All the Best!

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All the Best!
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UK/Canadian vinyl cover
Greatest hits album by Paul McCartney
Released 2 November 1987
Recorded February 1970 – Mid-1987
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 86:29
Label EMI/Parlophone (UK)
Capitol (US)
Producer Paul McCartney, George Martin
Paul McCartney chronology
Press to Play
(1986)
All the Best!
(1987)
Снова в СССР
(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]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
The Essential Rock Discography 8/10[4]
MusicHound 3/5 stars[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[7]

All the Best! is the second official compilation album of Paul McCartney's music, after 1978's Wings Greatest. It was released in 1987 on Parlophone Records.

Background[edit]

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"; there are LP slicks that feature it as the opening track on side two, as well as a cartoon icon, but the song was omitted at the last minute.

Issued just as McCartney was beginning work on his next studio album, All the Best! was a commercial success in the UK, where it reached number 2 (having been kept off the top position by George Michael's debut solo album, Faith).[8] In America, the compilation peaked at number 62,[9] although it was eventually certified double platinum there.[10]

Track listings[edit]

UK/Canadian listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Jet"   Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney Band on the Run, 1973 4:08
2. "Band on the Run"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Band on the Run 5:11
3. "Coming Up"   P. McCartney McCartney II, 1980 3:51
4. "Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder) P. McCartney Tug of War, 1982 3:41
5. "Listen to What the Man Said"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Venus and Mars, 1975 3:55
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
6. "No More Lonely Nights" (Radio edit) P. McCartney Give My Regards to Broad Street soundtrack, 1984 4:38
7. "Silly Love Songs"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Wings at the Speed of Sound, 1976 5:54
8. "Let ’Em In"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Wings at the Speed of Sound 5:09
9. "C Moon"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Non‐album single, 1972 4:33
10. "Pipes of Peace" (Radio edit) P. McCartney Pipes of Peace, 1983 3:24
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Live and Let Die"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Live and Let Die soundtrack, 1973 3:11
2. "Another Day"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Non‐album single, 1971 3:41
3. "Maybe I’m Amazed" (Not included on CD release) P. McCartney McCartney, 1970 3:50
4. "Goodnight Tonight" (Not included on CD release) P. McCartney Non‐album single, 1979 4:19
5. "Once Upon a Long Ago" (New song released as single from this album) P. McCartney All the Best! compilation, 1987 4:09
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
6. "Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson) P. McCartney, Michael Jackson Pipes of Peace 3:55
7. "With a Little Luck" (Not included on CD release) P. McCartney London Town, 1978 5:45
8. "My Love"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Red Rose Speedway, 1973 4:08
9. "We All Stand Together"   P. McCartney Rupert and the Frog Song soundtrack, 1984 4:23
10. "Mull of Kintyre"   P. McCartney, Denny Laine Non‐album single, 1977 4:44

US listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Band on the Run"   Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney Band on the Run, 1973 5:11
2. "Jet"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Band on the Run 4:08
3. "Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder) P. McCartney Tug of War, 1982 3:43
4. "Listen to What the Man Said"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Venus and Mars, 1975 3:55
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
5. "No More Lonely Nights" (Radio edit) P. McCartney Give My Regards to Broad Street soundtrack, 1984 4:38
6. "Silly Love Songs"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Wings at the Speed of Sound, 1976 5:54
7. "Let ’Em In"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Wings at the Speed of Sound 5:09
8. "Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson) P. McCartney, Michael Jackson Pipes of Peace, 1983 3:56
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Live and Let Die"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Live and Let Die soundtrack, 1973 3:11
2. "Another Day"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Non‐album single, 1971 3:41
3. "C Moon"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Non‐album single, 1972 4:33
4. "Junior’s Farm"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Non‐album single, 1974 4:23
5. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (Radio edit) P. McCartney, L. McCartney Ram, 1971 4:41
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
6. "Coming Up" (Live at Glasgow) P. McCartney McCartney II, 1980 3:31
7. "Goodnight Tonight"   P. McCartney Non‐album single, 1979 4:19
8. "With a Little Luck" (DJ Edit) P. McCartney London Town, 1978 3:10
9. "My Love"   P. McCartney, L. McCartney Red Rose Speedway, 1973 4:08

Charts and certifications[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review, UK version
  2. ^ Allmusic review, US version
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th edn). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 1257. ISBN 0-19-531373-9. 
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 696. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9. 
  5. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 730. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  6. ^ Du Noyer, Paul (December 1987). "Re-releases: Paul McCartney All The Best!". Q. p. 126. 
  7. ^ Randall, Mac; Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds) (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th edn). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. p. 526. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ a b "1987-11-14 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Paul McCartney Album & Song Chart History | Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paul McCartney – All the Best!" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  12. ^ "RPM100 Albums". RPM. 47 (15). 30 January 1988. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul McCartney – All the Best!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  17. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  18. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisk (in French). Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2012.  Find Paul McCartney under the drop-down menu and click OK.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  20. ^ "Paul McCartney – Chart history" Billboard Top Catalog Albums for Paul McCartney. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  22. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  23. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. 
  24. ^ "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
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "French album certifications – McCartney P. – All the Best!" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Select MCCARTNEY P. and click OK
  27. ^ "British album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Enter All the Best! in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search