PETRA COME AND JOIN US (VINYL) Remastered, Yellow Vinyl

$39.99

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RELEASE DATE MOVED
Word records has pushed back the release date on the vinyl.  The test pressing contained the incorrect song order. Manufacturing used the later 1990s release order rather than the early 1977 album track order.  Thankfully we caught it before all the vinyl was pressed.  We've asked that they re-submit it to manufacturing so that it's done correctly.  If it's going to contain the Girder Music logo, it's going to be done correctly, even if we all have to wait a bit longer. Period.  We will update you on the release date change once the new test pressings are complete. We anticipate about 4-6 weeks. 

 

Girder Music presents fully remastered audio on both CD and 180 gram color vinyl of the first two Petra albums 1974 and Come and Join Us. It took us years working with Word|Curb records to make these releases happen, but we did it. 

  • Fully Remastered Audio
  • Yellow Vinyl
  • Official Word|Curb and Girder Music Collaboration
  • Originally Released in 1977
  • Girder Music Presents Hype Sticker
  • Release Date June 28 2024
  • 2-Sided Insert with lyrics
  • Limited Run Vinyl Series
  • UPC 80688392109
  • WD2-883921

Petra founding member Bill Glover, had this to say:

We're currently celebrating over 50 years of Petrafied rock. We started Petra in the Fall of 1972 while in Bible school in Ft Wayne Indiana.  It's been 50 years since we recorded our debut self-titled album Petra in 1974.  Come and Join Us, our second album was recorded and released in 1977. It's next to impossible to find original copies of these two albums on vinyl or CD for a reasonable price. These two new remastered albums are a must have for any Petra music lover. The quality of the sound of these remastered re-releases is superior to the original audio and its an awesome opportunity to introduce Petra's Christian rock and message to a new generation.  - Bill Glover

Come and Join Us (Second Album, 1977):

Petra's first album, featuring fully remastered audio, burgundy vinyl, and a 180 gram audiophile pressing, is an official collaboration between Word|Curb and Girder Music. Originally released in 1977, Girder Music presents a hype sticker, with the release date of June 2024. Additionally, the album includes a 2-sided insert with lyrics and is part of a limited run vinyl series.

Experience the progression of Petra's musical journey with "Come and Join Us," their second album released on Myrrh Records in 1977 (Myrrh MSB-6582). Expanding upon the groundwork established by their debut, this album delivers a blend of loud, hard-driving Jesus rock, with a subtle shift towards a classic rock sound tinged with rural influences. Greg Volz makes his debut, unveiling his remarkable vocals on tracks such as 'Woman Don't You Know' and a rendition of the Argent anthem 'God Gave Rock & Roll To You'. 'Holy Ghost Power' and 'Sally' introduce funky grooves and gritty rhythms, while 'Where Can I Go' and 'Without Him' emerge as robust rockers brimming with energy. The album is adorned with impressive guitar licks, complemented by a standout drum solo featured on 'Woman Don't You Know'. Amidst the fervor, only one ballad, the closing anthem 'Ask Him In', filled the void for many Christians that were encouraged to discarded secular albums.  

Petra began as a band in 1972, recording their first album in 1974.  Very few bands have made an impact and lasted as long as Petra, fifty years to be exact.  Many fans didn't hear or even know about Petra until the they had already won their first Grammy in 1990 for Best Rock Contemporary Album for Beyond Belief. Real Petra fans were following the band long before the masses jumped on the bandwagon. Many of us followed them from the beginning, or so we thought. After all, wasn't Washes Whiter Than and Never Say Die the bands first albums?  Many of us "real fans" actually thought so  because it wasn't until Washes Whiter Than and Never Say Die and great promotion from Star Song as the go-to Christian rock label of the day accompanied by great distribution that many of us became real fans. Truth be told, Petra released these two milestone records in the 70's long before the bands 80's era of high-tech sounds and futuristic guitar spaceships adorned covers. Bob Hartman, Greg Hough, Bill Glover, and John DeGroff were crafting raw, guitar-driven rock-n-roll very reminiscent of CCR, Allman Bros. and even Cream.   

One of the greatest things about these first two early Petra albums is the progression of what it actually brought us. When so many of us were discouraged that we couldn’t find rock ‘n’ roll that was anywhere close to the counterpart that was available on a secular scene, these albums closed that gap. There were a few bands that changed that mindset for us Christian rockers, and at the top of most peoples list was the band Petra. Although these first two early albums were not as well known, they are just as good. If you are a true Petra fan, these are not only must haves for your collection, but you must put them on and play them. You'll realize now 50 years later, how great these albums really are. Back in the day in the mid 80s when there was flying guitars and spaceships on the album covers we often mocked classic rock as being not as rock ‘n’ roll. If you didn't have long hair and leather pants with a flying V guitars, you weren't cool.  However, looking back now, we realize not only where these albums great they were also defining moments for the Christian music scene. These album, standalone as a testament of what great classic Christian rock should be, yet few accomplished. 

1. GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU 5:37
2. HOLY GHOST POWER 2:27
3. WOMAN DON’T YOU KNOW 3:41
4. SALLY 4:26
5.  COME AND JOIN US 4:39
6. WHERE CAN I GO 3:52
7. WITHOUT YOU I WOULD SURELY DIE 4:27
8. ASK HIM IN 3:31
9. GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU (REPRISE) 2:50

 

 

Product, Packaging, Shipping and Insurance

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Shipping
All CDs are shipping in a high quality bubble mailer or rigid envelope via USPS First Class Mail or Media Mail domestically.  All international orders are sent USPS Global Post Economy unless requested differently. International customer may be required to pay import duties or taxes.  Those fees are not included in the shipping cost. We package all vinyl using heavy duty record mailers with padded inserts to minimize damage to vinyl during shipments. 99% arrive without issue. See our Shipping Insurance, Refunds, and Returns and Exchanges policy here

 

 


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