Wake-Up Call (album)

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Wake-Up Call
Studio album by Petra
Released November 9, 1993
Genre Christian rock, Hard rock
Length 42:36
Label DaySpring Records
Word Records
Epic Records
Producer Brown Bannister
Petra chronology
Petra en Alabanza
(1992)
Wake-Up Call
(1993)
No Doubt
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars [2]

Wake-Up Call is the fourteenth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released on November 9, 1993. The album was one of the most successful for the band garnering them both a Grammy Award and a Dove Award.

The album marks a dramatic shift in tone for the band. The sound is more raw, there are fewer driving rock songs, and it concludes with three consecutive ballads.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "Midnight Oil" – 3:17
  2. "Good News" – 4:29
  3. "Strong Convictions" – 3:53
  4. "He's Been in My Shoes" – 4:22
  5. "Praying Man" (Words by John Lawry, Music by Lawry & Jim Cooper) – 4:25
  6. "Underneath the Blood" (Music by Ronny Cates) – 3:30
  7. "Sleeping Giant" (Music by Cates) – 5:28
  8. "Believer in Deed" – 4:06
  9. "Marks of the Cross" (Music by Cates) – 4:35
  10. "Just Reach Out" (Words & Music by John Schlitt and Rich Gootee) – 4:28

Awards[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Petra[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Robert White Johnson - background vocals
  • Chris Eddy - background vocals
  • Michael Black - background vocals
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - background vocals
  • Bob Carlisle - background vocals
  • Gordon Kennedy - background vocals
  • Nanette Britt - background vocals
  • Vicki Carrico - background vocals
  • Ron Hemby - background vocals
  • Judson Spence - background vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk - background vocals
  • Dale Thompson - background vocals
  • Joe Pizzulo - background vocals

Production[edit]

Recording[edit]

  • Engineered and Mixed by Jeff Balding
  • Recorded at The Power Station, New York; The Dugout, Nashville; Oceanway Studio, Hollywood
  • Assisted by Wayne Mehl, Martin Woodle & Rory Romano
  • Additional Engineering by Brown Bannister & Steve Bishir
  • Mixed at Oceanway Studio and Sixteenth Avenue Sound (Nashville)
  • Assisted by Jeff Demorris, Greg Parker & Pete Martinez
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r190900
  2. ^ "Petra, "Wake-Up Call" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31.