DEEP PURPLE’s ‘Total Abandon: Australia ’99’ To Receive CD Release In U.S. For First Time

Eagle Rock Entertainment is set to release — for the first time in the U.S. — DEEP PURPLE‘s “Total Abandon: Australia ’99” on CD on April 24. Recorded April 20, 1999 at Melbourne Park, the 12-song 76-minute blockbuster, until now, was only available domestically as a DVD in the 2008 “Around The World Live” boxed set (also released by Eagle Rock Entertainment).

“Total Abandon” is a major boon for DEEP PURPLE fans as it musically traverses decades with material mostly from the ’70s and the ’90s. Lead guitarist Steve Morse, at this point in the band’s glorious career, had fully integrated himself into the mix, positively shining on songs from both eras. The lineup of vocalist…

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