Out Now: The Reissue of Linda McCartney’s Posthumous 1998 Compilation ‘Wide Prairie’


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Wide Prairie was released in 1998 in remembrance of Paul McCartney‘s wife, Linda McCartney, who passed away earlier in the year.

The only album released under her name, Wide Prairie featured recordings from Linda from the 1970s up through the 1990s. The set has been digitally remastered at Abbey Road Studios under the guidance of Sir Paul himself for a special reissue that was made available on Friday.

Via the news release about the reissue:

Wide Prairie features Linda on vocals and various instruments on songs she wrote or co-composed and recorded with Wings between 1972 and 1980, the single-only ‘Seaside Woman’/‘B-Side to Seaside’ released under the pseudonym of Suzy and the Red Stripes, cover versions of classics by the McGuire Sisters, The Coasters and more, and solo work from the ‘80s and ‘90s including her final recording, ‘The Light Comes from Within’ (co-authored by and featuring Paul McCartney, as well as their son James on electric and acoustic guitar).

The album was recorded in various locations including Jamaica, Paris, Nashville and Sussex with contributors including husband Paul; son James; Wings members Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough, Jimmy McCulloch, Joe English and Laurence Juber; writer Carla Lane who also co-wrote ’The White Coated Man’ and ‘Cow’; Lee “Scratch” Perry and members of the Black Ark studio band Boris Gardiner, Winston Writer and Mikey Boo.

Stream Wide Prairie below.

And more, from the official news release:

Wide Prairie is also available at the first UK showing of the Linda McCartney Retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. The major retrospective of Linda’s photography is open now till January 12th 2020 and has been curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney.

For more information on the art showing, click here.



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