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  1. PETRA - Beat The System (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - Beat The System (digitally remastered)

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    For one brief moment in time Petra was the biggest thing in Christian Music. Besides having the third best selling album of all time during 1984 the band also performed live in front of nearly 150,000 people, headlining tours featuring bands that just two years previous they were opening up for. At that moment in time lead vocalist Greg X Volz announced his departure. Though dated because of the electronic enhancements and later rebuffed for some technological excesses, the album is actually filled with some of Bob Hartman’s finest songs and easily Volz strongest vocal performances. If one strips down the songs to their bare essentials there are many gems here. Digitally remastered re-issue. Learn More
  2. PETRA - More Power To Ya (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - More Power To Ya (digitally remastered)

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    After several years of trying to break the rocky ground for those who would follow, seminal Christian rock band, Petra finally hit the big time with "More Power To Ya" (1982). Lead singer Greg Volz, who joined the band full-time on "Never Say Die" (1981), really took "MPTY" to a different level vocally. With Brad Delp (Boston) style vocals, singer with power and passion in the upper register, "MPTY" put Petra on par with secular rock acts like Styx, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, etc. "MPTY" was not ground breaking in regards to creativity, originality and door busting rock sounds, but it did pave a path for those that followed. Digitally remastered re-issue. Learn More
  3. PETRA - Never Say Die (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - Never Say Die (digitally remastered)

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    After the commercial failure of "Washes Whiter Than" and the departure of Rob Frazier, Bob Hartman considered breaking up the band. However, he met bassist Mark Kelly and keyboardist John Slick and invited them to join the band. "Never Say Die" (1981) represented another departure in style for Petra. The sound in this album is considerably heavier than "Washes Whiter Than", and more rock-oriented than "Come And Join Us". Their sound has been compared to bands like Styx, Kansas, or Foreigner. After a successful tour in 1981, opening for the band Servant, "Never Say Die" became a commercial hit. It was the first Petra album to crack the Billboard Top 40 Inspirational LP's chart. Digitally remastered re-issue. Learn More
  4. PETRA - Not Of This World (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - Not Of This World (digitally remastered)

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    While Petra was touring in support of "More Power To Ya", they took a break of six weeks during the summer of 1983 to record "Not Of This World". Released in 1983, it is very similar to its predecessor "More Power To Ya", and bandleader Bob Hartman has stated that he considers it to be the musical equivalent of a sequel. "Grave Robber" is a great song with an infectious melody, and the title track is a somber, almost haunting tune. "Godpleaser" and "Bema Seat" come as close to "More Power To Ya" as anything else in terms of energy. "Not Of This World" was also the first Petra album to be nominated for a Grammy award. Digitally remastered re-issue. Learn More
  5. PETRA - On Fire! (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - On Fire! (digitally remastered)

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    The first Petra recording to include John Schlitt on lead vocals was the gritty melodic rock of the 1986 offering "Back To The Street" (1986). The slightly more polished "This Means War" came out a year later and in 1988 the hard rocking "On Fire!", a guitar driven effort showcasing some of the rockiest moments of Petra’s four decade career. “All Fired Up”, “Hit You Where You Live”, “Mine Field” and “Defector”, for instance, all head in hard rock territory while “Counsel Of The Holy” and “Stand In The Gap” feature an ample amount of guitar as well. Production values give rise to the trademark refinement characteristic to the production team of John and Dino Elefante. Without a doubt one of the finest Petra albums ever ! Learn More
  6. PETRA - This Means War! (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - This Means War! (digitally remastered)

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    Enter 1987 and things are looking up for Petra. They welcomed John Schlitt on board as new lead vocalist with 1986's 'Back To The Street', a welcome return to form after the electronic dabbling of 'Beat The System'. Their long established AOR sound benefitted from the extra crunch that John's vocal power brought into play, as he provided Head East of old. Hopes were high for this recipe to continue, and they proved well founded. If Petra's goal was to record a consistent batch of powerful AOR then they annihilated the target. The public took to this album in a big way, Schlitt's vocal attack better suited to the more anthemic direction Bob Hartmann was taking the band into. Digitally remastered re-issue. Learn More
  7. PETRA - Washes Whiter Than (digitally remastered)

    PETRA - Washes Whiter Than (digitally remastered)

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    "Washes Whiter Than" is the third album from Christian rock band Petra. It was released in 1979 by Star Song Records. It is the first album to feature Greg X. Volz as the official lead singer of the band, although musician Rob Frazier is the lead vocalist in three songs. "Washes Whiter Than" marked a further departure from the band's former country/southern style. Instead, the album carries a more mellow tone that leans more on ballads and soft rock. This was an attempt from the band to distance themselves from the controversy caused by the harder style of their previous albums. The album produced the band's first radio hit in "Why Should the Father Bother?" while also giving more musical credibility to the band with its toned-down style. Learn More

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