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Abandon
Studio album by Deep Purple
Released June 2, 1998
Recorded 1997 to 1998
Genre Heavy metal, Hard rock
Length 56:18
Label EMI (UK)
CMC International (US)
Producer Deep Purple/Roger Glover
Professional reviews
Deep Purple chronology
Purpendicular
(1996)
Abandon
(1998)
Bananas
(2003)

Abandon is an album by Deep Purple released in 1998.

The album title is actually a pun from Ian Gillan - "A Band On" - and the album was followed by the "A Band On Tour". Uniquely for a Deep Purple studio album, it features a reworking of a previously recorded song -"Bloodsucker" from Deep Purple in Rock (here re-titled "Bludsucker")."Don't Make Me Happy" was mistakenly mastered in mono, and not amended on the final release.

The album was recorded at Greg Rike Studios, Orlando, Florida, during 1997/98. Engineered by Darren Schneider.

Track listing

All songs by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, 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
  9. "Whatsername" – 4:26
  10. "'69" – 4:59
  11. "Evil Louie" – 4:56
  12. "Bludsucker" – 4:27 (Ritchie Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)

Personnel

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