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Come and Join Us (1977)

Updated: Dec 31


Come and Join Us is the second studio album by the Christian rock band Petra, released in 1977 on Word Records. The album is produced by Austin Roberts.


Come and Join Us continues with a style similar to the one on their previous album, which is something between country and southern rock. However, the music is more rock-oriented, and the lyrics show more depth. Also - like their previous album - there is no lead singer per se. Instead, the lead vocals are handled by guitarists Bob Hartman and Greg Hough and some guest singers.

One of the guest singers is future lead singer Greg X. Volz who was featured on two songs.


This album would be the final album Petra would record on Word's Myrrh label and Word Records overall. The band would return to the label more than ten years later. Come and Join Us also features the first recording cover of "God Gave Rock and Roll to You" as originally performed by the English rock band Argent with additional lyrics not found on the Argent recording in 1971. Petra would cover the song again on their 1985 album Beat the System.


Track listing on the CD and digital recording

All songs were written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.


1. God Gave Rock and Roll to You (Russ Ballard) -5:36

2. Ask Him In -3:32

3. Sally (Greg Hough) -4:27

4. Without You I Would Surely Die (Greg Hough) -4:28

5. Come and Join Us -4:40

6. Where Can I Go -3:52

7. Holy Ghost Power -2:28

8. Woman Don't You Know (Bob Hartman, Greg Hough) -3:41

9. God Gave Rock and Roll to You (reprise) -2:52


Personnel


Petra:

Bob Hartman -guitar, vocals

Greg Hough -guitar, vocals

John DeGroff -bass guitar

Bill Glover -drums, percussion

Greg X. Volz -lead vocals (tracks 1 and 8)


Previous release: Petra (1974)




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