Wake-Up Call (album)

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Wake-Up Call
Petra Wake Up Call.jpg
Studio album by Petra
Released November 9, 1993
Genre Christian rock, hard rock
Length 42:36
Label DaySpring, Word, Epic
Producer Brown Bannister
Petra chronology
Petra en Alabanza
(1992)Petra en Alabanza1992
Wake-Up Call
(1993)
No Doubt
(1995)No Doubt1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 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

Personnel[edit]

  • Bob Hartman – guitar
  • John Schlitt – lead vocals
  • John Lawry – keyboards
  • Ronny Cates – bass
  • Louie Weaver – drums
  • 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
  • Brown Bannister – producer, additional engineer
  • Jeff Baldingengineer, mixing
  • Wayne Mehl – assistant engineer
  • Martin Woodle – assistant engineer
  • Rory Romano – assistant engineer
  • Steve Bishir – additional engineer
  • The Power Station, New York City – recording location
  • The Dugout, Nashville – recording location
  • Oceanway Studio, Hollywood – recording location, mixing location
  • Sixteenth Avenue Sound, Nashville – mixing location
  • Jeff Demorris – mixing assistant
  • Greg Parker – mixing assistant
  • Pete Martinez – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood – mastering

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wake-Up Call at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Petra, "Wake-Up Call" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards Petra listing". Grammy Awards. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "GMA Dove Awards Past Winners". GMA Dove Awards. Retrieved January 13, 2018.