Total Abandon: Australia '99

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Total Abandon: Australia '99
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Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1999 (Australia)
12 October 1999 (Europe)
24 April 2012 (US)
Recorded20 April 1999
VenueMelbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length116:07
LabelEMI/Thames Talent (Australia/Europe)
Eagle (US)
ProducerDeep Purple
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Live at The Olympia '96
(1997)
Total Abandon: Australia '99
(1999)
In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra
(2000)
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Total Abandon DVD.jpg
Video by
Released1999
Recorded20 April 1999
VenueMelbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length3 hours, 20 minutes
LabelEagle Rock Entertainment
DirectorHenk Eykman
ProducerDarren Schneider, Drew Thompson
Deep Purple chronology
Live at Montreux 1996
(1996)
Total Abandon: Australia '99
(1999)
In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3/5 stars (DVD)[2]
Goldmine5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters6/10 stars[4]

Total Abandon: Australia '99 is a double live album and DVD by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia on 20 April 1999. Initially the album was available only in Australia (from Sept 1999). From 12 October 1999 it was made available as a mail order merchandise in Europe and later was also sold in music stores. In USA the album was not released until 2012 (this edition was cut to only one disc).[5]

The album was accompanied in Australia by two collector edition singles: "Smoke on the Water" with disc cut into shape of the Australian continent, and "Black Night", which disc was manufactured in shape of the DP logo.

The VHS/DVD was originally available only in Australia and as a mail order merchandise. It was released in the US on 16 May 2000.[6] It was re-released in Europe in 2003 with additional documentary A Band Down Under which previously had been released only on VHS.[7] The 1999 DVD edition of the album went platinum in Australia becoming Deep Purple's commercially most successful DVD/video release in that country.

Track listings[edit]

1999 edition[edit]

All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice except where noted.

CD one
  1. "Ted the Mechanic" (Gillan, Steve Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 4:50
  2. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 6:23
  3. "Bloodsucker" - 4:56
  4. "Pictures of Home" - 8:19
  5. "Almost Human" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 6:16
  6. "Woman from Tokyo" - 6:47
  7. "Watching the Sky" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 5:46
  8. "Fireball" - 4:44
  9. "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 7:11
  10. "Steve Morse Guitar Solo" (Morse) - 8:42
  11. "Smoke on the Water" - 9:01 - includes riffs from following songs in the beginning (unlisted):
    1. "Heartbreaker" (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant)
    2. "Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham, Willie Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)
    3. "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix)
    4. "Crossroads" (Robert Johnson)
    5. "Day Tripper" (Lennon–McCartney)
    6. "You Really Got Me" (Ray Davies)
CD two
  1. "Lazy" - 8:49
  2. "Perfect Strangers" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover) - 6:18
  3. "Speed King" - 14:28
  4. "Black Night" - 6:21
  5. "Highway Star" - 7:16

2012 edition[edit]

  1. "Ted the Mechanic" - 4:50
  2. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 6:23
  3. "Bloodsucker" - 4:56
  4. "Pictures of Home" - 8:19
  5. "Almost Human" - 6:16
  6. "Woman from Tokyo" - 6:47
  7. "Watching the Sky" - 5:46
  8. "Fireball" - 4:44
  9. "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" - 7:11
  10. "Smoke on the Water" - 9:01
  11. "Black Night" - 6:21
  12. "Highway Star" - 7:16

DVD track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Ted the Mechanic" - 4:34
  3. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 6:21
  4. "Bloodsucker" - 4:57
  5. "Pictures of Home" - 8:18
  6. "Almost Human" - 6:32
  7. "Woman from Tokyo" - 6:25
  8. "Watching the Sky" - 5:42
  9. "Fireball" - 4:45
  10. "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" - 7:05
  11. "Steve Morse Guitar Solo" - 11:37
  12. "Smoke on the Water" - 5:57
  13. "Lazy" - 8:50
  14. "Perfect Strangers" - 6:19
  15. "Speed King" - 15:14
  16. "Black Night" - 6:17
  17. "Highway Star" - 8:05

Limited edition singles[edit]

  • 1999 - "Smoke on the Water (Radio Mix)" / "Smoke on the Water (Enhanced Video)"
  • 1999 - "Black Night" / "Fireball"

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple
Production
  • Darren Schneider - production
  • Drew Thompson - executive production
  • Mat Gearing Thomas - mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Al. "Deep Purple - Total Abandon: Australia '99 review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Deep Purple - Total Abandon: Australia '99 (Video/DVD) review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ Prince, Patrick (7 December 2012). "Album review of Deep Purple's 'Total Abandon: Australia '99'". Goldmine. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ Maine, David (13 June 2012). "Album review of Deep Purple's 'Total Abandon: Australia '99'". PopMatters. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  5. ^ "DEEP PURPLE - Total Abandon: Australia '99 Live CD Coming In April". Bravewords.com. Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Deep Purple: Total Abandon - Australia '99 (2000)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Australia 99: A Band Downunder (1999)". IMDb. Retrieved 16 February 2017.