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The Harrow & The Harvest


Download links and information about The Harrow & The Harvest by Gillian Welch. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 46:01 minutes.

Artist: Gillian Welch
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, World Music, Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 46:01
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No. Title Length
1. Scarlet Town 3:38
2. Dark Turn of Mind 4:07
3. The Way It Will Be 4:47
4. The Way It Goes 4:01
5. Tennessee 6:35
6. Down Along the Dixie Line 4:49
7. Six White Horses 3:38
8. Hard Times 4:52
9. Silver Dagger 3:23
10. The Way the Whole Things Ends 6:11



The Harrow and the Harvest, Gillian Welch’s fifth release, is her most patient and pared-down to date. No drums or electric guitar here, just hushed beauty and near-telepathic interplay between her and musical partner David Rawlings. The harmonica and banjo at the beginning of “Six White Horses” sounds nearly raucous in comparison to the gorgeous understatement spread across the rest of the album. Though the mood is often melancholy, the album still feels as soothing as watching a lazy river flow. Rawlings mines the seams of Welch’s vocals and guitar chords for just the right notes to accent the melodies. Sometimes his fretboard runs are bluesy and direct, as on “Scarlet Town” or “The Way It Goes,” while elsewhere they are so subtle they float away like fog before the next line starts. Their harmonies have a similar interconnectedness. At times it’s difficult to tell where one voice ends and the other begins, and their vivid imagery, dark and poignant tales, and rich turns of phrase worm into your consciousness with elegant ease. Timeless and sublime, The Harrow & The Harvest was well worth the wait.