Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|PAUL MC CARTNEY|
ALL THE BEST"P.MC CARTNEY"
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
UK version of this collection includes tracks that don't appear on the U.S. version, 'Once Upon A Long Ago', 'We All Stand Together', 'Mull Of Kintyre', 'Coming Up' (Studio Ver sion) and many more. 17 tracks in all. 198... more »
UK version of this collection includes tracks that don't appear on the U.S. version, 'Once Upon A Long Ago', 'We All Stand Together', 'Mull Of Kintyre', 'Coming Up' (Studio Ver sion) and many more. 17 tracks in all. 1987 release. Standard jewel case.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I recently received the UK version of Paul's All The Best CD from Amazon.com. I must say that it is a fine companion to the US version. It is interesting to what the differences are between the two and what was considered to be a hit outside the US. Among them: "Once Upon A Long Ago" was never released here and it makes a fine contribution to the CD. "Mull of Kintire" is another gem found on the Wings greatest album from 1978 and not released here previously. "We All Stand Together" is an interesting track from 1984 which may not have been acceptable for the American market at that time. All in all this is a great CD and is highly recommended!"
An essential addition to a McCartney fan's musical library.
Steve1701@AOL.com | Denver, Colorado | 06/11/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the search for all-things-McCartney on CD, this import version of "All The Best" is an essential addition to the McCartney fan's musical library. It contains many selections that are not found on the U.S. version, plus a couple you will find on no other CD. Highlights include: Once Upon A Long Ago (only available as a UK CD single), We All Stand Together (from Paul's cartoon, only available as a single), and Mull Of Kintire (now you won't need to buy "Wings Greatest")"
McCartney Needs the Box Set Treatment
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 11/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the UK version of McCartney's 1987 U.S. album of the same title. The U.S. album duplicated everything from 1977's Wings Greatest except for "Hi Hi Hi" and "Mull of Kintyre" then included seven additional tracks. The U.K. version of All the Best deletes "Junior's Farm," "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," "Goodnight Tonight" and "With a Little Luck" and adds the following four tracks: 1. "Pipes of Peace," a U.K. No. 1 in 1983 which appeared on the B-side of the U.S. single "So Bad."2. "Once Upon a Long Ago," released as a single only in the U.K. where it reached No. 30 in 1987. Also available as a bonus track on the import version of Press To Play. The B-side was "Back on My Feet," co-written with Elvis Costello. 3. "We All Stand Together," a U.K. single that reached No. 37 in 1985. Available as a bonus track on the import version of Pipes of Peace.4. "Mull of Kintyre," a U.K. No. 1 which sold 2.5 million copies, making it the biggest-selling single of all time in the U.K until 1984's Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" It was relegated to the B-side in the U.S. where "Girls School" was the A-side. "Mull of Kintyre" is also available on Wings Greatest or the import version of London Town.What this compilation clearly illustrates is that even if you own every U.S. album McCartney ever released, you still don't own all of the songs that he's released. Even if you bought all of the import versions of his albums (which are expensive--especially if you already own the U.S. versions), you would still be missing some single-only releases (the aforementioned "Girls School" and the theme to "Spies Like Us" from 1985 come to mind) and numerous B-sides. I have many of these songs on 45's, but Capitol Records would be doing McCartney fans on both sides of the Atlantic a huge favor if they would compile a 2- or 3-CD box set of all of McCartney's singles, B-sides and other rarities. That's my Christmas wish for this year."