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Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story CD

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  • Audio CD (31 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Big Beat / Ace
  • ASIN: B0013NBBHO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,075 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Geraldine - Ole Miss Down Beats
  2. If You Want Me You Can Find Me - Lawson & Four More
  3. Batarang - The Avengers
  4. White Doors - The Wallabies
  5. Halfway Down the Stairs - Lawson & Four More
  6. Hands Are Only To See - The Bitter Ind
  7. The Surveyor - The 1st Century
  8. Rocks - Terry Manning
  9. Up And Down Children - The Wallabies
  10. Not At All - Terry Manning
  11. Looking Down - The 1st Century
  12. In 1852 We - The Honey Jug
  13. Patches Of Dust - The Goatdancers
  14. Psychedelic Stuff (Demo) - Chris Bell
  15. Free Again - Alex Chilton
  16. All I See Is You - Icewater
  17. Every Shoemaker - The Badgers
  18. Miss Eleana - Sid Selvidge
  19. Lovely Lady - Rock City
  20. Every Day As We Grow Closer - Alex Chilton
  21. Guess Things Happen That Way - Terry Manning
  22. Feeling High - Icewater
  23. The EMI Song (Smile For Me) - Alex Chilton
  24. Think It's Time To Say Goodbye - Rock City

Disc: 2

  1. In the Street - Big Star
  2. Feel Alright - Cargoe
  3. When My Baby's Beside Me - Big Star
  4. My Life Is Right - Big Star
  5. Back of a Car - Big Star
  6. I Love You Anyway - Cargoe
  7. I Got Kinda Lost - Big Star
  8. Let Me Look At The Sun - Hot Dogs
  9. Mod Lang - Big Star
  10. She's a Mover - Big Star
  11. I Walk the Line - Hot Dogs
  12. September Gurls - Big Star
  13. Big Black Car - Big Star
  14. Lovely Day aka Stroke It Noel - Alex Chilton
  15. For You (Feat. Michael Watford) (Moodbangers Mix) - Big Star
  16. Downs - Alex Chilton
  17. Kizza Me - Big Star
  18. Holocaust - Big Star
  19. You and Your Sister - Chris Bell
  20. Love You (All Day Long) - Tommy Hoehn
  21. Thank You Friends - Big Star
  22. Blow Yourself Up - Tommy Hoehn
  23. My Mind - The Scruffs
  24. Don't Worry Baby - Alex Chilton

Product description

* Memphis' Ardent Studios is one of the most respected recording facilities in the world. Everyone from Led Zeppelin to ZZ Top, from REM to Cat Power have made music within its hallowed halls. But despite the studio's reputation, it is Ardent Records, the label, that inspires legendary awe amongst pop aficionados, as the imprint that begat pop cult heroes Big Star.

* "Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story" celebrates the label with a deluxe 2CD anthology that ranges from the its earliest mid-60s garage studio recordings to the halcyon days of the early 1970s, when a distribution deal with Stax established Ardent as a purveyor of the finest pop-rock. Studio owner John Fry had an eclectic yet completely professional approach, encouraging experiment, but always focused on sonic quality.

* The compilation is neatly divided between the two eras of the studio/label. Disc One (the 1960s) features a mind-boggling range of rare garage singles and unissued psychedelic singles, as well as the early studio experiments of Big Star's Alex Chilton and Chris Bell. Disc Two (the 1970s) examines the Stax era and beyond, with selections from Ardent acts Cargoe and the Hot Dogs, and no less than 14 rare or unissued Big Star-related cuts, most of which have not been on CD before.

* "Thank You Friends" benefits from full access to the Ardent tape vault and the sound quality is second to none. The lengthy sleeve notes by Alec Palao draw upon in-depth interviews with both Fry and Ardent associates Jim Dickinson and Terry Manning. It is a unique insight into a chapter of both Memphis and pop music history.


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