Wide Prairie - Front Cover
Track: Appaloosa
Album/CD: Wide Prairie
Artist: Linda McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 4:44
Release: 1998

Linda McCartney: Lead vocal
Paul McCartney: Drums, Hofner bass, Clarinet, Wurlitzer, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar

Produced by Paul McCartney
Recorded 7/3/98 Hog Hill, Sussex, England
Engineer: Geoff Emerick and Keith Smith


The melody was one that Linda wrote many years ago and would use as a practice piece when playing piano. Her love of native American history, and in particular the Nez Perce Indians and their Appaloosa horses [named after The Palouse river] inspired this song which we recorded in March 1998.

She was drawn to the story of the Nez Perce's near escape from the American cavalry [they were chased to the U.S. border and massacred].

Linda herself rode a magnificent Appaloosa stallion named Blankit who was bred on our farm.