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
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All the Best!
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Снова в СССР
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Singles from All the Best!
  1. "Once Upon a Long Ago"
    Released: 16 November 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1][2]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[4]
The Essential Rock Discography8/10[5]
MusicHound Rock3/5[6]
Q3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[8]

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 Capitol Records and Parlophone Records.

Background[edit]

The album contains tracks from the beginning of his solo career in 1970 up to (on editions outside the United States) the newly recorded "Once Upon a Long Ago". The American version has a different track listing, reflecting the popularity of particular songs there. 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.

Editions outside the United States have 20 tracks on the vinyl version and 17 on CD; the CD omits "Maybe I'm Amazed", "With A Little Luck" and "Goodnight Tonight". The American edition has 17 tracks on both vinyl and CD, and omits “Pipes of Peace”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “Once Upon A Long Ago”, “We All Stand Together”, and “Mull Of Kintyre”, but adds “Junior’s Farm” and “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”. It also substitutes the live version of “Coming Up” for the studio version, and has a shorter version of “With A Little Luck”.

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).[9] In America, the compilation peaked at number 62,[10] although it was eventually certified double platinum there.[11]

Track listings[edit]

UK/Australian/Canadian/Japanese listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Jet"Paul McCartney, Linda McCartneyBand on the Run, 19734:08
2."Band on the Run"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyBand on the Run5:11
3."Coming Up"P. McCartneyMcCartney II, 19803:51
4."Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder)P. McCartneyTug of War, 19823:41
5."Listen to What the Man Said"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyVenus and Mars, 19753:55
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
6."No More Lonely Nights" (Radio edit)P. McCartneyGive My Regards to Broad Street soundtrack, 19844:38
7."Silly Love Songs"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings at the Speed of Sound, 19765:54
8."Let ’Em In"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings at the Speed of Sound5:09
9."C Moon"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19724:33
10."Pipes of Peace" (Radio edit)P. McCartneyPipes of Peace, 19833:24
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Live and Let Die"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyLive and Let Die soundtrack, 19733:11
2."Another Day"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19713:41
3."Maybe I’m Amazed" (Not included on CD release)P. McCartneyMcCartney, 19703:50
4."Goodnight Tonight" (Not included on CD release)P. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19794:19
5."Once Upon a Long Ago" (New song released as single from this album)P. McCartneyAll the Best! compilation, 19874:09
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
6."Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson)P. McCartney, Michael JacksonPipes of Peace3:55
7."With a Little Luck" (Not included on CD release)P. McCartneyLondon Town, 19785:45
8."My Love"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyRed Rose Speedway, 19734:08
9."We All Stand Together"P. McCartneyRupert and the Frog Song soundtrack, 19844:23
10."Mull of Kintyre"P. McCartney, Denny LaineNon‐album single, 19774:44

US track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Band on the Run"Paul McCartney, Linda McCartneyBand on the Run, 19735:11
2."Jet"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyBand on the Run4:08
3."Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder)P. McCartneyTug of War, 19823:43
4."Listen to What the Man Said"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyVenus and Mars, 19753:55
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
5."No More Lonely Nights" (Radio edit)P. McCartneyGive My Regards to Broad Street soundtrack, 19844:38
6."Silly Love Songs"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings at the Speed of Sound, 19765:54
7."Let ’Em In"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings at the Speed of Sound5:09
8."Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson)P. McCartney, Michael JacksonPipes of Peace, 19833:56
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Live and Let Die"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyLive and Let Die soundtrack, 19733:11
2."Another Day"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19713:41
3."C Moon"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19724:33
4."Junior’s Farm"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19744:23
5."Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (Radio edit)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyRam, 19714:41
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
6."Coming Up" (Live at Glasgow) (Edit)P. McCartneyNon-album single; studio version from McCartney II, 19803:31
7."Goodnight Tonight"P. McCartneyNon‐album single, 19794:19
8."With a Little Luck" (DJ edit)P. McCartneyLondon Town, 19783:10
9."My Love"P. McCartney, L. McCartneyRed Rose Speedway, 19734:08

Charts and certifications[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review, UK version
  2. ^ Allmusic review, US version
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Paul McCartney". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th edn). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 1257. ISBN 0-19-531373-9. 
  5. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 696. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9. 
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Du Noyer, Paul (December 1987). "Re-releases: Paul McCartney All The Best!". Q. p. 126. 
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b "1987-11-14 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Paul McCartney Album & Song Chart History | Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paul McCartney – All the Best!" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  13. ^ "RPM100 Albums". RPM. 47 (15). 30 January 1988. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul McCartney – All the Best!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  18. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  21. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  22. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  24. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino". CAPIF (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. 
  25. ^ "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
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  27. ^ "French album certifications – McCartney P. – All the Best!" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Select MCCARTNEY P. and click OK
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Paul McCartney – All the Best!". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter All the Best! in the search field and then press Enter.