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Deep Purple Live in Australia 1999 - Total Abandon
Deep Purple Live in Australia 1999 - Total Abandon
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2000     3hr 20min

This 200 minute DVD features 17 tracks including: Watchin g the Sky, Strange Kind of Woman, Woman From Tokyo, a superb guitar solo from Steve Morse and much more!


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Deep Purple, Hard Rock & Metal, Classic Rock
Studio: Shock Us Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/16/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 3hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Blackmore Fans... Don't Let Steve Morse Scare You
Michael J. Passariello | Port Saint Lucie, FLorida United States | 05/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a true Deep Purple fan, you have to accept the fact that Richie Blackmore left the band over a decade ago, and that Steve Morse (Axeman Extrodinaire) is here to stay. This DVD is a brilliant document of the Abandon tour, and every member of the band show off their amazing musical abilities. Steve Morse is ON FIRE... Not since Eddie Van Halen have I seen a musician excercise ABSOLUTE COMMAND over his instrument like he does. Blackmore's playing had a very distinct style, yet Steve Morse has the uncanny ability to integrate aspects of RB's playing with his own to form a very interesting hybrid. This Band has been [successful] all over the world for more than three decades for one simple reason: their members are amoung the most talented musicians in Rock & Roll. This DVD (which has excellent production values and sound) is a testament to the greatness of this band. Play it for your friends and make believers of them all."
Front Row Center
Douglas R. Tooley | Raleigh, NC United States | 10/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was excited about obtaining this DVD as I was front row center of the Brisbane Show from this tour. (I can see my big bopping billboard forehead in the Brisbane Clip of "Ted" .... cool.) This DVD does the event justice. I came away from this show thinking to myself that Ian Gillan was the best vocalist I have ever witnessed live, and he is about 15 years past his prime. Remarkable performance.The DVD's supplemental features of their tv and radio appearances were a nice touch. The clips of Gillan bopping around Fraser Island give you a glimpse of the real beauty Australia has to offer. Top all of this off with interviews and clips from other shows of the tour, make this a must have for the die hard DP fan.The picture and sound on this DVD are top notch. Extensive attention and care went into releasing this tour as a complete and comprehensive program."
A MUST SEE - plain as that.
James M. Hare | Western South Jersey, USA | 04/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I defer to no one in my respect for R. Blackmore, and I've been a Purple fan since the HUSH days when my band covered it in 1968. I was curious, though , to see what Morse could do. I have to say, I'm very impressed. Musically, he's at least an equal to any guitarist you can name, and heads above about 99.5% of them.I must report, however, that Ian Gillan has quite a bit of trouble carrying some of the older Purple songs - his voice just isn't there anymore (at least on this recording). He's really stretching to hit some of the high notes he used to carry off with ease in 1972..but then again, aren't we all. He seems to be much better with the newer stuff, perhaps the new songs are in keys he can sing in, more so than the early Purple stuff. Not musically knowledgeable enough to say for sure. (Us drummers don't know from keys and octaves and such..LOL)The visual quality of this DVD is outstanding, it's obvious that a lot of care went into its' production. The direction is good, especially for a concert video, with just about the right mix of closeup and wide shots. Sound quality is great, it was mixed pretty well, not too much of any one instrument. Very well done.The "bonus" material is good - a 75 minute "special" about the band's tour of Australia. A lot of it is interview with I. Gillan, but there is some concert footage of a House Of Blues date and more like that as well.If you're a diehard Purp fan from the early days, you NEED this CD. If you're between the ages of 17 and 30, you need to buy it to see what A REAL ROCK group can do - and the stupid jerks at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame need to see this video and try to explain why DEEP PURPLE has never even been NOMINATED for membership. The only negative thing I can say is that the Menu graphics are very confusing - you can't tell which selection is highlighted most of the time. It takes a bit of experimentation to figure out which choice you're making. Other than that, though, this is a top notch DVD of a great band in action, still rocking after all these years...Jon Lord will be 60 this year."
Wonderful performance!!
S. Frank | knoxville, TN United States | 03/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an outstanding DVD. Unlike most purple fans, I had always been just a moderate fan but when my favorite guitarist joined the band I grew to love the older purple stuff. And the new stuff with Steve is outstanding. This band is so tight and they have regained that youthful enthusiasm that resulted in classics like In Rock, Fireball, and Machine Head. The concert is well worth the $25 but the added extras make it a wonderful deal. Even if you are just a moderate Deep Purple fan you should try to see this performance. I am confident you will then buy Purpendicular and Abandon (the two Deep Purple CDs with Morse). I also recommend the Live at the Olympia CD from the Purpendicular tour."