Petra - Power Praise: 10 Rocking Praise Songs

Monday 1st August 1994
Petra - Power Praise: 10 Rocking Praise Songs
Petra - Power Praise: 10 Rocking Praise Songs

RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: StarSong SSD0022
RELEASE DATE: 1994-06-01
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Andy Barnes

This is a tough album to keep a perspective about whilst trying to review. Basically, it's a compilation of the praise and worship songs which appeared regularly on Petra's early albums and still feature heavily in their live set. As the individual tracks themselves go, they're good enough. My reservations about this album revolve around the question of why it has been released. There have already been a number of Petra compilations issued and this strikes me of being simply a money making exercise, aimed at the Petra fan who will buy anything with their name on it. It seems to me the label see Petra as a kind of "Cash Cow" and are milking them for all they are worth. Do the band themselves have any control over releases like this? I don't know, but the 'bonus track' on this album is a 'montage' of the choruses from each of the songs which have been 'daisy-chained' together by producer Brian Tankersley, with a fresh guitar track driving it along. What makes me question whether the band themselves are involved with this album is the fact that the guitar track was laid down by Dale Oliver, who wasn't in Petra the last time I checked!!

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Power Praise [Listen]
2. Yahweh Love [Listen]
3. Praise Ye The Lord [Listen]
4. Without Him We Can Do Nothing [Listen]
5. Let Everything That Hath Breath [Listen]
6. Lift Him Up [Listen]
7. Adonai [Listen]
8. You Are I Am [Listen]
9. You Are My Rock [Listen]
10. Somebody's Gonna Praise His Name [Listen]

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Posted by Rakesh Swarnkar in Bhopal INDIA @ 12:58 on Feb 20 2009


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