All the Best!

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All the Best!
Greatest hits album by Paul McCartney
Released 2 November 1987
Recorded February 1970 – Mid-1987
Genre Rock
Length 86:29
Label Parlophone EMI (UK)
Capitol (US)
Producer Paul McCartney, George Martin, Phil Ramone
Paul McCartney chronology
Press to Play
(1986)
All the Best!
(1987)
Choba B CCCP
(1988)
Singles from All the Best!
  1. "Once Upon a Long Ago"
    Released: 16 November 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1][2]

All the Best! is the second official compilation album of Paul McCartney music, after 1978's Wings Greatest, and was released in 1987. The album contains tracks from the beginning of his solo career in 1970 up to (on British and Canadian editions) the newly recorded "Once Upon a Long Ago." The track inclusion and running order varies slightly between UK and US editions of All the Best! to reflect the popularity of particular songs in each country. CD and vinyl versions of the British edition also vary, as the time constraints of a single compact disc versus a double-vinyl album led to the elimination of three cuts on the British CD edition. Originally the album was to include the unreleased 'London Town' track, Waterspout, and there are LP slicks that features it as the opener of Side Two, as well as a cartoon icon, but was removed in the last minute.

Released just as McCartney was beginning work on his next major studio album, All the Best! was a big success, reaching number 2 in the UK (being kept off number one by George Michael's debut solo album Faith)[3] and although it peaked at number 62 in the US,[4] it eventually went double platinum there.[5]

Track listings[edit]

All written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, except where noted.

UK/Canadian listing[edit]

  1. "Jet" – 4:08
  2. "Band on the Run" – 5:11
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  3. "Coming Up" (P. McCartney) – 3:51
  4. "Ebony and Ivory" (P. McCartney) – 3:41
  5. "Listen to What the Man Said" – 3:55
    • Wings
  6. "No More Lonely Nights" (P. McCartney) – 4:38
  7. "Silly Love Songs" – 5:54
    • Wings
  8. "Let 'Em In" – 5:09
    • Wings
  9. "C Moon" – 4:33
    • Wings
  10. "Pipes of Peace" (P. McCartney) – 3:24
  11. "Live and Let Die" – 3:11
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  12. "Another Day" – 3:41
  13. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (P. McCartney) – 3:50
    • Not included on CD release of All the Best!
  14. "Goodnight Tonight" (P. McCartney) – 4:19
    • Wings
    • Not included on CD release of All the Best!
  15. "Once Upon a Long Ago" (P. McCartney) – 4:09
    • McCartney's then-new UK single
  16. "Say Say Say" (Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson) – 3:55
  17. "With a Little Luck" (P. McCartney) – 5:45
    • Wings
    • Not included on CD release of All the Best!
  18. "My Love" – 4:08
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  19. "We All Stand Together" – 4:23
  20. "Mull of Kintyre" (Paul McCartney, Denny Laine) – 4:44
    • Wings

US listing[edit]

  1. "Band on the Run" – 5:11
  2. "Jet" – 4:08
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  3. "Ebony and Ivory" – 3:41
  4. "Listen to What the Man Said" – 3:55
    • Wings
  5. "No More Lonely Nights" – 4:38
  6. "Silly Love Songs" – 5:54
    • Wings
  7. "Let 'Em In" – 5:09
    • Wings
  8. "Say Say Say" (Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson) – 3:55
  9. "Live and Let Die" – 3:11
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  10. "Another Day" – 3:41
  11. "C Moon" – 4:33
    • Wings
  12. "Junior's Farm" – 4:21
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  13. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (Paul McCartney/Linda McCartney) – 4:39
    • Paul & Linda McCartney
  14. "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)" – 3:29
    • Paul McCartney & Wings
  15. "Goodnight Tonight" – 4:19
    • Wings
  16. "With a Little Luck" – 3:10 (video edit)
    • Wings
  17. "My Love" – 4:08
    • Paul McCartney & Wings

Charts and certifications[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review, UK version
  2. ^ Allmusic review, US version
  3. ^ a b "1987-11-14 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Paul McCartney Album & Song Chart History | Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "American album certifications – All the Best". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 7 November 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Paul McCartney - All the Best!" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ "RPM100 Albums". RPM. Vol. 47 (No. 15). 30 January 1988. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  13. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisk (in French). Retrieved 7 November 2012.  Find Paul McCartney under the drop-down menu and click OK.
  14. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Paul McCartney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Catalog Albums for Paul McCartney. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  17. ^ "Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  18. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Enter Paul McCartney in the field Interpret. Enter All the Best in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "French album certifications – McCartney P. – All the Best!" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Select MCCARTNEY P. and click OK
  22. ^ "British album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Enter All the Best! in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go