2 LPs on 1 CD. The CD booklet includes lyrics and photos.
The work of Paul McCartney presents a quandary to the anthologist--on one hand, it's hard to pick a period of his legendary career that didn't produce something which is now ingrained in our global consciousness. On the other, try fitting any of that onto one, two, or ten CD's and calling it "comprehensive." ALL THE BEST does a great job of narrowing down McCartney's post-Beatles hits, presenting an album of, as the name implies, some of his finest moments, both solo and with Wings.
ALL THE BEST concentrates heavily on Wings material--from the opening, multi-part "Band On The Run" and the energetic "Jet" to the closer, RED ROSE SPEEDWAY's airy, romantic classic "My Love." In between, hits like the epic "Live And Let Die" and the relaxed, charming "Let 'Em In" are nestled alongside solo gems (the sprightly "Coming Up") and superstar collaborations (Michael Jackson co-penned "Say Say Say," Stevie Wonder lent his unique voice to "Ebony And Ivory").