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Complete Hank Williams
     

The Complete Hank Williams

by Hank Williams
 
Between 1986 and 1987, Mercury launched its first effort to chronicle Hank Williams' complete recorded works, releasing a series of eight double albums/single CDs which were later collected as a box set. Both the individual compilations and the box set were pulled from the market in the '90s, clearing the way for The Complete Hank Williams, a ten-disc box set

Overview

Between 1986 and 1987, Mercury launched its first effort to chronicle Hank Williams' complete recorded works, releasing a series of eight double albums/single CDs which were later collected as a box set. Both the individual compilations and the box set were pulled from the market in the '90s, clearing the way for The Complete Hank Williams, a ten-disc box set which purported to contain all of Williams' recordings. Mercury, however, played it a little loose with their terms, deciding that "complete" covers the studio recordings, demos, and selected live performances, leaving overdubbed tracks and many live cuts (including much of The Health and Happiness Shows, which was released as a separate collection) in the vaults. This is bound to frustrate some collectors, but it makes for a better listen, actually. Instead of piling all the recordings into an impenetrable chronological trawl through Williams' recording life, the compilers logically devoted specific discs to the studio sessions, live cuts, and demos. In particular, the studio discs are quite compelling, but for hardcore fans, the previously unheard live performances (including several songs that Williams only performed in concert) are the real treasures. Then again, only hardcore fans will invest in such a lavish, extensive box set as The Complete Hank Williams, and there's little question that they'll be quite pleased with it.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Mercury Nashville
UPC:
0731453607729
catalogNumber:
536077

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Calling You
  2. Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)
  3. Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
  4. When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels
  5. I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
  6. My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate)
  7. Honky Tonkin'
  8. Pan American
  9. Move It on Over
  10. I Saw the Light
  11. (Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep
  12. Six More Miles (To The Graveyard)
  13. Fly Trouble
  14. I'm Satisfied With You
  15. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain
  16. Rootie Tootie
  17. I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
  18. I'm a Long Gone Daddy
  19. Honky Tonkin'
  20. My Sweet Love Ain't Around
  21. The Blues Come Around
  22. A Mansion On The Hill

Disc 2

  1. I'll Be a Bachelor 'Til I Die
  2. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  3. Lovesick Blues
  4. Lost On The River
  5. I Heard My Mother Praying For Me
  6. Lost Highway
  7. May You Never Be Alone
  8. Dear Brother
  9. Jesus Remembered Me
  10. Honky Tonk Blues
  11. Mind Your Own Business
  12. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
  13. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
  14. Wedding Bells
  15. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
  16. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  17. A House Without Love
  18. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
  19. My Bucket's Got a Hole in it
  20. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  21. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  22. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?
  23. Why Should We Try Anymore
  24. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy

Disc 3

  1. Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals
  2. Beyond the Sunset
  3. The Funeral
  4. Everything's Okay
  5. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  6. Nobody's Lonesome for Me
  7. Moanin' the Blues
  8. Help Me Understand
  9. No, No Joe
  10. Cold, Cold Heart
  11. Dear John
  12. Just Waitin'
  13. Men with Broken Hearts
  14. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
  15. Howlin' At The Moon
  16. Hey, Good Lookin'
  17. My Heart Would Know
  18. The Pale Horse and His Rider
  19. A Home in Heaven
  20. Ramblin' Man
  21. Picture from Life's Other Side
  22. I've Been Down That Road Before
  23. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night

Disc 4

  1. I'd Still Want You
  2. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  3. Crazy Heart
  4. Half As Much
  5. I'd Still Want You
  6. Baby, We're Really in Love
  7. I'm Sorry for You, My Friend
  8. Honky Tonk Blues
  9. Let's Turn Back the Years
  10. Window Shopping
  11. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  12. Settin' The Woods On Fire
  13. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
  14. You Win Again
  15. I Won't Be Home No More
  16. Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw
  17. Please Make Up Your Mind
  18. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
  19. Your Cheatin' Heart
  20. Kaw-Liga
  21. Take These Chains From My Heart

Disc 5

  1. Happy Rovin' Cowboy
  2. Freight Train Blues
  3. San Antonio Rose
  4. I'm Not Coming Home Anymore
  5. I Ain't Gonna Love You Anymore
  6. Won't You Sometimes Think Of Me
  7. Why Should I Cry
  8. I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay
  9. I Told A Lie To My Heart
  10. Mother Is Gone
  11. In My Dreams You Still Belong To Me
  12. We're Getting Closer To The Grave Each Day
  13. I'm Going Home
  14. Calling You
  15. Pan American
  16. Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
  17. Honky Tonk Blues
  18. A Home In Heaven
  19. You Broke Your Own Heart
  20. I'm So Tired Of It All

Disc 6

  1. You Caused It All By Telling Lies
  2. Faded Love And Winter Roses
  3. Please Don't Let Me Love You
  4. There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues
  5. I Wish I Had a Nickel
  6. The Waltz Of The Wind
  7. At The First Fall Of Snow
  8. Leave Me Alone With The Blues
  9. I'm Free At Last
  10. Blue Love (In My Heart)
  11. It Just Don't Matter Now
  12. Little Paper Boy
  13. Someday You'll Call My Name
  14. The Battle of Armageddon
  15. No One Will Ever Know
  16. With Tears In My Eyes
  17. Thank God
  18. Rock My Cradle Once Again
  19. Don't Do It, Darling

Disc 7

  1. Rockin' Chair Money
  2. Cool Water
  3. Tennessee Border
  4. First Year Blues
  5. My Main Trial Is Yet to Come
  6. Wait For The Light To Shine
  7. We Live In Two Different Worlds
  8. Roly Poly
  9. Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love
  10. Dixie Cannonball
  11. Sundown and Sorrow
  12. The Devil's Train
  13. The Old Home
  14. Alone and Forsaken
  15. Heaven Holds All My Treasures
  16. Lost On The River
  17. A House of Gold
  18. Singing Waterfall
  19. Dear Brother
  20. 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
  21. Time Has Proven I Was Wrong
  22. No, Not Now
  23. When You're Tired Of Breaking Others Hearts
  24. Honey Do You Love Me, Huh?

Disc 8

  1. California Zephyr
  2. Your Cheatin' Heart
  3. You Better Keep It on Your Mind
  4. How Can You Refuse Him Now?
  5. Low Down Blues
  6. Ten Little Numbers
  7. Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
  8. Last Night I Dreamed Of Heaven
  9. I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time
  10. Message to My Mother
  11. Fool About You
  12. I'm Going Home
  13. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  14. Ready to Go Home
  15. Kaw-Liga
  16. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
  17. Angel Of Death
  18. All The Love I Ever Had
  19. We're Getting Closer To The Grave Each Day
  20. The Log Train
  21. How to Write Folk & Western Music to Sell

Disc 9

  1. There's A Tear In My Beer
  2. The Alabama Waltz
  3. Jesus Died For Me
  4. A Teardrop On A Rose
  5. Jesus Is Calling
  6. Wearing Out Your Walkin' Shoes
  7. When The Book Of Life Is Read
  8. There's Nothing as Sweet as My Baby
  9. (I'm Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing
  10. I Can't Escape from You
  11. Weary Blues from Waitin'
  12. Are You Walkin' and Talkin' for the Lord
  13. If You'll Be A Baby To Me
  14. 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
  15. Lost Highway
  16. I'm A Long Gone Daddy
  17. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  18. Help Me Understand
  19. When God Dips His Love In My Heart
  20. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  21. Are You Walkin' And Talkin' For The Lord
  22. Honky Tonkin'
  23. I Cried Again
  24. The Wild Side of Life
  25. Something Got A Hold Of Me
  26. Drifting Too Far from the Shore

Disc 10

  1. Lovesick Blues
  2. Move It On Over
  3. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
  4. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
  5. Talk With Minnie Pearl
  6. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
  7. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  8. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?
  9. Talk With Minnie Pearl
  10. Moanin' the Blues
  11. Nobody's Lonesome for Me
  12. Dear John
  13. Hey, Good Lookin'
  14. Honky Tonk Blues
  15. Let The Spirit Descend
  16. Cold, Cold Heart
  17. Baby, We're Really in Love
  18. The Old Country Church
  19. A Tramp On The Street
  20. I'll Have A New Body (I'll Have A New Life)
  21. I Want To Live And Love
  22. Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies
  23. The Prodigal Son
  24. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
  25. The Apology #2

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Williams   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Kitty Wells   Track Performer
Anita Carter   Track Performer
Audrey Williams   Track Performer
Johnnie Wright   Track Performer
Grant Turner   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tex Ritter   Composer
Audrey Williams   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Colin Escott   Producer,Liner Notes
Frank Zappa   Composer
Mel Foree   Composer
William Lee Golden   Composer
Velma Middleton   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer,Producer
Hank Williams   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Aubrie Gass   Composer
Edward Nelson   Composer
Daniel Cooper   Liner Notes
Jim Kemp   Art Direction
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Kira Florita   Producer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Paul Howard   Composer
Floyd Jenkins   Composer
Bob Gazzaway   Composer
Marcel Joseph   Composer
Charles E. Moody   Composer
Sunshine Slim Sweet   Composer

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