The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings is a 2-Disc set released by Styx in 2005. The compilation contains remastered versions of Styx's first four albums, Styx, Styx II, The Serpent Is Rising, and Man of Miracles, which were released by Wooden Nickel Records. It also includes the rare outtake "Unfinished Song", which was previously released only on the 1980 RCA reissue of Man of Miracles, (which was entitled Miracles), replacing the song "Lies". The song "Lies" appeared on the second pressing of Man of Miracles, replacing "Best Thing" which was on the first printing of the Man of Miracles album. "Best Thing" was also on the first Styx album.
The four albums contained in this compilation (plus Styx's fifth album, Equinox) were recorded with original singer/songwriter/guitarist John Curulewski and feature a harder, eclectic, and more progressive sound when compared to subsequent albums that included Curulewski's replacement, singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw.