Never Say Dinosaur

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Never Say Dinosaur
Compilation album by Various
Released June 11, 1996
Recorded various studios
Genre Christian rock
Length 54:03
Label Star Song Records
Producer Darrell A. Harris
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine not rated[2]

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."[2]

The album title is a pun on Petra's fourth studio album, Never Say Die. It is also a pun on the title of Petra's irrelevance and age, who at the time had been performing for nearly twenty-five years, by rejecting comparisons of the band with extinct dinosaurs.

The album was released by Star Song Records in 1996. They worked with the band during most of the 1980s through part of the band's most successful tenure.

Track listing[edit]

Track Song title Originally released on Cover band Producer
1 "Taste and See" Washes Whiter Than (1979) Audio Adrenaline John Hampton
2 "Judas' Kiss" More Power to Ya (1982) The Walter Eugenes Nichols and Perkins
3 "Not of This World" Not of this World (1983) Galactic Cowboys Alan Doss
4 "Yahweh Love" Washes Whiter Than (1979) Sarah Jahn Paul Mills
5 "I Can Be Friends With You" Never Say Die (1981) MxPx Bob Moon
6 "Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows" More Power to Ya (1982) Jars of Clay Brent Bourgeois
7 "Louie's Solo" Original song. Based on the title of,
and including samples from a song off
Captured in Time and Space (1986)
Kevin Max Smith/Passafist Nichols and Perkins
8 "Road to Zion" More Power to Ya (1982) Sixpence None the Richer Brent Bourgeois
9 "Pied Piper" Not of this World (1983) The Stand Nichols and Perkins
10 "Wake Up" Petra (1974) Grammatrain Grammatrain and Aaron Sprinkle
11 "The Coloring Song" Never Say Die (1981) Caprill and My Sister's Garden Nichols and Perkins
12 "All the King's Horses" This Means War! (1987) Plankeye Gene Eugene and Plankeye

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "various artists, "Never Say Dinosaur" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hendrickson, Lucas W. (May 1996). "Reviews". CCM Magazine 18 (12): 51. ISSN 1524-7848.