'69 (Deep Purple song)

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Studio album by
Released2 June 1998
RecordedSeptember 1997– February 1998 [1]
StudioGreg Rike Studios, Altamonte Springs, Florida
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
LabelEMI Switzerland
ProducerDeep Purple & Roger Glover
Deep Purple chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[4]

Abandon is the sixteenth studio album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in the Spring of 1998. It was Deep Purple's second album with Steve Morse on guitar and the last album to feature founding member Jon Lord prior to his departure in 2002.

The album was followed by a successful 1998/1999 world tour which brought Deep Purple to Australia for the first time in 15 years. In 1999 a live album and DVD Total Abandon: Australia '99 recorded in Melbourne on 20 April 1999 was released.

The album title is actually a pun from Ian Gillan – "A Band On" – and the album was followed by the "A Band on Tour". Then uniquely for a Deep Purple studio album, it featured a reworking of a previously recorded song – "Bloodsucker" from Deep Purple in Rock (here spelled "Bludsucker"). "Don't Make Me Happy" was mistakenly mastered in mono and not amended on the album, one of the two versions of the song released on a promotional single was mastered in stereo.

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, except where noted.

1."Any Fule Kno That"4:29
2."Almost Human"4:26
3."Don't Make Me Happy"4:56
4."Seventh Heaven"5:25
5."Watching the Sky"5:26
6."Fingers to the Bone"4:47
7."Jack Ruby"3:48
8."She Was"4:19
11."Evil Louie"4:56
12."Bludsucker" (Ritchie Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)4:27


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Chart (1998) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 25
Finnish Albums Chart[6] 14
French Albums Chart[7] 65
German Albums Chart[8] 16
Hungarian Albums Chart[9] 22
Japanese Albums Chart[10] 58
Norwegian Albums Chart[11] 6
Swedish Albums Chart[12] 32
Swiss Albums Chart[13] 46
UK Albums Chart[14] 76


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