Wide Prairie - Front Cover
Track: I Got Up
Album/CD: Wide Prairie
Artist: Linda McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:19
Release: 1998

Linda McCartney: Lead vocals, Backing vocals
Paul McCartney: Bass, Organ, Piano, Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch: Guitar
Denny Laine: Backing vocals
Davey Lutton: Drums

Produced by Paul McCartney
Recorded 20/11/73 EMI Odeon, Paris and 20/3/98, 9/7/98 Hog Hill, Sussex, England
Engineer: Geoff Emerick


During the Paris sessions in 1973 we recorded a backing track of one of Linda's ideas. The song was completed many years later and the vocal finally added in 1998. Its gutsy feel is typical of her unwillingness to put up with other people's bullshit. She hated words like "should" and "compromise". For her, freedom to do what ou want was a basic right.