Ardent Records (2)

Ardent Records (2)

Profile:
Memphis record label founded by John Fry in 1959.
For related studios see Ardent Studios.

Ardent of the 1960s and 1970s featured pop music acts and was distributed by Stax Records from 1972 until 1975. It is best remembered today for Big Star, whose first two albums, released in 1972 and 1974, helped define the style known as power pop. The label was initially an attempt by the R&B-focused Stax to move into rock music, but distribution problems prevented any releases from succeeding. Big Star became widely known through 1980s reissues and the long delayed first release of Third/Sister Lovers, recorded in 1974.

The label was revived in the 1990s with two divisions: Alternative Mainstream and Contemporary Christian. Former Big Star guitarist Alex Chilton released recordings on the Ardent mainstream division, which also released recordings by bands such as Spot, Jolene, Two Minutes Hate, The Idlewilds, Neighborhood Texture Jam, and Techno-Squid Eats Parliament. The mainstream division of Ardent Records was closed in the mid-1990s.

Ardent's Christian label issued its first Christian releases in 1995. Initial projects included albums from Big Tent Revival, Skillet, and Smalltown Poets. To date, Ardent Records has released more than 35 albums by artists such as Todd Agnew, Jonah33, Smalltown Poets, Satellite Soul, Clear, All Together Separate, Brother's Keeper, Justifide, Before You Breathe, NonFiction, and Joy Whitlock. In 2005, Ardent signed a deal with INO Records, a division of Integrity Media, to distribute and market its entire roster. The label's albums are recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis.
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Contact Info:
2000 Madison Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38104, U.S.A.
phone: (901) 725-0855
fax: (901) 725-7011
[email protected]
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
4M240 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record (Album) 4M240 US 2014 Sell This Version
4M241 Big Star - Radio City Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, RE, 180) Ardent Records (2), 4 Men With Beards 4M241 US 2014 Sell This Version
101 Ole Miss Down Beats - The Hucklebuck / Slewfoot Ole Miss Down Beats The Hucklebuck / Slewfoot (Single) 101 US 1961 Sell This Version
103 Ole Miss Down Beats - Geraldine / Mister Crump Ole Miss Down Beats Geraldine / Mister Crump (Single) 103 US 1962 Sell This Version
104 The Shades (14) - Moonlight Sonata / Shady Lady The Shades (14) Moonlight Sonata / Shady Lady (Single) 104 US 1961 Sell This Version
105 Lawson And Four More* - If You Want Me, You Can Find Me Lawson And Four More* If You Want Me, You Can Find Me(7", Single) Ardent Records (2) 105 US 1966 Sell This Version
106 The Robins (13) / The Avengers (6) - Batman / Batarang The Robins (13) / The Avengers (6) The Robins (13) / The Avengers (6) - Batman / Batarang(7", Single) Ardent Records (2) 106 US 1966 Sell This Version
107 Lawson & 4 More* - Relax Your Mind / Half Way Down The Stairs Lawson & 4 More* Relax Your Mind / Half Way Down The Stairs(7", Single) Ardent Records (2) 107 US 1966 Sell This Version
44792 Skillet - Alien Youth / Collide Skillet Alien Youth / Collide(2xCD, Album, RE + Comp) Ardent Records (2), INO Records 44792 US 2008 Sell This Version
44802 Todd Agnew - Grace Like Rain / Reflection Of Something Todd Agnew Grace Like Rain / Reflection Of Something(2xCD, Album, RP) Ardent Records (2), INO Records 44802 US 2003 Sell This Version
60025 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Stax, Ardent Records (2), Akarma 60025 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
60125 Big Star - Radio City Big Star Radio City (Album) 60125 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
71502-2 Neighborhood Texture Jam - Don't Bury Me In Haiti Neighborhood Texture Jam Don't Bury Me In Haiti(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 71502-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
7-1505-2 2 Minutes Hate - Worm 2 Minutes Hate Worm(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1505-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7-1506-2 Alex Chilton - Clichés Alex Chilton Clichés (Album) 7-1506-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7-1507-2 Alex Chilton - A Man Called Destruction Alex Chilton A Man Called Destruction(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1507-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-1508-2 Spot (3) - Spot Spot (3) Spot (Album) 7-1508-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
71508AV RE1 Spot (3) - Moon June Spoon Spot (3) Moon June Spoon(CD, Single, Promo) Ardent Records (2) 71508AV RE1 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-1509-2 Idle Wilds - Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful Idle Wilds Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1509-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-1509-4 Idle Wilds - Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful Idle Wilds Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful(Cass, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1509-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-1510-2 2 Minutes Hate - Let It Eat 2 Minutes Hate Let It Eat(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1510-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-1510-4 2 Minutes Hate - Let It Eat 2 Minutes Hate Let It Eat(Cass, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1510-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-1512-2 Jolene - Hell's Half Acre Jolene Hell's Half Acre(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1512-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
7-1515-2 Alex Chilton - 1970 Alex Chilton 1970(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1515-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
7-1516-2 Spot (3) - AVCDEFG Spot (3) AVCDEFG(AVCD) Ardent Records (2) 7-1516-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
7-2913-7 Techno-Squid Eats Parliament - I Shot Your Boyfriend Techno-Squid Eats Parliament I Shot Your Boyfriend (Single) 7-2913-7 US 1994 Sell This Version
93192-2 Skillet - Collide Skillet Collide(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Lava, Ardent Records (2) 93192-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
94537-2 Skillet - Comatose Skillet Comatose (Album) 94537-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
253723 Jonah33 - The Strangest Day Jonah33 The Strangest Day(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2), SRE Recordings 253723 US 2005 Sell This Version
519927-2 Skillet - Awake Skillet Awake(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic 519927-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
549139-1 Skillet - Awake Skillet Awake(LP, Album) Atlantic, Ardent Records (2) 549139-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
6.13873 The Photons - Be Kay The Photons Be Kay (Single) 6.13873 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
792147 Spot (3) - Cut A Wide Swath Spot (3) Cut A Wide Swath(12", Blu) Ardent Records (2) 792147 US 1995 Sell This Version
879000 Todd Agnew - From Grace To Glory: The Music Of Todd Agnew Todd Agnew From Grace To Glory: The Music Of Todd Agnew(CD, Comp) Ardent Records (2), Provident Music Group 879000 US 2017 Sell This Version
2025 115 Cargoe - Feel Alright / Tokyo Love Cargoe Feel Alright / Tokyo Love(7", Single) Stax 2025 115 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
0076848722 Big Tent Revival - 2 Big Tent Revival 2(2xCD, Album, Comp) Ardent Records (2) 0076848722 US 2010 Sell This Version
310690219-2 Techno-Squid Eats Parliament - Techno-Squid Eats Parliament Techno-Squid Eats Parliament Techno-Squid Eats Parliament(AVCD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 310690219-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7567-86697-7 Skillet - Awake Skillet Awake(LP, Album) Atlantic, Ardent Records (2) 7567-86697-7 US 2015 Sell This Version
8122-79858-7 Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky(Box, Comp, RM + 4xCD) Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2), Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) 8122-79858-7 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
3621160249 Skillet - Comatose / Awake Skillet Comatose / Awake(2xCD, Album, RE + Comp) Fair Trade Services, Ardent Records (2) 3621160249 US 2012 Sell This Version
7567945372 Skillet - Comatose Skillet Comatose(CD, Album) Atlantic, Lava, Ardent Records (2) 7567945372 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
76688 72555 2 Todd Agnew - Need Todd Agnew Need(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2), INO Records, Columbia 76688 72555 2 US 2009 Sell This Version
88697 09272 2 Todd Agnew - Better Questions Todd Agnew Better Questions(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2), INO Records, Columbia 88697 09272 2 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
0025218302524 Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City Big Star #1 Record / Radio City(CD, Comp, M/Print, RM) Stax, Ardent Records (2), Universal Music Group International 0025218302524 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
7243 8 25186 2 4 Big Tent Revival - Amplifier Big Tent Revival Amplifier(CD, Album, Enh) Ardent Records (2), ForeFront Records 7243 8 25186 2 4 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
7668 8717012 9 Clear - Clear Clear Clear(CD, Album, Enh) Ardent Records (2) 7668 8717012 9 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7668 8717042 6 Big Tent Revival - Choose Life Big Tent Revival Choose Life(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7668 8717042 6 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7668 8725012 8 Clear - Follow The Narrow Clear Follow The Narrow(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7668 8725012 8 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7668 8 72506 2 3 Big Tent Revival - Live Big Tent Revival Live (Album) 7668 8 72506 2 3 US 2001 Sell This Version
7668 8 72511 2 5 Steve Wiggins (2) - Faith That Is Real Steve Wiggins (2) Faith That Is Real(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) 7668 8 72511 2 5 USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
7668 8 72512 2 5 Steve Wiggins (2) - Bonus Devotional CD Steve Wiggins (2) Bonus Devotional CD(CD, Album, Promo) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) 7668 8 72512 2 5 USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
7668 8 72519 2 7 Todd Agnew - Grace Like Rain Todd Agnew Grace Like Rain (Album) 7668 8 72519 2 7 USA & Canada 2003 Sell This Version
0602527417158 Big Star - Radio City Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Fantasy, Ardent Records (2) 0602527417158 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
0602527417899 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Yel) Fantasy, Ardent Records (2), Universal Music Group International 0602527417899 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
731069022022 2 Minutes Hate - Worm 2 Minutes Hate Worm(AVCD) Ardent Records (2) 731069022022 US 1995 Sell This Version
766887252702 Skillet - Skillet Skillet Skillet(AVCD, Album) Ardent Records (2), Epic 766887252702 US Unknown Sell This Version
766887252924 Skillet - Invincible Skillet Invincible(CD, Album, RE) Ardent Records (2), Epic, SRE Recordings 766887252924 US Unknown Sell This Version
766887253426 Skillet - Alien Youth Skillet Alien Youth(CD, Album, RE) Ardent Records (2), Epic, SRE Recordings 766887253426 US 2005 Sell This Version
766887253426 ARD2534 Skillet - Alien Youth Skillet Alien Youth(CD, Album, Club, RE) Ardent Records (2), SRE Recordings, Epic 766887253426 ARD2534 US 2005 Sell This Version
816651013425 Alex Chilton - A Man Called Destruction Alex Chilton A Man Called Destruction(2xLP, Blu) Omnivore Recordings, Ardent Records (2) 816651013425 US 2017 Sell This Version
00888072195141 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) Ardent Records (2) 00888072195141 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
0888072315730 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record (Album) 0888072315730 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
0888072317314 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record (Album) 0888072317314 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
A-12-005 The Shades (14) Shady Lady/Moonlight Sonata(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Ardent Records (2) A-12-005 Unknown Sell This Version
A-12-001/2 Freddie Caddell And The Twirls - At The Rockhouse / Gotta Big Fat Mama Freddie Caddell And The Twirls At The Rockhouse / Gotta Big Fat Mama(7") Ardent Records (2) A-12-001/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ADA-2901 Cargoe - Feel Alright / Tokyo Love Cargoe Feel Alright / Tokyo Love (Single) ADA-2901 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADA-2902 Big Star - In The Street / When My Baby's Beside Me Big Star In The Street / When My Baby's Beside Me (Single) ADA-2902 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADA-2903 Cargoe - I Love You Anyway Cargoe I Love You Anyway (Single) ADA-2903 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADA-2904 Big Star - Don't Lie To Me Big Star Don't Lie To Me (Single) ADA-2904 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADA-2905 The Hot Dogs - Another Smile The Hot Dogs Another Smile ADA-2905 US 1973 Sell This Version
ADA-2906 The Hot Dogs - Say What You Mean The Hot Dogs Say What You Mean(7", Single, Promo) Ardent Records (2) ADA-2906 US 1973 Sell This Version
ADA-2907 Brian Alexander Robertson* - Moira's Hand (Mono) / To My Star (Stereo) Brian Alexander Robertson* Moira's Hand (Mono) / To My Star (Stereo)(7", Single, Promo) Ardent Records (2) ADA-2907 US 1973 Sell This Version
ADA-2908 The Hot Dogs - Lowdown The Hot Dogs Lowdown(7", Single, Promo) Ardent Records (2) ADA-2908 US 1974 Sell This Version
ADA-2909 Big Star - O, My Soul / Morpha Too / I'm In Love With A Girl Big Star O, My Soul / Morpha Too / I'm In Love With A Girl (Single) ADA-2909 US 1974 Sell This Version
ADA-2910 The Hot Dogs - I Walk The Line The Hot Dogs I Walk The Line (Single) ADA-2910 US 1974 Sell This Version
ADA-2912 Big Star - September Gurls Big Star September Gurls (Single) ADA-2912 US 1974 Sell This Version
ADS-1501 Big Star - Radio City Big Star Radio City (Album) ADS-1501 US 1974 Sell This Version
ADS-2802 Cargoe - Cargoe Cargoe Cargoe (Album) ADS-2802 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star - #1 Record Big Star #1 Record (Album) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2804 Brian Alexander Robertson* - Wringing Applause Brian Alexander Robertson* Wringing Applause ADS-2804 US 1973 Sell This Version
ADS-2805 The Hot Dogs - Say What You Mean The Hot Dogs Say What You Mean (Album) ADS-2805 US 1973 Sell This Version
AK 029 Big Star - Radio City Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, RE, RM) Akarma, Stax, Ardent Records (2) AK 029 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
ARD 1702 Brother's Keeper (2) - Brother's Keeper Brother's Keeper (2) Brother's Keeper(CD, Album, Club, CRC) Ardent Records (2) ARD 1702 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ARD1704R Big Tent Revival - Chooseternalife Big Tent Revival Chooseternalife(CD, Promo) Ardent Records (2) ARD1704R US 1999 Sell This Version
ARD1705R Big Tent Revival - Choose Life Big Tent Revival Choose Life(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) ARD1705R USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ARD1705R Big Tent Revival - Chooseternalife Big Tent Revival Chooseternalife(CD, Album + CD, EP) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) ARD1705R USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ARD2504R Satellite Soul - Ardent Worship: Satellite Soul Live Satellite Soul Ardent Worship: Satellite Soul Live(CD) Ardent Records (2) ARD2504R US 2000 Sell This Version
ARD2505 Justifide - Life Outside The Toybox Justifide Life Outside The Toybox (Album) ARD2505 US 2001 Sell This Version
ARD2507 Skillet - Alien Youth Skillet Alien Youth (Album) ARD2507 USA & Canada 2001 Sell This Version
ARD2509 Brother's Keeper (2) - Cover Me Brother's Keeper (2) Cover Me (Album) ARD2509 US 2002 Sell This Version
ARD2510 All Together Separate - Unusual All Together Separate Unusual (Album) ARD2510 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
ARD2513 Before You Breathe - Heaven And Earth Before You Breathe Heaven And Earth(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) ARD2513 USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ARD2516R Big Tent Revival - Greatest Hits Big Tent Revival Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) ARD2516R USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ARD2517 Justifide - The Beauty Of The Unknown Justifide The Beauty Of The Unknown(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) ARD2517 US 2002 Sell This Version
ARD2520 Jonah33 - Jonah33 Jonah33 Jonah33(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) ARD2520 US 2003 Sell This Version
ARD2521 Todd Agnew - This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song) Todd Agnew This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song)(CD, Single, Promo) Ardent Records (2) ARD2521 US 2003 Sell This Version
ARD2522 Skillet - Collide Skillet Collide (Album) ARD2522 USA & Canada 2003 Sell This Version
ARD2525 Skillet - Collide Skillet Collide(CD, Album, Club, Enh, RE) Lava, Ardent Records (2) ARD2525 US 2004 Sell This Version
ARD 2526 Todd Agnew - Reflection Of Something Todd Agnew Reflection Of Something (Album) ARD 2526 US 2005 Sell This Version
ARD2527 Skillet - Skillet Skillet Skillet (Album) ARD2527 US 1996 Sell This Version