Ultimate Collection

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Review Text Mercury/UTV Records' 2002 release The Ultimate Collection does not follow a strict chronological running order over the course of 42 songs and two discs, but that's not a problem since the sequencing flows easily and is logical to the ear. Besides, the other "best introduction/summary" to Hank Williams -- 1978's 40 Greatest Hits -- didn't run chronologically, either. That collection is still the best choice for an introduction, even if it doesn't have the remastered sound this boasts, because it has a better song selection. True, all of the stone-cold essentials are here, but there are many songs that really should have been here -- "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy," "Nobody's Lonesome for Me," "Dear John," "Baby, We're Really in Love," for instance -- yet aren't since the compilers favor a slight revisionist bent that will appeal to alt-country fans (more gloom and doom, not as much fun). It should be noted that this complaint is a minor one, applicable to those who already have a lot of Williams, and, overall, this is an excellent summary of his greatest work, one that will satisfy most listeners, or will convert those who have yet to realize why Hank is a legend. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. I Saw the Light - 3:44
  2. 2. Mansion on the Hill - 3:35
  3. 3. Honky Tonkin' - 3:44
  4. 4. Move It on Over - 3:45
  5. 5. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) - 3:57
  6. 6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - 3:47
  7. 7. Mind Your Own Business - 3:55
  8. 8. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It - 3:33
  9. 9. Long Gone Lonesome Blues - 3:38
  10. 10. Cold, Cold Heart - 3:44
  11. 11. Howlin' at the Moon - 3:43
  12. 12. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) - 2:24
  13. 13. Hey, Good Lookin' - 3:55
  14. 14. Ramblin' Man - 3:02
  15. 15. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night - 3:01
  16. 16. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle - 2:26
  17. 17. Honky Tonk Blues - 2:11
  18. 18. Half as Much - 3:44
  19. 19. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - 3:53
  20. 20. Settin' the Woods on Fire - 3:36
  21. 21. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive - 2:26
  22. 22. You Win Again - 3:36

CD: 2

  1. 23. Your Cheatin' Heart - 3:42
  2. 24. Please Make up Your Mind - 3:49
  3. 25. Kaw-Liga - 3:34
  4. 26. Take These Chains from My Heart - 3:38
  5. 27. Rockin' Chair Money - 2:05
  6. 28. Please Don't Let Me Love You - 2:16
  7. 29. Someday You'll Call My Name - 2:13
  8. 30. Cool Water - 4:45
  9. 31. First Year Blues - 2:26
  10. 32. Alone and Forsaken - 2:00
  11. 33. Angel of Death - 2:22
  12. 34. Ready to Go Home - 2:48
  13. 35. There's a Tear in My Beer - 3:48
  14. 36. Weary Blues from Waitin' - 2:28
  15. 37. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? - 2:17
  16. 38. Moanin' the Blues - 2:25
  17. 39. I'm a Long Gone Daddy - 3:31
  18. 40. Lost Highway - 3:04
  19. 41. I Can't Get You Off of My Mind - 2:41
  20. 42. Lovesick Blues - 3:02

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7/23/02 

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