Petra - Farewell DVD

Farewell by Petra

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
DVD: Music video
Tags: Rock, DVD, Music DVD, Music Video, Music video, Recommended, Top Rated
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The final musical memento from the veteran Jesus rockers, recorded live in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Reviewed by Haydon Spenceley

Following the success of the 'Jekyll And Hyde' album, it was something of a surprise to learn that Petra were to disband, admittedly after 33 years as a serious touring band, which is certainly not to be sniffed at. This DVD is part of a pair of releases (the other is an audio CD) which were released to mark their passing. Recorded in Franklin, Tennessee on October 4th 2005, and featuring former members Greg X Volz (vocals) and John Lawry (keys), as well as mainstay Bob Hartman on guitar, alongside the latest (and as it turns out final) Petra line up, the concert showcases a selection of hits new and old, including "This Means War", "Jekyll And Hyde", "Grave Robber" (cited as a band favourite in the revealing accompanying interview documentary) and "He Came, He Saw, He Conquered". As well as those we are offered the Rock Medley and Acoustic Set, which provide glimpses of songs old and new. The concert is well shot, giving a good feel of the atmosphere of the event itself. Petra's good time rock 'n' roll sound and straightforward lyrics were not to everyone's taste, and after a while the repetitive nature of the material begins to show, as does the fact that John Schlitt has slightly less energy on-stage these days, but this is not to diminish 'Farewell' as a fine testament to a trailblazing band. A true piece of Christian rock history.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 17585
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Music video
Cat. Code: Inpop PODVD1376
Items: 1
DVD Region: 0 (Multizone: all regions)
Video Encoding: NTSC
Release Date: 2006

The final musical memento from the veteran Jesus rockers, recorded live in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Rock CD Audio Samples Available


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Rock CD Audio Samples Available


Hard rock from Christendom's premier veteran bands augmented by various Newsboys.

For more information about Petra, check the Petra Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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