No Doubt (1995)
Updated: Jun 26
No Doubt is the fifteenth studio album by the Christian rock band Petra, released on August 26, 1995 by Word Records.
John and Dino Elefante return to the production chairs on their first album producing since 1991's Unseen Power. The tone of the album is more pop-oriented than any previous release featuring John Schlitt. Most of the rock songs lack the driving edge of their previous albums, and the sonic field is no longer flooded with distorted guitars, leaning more toward a calculated, radio-friendly sound. This is also Ronny Cates' final appearance on a Petra album as he would leave after the release of this album.
All the guitars in the album were played by founder Bob Hartman. However, since he had quit touring with the band before the release of the album, new guitarist David Linchens was enlisted to travel with the band and appeared in the album art and promotional pictures. This is the only album to feature Jim Cooper. Cooper was a keyboard technician for former keyboardist John Lawry for several years. When Lawry retired, Cooper replaced him for this album.
No Doubt debuted and peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, making their first appearance on the main chart. The album also appears on the Heatseekers Albums chart at number 18 and number 2 on the Top Christian Album chart. Petra won a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 27th GMA Dove Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album, after winning three previous Grammys. Music videos were made for the songs "Enter In" and "Think Twice" to promote the album.
1. Enter In (Bob Hartman, Jim Cooper, John Elefante) -5:00
2. Think Twice (Bob Hartman, Jim Cooper, Ronny Cates, John Elefante) -4:19
3. Heart of a Hero (Brian Wooten, Jim Cooper) -4:09
4. More Than a Thousand Words (Bob Hartman) -4:58
5. No Doubt (Bob Hartman, Ronny Cates, John Elefante) -4:53
6. Right Place (Bob Hartman) -3:38
7. Two Are Better Than One (Bob Hartman, Ronny Cates) -3:42
8. Sincerely Yours (Bob Hartman, Jim Cooper, Brian Wooten, Andy Denton) -4:16
9. Think of These Things (Bob Hartman) -4:24
10. For All Your Worth (Bob Hartman, Jim Cooper) -4:14
11. We Hold Our Hearts Out to You (Bob Hartman, John Elefante, Dino Elefante) -4:11
Bob Hartman -lead guitar on all tracks
David Linchens -lead guitar for touring and album cover
John Schlitt -lead vocals
Ronny Cates -bass guitar
Jim Cooper -keyboards
Louie Weaver -drums
Dove Award -Rock Album of the Year (No Doubt)
"No Doubt" -#8 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC
"Sincerely Yours" -#3 Christian CHR, #5 Christian AC
"We Hold Our Hearts Out to You" -#16 Christian CHR, #28 Christian AC
"Enter In" -#17 Christian CHR
Previous release: Wake-Up Call (1993)
Next release: Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus (1997)