Personnel: Ian Gillan (vocals); Steve Morse (guitar); Jon Lord (keyboards); Ian Paice (drums).
Audio Mixer: Darren Schneider.
Recording information: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia (04/20/1999).
Photographer: Mick Gregory.
The single-disc version of Total Abandon: Australia '99 features the legendary early-'70s Deep Purple lineup with guitarist Steve Morse replacing Ritchie Blackmore. Fan favorites such as "Woman from Tokyo," "Highway Star," and "Smoke on the Water" are highlighted, as are lesser heard album tracks and four songs written by this particular lineup. Bear in mind that the single-disc version excludes four songs: "Lazy," "Perfect Strangers," "Speed King," and "Steve Morse Guitar Solo." While these performances are definitely worth hearing, casual listeners should stick with Made in Japan from 1972. ~ Al Campbell