Wide Prairie - Front Cover
Track: The Light Comes From Within
Album/CD: Wide Prairie
Artist: Linda McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:57
Release: 1998

Linda McCartney: Lead vocals, Electric piano
Paul McCartney: Hofner bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Wurlitzer, Elecric piano, Backing vocals
James McCartney: Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar

Produced by Paul McCartney
Recorded 18/3/98 Hog Hill, Sussex, England
Engineer: Geoff Emerick and Keith Smith

If I Got Up showed Linda's strong oppposition to oppression, the The Light took it a few steps further. During the last couple of years of her life, we were required to make many trips 'up to London' for one treatment or another. We always tried to put the journey time to good use. She and I talked a lot about this album, and the lyrics to this song were finished during one such trip. When we came to record the vocal, which was sadly to be her last, I said half-jokingly, "you can't sing this". She looked at me with a sparkle in her eye and said "You wanna bet?"