Classic Petra - Back To The Rock

Classic Petra - Back To The Rock
Classic Petra - Back To The Rock

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OUR PRODUCT CODE: 105462-17899
LABEL: Abbey Road Studios 083061093426
RELEASE DATE: 2011-01-29
RRP: £9.99

Sample Track Listing:
1. Bema Seat [Listen]
2. Clean [Listen]
3. Angel Of Light [Listen]
4. Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows [Listen]
5. Godpleaser [Listen]
6. Second Wind [Listen]
7. More Power To Ya [Listen]
8. Let Everything That Hath Breath [Listen]
9. Grave Robber [Listen]
10. Adonai [Listen]
11. Back To The Rock [Listen]
12. Too Big To Fail [Listen]

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Product Description

Almost four decades into their storied history, Petra have announced the reunion of their ‘classic’ 80s lineup, which consists of vocalist Greg X Volz, guitarist Bob Hartman, bassist Mark Kelly, drummer Louie Weaver and keyboardist John Lawry.

The four-time Grammy award-winning band are releasing a new album featuring re-recordings of hits from that era plus two new songs.

These ‘elder statesmen’ of Christian music hope that their comeback will be a call to their audience to return to that fervent faith of their youth and re-establish the firm foundation and message that marked contemporary Christian music in those early years.

Reader Comments

Posted by Matt in Poole @ 22:11 on Feb 13 2011

It is a joy to be able to hear the classic Beat The System Petra line up once more. Good to see Louie back especially.

This album sparkles from the word go. All the classics from 1981 to 85 are re-invented, all more aggressively than their originals. This album really does make for good listening. Greg Volz has lost none of his vocal prowess, and Mark Kelly's bass work here is a little more pronounced than in the Johnathan David Brown produced records of the eighties.

All my favourite tracks pound out with such energy. but the best track here has to be Graverobber, whilst the original had enough power, this re-imagining with stirring intro has so much more impact on me. But thats not to say there arent other highlights to be savoured. One is the fresh rendition of Angel of Light and Godpleaser, with impressive guitar work fro Bob as usual to the fore. More Power To Ya as well is more impacting, for the higher involvement of Louie and his drum kit. It makes the track all the more piercing.

I am so glad these guys decided to get back together and record this album. Its a great piece of nostalgia, and it's a great piece of classic re-invention! Thanks Petra!

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