Petra Praise 3: Revival - 2001 - Inpop
Petra re-invents themselves again! This album is so appropriate following the events of September 11th. The first song on the CD, "Send Revival" should be a hit and is the only song I don't have any gripes about. Then there is a rocker every die-hard Petra fans want to hear: "The Noise We Make"! Then "Oasis" is a rock song which I think will change rock music as we know it-- as well as "Amazing Grace", "Jesus, Friend of Sinners" and "We Want to See Jesus Lifted High" will. There are some new sounds for ballads on here, such as "Better is One Day" and "Prodigal's Song". There are also some regular good-old bonafied ballads such as "How Long" and "Satisfy" that everyone will love. And the one song I didn't mention, "Meet with Me", is a song I think was under-produced and I think John should have sang higher on it as well as other tracks on the album. But other than that, I think this album will be a hit... especially since classic rock is coming back and people are starting to appreciate the old guys (Petra) which are like the parallel universe rockers called Aerosmith.
Plus, after quitting tour in 1994 and then quitting studio in 1997, Bob Hartman rejoins Petra (for studio only) in 2001!!!
RATING: 3 1/2 STARS
1. Send Revival - sounds like a Sonic Flood song at first, then gets into pure Petra with J.S.'s awesome booming voice!
2. The Noise We Make - How about the first rocker since 1998! Nice guitar and vocals.
3. Oasis - Very soothing modern rock song with great vocals.
4. The Prodigal's Song - Alright ballad, good lyrics make up for murkiness :).
5. Amazing Grace - Very well done rocking hymn! This was a great idea!
6. Jesus, Friend of Sinners - Another interesting rocker!
7. Better Is One Day - Starts off weird, but gets better with awesome vocals at the end!
8. Meet With Me - Except for John doesn't sing that high, it's a good rocker.
9. Satisfy - A really good ballad with awesome vocals again!
10. We Want To See Jesus Lifted High - Last rocker for Petra with an old classic Bob Hartman sound to it!
11. How Long - Great make-you-think ballad to end of the CD.
Lead Vocals: John Schlitt
Lead Guitars (studio only): Bob Hartman
Lead Guitars (tour only): Kevin Brandow
Keyboards: Bryce Bell/Jason Halbert
Bass: Rick Cua
Bass: Mark Brandenstein (tour only)
Drums: Louie Weaver
Additional Guitars: Dwayne Larring
by: Jason Halbert and Dwayne Larring for Rhythmic Productions
Executive Producer: Steve Ford
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"Their sound is modern, relevant and just plain
cool. I have no doubt that the new album will be well received both by long-time
fans as well as introduce the guys to a new generation of Christian rock
-David Tanner, music buyer, Christian Supply
"Petra has done it again! They continue to
reinvent themselves and they certainly have done that with great lyrics and a
fresh new sound. Truthfully, I didn't even know who it was at first!"
-Cheryl Greene, The Parable Group
"It (Revival) is a perfect fit for CHR radio and
it is the kind of song that will send listeners to the store. I believe that you
have a real hit record on your hands, and it is a project that we are committed
to. These guys...should be to CCM what Aerosmith is in the mainstream. Pioneers
who still have what it takes."
-Rob Tyson, J.O.Y. Bookstore
"Petra is back!! Their new CD has a great sound
with will appeal to those who are already fans, but will really broaden their
appeal as well. From what I've heard, this is the record that could bring them
back to the top."
-Kevin O'Brien, music buyer, Lemstone Corporate Headquarters
REVIVAL is in the air...
Spreading RENEWAL to God's people
Revival, the newest release from the legendary band Petra, integrates the distinctive vocals of John Schlitt, the driving drums of Louie Weaver, and the powerful guitar of Bob Hartman with modern worship classics creating a Petra praise experience like none other.
Blending the sound of rock with worship music is nothing new to Petra, who released the progenitor of all contemporary worship albums, Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out, in 1989; and its sequel, Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus, in 1997. Both albums remain audience favorites among the band's 19 studio albums (both have, in fact, sold half-a-million copies). So when it came time to consider the next phase of Petra's ministry, it was time for Revival.