Wide Prairie is a posthumous compilation album by Linda McCartney. The idea for the album was inspired by a fan who wrote in inquiring about "Seaside Woman", a reggae song which Wings had recorded in 1972 under the name Suzy and the Red Stripes featuring Linda on lead vocals
Linda McCartney: Wide Prairie. The major retrospective of Linda’s photography has been curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney. The full track listing for Wide Prairie are as follows.
Wide Prairie is a posthumous compilation by Linda McCartney. The album is composed of songs recorded between 1972 and 1998, some of which were previously released while others are unreleased Wings era recordings. The idea for the album was inspired by a fan who wrote in inquiring about Seaside Woman, a reggae song which Wings had recorded in 1972 under the name Suzy and the Red Stripes featuring Linda on lead vocals. Lead guitar on the song The Light Comes from Within is played by the McCartneys’ son, musician/sculptor James McCartney
Album · 1998 · 16 Songs. Wide Prairie Linda McCartney. Listen on Apple Music.
Oh, wide prairie, wide prairie And we rode the wide prairie My mother took me to her saddle And we rode the wide prairie Well I was living in Aspebueller And when I was only ten My father took me to his saddle And we rode the range again. Oh, wide prairie, wide prairie And we rode the wide prairie My father took me to his saddle And we rode the wide prairie And I ain't going back No, I ain't going back Going back no more. Wide Prairie" Track Info. Written By Linda McCartney & Paul McCartney.
She died before she had a chance to complete it, but Paul proceeded to finish the album, Wide Prairie, and release it in the fall of 1998 as originally planned. Clearly, it was a labor of love for the pair, since they spruced up 25-year-old tapes and recorded brand-new songs, all when she was suffering from breast cancer. Consequently, it's hard to say anything bad about Wide Prairie, since that would be distasteful, but the fact remains that the album is wildly uneven
Tracklist: - 01. Linda McCartney - Wide Prairie 02. Linda McCartney - New Orleans 03. Linda McCartney - The White Coated Man 04. Linda McCartney - Loves Full Glory 05.
Linda McCartney – Wide Prairie. Label: Brons – brons 086, brons – 7243 4 97910 2 2. Format: CD, Album, Unofficial Release. Drums, Bass, Clarinet, Electric Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Paul McCartneyEngineer – Geoff Emerick, Keith Smith (2)Lead Vocals – Linda McCartneyProducer – Paul McCartney. Mastered By – Greg Calbi. Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City. Track 1: Recorded 20/11/73 EMI Odeon, Paris, France and 6/75 Soundshop, Nashville, Tennessee.
The 16-song collection spans the early 1970s to the late 1990s, featuring Linda on vocals and playing various instruments on material that she wrote or co-wrote. These include tracks with Wings recorded between 1972 and 1980; the 1977 single-only release ‘Seaside Woman,’ by Linda and Wings under the pseudonym Suzy and the Red Stripes; covers of classic numbers by the McGuire Sisters, the Coasters and others; and solo material.