This is the second cover which features an altered guitar. This guitar, however, is a spaceship instead of a floating ship. We see it from the rear; it is in dock and plugged in, presumably to "power up". It has torpedoes ready to fire lined up on its strings, and in the very center of the back of it (between the rocket thrusters) we can see a tiny red cross. The guitar is huge; there are dozens of almost microscopic people on the ground under it. The word "PETRA" is written at the top of the picture in brightly glowing white letters, and "More Power To Ya" is written in similar letters at the bottom between several computer screens with geometric shapes on them. This is also one of the few Petra albums I have access to the rear cover of, and a dramatic back cover it is. The guitar has been joined by two other guitar spaceships, and they are attacking a sinister-looking fortress or city on the top of a mountain. In this picture the guitar is firing one of its torpedoes.
I always think of Never Say Die and More Power To Ya in the same mental "breath"... they sound a lot alike, which is a good thing. "More Power To Ya" and "Road To Zion" are the two ballads, and both are beautiful songs: "You say you've been feeling weaker, weaker by the day; you say you can't make the joy of your salvation stay; but good things come to them that wait, not to those who hesitate, so hurry up and wait upon the Lord. More power to ya, when you're standing on His Word, when you're trusting with your whole heart in the message you have heard, more power to ya, when we're all in one accord, they that wait upon the Lord, they shall renew, they shall renew their strength." "Judas' Kiss" is a slow rocker like "Angel of Light" from NSD... the kind of song that stalks you. The song by Greg X. Volz is a terrific praise tune, as are the ones on NSD. And this is apparently the only chance we'll have to hear Mark Kelly sing, on "Disciple". An awesome album.
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