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 Version) and many more. 17 tracks in all and only available at this low price for a limited time. 1987 release. Standard jewel case.
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(JavaJuice) from BENTON HARBOR, MI
Reviewed on 1/1/2007...
Wow, this one brought back the memories for me. I really enjoyed this cd! Enjoy. :-)
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More like a really large appetizer than the main course
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 02/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Predictably, All The Best isn't able to give us all of Paul McCartney's "best" on a single CD. However, the tunes here are pretty awesome; and it's also a great place to start for people who want to know just how great Paul really is. The artwork is great and the quality of the sound is excellent.
"Band On The Run" has always been one of my most favorite Paul McCartney hits when he worked with his band branded as Paul McCartney and Wings. The melody has that Beatles flavor to it and you really can't ask for better from Paul than numbers like "Band On The Run." "Band On The Run" is easily a major highlight of this CD. "Jet" rocks harder and this number is true rock and roll at its very best. Paul never sounded better and the band never plays a superfluous note! Great! "Ebony And Ivory" features Paul doing an outstanding duet with a musical giant named Stevie Wonder; and they complement each other's vocals wonderfully.
"Listen To What The Man Said" boasts some great horn work in the musical arrangement and Paul aces this as easily as if it were just like breathing. Of course, we know it really isn't that easy; but Paul's talents always carry him through. "Silly Love Songs" was a huge hit when I was in junior high school; I remember how the girls on our school bus would sing along with Paul when this tune got some air time on the school bus radio!
"Let 'Em In" has a great beat; and "Say Say Say" is a pretty strong, enjoyable duet with Paul and Michael Jackson singing their hearts out. The beat has a distinctive `80s feel but it's still quite good to hear "Say Say Say" even in our times. The album then takes a very sharp turn into the darkness with a hard rockin' song, "Live And Let Die" from the James Bond movie of the same name. "Live And Let Die" is an awesome number that rocks so hard you'd better hang onto your seat when you hear this! "Live And Let Die" is definitely one of Paul McCartney's best hits ever.
"C Moon" is a somewhat lesser known Wings tune that I always enjoy; it's very well performed. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" also has a distinct Beatles flavor to it but Paul's signature stamp is clearly on this number; "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" is also another one of Paul's most successful hits ever. Listen also for "Goodnight Tonight" by Wings; Wings does this one up right and I'm very impressed. "With A Little Luck" has an excellent melody and the electric guitars work really well for "With A Little Luck." The album even ends strong with Paul McCartney And Wings performing "My Love;" this tender and sensitive love song was an instant classic; it sounds every bit as good today as it did when it was first released years ago.
Overall, this isn't a bad "best of" Paul McCartney hits CD; but there's so much more for his fans to enjoy that a single CD just couldn't be complete and truly thorough. If you like this album I suggest you try other Paul McCartney CDs and CD sets available for sale on this website.