PETRA - NEVER SAY DIE (*New-Vinyl) SPLIT CAMO VINYL w/POSTER, 2022 GIRDER RECORDS, LIMITED RUN
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(On Sale Through Oct. 27)
- Release Date Summer/Spring 2022 <---
- COLORED CAMO GREEN SPLIT VINYL
- 2022 Girder Records GR1116LP
- Includes 12x18" Poster
- Remastered from Original Sources by Rob Colwell
- Originally Release in 1981
- Legends of Rock™ Edition
Christian Rock's #1 band, PETRA, is louder, crisper with more definition, punch and attitude and finally get the credit they deserve. Never Say Die (1981), Not Of This World (1983), Back To The Street (1986) and On Fire! (1988) have been remastered for vinyl from original sources and are back on vinyl for the first time decades. All 4 of these classic Christian rock releases are printed on heavy weight vinyl in a special effect/color combination, includes a 12"x18" poster and includes 2 sided printed inner sleeve with lyrics and photos.
2021 marks the 40th anniversary of Never Say Die and 2022 will mark Petra's 50th Anniversary.
RELEASE DATE: Spring/Summer 2022
Originally released in 1981. Something happened between 1979 and 1981. Petra's 4th album Never Say Die took a turn to very AOR/Def Leppard-ish like approach compared to the softer approach of Washes Whiter Than, dropping rockers like “Chameleon,” “Angel of Light,” “Without Him We Can Do Nothing,” “Father of Lights” and “Praise Ye the Lord.” It became very clear that this band was headed for Christian Arena-Rock Stardom, leaving the classic mellower style behind and forging a new path towards 80's epic Christian rock band status and success that few bands enjoyed. You'll understand after listening to it how Petra went from hand to mouth to become Christian Music's first stadium rock band and indeed the genre's first supergroup putting on a show like Styx or Kansas traveling with a stage set-up that required 3 semi-trucks. This album is the all-out assault on the forces of darkness. Yes, it was militant like, and yes we all officially enlisted in God’s army after hearing it. From the graphics to the lyrics, to the stage set-up, Petra officially waged war on the enemy but also on the complacency of a Christian band that just wanted to rock, and rock they did. Only getting better with each and every album.
Hot on the heels of the success of Never Say Die, Petra's return featured an even more polished production, intentional and disciplined composition, and a sweeping scale. More Power to Ya rivaled mainstream albums by groups like Journey, Boston, or Styx in style and sound, but brought an unabashed message of encouragement to Christian listeners. Christian radio had a field day with the title track, while rock fans thrilled to the stripped-down riff (and creepy backwards message) of “Judas’ Kiss.” “Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows” dared to challenge complacency within the church, while “The Road To Zion” struck an epic, almost Zeppelinesque tone both lyrically and musically. More Power to Ya checked all the boxes, rose to even higher sales levels, and saw Petra become one of the biggest touring spectacles in Christian music.
Bob Hartman – Guitar
Greg X. Volz – Lead vocals
John Slick – Keyboards
Mark Kelly – Bass
Louie Weaver – Drums
- The Coloring Song (2:52)
- Chameleon (5:47)
- Angel Of Light (4:21)
- Killing My Old Man (3:46)
- Without Him We Can Do Nothing (3:26)
- Never Say Die (3:42)
- I Can Be Friends With You (4:12)
- For Annie (4:24)
- Father Of Lights (3:02)
Praise Ye The Lord (3:13)