Wide Prairie

Linda McCartney
 
Wide Prairie - Front cover Wide Prairie - Rear Cover
Wide Prairie - Front Cover Wide Prairie - Rear Cover
"A Couple of years ago a fan wrote to Linda saying she had enjoyed "Seaside Woman"
 and asked if there were any more tracks of hers available. That letter made me decide
 to gather together all the music she had recorded through the years and put it on one album.
 This definitive collection is the result of our efforts and is something Linda and I had a
 great time producing."
                                                              Paul.

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. 4979101
Release date 26th October 1998
Total time 52:36
U.K. Album Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart
Detail : At last, a greatest hits package from Linda ... and a nice memorial to her music.

All her tracks are here, from her first written song "Seaside Woman", to some pieces recorded just before her passing.

The pressing is on thick quality vinyl giving the album a weighty feel. It's just a shame that all the enclosures and the printing upon the sleeve are just lifted from the C.D. and don't make any attempt at following vinyl quality. For example, the poster with the track details on is very poor quality paper, and is C.D. sized ... a magnifying glass should have been enclosed too.
The tracklisting on the rear cover lists the tracks from 1 to 16, and doesn`t differentiate between side 1 and 2.
This L.P. is the very first L.P. I`ve ever bought that is in C.D. layout, which is disappointing.
Also it does not have any classic Parlophone catalogue number assigned. The single that was released two weeks later, although having a fully numeric number assigned (like this L.P.), was also given a standard Parlophone "R" number upon it.

Along with the track details on the poster, the musicians are all listed, recording dates, and a nice quote from Paul on each track.

I also didn't bother to scan in the inner sleeve as it is very pale powder blue landscape images, and probably wouldn't be seen properly. At least it's a nice thick card though.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Wide Prairie L.McCartney Recorded 20th November 1973 at E.M.I. Studios in Paris, and June 1975 at Soundshop, Nashville Tennessee.
Linda - Vocals and mellotron
Paul - Bass, piano, Rhodes, electric organ, backing vocals
+ 9 other musicians.
Produced by Paul McCartney.
4:33
New Orleans L.McCartney Recorded February 1975 at Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans and 24th May 1979 on the RAK mobile.
Linda - Vocals and piano
Paul - Bass, piano and backing vocals
Denny Laine - Guitars
Joe English - Drums.
Produced by Paul McCartney.
3:13
The White Coated Man L.McCartney-P.McCartney-C.Lane Recorded 21st March 1988 at Hog Hill, Sussex and 18th July 1989 at Can Am Recorders, California.
Linda - Vocals and Casio keyboard
Paul - Hofner Bass, Emulator strings, drums, electric guitar
Carla Lane - Spoken verse
Robbie McIntosh - Electric guitar
Steve Johnson - Synth strings, trumpet, bass kurzweil.
Produced by Paul McCartney.
2:13
Love's Full Glory L.McCartney Recorded 16th July 1980 at Superbear studios, France and October 1980 at Park Gate Studios, Sussex.
Linda - Vocals and piano
Paul - Bass, drums
Lloyd Green - Pedal guitar
Lawrence Juber - Acoustic guitar
Produced by Paul and Linda McCartney.
3:46
I Got Up L.McCartney-P.McCartney Recorded 20th November 1973 at EMI studios, Paris and 20th March and 9th July 1998 at Hog Hill, Sussex.
Linda - Vocals
Paul - Bass, organ, backing vocals
Jimmy McCullough - Guitar
Denny Laine - Backing vocals
Davey Lutton - Drums.
Produced by Paul McCartney.
3:19
The Light Comes From Within L.McCartney-P.McCartney Recorded 18th March 1998 at Hog Hill, Sussex.
Linda - Vocals and electric piano
Paul - Hofner Bass, electric guitar, piano, wurlitzer, electric piano, backing vocals
James McCartney - Electric and acoustic guitars
Produced by Paul McCartney.
2:57
Mr. Sandman Ballard Recorded 20th June 1977 at Black Art Studios, Kingston, Jamaica and August 1977 at Rude studios, England.
Linda - Lead vocal
Paul - Electric guitar, vocals
Billy Gardner - Rhythm guitar
Baris Gardner - Bass guitar
Miky Boo - Drums
Winston Write - Keyboards
Produced by Lee Perry & Paul McCartney.
2:50
Seaside Woman L.McCartney The first song Linda wrote
Recorded 27th November 1972 at Air studios, London
Linda - Vocals, electric piano
Paul - Bass, backing vocals
Denny Laine - Piano, guitar, backing vocals
Henry McCulloch - Guitar
Denny Seiwell - Drums
Produced by Paul McCartney.
3:54

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Oriental Nightfish L.McCartney Recorded 15th October 1973 at Air studios, London.
Linda - Vocals, moog, electric piano
Paul - Bass, drums, guitar, mellotron
Denny Laine - Flute
Produced by Paul McCartney.
2:49
Endless Days L.McCartney-M.Bolton Recorded 21st October 1987 at Positive Earth Studios, London.
Linda - Vocals
Mick Bolton - Piano, keyboards
Ian Maidman - Bass, drums
Geoffrey Richardson - Mandolin, slide guitar
Produced by Linda McCartney and Ian Maidman.
3:11
Poison Ivy Leiber-Stoller Recorded 21st October 1987 at Positive Earth Studios, London.
Linda - Vocals
Mick Bolton - Piano, keyboards, backing vocals
Ian Maidman - Bass, drums, electric guitar and backing vocals
Steve Fletcher - Backing vocals
Produced by Linda McCartney and Ian Maidman.
2:54
Cow L.McCartney-P.McCartney-C.Lane Recorded 29th April 1988 at Hog Hill, Sussex
Linda - Vocals, Casio keyboard
Paul - Hofner bass, drums, Electric guitar, harmony vocals
Carla Lane - Spoken verse
Produced by Paul McCartney.
4:24
B-side To Seaside L.McCartney-P.McCartney Recorded 16th March 1977 at Abbey Road.
Linda - Vocals
Paul - Drums, mellotron, electric guitars, piano, moog, congas, banjo and backing vocals.
Produced by Paul McCartney.
2:38
Sugartime Phillips-Echois Recorded 20th June 1977 at Black Ark Studios, Jamaica and 7th July 1998 at Hog Hill, Sussex
Linda - Lead vocal
Paul - Wurlitzer and vocals
Billy Gardner - Rhythm guitar
Baris Gardner - Bass guitar
Miky Boo - Drums
Winston Write - Keyboards
Produced by Lee Perry & Paul McCartney.
2:06
Cook Of The House L.McCartney-P.McCartney Recorded 20th June 1976 at Abbey Road.
Linda - Lead vocal
Paul - Upright bass, mellotron, piano
Denny Laine - electric guitar
Joe English - Drums
Produced by Paul McCartney.
2:37
Appaloosa L.McCartney-P.McCartney Recorded 7th March 1998 at Hog Hill, Sussex
Linda - Lead vocal
Paul - Hofner bass, drums, clarinet, wurlitzer and guitars.
Produced by Paul McCartney.
4:44


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