Revival (Petra album)
|Studio album by Petra|
|Released||November 20, 2001|
|Genre||Christian rock, praise|
Revival was released amidst some major changes for the band. Three members had departed the band, so Bob Hartman decided to return from retirement to help cement the ground for their next album. Also, the band was dropped from their label (Word/Epic) which started a search for a suitable record label to launch their next album.
Inpop Records picked the band up and prepared for their next release. It was decided by both the band and producers that the best way to follow was a third praise album. They also decided that, instead of hiring new members, they would stay with remaining core members (John Schlitt, Louie Weaver, Bob Hartman) and use studio musicians for bass and keyboards.
The music features a more electric and synthesized sound, using heavy programming and sampling without sacrificing Hartman's guitar sounds or Weaver's rhythm. This is the only album of Petra that does not feature a song written by founder Bob Hartman.
- "Send Revival, Start With Me" (Words by Matt Redman) – 5:29
- "The Noise We Make" (Words by Jesse Reeves and Chris Tomlin) – 5:05
- "Oasis" (Words by John Hartley and Gary Sadler) – 3:56
- "The Prodigal's Song" (Words by Paul Oakley) – 4:16
- "Amazing Grace" (Words by Sadler, Hartley and Dwayne Larring) – 4:03
- "Jesus, Friend of Sinners" (Words by Oakley) – 3:32
- "Better Is One Day" (Words by Redman) – 4:36
- "Meet With Me" (Words by Lamont Hiebert) – 3:28
- "You Satisfy" (Words by Peter Gross and Ashlee White) – 4:26
- "We Want to See Jesus Lifted High" (Words by Doug Horley) – 3:02
- "How Long" (Words by Stuart Townend) – 4:06
- Rick Cua - bass
- Jason Halbert - keyboards, programming, background vocals
- Dwayne Larring - guitars
- David Larring
- Kevin Walt
- David Davidson - string arrangement on "Send Revival"
- John Catchings - strings
- David Angell - strings
- Monisa Angell - strings
- Jason Halbert & Dwayne Larring - Producer
- Steve Ford - Executive Producer
- Engineered by Marc Chevalier, Dwayne Larring and Jason Halbert
- Assistant Engineer - David Streit
- Additional Engineering - Bob Hartman
- Mixed by Jacquire King at The Refuge, Franklin, Tennessee and EMI Studios, Brentwood, Tennessee
- Recorded at The Bennett House, The Refuge, and House of Bob Studio, Franklin, Tennessee and at The Junction, Pasadena, California
- Mastered by Richard Dodd at Vital Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
- Assisted by Dan Lessler
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The album was well received by audience and critics. John DiBiase, of Jesus Freak Hideout, called the album "a bold and brilliant step" for the band, and gave it 3.5 out of stars. Billboard magazine wrote "the group records songs brilliantly" and called the album "a reminder of why [Petra] will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year".