Category: PETRA

PETRA – This Means War! (1987) [Digitally Remastered 2021] HQ

Girder Records has just reissued three iconic PETRA albums. These limited run melodic hard rock classics are back in remastered deluxe editions on both vinyl and CD so fans can rediscover just what made these albums so pivotal in the history of CCM, as well as introduce them to those who may have missed these iconic releases the first time around.
This Means War!” dropped in 1987, ushering in a new era, vocalist John Schlitt (formerly of the rock band Head East) now in his prime and firing on all cylinders in his sophomore project with the band. The band knew that a hard rock/arena rock record was what everyone wanted and that’s exactly what producers John and Dino Elefante could deliver and did they ever.
Although this album was reissued not so long ago, it lacked the punch, low-end, and definition this 2021 remastering now affords, leaving fans wanting more. But now in the hands of Rob Colwell it sounds new, fresh and relevant again. It’s a killer US melodic hard rock record.
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PETRA – Beat The System (1984) [Digitally Remastered 2021] HQ

Girder Records has just reissued three iconic PETRA albums. These limited run melodic hard rock classics are back in remastered deluxe editions on both vinyl and CD so fans can rediscover just what made these albums so pivotal in the history of CCM, as well as introduce them to those who may have missed these iconic releases the first time around.
Petra’s Grammy nominated 1985 album, ”Beat The System” (being remastered for the first time here) is certainly one of Petra’s most transitional works. It is also one that, despite being thoroughly a product of its time, manages to sound surprisingly relevant today.
Due to the departure of keyboardist John Slick, the preponderance of the album’s mountain of synthesizer tracks were actually performed by studio musicians Carl Marsh & Rhett Lawrence, a young producer and musician who, in future years, would produce albums and write songs for major artists.
When Lawrence was working on ”Beat The System” he was also working as synth programmer for Michael Jackson and Van Halen, which gave the album a polished, mainstream sound…
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PETRA – More Power to Ya (1982) [Digitally Remastered 2021] HQ

Girder Records has just reissued three iconic PETRA albums. These limited run melodic hard rock classics are back in remastered deluxe editions on both vinyl and CD so fans can rediscover just what made these albums so pivotal in the history of CCM, as well as introduce them to those who may have missed these iconic releases the first time around.
Petra got its start in 1972 as one of the pioneers of Christian Rock, even Stryper fans would never enter into a debate on who the greatest Christian Rock Band of all time is.
1982’s ”More Power to Ya” was Petra’s fifth album and the one that changed everything. Previously sounding classic rock with some bluesy vibes, Petra had been working out the bugs to perfect a polished melodic rock / AOR progressive-rock sound.
On ”More Power to Ya” they finally crafted a style that could easily lock horns with anything on the industry charts and stand toe to toe with bands like Styx, Boston, and Journey. Heck, even Toto’s Steve Porcaro play here.
This is a new 2021 remaster which blows out of the water the previous.
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THE UNION OF SINNERS & SAINTS – ST (2016)

THE UNION OF SINNERS & SAINTS – ST (2016)

Few artists have been more influential in defining contemporary Christian rock ‘n’ roll than Petra and Whiteheart, so fans of the genre will likely jump out of their skins when they hear that John Schlitt, lead singer of Petra, and Billy Smiley, guitarist, singer, and founding member of Whiteheart, have teamed up for a new project. The newly christened band,...

PETRA – This Means War! [25th Anniversary edition digitally remastered]

Two classic recordings by PETRA, one of Christian rock’s most awarded and influential bands throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, were reissued some time ago by Star Song Music as special Anniversary Editions, fully digital remastered for the first time including bonus tracks.Requested here on the blog, both truly deserve a place in your Melodic Hard / AOR collection.Let’s go...

PETRA – More Power To Ya [30th Anniversary edition digitally remastered]

Two classic recordings by PETRA, one of Christian rock’s most awarded and influential bands throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, were reissued some time ago by Star Song Music as special Anniversary Editions, fully digital remastered including bonus tracks.Requested here on the blog, both truly deserve a place in your Melodic Hard / AOR collection.Let’s start with the essential “More...

PETRA – Back To The Rock (2010)

If a rock band retires but keeps playing music, does it still make a sound?If the band in question is PETRA, the legendary trailblazers of Christian hard music, then the answer is undoubtedly yes. Despite formally retiring and stepping off the stage for what was intended to be the final time in the opening hours of 2006, the four-time Grammy-winning...