The Complete Hank Williams
Hank Williams

Label: Mercury
Duration: 40:21
Genre: Country

Hank Williams rose to prominence at the exact middle of the 20th century, and this fact helps to explain why he remains such a unique figure in country music. Put simply, he is the thread that connects (however loosely) Jimmie Rodgers and Garth Brooks. This 10-CD mother lode brilliantly captures the essence of the man and his spellbinding music. The official studio takes provide the foundation, while the demos, outtakes, and live recordings are the putty in the gaps.--Marc Greilsamer

The Sterling And MGM Recordings
Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)
When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels
I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate)
Move It On Over
I Saw The Light
(Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep
Six More Miles (To The Graveyard)
Fly Trouble
I'm Satisfied With You
On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain
Rootie Tootie
I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
I'm A Long Gone Daddy
Honky Tonkin'
My Sweet Love Ain't Around
The Blues Come Around
A Mansion On The Hill
I'll Be A Bachelor 'Til I Die
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
I Heard My Mother Praying For Me
May You Never Be Alone
Jesus Remembered Me
Mind Your Own Business
You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
Wedding Bells
I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
A House Without Love
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It [Alternate Take]
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Why Should We Try Anymore
My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals2:58
Beyond The Sunset2:58
The Funeral3:03
Everything's Okay2:48
Moanin' The Blues
No, No Joe2:26
Just Waitin'2:38
Men with Broken Hearts3:08
Howlin' At the Moon
Hey, Good Lookin'
My Heart Would Know
The Pale Horse And His Rider
Ramblin' Man3:01
Pictures From Life's Other Side2:49
I've Been Down That Road Before2:54
I Dreamed About Mama Last Night2:59
I'd Still Want You
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
Crazy Heart
Half As Much
Baby, We're Really In Love
I'm Sorry For You My Friend
Honky Tonk Blues
Let's Turn Back The Years
Window Shopping
Settin' The Woods On Fire
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
You Win Again
I Won't Be Home No More
Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw2:57
Please Make Up Your Mind2:48
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
Take These Chains From My Heart
Happy Rovin' Cowboy
Freight Train Blues
San Antonio Rose
I'm Not Coming Home Anymore
I Ain't Gonna Love You Anymore
Won't You Sometimes Think Of Me
Why Should I Cry
I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay
I Told A Lie To My Heart
Mother Is Gone
In My Dreams You Still Belong To Me
We're Getting Closer To The Grave Each Day
(I'm) Going Home
Calling You
Pan American
Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
A Home In Heaven
You Broke Your Own Heart
I'm So Tired Of It All
You Caused It All By Telling Lies
Faded Love And Winter Roses
Please Don't Let Me Love You (live)
There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues
I Wish I Had A Nickel
The Waltz Of The Wind
At The First Fall Of Snow
Leave Me Alone With The Blues
I'm Free At Last
Blue Love (In My Heart)
It just Don't Matter Now
Little Paper Boy
Someday You'll Call My Name
The Battle Of Armageddon
No One Will Ever Know
With Tears In My Eyes
Thank God
Rock My Cradle Once Again
Don't Do It, Darling
Rockin' Chair Money
Cool Water
Tennessee Border
First Year Blues
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
Wait For The Light To Shine
We Live in Two Different Worlds
Roly Poly
Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love
Dixie Cannonball
Sundown And Sorrow
Devil's Train
Old Home
Alone And Forsaken
Heaven Holds All My Treasures
Lost On The River
House Of Gold
Singing Waterfall
Dear Brother
'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
Time Has Proven I Was Wrong
No, Not Now
When You're Tired Of Breaking Others Hearts
Honey, Do You Love Me, Huh?
California Zephyr
Your Cheatin' Heart
You Better Keep It On Your Mind
How Can You Refuse Him Now
Low Down Blues
Ten Little Numbers
Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
Last Night I Dreamed Of Heaven
I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time
Message To My Mother
Fool About You
I'm Going Home
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Ready To Go Home
Angel Of Death
All The Love I Ever Had
Log Train
How To Write Folk & Western Music To Sell
There's A Tear In My Beer
Alabama Waltz
Jesus Died For Me
A Teardrop On A Rose
Jesus Is Calling
Wearin' Out Your Walking Shoes
When The Book Of Life Is Read
There's Nothing As Sweet As My Baby
(I'm Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing
I Can't Escape from You
Weary Blues From Waitin'
Are You Walkin' And A Talkin' For The Lord
If You'll Be A Baby To Me
Lost Highway
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Help Me Understand2:54
When God Dips His Love In My Heart
They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
I Cried Again
Wild Side Of Life
Something Got A Hold Of Me
Drifting Too Far From The Shore
Lovesick Blues
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
Why Don't You Love Me
Talk With Minnie Pearl
Nobody's Lonesome For Me
Dear John
Let The Spirit Descend
Cold, Cold Heart
The Old Country Church
A Tramp On The Street
I'll Have A New Body (I'll Have A New Life)
I Want To Live And Love
Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies
Prodigal Son
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
The Apology #2
The MGM Sessions Part Four
The Montgomery Demos And Radio Performances
We're Gettin' Closer To The Grave Each Day
The Shreveport Demos And Radio Performances Part One - Vocal & Guitar
Please Don't Let Me Love You
The Shreveport Radio Performances Part Two ... Plus The Demos
The Devil's Train
The Old Home
A House of Gold
The Nashville Demos Part One
The Log Train
How To Write Folk And Western Music To Sell
The Nashville Demos Part Two: Hank Pitching Songs And Rare Radio Performances
The Alabama Waltz
Radio, Television, And Concert Performances
The Prodigal Son
Original Release: 1998-01-01
UPC: 731453607729