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circa 1971-1972 • For Wings

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Wild Life - Archive Collection Official album.
Timeline More from year 1971
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

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After our first visit to Jamaica, Linda wrote her first song, Seaside Woman. We cut a demo and I played drums. I didn’t have a snare drum, though, so I used a couple of ropes. Again, that’s why we called it our ‘funky period’ – it was all improvised. The harmonies on tracks like Seaside Woman became central to Wings. That sound was slightly different to what anyone else was doing. Elton John said he really loved our harmonies, and when I later worked with Michael Jackson he asked for Linda to be on the harmonies. Our voices did blend very well together.

Paul McCartney, in Wingspan, 2002

Last updated on June 12, 2020

Songs recorded


Seaside Woman

Written by Linda McCartney



Mystery Train





Written by Paul McCartney



Freight Train



African Yeah Yeah

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • August 1972

Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Poor Boy

Written by Elvis Presley, Vera Matson



Little Queenie

Written by Chuck Berry



Tea Bud



Indeed I Do

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney


Album Officially released on Wild Life - Archive Collection

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