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It's a great album. When it was released I thought it was too cold and lacked the friendly feel that Purpendicular had but it grew on me and now I play it regularly. It's one of my favourites.
The biggest problem is the track order. There are too many tracks with a similar feel during the second half. The songs are fine, but the album just loses momentum. However, using the "shuffle" function solves that problem.
Two of my favourite tracks are Whatsername and Evil Louie.



I agree with this niji ,I really like the album, and as you say mixing up the running order a bit gives an even better feel to it .The Abandon tour was great and the last time i found DP to be a truly exciting experience,it all went downhill from there IMHO
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Gone back to it today.
Apart from watching the sky seventh heaven and the cover of bloodsucker as an album it does very little for me. (Apart from winning a signed copy by Ian Gillan on Tommy Vance (God bless him) VH1 rock show).
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According to Steve Morse, Jon Lord came in at the tail end of the recording sessions to add keyboard parts.

aBANDon is a decent album, but the lack of Lord's input during the backing track phase is really felt.

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According to Steve Morse, Jon Lord came in at the tail end of the recording sessions to add keyboard parts.



Source? Not disputing or anything, just curious.
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According to Steve Morse, Jon Lord came in at the tail end of the recording sessions to add keyboard parts.



Source? Not disputing or anything, just curious.



Sorry. I don't recall.

Anyone?
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In the Abandon tour programme Roger gives a breakdown of the recording process. I'll see if I can dig it out and check.

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My one, but massive, critique is it a one level album. Seventh heaven is a great track on anther album. It's saved by some stellar guitar and organ - (did Jon know last album?).
All mid tempo, all decent if taken one at a time, but as an [sign in to see URL]
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Seem to remember around the time of Abandon's release that it was essentially written by the four of them as Jon was busy with Pictured Within, and as has already been stated, came in at the end to add his parts. This being the case his actual input to the writing must be open to question.

I also think this came from an interview with Steve, but cannot recall the actual source. Around the same time an interview with Roger, I think, stated that as is typical for them, the ideas were effectively jams which were moulded into songs, the idea at the time being to write more lasting live material to refresh the set. This aspect at least largely failed to materialise as at the latest by 2001, all Abandon material had effectivley been abandoned from the live set never to return. Pity.
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In the Abandon tour programme Roger gives a breakdown of the recording process. I'll see if I can dig it out and check.



I've not had a chance to dig out my Abandon programme, but I've found some scans.

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It seems that Jon was working on Pictured Within for the main writing session and arrived fairly late on in the recording process.

What is Freight Train, BTW? Another name for a song that appeared on Abandon?

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What is Freight Train, BTW? Another name for a song that appeared on Abandon?



FT was a working title for 69 - see the journal entry for 12 Jan '98.
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