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The Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr.
The Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #3

Hank Jr.'s career stands as the most frustrating of all modern honky-tonkers', as much for the way the industry has managed his immense catalogue as for the way he has managed his undeniable gifts as a songwriter and singe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hank Williams Jr.
Title: The Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Curb Records
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Cowboy, Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 715187794429

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Hank Jr.'s career stands as the most frustrating of all modern honky-tonkers', as much for the way the industry has managed his immense catalogue as for the way he has managed his undeniable gifts as a songwriter and singer. At three CDs, Curb's overview is a far cry from "complete": his best work, especially the tough, bluesy songs of Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, is slighted in favor of a play-the-hits approach, even though Williams's singles haven't always been his best work. Likewise, the collection includes nary a cut from the sadly out-of-print Hank Williams Jr. & Friends, though the liner notes recognize that 1975 album as a landmark. Instead Curb has cobbled material readily available elsewhere on existing hits packages and complete albums. That said, Jr.'s country-fried rock--newcomers may be shocked at how hard he rocks--and his unreconstructed hillbilly ideology can be bracing on "Come On Over to the Country," on the foreboding "A Country Boy Can Survive," and on his best '80s performance, a scorching duet with Johnny Cash on "That Old Wheel" (from Cash's classic Water from the Wells of Home). But instead of focusing on similarly strong tunes, this box includes the tasteless beyond-the-crypt duets with Hank Sr., the silly, unblushing prejudice of "Young Country," and the war-mongering diatribe "Don't Give Us a Reason"--as if the listener needed reminders of just how bad Bocephus can be. What Hank Jr.'s legacy needs is a thorough, critical, and eclectic compilation of his finest performances. This set isn't it. --Roy Kasten

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CD Reviews

Perfect Collection for the Casual Fan
Smilin Charlie | Winston-Salem, NC USA | 04/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ignore the whining from the completists and purists. I was looking for a collection with all of the radio standards that I've sung along with for years, and this one had them all. Yes it might not have all the obscurities that longtime fans love, but for the rest of us it covers all the bases. This is all the Hank Jr. most of us will ever need. A great collection."
Bocephus at his best
tmg | fairview, nc | 04/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was given the complete Hank Williams Jr. set for Christmas and I love every song on it. I love Hank Jr.'s blend of different styles of music ranging from country to rock to blues to jazz. The only songs that I feel should have been on this album were I Got Rights and My Name is Bocephus. But all in all I think this is the best compilation of an artist's career in any genre."
Hank- was it enough?
tito_j | US, Indiana | 01/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think that the complete hank box set was excellent. Of course I think that anything by hank williams jr. is great. But I believe it could have been better. Maybe have some more of the songs that he wrote on it. Like the new Stormy CD that he just released. All of the songs on that he wrote. I believe it is one of the best cds of his in a while, since born to boogie. But the complete hank is good and I would suggest it be a part of every hank fan's collection."