I’m really not sure when this song was recorded. I have it on several different discs one of which was given to me several years ago by John. My memory says that he told me he recorded the song in the studio so that Buffy could learn it.
Wilderness was released on the original cassette version of Havana, released by Neon Dreams. it was not on the cd released by Appleseed. I think John always thought of this as Buffy’s song as she did such a great job on it. I heard her do it at the WFMA Tribute to John and it was terrific.
I’d also be very curious as to who is playing the harmonica at the beginning of the song. Henry Diltz was John’s great friend and Harmonica Player of Choice. I wonder if it’s him playing.