PETRA brings 33 years of music and ministry to a close with Farewell, the exclusive Nashville tour stop featuring over 65 minutes of live footage from this groundbreaking band. Fans from all over the world flocked to pay homage to the Christian rock pioneers and to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime reunion concert which drew the likes of Petra alumni Greg X. Volz and John Lawry to the stage. Recorded on October 4th, 2005, Farewell features Petra classics and behind the scenes footage from the concert. DVD bonus material includes a special fan appreciation segment with the "Petheads", an interview with Newsboys frontman Peter Furler, in attendance at the show, and up-close-and-personal goodbyes from the band members.
Never Say Dinosaur is a tribute album dedicated to Christian rock band Petra. The album includes 11 revisions and re-imaginings of classic Petra songs and one original composition by Kevin Smith of DC Talk. Dinosaur contained an eclectic lineup of artists which, at the time, highlighted "some of the best new bands in Christian music."
"The Power Of Praise", as the title indicates, is a collection of worship songs that Petra recorded previously, from their three praise and worship projects on the label: The Rock Cries Out, We Need Jesus and Revival, as well as “In The Likeness Of You” from 1991’s Unseen Power, and “Creed”, the version of which appeared on 1999’s Double Take. "The Power Of Praise" is a good collection for anyone who doesn’t already have all three Petra Praise albums, and are looking for some very passionate and well-crafted worship songs.
Revival is the nineteenth studio album of the Christian rock band Petra and their third praise album. It was released on November 20, 2001. Because of more band membership changes, InPop wisely decided to use the "core" of Petra–John Schlitt, Louie Weaver, and Bob Hartman–to make this album. The three were hooked up with producers Jason Halbert and Dwayne Larring, formerly of Sonicflood. The result is a praise album that pushes the Petra sound in creative new directions. The album sounds great!
Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus is the sixteenth studio album of the Christian rock band Petra and their second praise album. It was released on February 18, 1997. The album was released amidst some major line-up changes in the band, and it features contributions of several musicians. It's the first album to feature Lonnie Chapin on bass, who would become the band's full-time bassist until 2001.
On Fire! is the tenth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1988 by StarSong. It's hard rock at it's finest: blazing guitars and drums, incredible rhythm, in-your-face lyrics that continue the spiritual warfare theme. The opening three songs of this album are the greatest series of songs on any Petra CD.
This Means War! is the ninth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1987. In this album, the band started to refine their movement into a more hard rock/arena rock sound, still retaining keyboard synthesizers to back the driving guitar work. This album also signaled the beginning of a military motif present in the song lyrics that the band would carry through several of their following albums.
Captured in Time and Space is the first live album of Christian rock band, Petra, and their first live album. Petra's only live-recorded album was also the last album to feature Greg X. Volz as the lead singer. Petra recorded this while on the "Beat the System" tour, so many of the songs are from that album. Some highlights are the solos by Bob Hartman on guitar, Louie Weaver on drums, and John Lawry on keyboards. Also, it should be noted that the CD version of this album is substantially shorter than the tape and vinyl versions. Parts of songs, portions of Greg's preaching at the end, and one entire song were cut so the album would fit on one CD. Consequently, many people have never heard the song The Great I Am, a spontaneous song the band improvised at the show. It has never been performed since.