Wide Prairie - Front Cover
Track: Wide Prairie
Album/CD: Wide Prairie
Artist: Linda McCartney
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 4:33
Release: 1998

Linda McCartneyLead vocals, Mellotron, Backing vocals
Paul McCartney: Bass, Piano, Rhodes, Electric organ, Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch: Electric guitar
Denny Laine: Acoustic guitar
Davey Lutton: Drums
Vasser Clements and Johnny Gimble: Fiddles
Thaddeus Richard: Alto sax
Hewlett Quillen: Trombone
William Puett: Tenor sax
George Tidwell and Barry McDonald: Trumpets
Norman Ray: Baritone sax

Produced by Paul McCartney
Recorded 20/11/73 EMI Odeon, Paris France and 6/75 Soundshop, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer:Geoff Emerick and Ernie Winfrey


I have always thought of this song as Linda's fantasy. Her passion for horses and riding started as a young girl and remained with her all her life. Her tongue in cheek attitude and what we caller her "twangy" voice combined to make this joyful little rocker. She recorded it during sessions at EMI studios in Paris where years before I had done a vocal for Can't Buy Me Love. We travelled there shortly after Princess Anne's first wedding in Westminster Abbey, taking the group van with the other band members who at the time included Jimmy McCullouch and Denny Laine. As you can probably hear we had a ball.