The Final is a compilation released in 1986 to summarise the career of British pop duo Wham!. The album was not initially released in North America, where Wham's third and final studio album Music from the Edge of Heaven was released instead. Four songs from that album appear on this compilation. For many, it remains the definitive Wham! purchase containing all the hits, most of them in their single mixes. The double LP and cassette versions of the album included all the band's 12" Mixes apart from "Freedom", and also included the "Club Tropicana" B-side, "Blue (Armed with Love)". This was not included on the CD version and was also overlooked for the remaster, and remains only available on CD on a Japanese "Club Tropicana" CD single.
A deluxe edition of the album was released on CD/DVD and download in November 2011, with the DVD featuring all of Wham!'s music videos, including the video for "Young Guns (Go for It!)", "Last Christmas", and a remix version of the video for "Everything She Wants". It follows the track listing of the CD, with the exception of "Battlestations", as it was a B-side and not an official single. The CD omits Blue (Armed With Love) and the extended mixes.