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Post by alldatndensum on Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:24 am

Remember a few years ago when the band Classic Petra came out and re-recorded several old Petra songs?  It was cool to hear them redone and sounding more modern while maintaining that original feel.  Many of us were excited that a form of Petra was back.  There was talk of a 2nd album and then an album of new material that just never happened.  In the Petra camp, Bob and John are doing some shows but that is the only rattle you'll hear.

Well, that has changed!  While Bob Hartman isn't involved, Greg X Volz, Ronnie Cates, John Lowry, and Louie Weaver have formed CPR (classic Petra revived) and are finishing up an album of.....you guessed it....redone Petra songs!  I am sure these are tracks that Volz wrote or would have had to gotten permission from Hartman to use.  There will be on the debut album that they are currently recording at John Lowry's studio nine classic Petra songs and one classic rock song (non-Petra) on the album.  There is talk on Volz's Facebook of doing another classic Petra tune album and then bringing out the new songs that he teases on his website. 

You can read all about it at https://www.gregxvolz.com and even see a video in the studio with some tracks being played as a promo.
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Post by My Awesome Timothy on Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:20 am

I loved that classic Petra album!!!
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Post by New Creation on Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:31 am

This is fantastic news. I'm especially happy to see Louie Weaver involved.

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Post by alldatndensum on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:50 am

I have studio envy from that video.  Lowry has a NICE setup!
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Post by New Creation on Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:00 am

alldatndensum wrote:I have studio envy from that video.  Lowry has a NICE setup!

Yes he does! I've checked in on him from time to time over the last few years and he seems to be able to stay busy doing what he loves, which is awesome. (By the way, it's spelled Lawry)
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Post by Black Rider on Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:14 am

Scratches that nostalgia itch I get sometimes.  Cool
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Post by TMLMKE on Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:50 pm

I haven't listened to anything Petra related for a few years but, That teaser got my radar up.
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:27 pm

Sounds like they're doing Aerosmith's "Dream On." I think Greg can hit those highs better at 67 than Steven Tyler did at 24.  Very Happy
Not to say that song isn't amazing as it is.

As for the band, I like Greg's era better than the John era, though the first 4 with John are amazing! Never seen the band live. I'm more interested in any one of the two coming around. Hopefully that'll be some part of this.

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Post by My Awesome Timothy on Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:50 pm

What does CPR stand for..... Christian Pop Realm!!!   lol!
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Post by eatbugs on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:19 am

Greg did "Dream On" on his Come Out Fighting album.  Is he covering his cover?

I hope to get this.  I wonder why Bob and Mark aren't involved?  Ronny was awesome, the bassist of my favorite Petra era but he didn't play with Greg.

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Post by alldatndensum on Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:42 am

My Awesome Timothy wrote:What does CPR stand for..... Christian Pop Realm!!!   lol!


Classic Petra Revived
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Post by Black Rider on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:21 am

I thought it was a play on words for how old they were. =)
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Post by FreeRangeBeliever on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:58 am

Volz is such a classic era rock singer...still sounds great! I'll never forget getting into More Power to Ya, Not of This World, Beat the System as a new christian in 1985... And i think his version of Dream On is much better than Aerosmith's ...though i have to admit i never liked Aerosmith anyway.
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Post by Black Rider on Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:28 pm

First rock concert I ever went to was for More Power to Ya. Thought it was sooooo cool.
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Post by alldatndensum on Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:29 pm

I'm just glad to see some classic sounding stuff coming out.
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Post by Follower of Jesus on Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:08 pm

I'll grab this when it comes out. I'm thrilled they're finally redoing It Is Finished. That is still my favorite Petra track ever. I have a feeling that their version of Dream On is going to be miles better than the original. Volz' voice is so far superior to Steven Tyler's.
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Post by Soldier777 on Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:54 pm

I will be getting this. I like the various forms of Petra. it seems that they have changed or revamped some form of Petra over the past 15-20 years or so. Before this the line up until about 1994 were fairly constant with a scatter band member change. Since the late 1990's, you have the John Schlitt with newer members. Then you have the trio: Bob, John and Louie during the Revival era. Then you have the Bob and John duo from about 2003 to 2010, including 2 Guys from Petra. Then you have the Classic Petra with the early 80's lineup. Then you go back to the Farewell era of Bob and John doing selected dates with 2 other members and I think this is continuing. Now you have CPR (Classic Petra Revived). I will be all over the CPR Project. I find it odd that Bob is not doing guitars. Maybe he is taking a role similar to what he did during the 90's as an administrative/studio session role. I guess time will tell. From the video, you can se ethe track listing will have:

Judas kiss
It is Finished
Dream On
All Over Me
Praise Ye the Lord (YES!).
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Post by Superjuice on Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:54 am

Any word on that unreleased metal project Volz was involved in during the early 90's?
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Post by FreeRangeBeliever on Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:33 am

Superjuice wrote:Any word on that unreleased metal project Volz was involved in during the early 90's?

Ahh..someone else remembers that!! I remember reading about it being called X-Ray and was going to be in the Van Halen mold...
Obviously it never eventuated and Greg probably considers himself too old at 67 for that now.
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Post by Superjuice on Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:44 am

FreeRangeBeliever wrote:
Superjuice wrote:Any word on that unreleased metal project Volz was involved in during the early 90's?

Ahh..someone else remembers that!! I remember reading about it being called X-Ray and was going to be in the Van Halen mold...
Obviously it never eventuated and Greg probably considers himself too old at 67 for that now.
I remember Queensryche being the style comparison, but, whatever, it'll probably never see the light of day.  If he has enough material recorded from some sessions, there would be some guys around here that would be dying to master it.
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Post by FreeRangeBeliever on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 am

Yep...sure would be....
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Post by alldatndensum on Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:00 pm

I wonder if this is gonna happen.  There hasn't been an update since February
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Post by My Awesome Timothy on Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:35 pm

Forgot about this, hope this actually comes to fruition.
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Post by pastorbrad on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:53 am

I was Petra quite a bit in the 90s... and ONCE with GXV in aroudn 83-84ish... on the Not of this world tour... good memories... great band!
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Post by alldatndensum on Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:33 pm

I was Petra quite a bit in the 90s... and ONCE with GXV in aroudn 83-84ish...

Ummmm.....you WERE Petra?  LOL

I think you meant to type something more there.  I hope you did, anyway!

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Post by petrafan007 on Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:14 am

wish they would make new material. I'm not a big fan of bands remaking their old classic material. and I'm one of the biggest Petra fans of all time (see my user id). Classic Petra (the recording) SUCKED!

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Post by alldatndensum on Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:16 am

Really?  I thought that Classic Petra was better than the originals as it brought those albums that sound so dated due to the writing, performance, and overall production to life.  I rarely listen to anything prior to Schlitt's coming to the band, but I play that one.

I was looking forward to the CPR album with even more redone Petra classics.  At one time, both line ups wanted to redo their old stuff and then start with some new material, too, if the interest were there.  I'd like to see BOTH versions of Petra (one with Bob & John and one with Volz) return to make some new albums.
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Post by alldatndensum on Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:10 pm

I messaged John Lawry Production and they replied that they are just looking for a good slot to do the mixing.  The CPR album is done as far as recording.
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