Hank Williams The Complete Hank Williams (10-CD)

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Format: CD  (10 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Mercury Nashville

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - 1/99, p.92
Ranked #2 in Spin's list of the "Ten Best Reissues Of 1998."
Spin - 11/98, pp.144-145
10 (out of 10) - "...this jumped-up hillbilly was the bridge between old and new. He links the pious, antebellum Roy Acuff to postwar, urban, roadhouse culture....the key to country's red-dirt past and sign of a rock world to come."
Entertainment Weekly - 9/25/98, pp.101-102
"...Ultimately, THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS is less a document more than a documentary: the nonfiction story of a prodigiously gifted falling-down alcoholic, always at odds with his wife Audrey,...the industry he helped spawn,...and most crucially, himself..." - Rating: B+
Mojo (Publisher) - 7/02, p.120
"...Follows him chronologically through 1946-1951 over 3 CDs - ragged folk-spiritual-singer on CD1; urban mountain-boy-going-on-rock star on CD3..."

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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 Living
  • 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
  • 23.Why Should We Try Anymore
  • 24.My Son Calls Another Man Daddy

Tracks on 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.Pictures From Life's Other Side
  • 22.I've Been Down That Road Before
  • 23.I Dreamed About Mama Last Night

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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

Tracks on 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.The 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 And Western Music To Sell

Tracks on 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.Wearin' 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 A 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 A Talkin' For The Lord
  • 22.Honky Tonkin'
  • 23.I Cried Again
  • 24.Wild Side Of Life
  • 25.Something Got A Hold Of Me
  • 26.Drifting Too Far From Shore

Tracks on 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
  • 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

Product Description:

THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS is 10-CD deluxe box set containing more than 220 tracks including 53 previously unreleased and the complete early Sterling Records and MGM Records sessions. The box also comes with 2 books: "The Stories" with extensive liner notes by Colin Escott, a 2,500-word essay by Daniel Cooper, complete discography, biographical chart, rare photographs, and "The Music" which contains the 10 discs as well as handwritten lyrics, LP covers, detailed track listings and other information. Also included are 8 Hank Williams postcards, some of which feature original art.
Personnel includes: Hank Williams (vocals, acoustic guitar); Audrey Williams (vocals); James "Guy" Willis, Zeke Turner, Louis Innis, Zeb Turner, Slim Thomas, Jack Shook, Bob McNett, Sammy Pruett, Rusty Gabbard, Chet Atkins, Harold Bradley, Eddie Hill (guitar); Clyde Baum (mandolin); Dale Lohman, Herman Herron, Jerry Byrd, Don Davis, Don Helms (steel guitar); Charles "Skeeter" Willis, L.C. Crysel, Robert Wise, Tommy Jackson, Dale Potter, Jerry Rivers (fiddle); Vic Willis (accordion); Owen Bradley or Frank Rose (piano, organ); Bronson "Brownie" Reynolds, Lum York, Willie Thawl, Ernie Newton, Velma Williams, Hellus Butrum, "Cedric Rainwater" (Howard Watts), Charles Wright, Floyd "Lightin'" Chance (bass); Farris Coursey (drums).
Producers include: Fred Rose.
Compilation producers: Colin Escott, Kira Florita, The Country Music Foundation.
Includes liner notes by Daniel Cooper and Colin Escott.
Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio at Sterling Sound.
THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album and for Best Boxed Recording Package, and was nominated for Best Album Notes.
Part of this collection includes 6 Health And Happiness radio transcription recordings from 1949.
Includes a 52 page booklet.
Personnel: Hank Williams (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Daniel Cooper.
Recording information: 12/11/1946-09/23/1952.
Editor: Kira Florita.
Photographers: Colin Escott; Don Daily; Charlie Adams; Griffin Norman; Jett Williams; Marty Stuart; Richard Weize; Billy Smith.
You may think you know it all when it comes to Hank Williams. You may have the three disc ORIGINAL SINGLES box, you may even have every volume of the now out-of-print chronological reissue series. No matter how much Hank you've got, this elaborately packaged 10-disc box will reveal previously untold chapters in the story of country music's greatest songwriter. THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS contains not only all the Williams material ever released but 53 (!) tracks that never saw the light of day before. Consequently, this set is a must for any serious Hankophile.
Williams' knack for communicating complex emotions in simple terms, his natural ear for captivating melodies and his ability to inject all of his tortured soul into every performance are what made him such a legend. His is the wellspring from which all modern country (and a fair amount of pop and rock) songwriting flows. Featuring studio and live recordings as well as demos and radio transcriptions, this box provides the ultimate comprehensive view of Williams' music, which contained elements of folk, gospel, blues, Western Swing, and even the roots of rockabilly, in addition to the honky-tonk sound he helped invent.
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