Never Say Die (Petra album)

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Never Say Die
Petra Never Say Die.jpg
Studio album by Petra
Released 1981
Genre Christian rock
Length 38:50
Label StarSong Records
Producer Jonathan David Brown
Petra chronology
Washes Whiter Than
(1979)Washes Whiter Than1979
Never Say Die
More Power to Ya
(1982)More Power to Ya1982
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Never Say Die is the fourth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1981. "The Coloring Song" was a radio hit for the band and sales were higher for this album than the previous. This album set the stage for Petra's success in the 1980s and their next few albums duplicated much of the formula, as well as repeated the "guitar" theme on the album cover.

The album is the first to feature new members John Slick and Mark Kelly (keyboards and bass respectively).

StarSong Records later re-issued the album on a single CD with 1979's Washes Whiter Than. Washes Whiter Than had two tracks cut for space; Never Say Die was included in full.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "The Coloring Song" (Words & Music by Dave Eden) – 2:52
  2. "Chameleon" – 5:47
  3. "Angel of Light" – 4:21
  4. "Killing My Old Man" – 3:46
  5. "Without Him We Can Do Nothing" (Words & Music by Greg X. Volz) – 3:26
  6. "Never Say Die" – 3:42
  7. "I Can Be Friends With You" – 4:12
  8. "For Annie" – 4:24
  9. "Father of Lights" – 3:02
  10. "Praise Ye the Lord" (Words & Music by Volz) – 3:18



Additional musicians[edit]

  • Keith Edwards - Drums, percussion
  • Alex MacDougall - Percussion
  • Joe Miller - Trombone
  • Bob Welborn - Trumpet



  • Engineered and Mixed by Jonathan David Brown
  • Recorded at Rivendell Sound Recorders, Pasadena, Texas
  • Additional overdubs at Martinsound, Alhambra, California and Whitefield Sound, Santa Ana, California
  • Mixed at Whitefield Sound
  • Mastered at MCA/Whitney Recording Studio by Steve Hall