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PETRA - WASHES WHITER THAN (1979)



  
01 I'm Thankful 2:53
Words and music: Bob Hartman
Lead vocals: Rob Frazier and Greg X. Volz
02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:51
Words and music: Bob Hartman
Lead vocal: Rob Frazier
03 Morning Star 4:52
Words and music: Rob Frazier
Lead vocal: Rob Frazier
04 Magic Mirror 3:35
Words and music: Bob Hartman
Lead vocal: Greg X. Volz
05 Mary's Song 4:02
Words and music: Rob Frazier
Lead vocal: Rob Frazier
06 Yahweh Love 5:41
Words and music: Bob Hartman
Lead vocals: Greg X. Volz and Rob Frazier
07 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:17
Words and music: Rob Frazier
Lead vocal: Rob Frazier
08 Taste And See 3:27
Words and music: Bob Hartman
Lead vocal: Greg X. Volz
09 Magic Words 3:25
Words and music: Rob Frazier
Lead vocal: Rob Frazier
10 Deep Love 3:59
Words and music: Bob Hartman
Lead vocal: Rob Frazier
10 tracks, 40:02

Petra
Bob Hartman - Lead and rhythm guitar, vocals
Robert Frazier - Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Greg X. Volz - Vocals
Contributing musicians
Bob Prince - "The Crown Of Sound"
George Atwell - Keyboards
Gerald "Jit" Byron - Guitar
Joel Balin - Guitar
Chip Meyers - Bass
Randy Nichols - Drums and percussion
Production details
Produced by George Atwell
Album direction by Dan R. Brock
Engineered by Andy deGanahl
A Dan Brock Associates Production
Recorded on 32 tracks at Bee Jay Recording Studios, Orlando, FL
Tracks arranged by Bob Hartman and Robert Frazier with George Atwell
Strings and horns arranged and conducted by George Atwell
Mastered by Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood, CA
Artwork details
Album design and artwork: George Werth
Personal Management and Concert Scheduling
Dan Brock Associates, Box 1437, Edmond OK, 73034, 405/348-3971
Special Thanks to
Star Song, Eric, Bee Jay and the Brocks for being the best! Thanks to Pam for waiting.
New Improved Petra
But who can live when He appears?
Who can endure His coming?
For He is like a blazing fire refining precious metal
and He can bleach the dirties garment
Malachi 3:2 (Living Bible)
Original release date
Spring-1979
Vinyl releases
US Star Song Records SSR-0014 (manufactured by Star Song | blue label)
US Star Song Records SSR-0014 (Tempo, Inc. distribution | blue label)
US Star Song Records SSR-0014 (The Benson Company distribution | rainbow label)
US Star Song Records SSR-0014 (Word, Inc. distribution | rainbow label)
US Star Song Records / A&M Records SP-5063 (full cover)
CA Star Song Records / Praise Records SSR 0014 (full cover)
UK Kingsway Music KMR 327
AU Star Song Records 7-102-014-864 (Word Australia distribution)
8-track release
US Star Song Records SS8-0014 (manufactured by Star Song)
Cassette releases
US Star Song Records SSC-0014 (manufactured by Star Song) ??
US Star Song Records SSC-0014 (Tempo, Inc. distribution) ??
US Star Song Records SSC-0014 (The Benson Company distribution) ??
US Star Song Records SSC-0014 (Word, Inc. distribution | white shell)
US Star Song Records SSC 8014 (Sparrow/Star Song distribution | transparent shell)
US Star Song Records SSC 8014 (Sparrow/Star Song distribution | CA)
US A&M Records CS-5063
UK Kingsway Music KMC 327
CD release with Never Say Die (1988)
US Star Song Records SSD 8016
Promotional releases
45rpm 7" vinyl Yahweh Love b/w Why Should The Father Bother?
45rpm 7" vinyl Why Should The Father Bother? b/w Why Should The Father Bother?
Sheet music
The Petra Songbook - Special 10-Year Anniversary Souvenir Edition

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (No distribution credits - blue label)

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502 | Printed in U.S.A. | Label: Manufactured by Star Song Records / A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 A b/w SSR-0014 B
No barcode | Matrix: SSR-0014-A / AZ + / SLM / + / Δ48 || SSR-0014-B / flowers mam / + / SLM / + / Δ48-X

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (No distribution credits - blue label - D.J. Copy)

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502 | Printed in U.S.A. | Label: Manufactured by Star Song Records / A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 A b/w SSR-0014 B
No barcode
Includes cue sheet and response card

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
     

        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (No distribution credits - rainbow label)

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502 | Printed in U.S.A. | Label: Manufactured by Star Song Records / A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 A b/w SSR-0014 B
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (Tempo, Inc. Distribution)

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502 | Printed in U.S.A. | Label: Distributed by Tempo, Inc., 1900 West 47th Place, Mission, KS 66205
SSR-0014 | Labels: R-8014A b/w R-8014B
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (The Benson Company Distribution)

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502 | Printed in U.S.A. | Label: Distributed by The Benson Company, 365 Great Circle Rd, Nashville, TN 37228
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 A b/w SSR-0014 B
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (Word, Inc. Distribution)

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Word, Inc., Waco, TX | Printed in U.S.A.
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 b/w SSR-0014
No barcode | Matrix: MR Δ 25954 / SSR-0014-A / (1) / Future disc || MR Δ 25954X / SSR-0014-B / (0)

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records SSR-0014 (Word, Inc. Distribution) - Signed

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Word, Inc., Waco, TX | Printed in U.S.A.
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 b/w SSR-0014
No barcode
Signed on the front of the cover in black sharpie by Bob Hartman

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - USA - Star Song Records / A&M Records SP-5063

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records | A&M Records, Inc., P.O. Box 118, Hollywood, CA 90028 | Manufactured and distributed by A&M Records, Inc. | Printed in U.S.A.
SP-5063 | Labels: SP-05063-A b/w SP-05063-B
No barcode | Matrix: MR Δ 25954 / SSR-0014-A / (1) / SP-5063-A / Future disc || MR Δ 25954X / SSR-0014-B / (0) / SP-5063-B

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

  

LP - Canada - Star Song Records / Praise Records SSR-0014

Manufactured and distributed by Praise Records, 697 Curragh Avenue, Burnaby, BC | Made in Canada
Label: (p) 1979 Star Song Records | Mfd. & Dist. by Praise Records, 6979 Curragh Ave., Burnaby, BC V5J 4V6
SSR-0014 | Labels: SSR-0014 A b/w SSR-0014 B
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

LP - UK - Kingsway Music KMR 327

(p) & © 1980 Star Song Records | European manufacture under license by Kingsway Music, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne
Label: Made in England | Manufactured under license from Star Song Records
KMR 327
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

LP - UK - Kingsway Music KMR 327 (Reversed labels)

(p) & © 1980 Star Song Records | European manufacture under license by Kingsway Music, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne
Label: Made in England | Manufactured under license from Star Song Records
KMR 327
No barcode | Matrix: KMR327A1 / BILBO / EG / A || KMR327B. / EG / TATPE / B

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

LP - Australia - Star Song Records (Word Records Australia Distribution) 7-102-014-864

(p) & (c) 1979 Star Song Records | Manufactured by Word, Inc., Waco, TX | Distributed in Australia by Word Records Australia
7-102-014-864
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

LP - Australia / New Zealand - Star Song Records (Word Records Australia / Christian Marketing Distribution) SPCN 710 2014 864

(p) & © 1979 Star Song Records | Manufactured by Word, Inc., Waco, TX | Distributed in Australia by Word Records Australia and in New Zealand by Christian Marketing Limited | Label: (p) 1979 Star Song Records | Distributed in Australia by Word Records Australia and in New Zealand by Christian Marketing | Distributed by Word Record Australia and in New Zealand by Christian Marketing Ltd
SPCN 710 2014 864 | Labels: SPCN 710 2014 864A b/w SPCN 710 2014 864B
No barcode

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

8-TRACK - USA - Star Song Records SS8-0014 (No distribution credits)

(p) 1979 Star Song Records. Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502
SS8-0014
No barcode

Program 1 9:55
01 I'm Thankful 2:50
02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:42
03 Taste And See 3:23
Program 2 9:53
01 Yahweh Love 5:36
02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:17
Program 3 9:56
01 Magic Words 3:24
02 Deep Love 3:54
03 Magic Mirror (Part 1) 2:37
Program 4 9:52
01 Magic Mirror (Concl.) 1:08
02 Morning Star 4:45
03 Mary's Song 3:59
     

It is possible that there are some 8-tracks out there with different distributors, either Tempo, Inc., The Benson Company or Word, Inc., but I have found no confirmation for their existence. However, it is unlikely that this album was such a good seller in 8-track format that they needed a second printing.

CASSETTE - USA - Star Song Records (Word, Inc. Distribution) SSC-0014

(p) 1979 Star Song Records | Manufactured by Star Song Records/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 2223 Strawberry Village, Pasadena, TX 77502 | Distributed by Word, Inc., Waco, TX 76796
SSC-0014 | No barcode
White shell

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful
A02 Why Should The Father Bother?
A03 Morning Star
A04 Magic Mirror
A05 Mary's Song
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You
B03 Taste And See
B04 Magic Words
B05 Deep Love
        

It is likely that there are cassettes out there with different distributors, either Tempo, Inc., The Benson Company or without credits, but I have found no confirmation for their existence.

CASSETTE - USA - Star Song Records (Sparrow/Star Song Distribution) SSC 8014

(p) 1979 Star Song Records | Manufactured by Star Song/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 12929 Gulf Freeway, Suite 201, Houston, TX 77034 | Sparrow/Star Song Distribution, 9255 Deering Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311 | Printed in U.S.A.
Shell: (p) & 1979 Star Song Records, a division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 12929 Gulf Freeway, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77034 | Sparrow/Star Song Distribution, 9255 Deering Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311 | Printed in U.S.A.
SSC 8014 | SSC 0014 on the front of the insert | No barcode
Transparent shell | Dolby HX Pro B NR

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

CASSETTE - USA - Star Song Records (Sparrow/Star Song Distribution) SSC 8014 - No distribution credits on shell

(p) 1979 Star Song Records | Manufactured by Star Song/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 12929 Gulf Freeway, Suite 201, Houston, TX 77034 | Sparrow/Star Song Distribution, 9255 Deering Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Shell: © (p) 1979 Star Song, a division of Star Song Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 150009, Nashville, TN 37215 | Printed in U.S.A.
SSC 8014 | Shell: SSC-8014 | SSC 0014 on the front of the insert | No barcode
Transparent shell | Dolby System | CrO2

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

CASSETTE - USA - Star Song Records (Sparrow/Star Song Distribution) SSC 8014 - Printed in Canada

(p) 1979 Star Song Records | Manufactured by Star Song/A Division of Jubilee Communications, Inc., 12929 Gulf Freeway, Suite 201, Houston, TX 77034 | Sparrow/Star Song Distribution, 9255 Deering Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311 |
Shell: © (p) 1979 Star Song, a division of Star Song Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 150009, Nashville, TN 37215 | Printed in U.S.A.
SSC 8014 | Shell: SSC-8014 | SSC 0014 on the front of the artwork | No barcode
Transparent shell | Dolby System | CrO2

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
        

CASSETTE - USA - A&M Records CS-5063

Manufactured and distributed by A&M Records, Inc. | Printed in the U.S.A. | (p) 1979 Star Song Records
CS-5063 | Barcode: 0 7502-15063-4
White shell | This cassette is manufactured with BASF professional II Chrome tape | CHROME 120μS EQ | Dolby System

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful
A02 Why Should The Father Bother?
A03 Morning Star
A04 Magic Mirror
A05 Mary's Song
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You
B03 Taste And See
B04 Magic Words
B05 Deep Love
     

CASSETTE - UK - Kingsway Music KMC 327

Kingsway Music
KMC 327

Side 1
A01 I'm Thankful 2:41
A02 Why Should The Father Bother? 3:46
A03 Morning Star 4:47
A04 Magic Mirror 3:27
A05 Mary's Song 4:00
Side 2
B01 Yahweh Love 5:38
B02 (Couldn't Find Love) Without You 4:19
B03 Taste And See 3:23
B04 Magic Words 3:27
B05 Deep Love 3:57
WANTED