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Beat the System
Beat the System
Genres: Rock, Christian
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All Artists: Petra
Title: Beat the System
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Starsong
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Rock, Christian
Style: Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 054438805720, 054438805744, 054438805751

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Petra was an ecxellent introduction to CCM For me personally
Victor R. Maniglia | Lakeland, FL USA | 09/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Awe, 1985 was the year after graduating from High School and this band's concert that year was the first Rock and Roll concert of any type I have ever been to. These Boys can Rock for the Lord and they do it so well with a Biblically based testimony. I bought the Cassette and started listening to the tracks, now I only knew of before bands like: Styx, Journey, Reo Speedwagon, Van Halen and a few others. These gentlemen belt out a great song and have been noted to be the first CCM group formed in the early 1970's. Please give this talented group a heartfelt listen and enjoy."
Not the best but solid
Daniel Ribel Sr | Florida | 06/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This cd was influenced by the keyboard sound of the mid '80's. That being said, it applies that sound very nicely. The electric keyborad has come and gone from time to time in pop culture, however, this album does not sound dated because the songs are very solid. All of the early Petra albums are great anywayl."
Different album from PETRA...and then again not!
Mr Kimble | 12/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recall that this album was way different than the PETRA albums I've used to listen to those days. PETRA had been a rock-group with great guitar-based albums like "More power to ya" and "Not of this world". Suddenly things had changed and the album I was listening to was a synthisizer-based album with electronic drums. It was different... but then again not!
Even though the sound had changed, the structure of the songs were very much the same.
The lyrics were good old PETRA and I remember listening to the song "It is finshed" and just wondering how greatly the words been laid:
"They searched his face for anger for vengeance in his stare
Instead of eyes that burned with hate a look of love was there
He prayed for their forgiveness and bowed his battered head
And no one knew the meaning of the final words he said:
It is finished"

First I didn't like the new PETRA. Later on the songs begun to grow in my mind until a few years back I found myself listening to this album, thinking that it's their greatest album EVER!
Of course, you can think that the sounds are a bit old and the computer-based lyrics a bit funny. But the message never grows old, in fact I think that it's more accurate than ever.
Just listen to the samples and find it's worth every penny!"