was produced by Bob Ezrin, who got a writing credit on the original songs along with all the band members. Musically, "Above And Beyond" was largely written by guitarist Steve Morse, who joined in 1994. Most Deep Purple songs are hashed out in the studio, but this was a rare track he brought in close to fully formed. "Normally that's a risky strategy," Morse told Songfacts
. "But I liked the direction it was going. I was going to use it for one of my projects if the band didn't like it, so I had developed it pretty much down to where it is."