Hank Williams

The Complete Hank Williams

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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.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:53 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:49 Amazon
18 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:33

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:35 Amazon
2 2:46
3 2:45
4 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:40 Amazon
7 2:48
8 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:50
10 2:37 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:53
12 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:33
14 2:53
15 2:53 Amazon
16 2:45
17 2:52
18 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:03
20 2:31
21 2:36
22 2:22
23 2:36
24 2:32 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:57 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:03 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:29
7 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:54 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:08 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:53 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:24 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:53 SpotifyAmazon
23 2:58 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:57 Amazon
2 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:34
6 2:31
7 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:30 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:24 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:57 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:31
21 2:35 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:36 SpotifyAmazon
2 1:15 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:10 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
5 1:28 SpotifyAmazon
6 1:56 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:50 SpotifyAmazon
8 1:48 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:18 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:20 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:35 SpotifyAmazon
13 1:25 SpotifyAmazon
14 1:53 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:05 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:31 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:00 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:03 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:03 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:23 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:36 SpotifyAmazon
2 1:57 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:15
4 2:14 SpotifyAmazon
5 1:42 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:06 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:11 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:16 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:20 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:03
11 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:10 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:27 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:16 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:12
17 2:16 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
19 1:51 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:05
2 3:43
3 1:52
4 2:24
5 1:56 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:57
8 2:00 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
11 1:21 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
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2:41 SpotifyAmazon
14 1:59
15 2:37 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:17 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:14 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:11 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:27 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
21 1:13 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
23 1:08 SpotifyAmazon
24 1:15 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 8

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:56 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:23 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
5 1:20 SpotifyAmazon
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1:16 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:28 SpotifyAmazon
8 1:20 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:04 SpotifyAmazon
11 1:24 SpotifyAmazon
12 1:51 SpotifyAmazon
13 1:51 SpotifyAmazon
14 1:45 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:38
16 2:17 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:20
18 1:46 Amazon
19 2:06 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
21
feat: Grant Turner
1:54 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
2 1:05 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:26 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:27
5 1:36
6 1:35 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:24 SpotifyAmazon
8 1:59 SpotifyAmazon
9 1:48
10 2:15
11 2:26
12 2:42
13 0:56 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
15 4:03 Amazon
16 5:40 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:26 Amazon
18 6:18 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:23 Amazon
20 4:33 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:15
22 2:13 SpotifyAmazon
23 3:11 Amazon
24 2:55 Amazon
25 2:29
26 3:13 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:11 Amazon
2 2:52 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
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2:56 Amazon
6 1:34 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:31 Amazon
8 1:43 Amazon
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3:37 Amazon
10 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:30 Amazon
12 2:08 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
14 1:54 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:05 Amazon
16 2:31 SpotifyAmazon
17 1:36 Amazon
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2:35 Amazon
19 3:48
20 2:25
21 2:25
22 1:47 Amazon
23 2:57
24
feat: Anita Carter
1:57 SpotifyAmazon
25
2:49 Amazon
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