Wide Prairie - Front Cover
Track: Poison Ivy
Album/CD: Wide Prairie
Artist: Linda McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:54
Release: 1998

Linda McCartney: Lead vocal
Mick Bolton: Piano, Keyboard
Ian Maidman: Bass and Drums
Geoffrey Richardson: Mandolin, Slide guitar

Produced by Linda McCartney and Ian Maidman
Recorded 21/10/87 Positive Earth Studios, London
Engineer: Ian Maidman


The Fifties original of Poison Ivy by The Coasters was one of Linda's favourites. She had a lasting affections for the doo-wop music of her youth, having spent many hours under the bedclothes with a transistor radio glued to her eark listening to Alan Freed's Rock'n Roll Show. The song's sense of humour is typical of many from that period.