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Deep Purple 1999 Australia Concert Released on CD

Image courtesy of Kayos Productions (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Kayos Productions (via ABC News Radio)

Deep Purple 's Total Abandon: Australia '99 is out this week on CD for the first time in the United States. The performance was previously only available on DVD as part of the 2008 Around the World boxed set.

The 12-song CD was recorded April 20, 1999 at Melbourne Park and features current members vocalist Ian Gillan , bassist Roger Glover , drummer Ian Paice , and guitarist Steve Morse , as well as former keyboardist Jon Lord .  Next year the band is planning to release the followup to its last studio CD,  2005's Rapture of the Deep.  An all-star tribute CD celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Machine Head album is planned for later this year.

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