Album Details

RELEASE
1978
LABEL
Mercury
GENRES
Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

Album Review

Hank Williams' body of work is so large and has been repackaged so many times in so many forms that the notion of creating a definitive compilation almost seems like an impossible goal. However, as a one-stop shopping place for Hank's basic repertoire, 40 Greatest Hits is as good as it gets. While it doesn't include everything, practically every memorable hit is here, and thankfully every cut appears in its original form (that means in mono, with no string overdubs or artificial duets with his family members). The track sequence subtly reflects the arc of Williams' short but vitally important career, and there's enough good music and great songs here to make a fan of anyone with even a passing interest in American music. If you care about country music, you need some Hank Williams in your collection, and there isn't a better introduction to his rich body of work on the market than 40 Greatest Hits; begin here, then start exploring.
Mark Deming, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Move It on Overhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/move-it-on-over/id15037536?i=15037456&uo=5
  2. A Mansion on the Hillhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-mansion-on-the-hill/id15037536?i=15037458&uo=5
  3. Lovesick Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovesick-blues/id15037536?i=15037460&uo=5
  4. Wedding Bellshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wedding-bells/id15037536?i=15037462&uo=5
  5. Mind Your Own Businesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mind-your-own-business/id15037536?i=15037464&uo=5
  6. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)http://itunes.apple.com/album/youre-gonna-change-or-im-gonna/id15037536?i=15037466&uo=5
  7. Lost Highwayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lost-highway/id15037536?i=15037468&uo=5
  8. My Bucket's Got a Hole in Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-buckets-got-a-hole-in-it/id15037536?i=15037470&uo=5
  9. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/im-so-lonesome-i-could-cry/id15037536?i=15037472&uo=5
  10. I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  11. Long Gone Lonesome Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/long-gone-lonesome-blues/id15037536?i=15037476&uo=5
  12. My Son Calls Another Man Daddyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-son-calls-another-man-daddy/id15037536?i=15037478&uo=5
  13. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  14. Why Should We Try Anymorehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/why-should-we-try-anymore/id15037536?i=15037482&uo=5
  15. They'll Never Take Her Love from Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/theyll-never-take-her-love/id15037536?i=15037484&uo=5
  16. Moanin' the Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/moanin-the-blues/id15037536?i=15037486&uo=5
  17. Nobody's Lonesome for Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/nobodys-lonesome-for-me/id15037536?i=15037488&uo=5
  18. Cold, Cold Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cold-cold-heart/id15037536?i=15037490&uo=5
  19. Dear Johnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dear-john/id15037536?i=15037492&uo=5
  20. Howlin' at the Moonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/howlin-at-the-moon/id15037536?i=15037494&uo=5
  21. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  22. Hey, Good Lookin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  23. Crazy Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  24. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistlehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  25. Baby, We're Really in Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  26. Ramblin' Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  27. Honky Tonk Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  28. I'm Sorry for You, My Friendhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  29. Half as Muchhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  30. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  31. Window Shoppinghttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  32. Settin' the Woods on Firehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  33. You Win Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  34. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alivehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  35. Kaw-Ligahttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  36. Your Cheatin' Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  37. Take These Chains from My Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  38. I Won't Be Home No Morehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  39. Weary Blues from Waitin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536
  40. I Saw the Lighthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536