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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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