Petra Revival serves as a reminder of why the Grammy-winning Petra will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year—the group records songs brilliantly.

Petra Revival serves as a reminder of why the Grammy-winning Petra will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year—the group records songs brilliantly. As the title suggests, Petra Revival—the group's first set for Inpop—is a return to the core for an act that has seen numerous personnel changes over the years. Drummer Louis Weaver, lead vocalist John Schlitt, and founder/guitarist Bob Hartman pour their hearts into these modern worship anthems. Rick Cua, who enjoyed a successful career as an artist before becoming an executive at EMI Christian Publishing, lends his considerable talents on bass. Though Hartman generally writes a great deal of Petra's material, this time the group sought modern worship songs from the international community and hit pay dirt with great material by Matt Redman and Stuart Townend, among others. Key cuts include the anthemic "How Long" and the poignant "Send Revival, Start With Me."—DEP

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