Six months after Linda McCartney died, her husband Paul oversaw the completion and release of her solo album, Wide Prairie.
In 1988, Paul McCartney talked about the Linda McCartney solo album, Wide Prairie:
"It was a source of great pride to her -- to actually be putting together all her songs. To be working on a proper album, not just making demos anymore or not making a kind of speculative collection of stuff. It was really gonna be an album. We were thinking of titles -- Wide Prairie was the favorite. Linda at one point wanted to call it Late Bloomer, 'cause you know, that's what she was in some way as far as this is concerned. But I pointed out to her in England bloomer is a pair of knickers. So I thought, you know, might made get a bit of fun of that. So the alternative was Wide Prairie."
Twenty-one years later, Wide Prairie is back in circulation, reissued today (Friday) on colored vinyl and black vinyl as well as digitally and on streaming services.
On the album, Linda sings and plays various instruments. She wrote or co-wrote the original songs, some of which were recorded with Wings between 1972 and 1980. It includes "Seaside Woman," a song originally released as a single under the name Suzy and the Red Stripes, as well as renditions of classics by TheMcGuire Sisters, The Coasters. "The Light Comes From Within" was written with Paul and features their son James on guitar.
Linda died from cancer on April 17th, 1998 at the family's ranch in Arizona. She was 56.