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Double Take by Petra

Cross Rhythms Rating: 3/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Airplay
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  1. 1. Judas' Kiss
  2. 2. The Coloring Song
  3. 3. Dance
  4. 4. Beyond Belief
  5. 5. The Longing
  6. 6. He Came, He Saw
  7. 7. Beat The System
  8. 8. This Means War
  9. 9. Breathe In
  10. 10. Creed
  11. 11. Praying Man
  12. 12. Just Reach Out
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Reviewed by David Cranson

Oh, brilliant I thought, another unplugged album - how original. I was right, and wrong. Like - only a wee bit like - the 'Ampendectomy' album by Resurrection Band, this has its moments, only not as many as its peer. Whilst 'Amp.' works most of the time, this one doesn't. It's what Petra have done with the songs that's the problem. To these ears, which have heard a LOT of Petra, they've got most of the arrangements wrong. Too negative in feel, too minor rather than major. The strings lend a depressive mood to the tracks they appear on. The only songs which really work are the two new ones, probably written with a "live in the studio.sound" (quote, unquote) in mind; especially "The Longing" which is very good and reminiscent of the quieter feel on the 'No Doubt' album. I remember the songs "Beyond Belief", "He Came, He Saw.", "Beat The System" and "Dance" the first time round; they were uplifting and inspiring. Now they're flat and rather drab. "This Means War" was a battle cry, now it's boring and repetitive. Even "Just Reach Out" is not quite what it once was. If they set out to redefine old songs, they've done it. If they set out to positively redefine old songs, they've failed. Sorry.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 1871
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Word
Items: 1
Release Date: 2000
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Hard rock from Christendom's premier veteran bands augmented by various Newsboys.

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Posted by Leah Robb in Scotland at 01:59 on Jan 15 2006

This is absolutely unfair. Yes it can be difficult to put the old versions out of your head when listening to the new versions, but I love this album and think it is artistic brilliance on most tracks. I love the old too, but there is something about the music on the new ones that I think explains the lyrics better...well done daring Petra!

Posted by Matt in Poole at 21:58 on Feb 13 2011

I have to agree with Leah on this one. This album is excellent and totally worthy of the Grammy award it recieved.

I personally am a great fan of acoustic music. And this album is packed with it right from the start through to the end. All of the tracks are reworked very well indeed, and all are suitably different in flavour from their originals. And for me, a large percentage are even better than the originals. Dance always was an incredible rocker, but here one can easily Dance to it all the stronger, as the arrangement is totally fitted to "dancing"! This Means War was another thundering classic, which here takes on a more impacting and inpsiring edge, especially with the new words in that crisp and wonderful riff. The Colouring Song is another track that seriously impressed me. Breathe In was good in the lyrics department, and for the fact that Pete Orta actually took on lead vocals for the track. And it works so well. The Longing is just continuing the long line of memorable Petra ballads. Praying Man and Just Reach Out are both better here than on their original album Wake Up Call, simply because the acoustic work is excellently done! This is a very unfairly maligned record.

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