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by brent
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra back to the rock 3
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Petra back to the rock 3

The only way the second CPR record got down was by a handful of people giving them the money, and the guys worked for free. So, if someone here wants to cough up 25k or so, I am sure they could motivate the guys. If I had the money, I would pay for Volz to track the whole Back To The Street record. ...
by brent
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra back to the rock 3
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Petra back to the rock 3

Nah. I doubt they will. It is too hard to recoupe expenses. With the global economy being what it is, it will be harder than it was pre covid. Any new and original music will be written by Greg for the most part. You can hear his music on his solo releases.
by brent
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra cassettes
Replies: 18
Views: 4179

Re: Petra cassettes

Have your CDs recorded onto tape. Don't get rid of them. What will you do WHEN you have drop-out, or your machine eats the tape? Tapes are inferior in every way to CDs. They have much lower stereo channel separation and signal-to-noise. They have print-through effect (which is when you hear a phanto...
by brent
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra should have a greatest hits album.
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Petra should have a greatest hits album.

They don't have any more hits to keep all of the greatest hits albums from being the same. Oh, they have been remastered and such, but they aren't necessarily better than another. Besides, all you need to do is burn your own, stream your own playlist, etc. No reason to purchase anything.
by brent
Tue May 31, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Which albums actually feature Louie's drumming?
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Which albums actually feature Louie's drumming?

My recollection of the conversations was sequencing of the songs was done first, and then the live drum tracks were added as overdubs on top of the sequences, click tracks, etc. Back in the day, before Steven Slate Drums, EZ Drummer and all of the stuff we have today, it wasn't as easy as it is to d...
by brent
Thu May 19, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Which albums actually feature Louie's drumming?
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Which albums actually feature Louie's drumming?

According to Louie, the only record he really played drums on was the weed record by the sonic flood guys. Of course he recorded drums, but he did more overdubbing and the songs had samples. The songs were mapped out by the E brothers and John L on drum machines, etc. I spoke to Louie and John L abo...
by brent
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: TUOSS - New Christimas Single
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: TUOSS - New Christimas Single

That's great. John sounds fantastic.
by brent
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Remastered albums
Replies: 77
Views: 15713

Re: Remastered albums

The first pressings for Star Song Petra CDs were done in Japan. BTS, BTTS and TMW all exist in Japanese pressings for the US market. The second set of pressings were done in the UK. MPTY, NOTW and BTS were pressed between July 1986 and September 1987 at a UK pressing plant called Disctec. These wer...
by brent
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Remastered albums
Replies: 77
Views: 15713

Re: Remastered albums

The two formerly 'missing' tracks on the 'Washes Whiter Than' remaster appear to have been sourced from vinyl. Listen carefully and you can hear the odd giveaway. In fact, the pops and flutters match exactly with the WAV files of those songs, that I uploaded to this very forum a couple of years ago...
by brent
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: The Jesus Music movie trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: The Jesus Music movie trailer

Stryper has repeatedly stated they were not Petra listeners. They did not come up through the ccm labels, or venues. Instead they took the more standard approach and their biggest influence is probably Van Halen. Maybe some Boston or Thin Lizzy, but certainly not Petra. Heck, they still pretty much...
by brent
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: The Jesus Music movie trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: The Jesus Music movie trailer

Stryper has repeatedly stated they were not Petra listeners. They did not come up through the ccm labels, or venues. Instead they took the more standard approach and their biggest influence is probably Van Halen. Maybe some Boston or Thin Lizzy, but certainly not Petra. Heck, they still pretty much...
by brent
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: The Jesus Music movie trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: The Jesus Music movie trailer

Stryper has repeatedly stated they were not Petra listeners. They did not come up through the ccm labels, or venues. Instead they took the more standard approach and their biggest influence is probably Van Halen. Maybe some Boston or Thin Lizzy, but certainly not Petra. Heck, they still pretty much...
by brent
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: The Jesus Music movie trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Re: The Jesus Music movie trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsrrgSoForE I was hoping someone else would have touched on this by now. How much credit will the earliest pioneers of CCM get? Without Petra, there would be no Newsboys, Skillet, Stryper, etc. I feel like they'll get "the shaft" just like with the CCM anniversary sp...
by brent
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Remastered albums
Replies: 77
Views: 15713

Re: Remastered albums

Unless one of the remaining old guys like Bernie Grundman did it, I don't know how good it could be. They say you have to spend 10,000 hours to master an instrument or a related field. But, I would take the vinyl to have it for my grandkids, so they could know what Christian rock and record players ...
by brent
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Remastered albums
Replies: 77
Views: 15713

Re: Remastered albums

I have compared two albums, lining up the first gen CD releases with the remastered. This process is kind of boring, but, I had to do some gain matching to be able to invert polarity of the remastered tracks so I could hear what is going on. Basically, the remasters are about 4dB hotter +/-, and the...