Originally released exclusively in the band's home market (the UK), the album sold very well, becoming the ELO's first Top Ten entry since Dino Record's compilation album The Very Best of the Electric Light Orchestra hit number 4 in 1994. All Over the World sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone within a year and a half of its release. The album concentrates on the band's biggest singles released between late 1973 and 1983. The albums The Electric Light Orchestra, ELO 2, Eldorado, and Balance of Power were not represented on the compilation. A companion album Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2 featuring additional hit singles and deeper album cuts was released in 2007.