Petra wake up call

Album cover

Wake-Up Call is the fifteenth studio album from Christian rock band Petra. It was released in November 9, 1993 by DaySpring Records. It is the last album to feature keyboardist John Lawry.

Album historyEdit

Wake-Up Call was recorded at several studios:

Recording was handled by Jeff Balding. Mixing was also done at Oceanway Studio, as well as in Sixteenth Avenue Sound in Nashville. Doug Sax, from The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, California was in charge of mastering.


Wake-Up Call earned Petra their eight Grammy nomination, and their third win. The album was nominated in the category of Best Rock Gospel Album.

The album also won a Dove Award for Best Rock Album in 1994.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "Midnight Oil" – 3:17
  2. "Good News" – 4:29
  3. "Strong Convictions" – 3:53
  4. "He's Been in My Shoes" – 4:22
  5. "Praying Man" (Words by John Lawry, Music by Lawry & Jim Cooper) – 4:25
  6. "Underneath the Blood" (Music by Ronny Cates) – 3:30
  7. "Sleeping Giant" (Music by Cates) – 5:28
  8. "Believer in Deed" – 4:06
  9. "Marks of the Cross" (Music by Cates) – 4:35
  10. "Just Reach Out" (Words & Music by John Schlitt and Rich Gootee) – 4:28



Petra Wakeup Call 1993

Wake-Up Call promotional picture (l to r: Schlitt, Weaver, Lawry, Hartman, Cates)

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