Paul McCartney - All The Best
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). In America, the compilation peaked at number 62, although it was eventually certified double platinum there.