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Petra - Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die album

Petra  - Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die album
  • Performer Petra
  • Title Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die
  • Date of release 1988
  • Country US
  • Other formats MPC WAV TTA FLAC DXD AC3 AIFF
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1234 mb
  • Size FLAC 1641 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 658

Never Say Die is the fourth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1981. The Coloring Song" was a radio hit for the band and sales were higher for this album than the previous. This album set the stage for Petra's success in the 1980s and their next few albums duplicated much of the formula, as well as repeated the "guitar" theme on the album cover. The album is the first to feature new members John Slick and Mark Kelly (keyboards and bass respectively).

Washes whiter than is a little slower but it does show the softer side until they perfected their sound then out comes Never Say Die!!!!! This one set the stage for the awesome list of albums that came out after it!!!!! You can definately hear the progression as they went from one time period to another!!! . The album varies from ballads to funk to jazz and rock with the gospel message. Never Say Die is the start of the "classic" era of Petra with their more straight ahead rock. From the opening crooner "The Coloring Song" we move into some classic Petra rock with "Chameleon". The album could be described as easy listening rock and finishes with the worship anthem "Praise Ye The Lord".

Washes Whiter Than is the third studio album by the Christian rock band Petra. It was released in 1979 amidst major line-up changes that saw all but one of the founding band members leave. The album features a more mellow style when compared to the band's two previous efforts. Part of the reason for this is that the group wanted to get away from the controversy surrounding the hard rock style of their earlier releases.

Washes Whiter Than is the third album from Christian rock band Petra. It was released in 1979 by Star Song Records. It is the first album to feature Greg X. Volz as the official lead singer of the band, although musician Rob Frazier is the lead vocalist in three songs. After the release of Come and Join Us, and their subsequent release from Myrrh Records, Petra suffered their first major lineup change. First, Greg Hough and John DeGroff left the band

Never Say Die (1981). More Power to Ya (1982). Not of this World (1983). This album included the use of the backmasking technique. This caused a backlash from the Christian community against the genre. In an attempt to divert people obsessed with this from it, Petra used the technique with the intent to send a message. During the song "Judas' Kiss", from 0:00 to 0:03, the phrase "What are you lookin' for the devil for when you oughta be lookin' for the Lord?" is heard when played in backward motion. Never Say Die. More Power to Ya. Not of this World. Captured in Time and Space.

album: "Washes Whiter Than" (1979). I'm Thankful Why Should The Father Bother? Morning Star Magic Mirror Mary's Song Yahweh Love (Couldn't Find Love) Without You Taste And See Magic Words Deep Love. album: "Never Say Die" (1981). Enter In Think Twice Heart Of A Hero More Than A Thousand Words No Doubt Right Place Two Are Better Than One Sincerely Yours Think On These Things For All You're Worth We Hold Our Hearts Out To You. album: "Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus" (1997). Song Of Moses, Rev. 15:3-4 Lord, I Lift Your Name On High Be Of Good Cheer Show Your Power I Love You, Lord The Holiest Name Let Our Voices Rise Like Incense Ancient Of Days I Waited For The Lord On High Lovely Lord Medley: Only By Grace, To Him Who Sits On The Throne, You Are Holy We Need Jesus.

Petra (9). Washes Whiter Than ‎(LP, Album, Bla).

Petra - Never Say Die, 03:43, . MB download mp3 full version here. Album: The Early Years, Never Say Die/Washes Whiter Than. The Early Years: Best 2 songs.

Album: Never Say Die, Washes Whiter Than, Original Release Date: 1994. Genre: Christian & Gospel. Song Duration: 3 min 18 sec.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Washes Whiter Than 33:54
1 I'm Thankful 2:41
2 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
3 Morning Star
Written-By – R. Frazier*
4 Magic Mirror 3:27
5 Mary's Song
Written-By – R. Frazier*
6 Yahweh Love 5:38
7 Taste And See 3:23
8 Deep Love 3:57
Never Say Die 38:50
9 The Coloring Song
Written-By – Dave Eden
10 Chameleon 5:47
11 Angel Of Light 4:21
12 Killing My Old Man 3:46
13 Without Him We Can Do Nothing
Written-By – Greg Volz*
14 Never Say Die 3:42
15 I Can Be Friends With You 4:12
16 For Annie
Arranged By [String And Horn Arrangements] – John Slick
17 Father Of Lights 3:02
18 Praise Ye The Lord
Written-By – Greg Volz*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Star Song Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Star Song Records
  • Record Company – Jubilee Communications, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Sparrow/Star Song Distribution
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus, Virginia
  • Recorded At – Bee Jay Recording Studio
  • Recorded At – Rivendell Sound Recorders
  • Overdubbed At – Martinsound
  • Overdubbed At – Whitefield Studios
  • Mastered At – MCA Whitney Recording Studios
  • Published By – Dawn Treader Music
  • Published By – Gaither Copyright Management


  • Arranged By [Track Arrangements By ... With] – Jonathan* (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Arranged By [Track Arrangements By] – Petra (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Bass, Backing Vocals [Backup Vocals] – Mark Kelly (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Booking [Additional Bookings] – William Morris Agency
  • Booking [Ministry Dates] – Ambassador Agency*
  • Design [Album Design (Washes Whiter Than)], Artwork [Washes Whiter Than] – George Werth
  • Drums, Percussion – Keith Edwards (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Engineer [Engineered By] – Andy deGanahl (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Guitar [All Guitars] – Bob Hartman (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Illustration [Never Say Die] – Randy Rogers
  • Keyboards, Backing Vocals [Backup Vocals] – John Slick (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Layout [Never Say Die] – Mary Ann Smith
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals [Backup Vocals] – Greg X. Volz (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Management [Management By] – FirstBorne Productions*
  • Mastered By – Steve Hall (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Other [Album Direction] – Dan Brock (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Percussion – Alex MacDougall (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Producer [Produced By] – George Atwell (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Producer [Produced By], Engineer [Engineered By], Mixed By – Jonathan David Brown (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Trombone – John Miller (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Trumpet – Bob Welborn (tracks: 9 to 18)
  • Written-By – Bob Hartman (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6 to 8, 10 to 12, 14 to 17)


This release combines the following unique features:
- Tray card: Barcode 0 54438-8016-2 3 ; Sparrow/Star Song distribution credits ; no Printed in Canada logo.
- Disc: black/silver with Star Song logo pattern ; Nimbus in matrix.

First CD release of Petra's albums Petra - Washes Whiter Than and Petra - Never Say Die. Due to CD capacity issues two songs from Petra - Washes Whiter Than were cut ((Couldn't Find Love) Without You, Magic Words), and to this date have never been released on CD.

Inserts list albums in incorrect order. The track list on the disc has the right order, but mistakenly includes the two missing songs.

Credits/copyright info as per release:

Washes Whiter Than
- Recorded at: Bee Jay Recording Studios, Orlando, FL
- A Dan Brock Associates Production
- All songs © 1979 Dawn Treader Music, a division of Jubilee Communications, Inc. Administered by Gaither Copyright Management.

Never Say Die
- Recorded at Rivendell Sound Recorders in Pasadena, TX.
- Additional Overdubs: Martinsound, Alhambra, CA, Whitefield Sound, Santa Anna, CA
- Mastered at: MCA/Whitney Recording Studio
- All songs © 1981 Dawn Treader Music (SESAC), a division of Jubilee Communications, Inc. Administered by Gaither Copyright Management.

Copyright info as per release:
© ℗ 1979, 1981, 1988 Star Song Records, a division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 12929 Gulf Freeway, Suite 110, Houston, Texas 77034. Distributed by Sparrow/Star Song, 9255 Deering Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Printed in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 054438801623
  • Matrix / Runout: SSD 8016 (V) : :MASTERED: ·BY NIMBUS· [on 2 lines]
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Rights Society: SESAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SSD 8016 Petra Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die ‎(CD, Comp) Star Song SSD 8016 US 1988
SSD 8016 Petra Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die ‎(CD, Comp) Star Song SSD 8016 US 1988
SSD 8016 Petra Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Star Song SSD 8016 US Unknown
SSD 8016 Petra Washes Whiter Than / Never Say Die ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Star Song SSD 8016 US Unknown