Talk about Petra albums, songs, and concerts.
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*RADIANT BLUE VINYL w/Poster
*12 Page Booklet Jewel Case w/Trading Card
*2021 Girder Records
*Included Full Color 2 Sided Sleeve with Printed Lyrics, Band Photo
*Includes 12x18" Poster with Vinyl
*Includes Limited Edition Trading Card with the CD
*Originally Release in 1982
*Remastered by Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound)
THE ALBUM THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
More Power To Ya was Petra's 5th album and the album that changed everything. Previously sounding similar to Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Eagles, with some laid back Southern Rock vibes, Petra had been working out the bugs to perfect a polished progressive-rock sound. Petra finally crafted a style that could easily lock horns with anything on the industry charts and stand toe to toe with bands like STYX, Boston and Journey. Their new progressive(ish) rock sound began receiving attention from the mainstream music industry. In case you wondered if this was a significant change, BILLBOARD dubbed More Power to Ya a "Top Album Pick" and praised the band's "surging music, tough lyrics and effective vocals."
Hot on the heels of the success of Never Say Die, Petra's return featured even more polished production, intentional and disciplined composition, and 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, with “The Road To Zion” struck an epic, almost Zeppelin-esque 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.
ABOUT THE REISSUE
Although this album was released as a 25th Anniversary Edition in 2012 (9 years ago), it lacked the punch, low-end, and definition that remastering now affords and at the hand of Rob Colwell it is truly a masterpiece and sound new, fresh and somehow sound relevent again today.
COMING ON CD & VINYL, THIS FRIDAY!!!
Petra - More Power To Ya
Petra - Beat The System
Petra - This Means War
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