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&at=11l9vR
  2. A Mansion on the Hillhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-mansion-on-the-hill/id15037536?i=15037458&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Lovesick Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovesick-blues/id15037536?i=15037460&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Wedding Bellshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wedding-bells/id15037536?i=15037462&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Mind Your Own Businesshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mind-your-own-business/id15037536?i=15037464&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  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&at=11l9vR
  7. Lost Highwayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lost-highway/id15037536?i=15037468&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  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&at=11l9vR
  9. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/im-so-lonesome-i-could-cry/id15037536?i=15037472&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  11. Long Gone Lonesome Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/long-gone-lonesome-blues/id15037536?i=15037476&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. My Son Calls Another Man Daddyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-son-calls-another-man-daddy/id15037536?i=15037478&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  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&at=11l9vR
  14. Why Should We Try Anymorehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/why-should-we-try-anymore/id15037536?i=15037482&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. They'll Never Take Her Love from Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/theyll-never-take-her-love/id15037536?i=15037484&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Moanin' the Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/moanin-the-blues/id15037536?i=15037486&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Nobody's Lonesome for Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/nobodys-lonesome-for-me/id15037536?i=15037488&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Cold, Cold Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cold-cold-heart/id15037536?i=15037490&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Dear Johnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dear-john/id15037536?i=15037492&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Howlin' at the Moonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/howlin-at-the-moon/id15037536?i=15037494&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  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&at=11l9vR
  22. Hey, Good Lookin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  23. Crazy Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  24. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistlehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  25. Baby, We're Really in Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  26. Ramblin' Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  27. Honky Tonk Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  28. I'm Sorry for You, My Friendhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  29. Half as Muchhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  30. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  31. Window Shoppinghttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  32. Settin' the Woods on Firehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  33. You Win Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  34. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alivehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  35. Kaw-Ligahttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  36. Your Cheatin' Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  37. Take These Chains from My Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  38. I Won't Be Home No Morehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  39. Weary Blues from Waitin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR
  40. I Saw the Lighthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&id=15037536&at=11l9vR