B-chorus here.

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