Monday, December 13, 2010

"Wide Prairie" by Linda McCartney – ***

First released: 1998

Released as both a tribute and as a compilation of Linda McCartney’s tunes, this one is essential for your Wings collection as it is a home for "Seaside Woman", "Oriental Nightfish", "B-Side to Seaside" and many other songs recorded during and after the Wings years that were single only releases or didn’t make the final cut. Only "Cook of the House" was actually previously released on a Wings album, "Wings at the Speed of Sound". And of course Paul appears vocally a few times, including the title cut. People dis Linda’s scant singing abilities, but actually she could sing quite well, and usually was singing harmonies, which has led to the conclusion that she couldn’t sing in tune.

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