The Paul McCartney Project

All The Best! (UK version)

By Paul McCartneyOfficial album • Part of the collection “Paul McCartney • Compilations

Timeline More from year 1987
UK release date:
Nov 02, 1987
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
CDP 7 48287 2
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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Moog, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Moog
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Piano
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Howie Casey :
Sax
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Strings

Session Recording:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Producer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Moog
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Tony Visconti :
Orchestration
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Monday :
Assistant engineer
Pete Swettenham :
Assistant engineer
Beaux Arts Orchestra :
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
September 1-23, 1973
Studio :
EMI Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Session Overdubs:
October 1973
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Late October / Early November 1973
Studio :
Kingsway Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Coming Up

Written by Paul McCartney

3:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Electric piano, Engineer, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizers, Tambourine, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Ebony And Ivory

Written by Paul McCartney

3:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals, Vocoder
Stevie Wonder :
Backing vocals, Drums, Electric piano, Percussion, Synthesizers, Vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer
Mike Stavrou :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, Montserrat

Session Overdubs:
Mar 30, 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1981
Studio :
Strawberry Studios South, Dorkins, Surrey

Session Mixing:
Jan 19, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK


5.

Listen To What The Man Said

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:57 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Clarinet, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Moog, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals, Bongos, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion
Sid Sharp Strings :
Cello, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Dave Mason :
Electric guitar
Tom Scott :
Saxophone
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1975 and Feb 20, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 03 to Mar 06, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 26, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


6.

No More Lonely Nights

Written by Paul McCartney

4:39 • Studio version


7.

Silly Love Songs

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:56 • Studio version


8.

Let 'em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

5:11 • Studio version


9.

C Moon

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:34 • Studio version


10.

Pipes Of Peace

Written by Paul McCartney

3:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums (?), Piano, Shaker (?), Synthesizer (?), Tambourine (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Adrian Brett :
Pan flute
James Kippen :
Tabla
Pestalozzi's Children Choir :
Choir
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns, Strings

Session Recording:
Sep 10, 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Overdubs :
October 1982
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Jun 30, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


11.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:13 • Studio versionA


12.

Another Day

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

3:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums, Percussion
David Spinozza :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Tim Geelan :
Recording
Ted Brosnan :
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle :
Mixing

Session Recording:
Oct 12, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Overdubs :
January, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City

Session Mixed:
Feb 08, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City


13.

Once Upon A Long Ago

Written by Paul McCartney

4:06 • Studio versionA2 • A1 and A2 are identical until 3:48, when A1 repeats the chorus and A2 goes into an instrumental break. A1 also runs five to six seconds longer at the fade

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Tambourine
George Martin :
Mixing, Orchestration
Adrian Brett :
Flute
Tim Renwick :
Electric guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Keyboards
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Henry Spinetti :
Drums
Nigel Kennedy :
Violin
Stan Sulzmann :
Sax

Session Recording:
Mar 11, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Mar 12, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
Jul 01, 1987
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


14.

Say Say Say

Written by Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson

3:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Electric guitar (?), Electric piano (?), Percussion (?), Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Michael Jackson :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Arrangement, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Jon Jacobs :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Jerry Hey :
Horns
Nathan Watts :
Bass
Bill Wolfer :
Keyboards, Synthesizers
David Williams :
Electric guitar
Chris Smith :
Harmonica
Ricky Lawson :
Drums
Ernie Watts :
Horns
Gary E. Grant :
Horns
Gary Herbig :
Horns

Session Recording:
May 1981
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK ; Odyssey Studios, London, UK

Session Recording:
April 1982
Studio :
Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, USA ; Sigma Sound Studios, New York City, USA

Session Mixing:
Feb 15, 1983
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


15.

My Love

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

4:09 • Studio version


16.

We All Stand Together

Written by Paul McCartney

4:24 • Studio versionA


17.

Mull Of Kintyre

Written by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine

4:44 • Studio version

About

From Wikipedia:

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. […]

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 studio version of “Coming Up” for a live 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). In America, the compilation peaked at number 62, although it was eventually certified double platinum there. […]

From Twitter - Taken from the album artwork for 'All The Best!', released this week in 1987. Photo by Linda McCartney #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
From Twitter – Taken from the album artwork for ‘All The Best!’, released this week in 1987. Photo by Linda McCartney #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
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Last updated on March 24, 2020


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thetimeisdead 1 years ago

Hey there! I think the US and UK versions should be distinguished for this release. The UK LP has 20 tracks, the UK CD is represented here, and the US LP / CD has 17 songs (different to the UK CD). Love this site!!


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

Thanks @thetimeisdead - you're right ! Added to my list of future tasks :) Thanks for the kind words !