Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest


Acony Records



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ACNY 1109
UPC: 805147110939
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

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Mastered from the original tapes using Ortofon amplifiers and a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system

Grammy-nominated for Best Engineered Album (Non Classical) and Best Folk Album

"Skillfully played, sung and recorded, and suptuously packaged in a gatefold sleeve, this album sets a high bar for a vinyl release." — Michael Fremer, Stereophile's Records To Die For, February 2018

"If you're a musician who cares passionately about the sonics of your first-ever vinyl release, what steps can you take to ensure that the record sounds as good as possible? Here's one option: record the music to tape, buy your own cutting lathe, master directly from the original tapes, actually participate in the cutting process, and plate and press the vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Gillian Welch and musical partner David Rawlings took those steps, and the process, though fraught with delays and very expensive, ended up being worth it. On these duets that feature both Welch and Rawlings on guitar and vocals (with Welch singing lead), the songs resemble short stories where the singer is fully invested in the characters, and the unfiltered lyrics that cut close to the bone fit the stripped-down and intimate sound of this LP. A black noise floor allows the detail and timbre to come through fully, and the delicate interplay between the guitars on what are mostly first or second takes gives the music an in-the-moment feel. Kudos to Welch and Rawlings for sticking their necks out and taking the DIY approach all the way." — Music 4/5, Sonics 5/5 Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, December 2017.

"The Harrow & The Harvest ... grabs the attention of a new generation." — NPR

"Welch ... at her haunting, heart-aching best." Washington Post

"These are rich guitar and banjo textures and harmonics that are almost orchestral in nature. ... The recorded sound here is everything you'd wish for on an album of acoustic instruments and vocals. It's artifact-free, harmonically and textually rich and complex and spatially three-dimensional. ... The QRP pressing is dead quiet too. (Note: the first pressing has sold out but do order now. It's worth the wait!)." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 — Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

The long-awaited first pressing of Gillian Welch's The Harrow & The Harvest was mastered direct from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system.

Grammy-nominated for Best Engineered Album (Non Classical) and Best Folk Album, this deluxe package includes new full color cover art by John Dyer Baizley and the full lyric insert.

The critically-adored Americana/Bluegrass singer/songwriter's album, The Harrow & The Harvest, was her first in eight years when it arrived in 2011. The album is an all-acoustic affair containing 10 new songs. The album was produced by David Rawlings and recorded at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN.

1. Scarlet Town
2. Dark Turn Of Mind
3. The Way It Will Be
4. The Way It Goes
5. Tennessee
6. Down Along The Dixie Line
7. Six White Horses
8. Hard Times
9. Silver Dagger
10. The Way The Whole Thing Ends

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

As good as they say

posted on 06/15/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tex
Heartbreaking beautiful collection! Dead quiet and well recorded... this talent needs to be a vinyl showcase! 200 gram please!

Only 150 grams?

posted on 05/18/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff
This makes me question why I buy 200 gram LPs. Why pay $55 for a 45 RPM. I have lots of great sounding records that I paid a lot for. None of them sound better than this, as good maybe, but no better. Great music. Fantastic recording. Great buy!


posted on 03/24/2018
5 Stars
Baught this, because of reviews. Did not know the music of Gillan Welch. I have many greate sounding albums, but this is one of the very best sounding. I play it over and over Again. Especially the slow tunes are amazing. It sounds so reeal and i feel can almost see the singer and the instruments playing.

Demonstration quality

posted on 11/26/2017
5 Stars


posted on 11/22/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Grateful
This is a wonderful piece of art both musically and visually and there is simply nothing not to like about this vinyl issue in my opinion. The music, artwork and overall production just ooze authenticity and I could not be more pleased or satisfied with this purchase. God bless Gillian and David for their passion and efforts not only with the music itself but also for it's sonic presentation. From what I understand they fought and overcame many obstacles to achieve the glorious results that I am now so fortunate to own. I would like to say that it was well worth the effort and I would also like to send a huge "Thank You" to them and to everyone at Q.R.P. for a job so very well done. I would encourage anyone who is considering this to purchase it without hesitation. And I would encourage other artists (as well as companies and corporations) to pay attention because this is how things are done well and this is how things are done right.

Many thanks to all responsible!


posted on 08/06/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: AtlTrav
Pour a glass of bourbon and sit back and relax because you will be transported back in time! Beautiful album all around...100% analog goodness, gatefold jacket, and nice pressing. Excited to hear her future vinyl releases!

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