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by Progfan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra March 21, 2020 concert
Replies: 18
Views: 6947

Re: Petra March 21, 2020 concert

Mountain Man, I’m also in the live event industry. This is indeed a trying time. We had all of our annual spring events canceled over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully this doesn’t last long. Luckily we also do permanent AV installations, which are generally still proceeding as planned. Stay stron...
by Progfan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra should do a live concert cd
Replies: 61
Views: 92250

Re: Petra should do a live concert cd

I’m actually a big fan of the Elefante production. It didn’t necessarily work 100 percent of the time, but it did seem to inject new life into the band when they really needed it.
by Progfan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: New Petra Project
Replies: 125
Views: 55488

Re: New Petra Project

The overall volume on BTTS and TMW CDs is incredibly low compared to albums that came later So turn up the volume! The early Petra albums sound great when played loud. Doesn’t work when playing the CDs on shuffle, because you have to ride the volume for the really loud ones. Sonically, the early CD...
by Progfan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: New Petra Project
Replies: 125
Views: 55488

Re: New Petra Project

The CDs of albums that were recorded during the era of CDs do sound acceptable, but there is still room for improvement. The overall volume on BTTS and TMW CDs is incredibly low compared to albums that came later. And no, I’m not advocating for making new editions with no dynamics to compete in the ...
by Progfan
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: New Petra Project
Replies: 125
Views: 55488

Re: New Petra Project

I would be happy if they re-released all of the back catalogue as deluxe remastered editions. Give us some rare tracks, alternate versions, live material. Do a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.
by Progfan
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra should do a live concert cd
Replies: 61
Views: 92250

Re: Petra should do a live concert cd

Good live albums can really capture a band’s true musical potential. The greatest live albums showcase artists at their spontaneous best, and are usually far less tame and constrained than their studio counterparts.
by Progfan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: "Beat the System" Release Date Controversy
Replies: 41
Views: 16226

Re: "Beat the System" Release Date Controversy

It’s so hard to remember that far back. I have thought all these years that it was 1984, probably because any copy I had was labeled with the 1984 copyright date. At least parts of the above info seem to be correct, in that A&M was apparently slated to release it in 1985. The problem with using that...
by Progfan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: First recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 4736

Re: First recommendations

Also according to Discogs, John Slick is a player on the first Twenty Twenty album. A detail I definitely forgot, as I have not had a physical copy for quite a while.
by Progfan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: First recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 4736

Re: First recommendations

Did anyone mention Vector? Their first two albums are great, and pretty different from each other.
by Progfan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: First recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 4736

Re: First recommendations

September is very good. Also, Twenty Twenty had two albums. The second album is “Altered” and is generally more rocking than the first. Members of White Heart were involved on both albums if memory serves correctly.
by Progfan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Christian bands & their secular counterparts
Replies: 91
Views: 21606

Re: Christian bands & their secular counterparts

Diehardpetrafan:) wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:47 pm
This isn't Christian + Secular but The verses for The Finish Line by Steve Taylor
Kind of sounds like the verses for
Shine by Newsboys
Steve Taylor has writing credit on both songs.
by Progfan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Favorite singer poll
Replies: 24
Views: 5448

Re: Favorite singer poll

To me, Greg sounds better on some of the early albums compared to later on. I would probably count the material on Never Say Die as some of his strongest performances. It’s too hard to vote for a favorite vocalist. I like both Greg and John, and I feel they each brought something unique to the band ...
by Progfan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Which CCR Musician would you meet?
Replies: 16
Views: 5696

Re: Which CCR Musician would you meet?

I have met a few CCM artists, with two meetings that stand out as notable. The first was the day I spent running errands for Mylon & Broken Heart during the 86/87 “Look Up” tour. All super nice guys, very friendly and personable. The other was an outdoor concert that John Schlitt was doing at a high...
by Progfan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Songs For Upcoming Concerts
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Songs For Upcoming Concerts

I know Petra with John performed “For Annie.” There were probably other Greg songs as well, but I can’t remember at the moment.
by Progfan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Farewell Petra + John Lawry in Missouri
Replies: 21
Views: 4223

Re: Farewell Petra + John Lawry in Missouri

I think 3 hours driving is all I can manage for an out of town concert. This sounds like a great show. I hope they draw a big crowd.