Deep Purple

Lazy

Composed by Ian Gillan / Ian Paice / Jon Lord / Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover

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Expanded to ten minutes and twenty-seven seconds on the blockbuster Made In Japan live album, "Lazy" plays at 7:19 in its original incarnation from the Machine Head disc, a snappy blues/rock number with minimal lyrics and superb playing. The progression from Deep Purple In Rock to Fireball to Machine Head can certainly be felt in the grooves here, for "Lazy" is anything but; it can only be considered laid back because it comes in between the two gargantuan riffs that make up "Smoke On The Water" and "Space Truckin' " which sandwich it on side two of what Warner Brothers thought would be the break-through disc for Deep Purple. Jon Lord's dragons and dungeons organ pervades the opening while some tasty Ritchie Blackmore guitarmanship plays over the shuffling vamp awaiting Ian Gillan's appearance. The singer's voice happens deep inside the tune along with a charming harp solo in between the verses. Deep Purple modulates after the vocal is complete and intensifies the performance which shifts from blues to hard rock & roll. It's a song which, like the band crafting it, mutates before your ears proving that the Purple had a firm grasp of the style they were perfecting over the previous two albums.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Made in Japan 1972 Rhino / Warner Bros. 10:24
No Image 1972 Warner Bros.
In Concert, 1970-1972 1980 Eagle Rock 10:21
No Image 1988 Mercury / Universal 5:11
Live in Japan 1993 EMI Digital / Parlophone 10:26
No Image 1993 Crystal Cat
No Image 1994 European Import
No Image 1995 Warner Bros./Purple 7:19
The Best on Stage 1970-1985 1996 Griffin 7:02
Knebworth 1985 1998 Beat Goes On / Connoisseur 7:02
The Very Best of Deep Purple [EMI Single Disc] 1998 EMI Music Distribution
On the Road 1999 Connoisseur Collection
Shades 1968-1998 1999 Rhino 10:34
No Image 1999 WEA International 7:19
Greatest Hits 2000 Teichiku Records 8:53
Total Abandon Live Australia 1999 [Video/DVD] 2000 Thompson Music
Bombay Calling 2000 Music Video Distribution
New Live & Rare: The Bootleg Series 1984-2000 2001 EMI Music Distribution 7:03
Come Hell or High Water [Video] 2001 Sbm Records
Soundboard Series: Australian Tour 2001 2001 Tbc
New Live & Rare: The Video Collection 1984-2000 [Video/DVD] 2001 Music Video Distribution
Listen Learn Read On 2002 EMI Music Distribution 11:15
Live in Denmark '72 2003 Victor Entertainment 11:56
Live in California Long Beach 2003 Vap
Inside Deep Purple 1969-1976: An Independent Critical Review 2003 Classic Rock
Total Abandon: Australia '99 2004 Phantom Import Distribution
Live on the BBC 2004 Audio Fidelity 3:57
The Anthology [DVD] 2004 Intense
The  Platinum Collection 2005 EMI Music Distribution 10:33
Live in Concert 1972/1973 2005 EMI / EMI Music Distribution
Live in Concert 1972/73 [DVD] 2005 Eagle Vision
Rock Milestones: Made in Japan 2006 Classic Rock Legends
Highway Stars 2006 EMI Music Distribution / Parlophone 7:33
Live at Montreux, 1996 [DVD] 2006 Eagle Vision
Live in Stuttgart 1993 2007 Hear No Evil 8:56
No Image 2007 Eagle / Eagle Records
Extended Versions, Vol. 2 2007 Sony Music Distribution / Sbme Special Mkts. 6:13
Live at Montreux 2006 [Video] 2007 Eagle Eye Records 7:33
Around the World Live 2008 Eagle Vision
Live at Long Beach Arena 1976 2009 AFM / Purple Records Ltd. / Soulfood 16:41
History, Hits and Highlights 1968-1976 2009 Eagle Vision
Rhino Classic Albums Collection [f.y.e. Exclusive] 2009 Rhino 7:22
Space Truckin' Round the World 1968-76 2009 Deep Purple / Purple Records Ltd. 10:48
Singles & E.P. Anthology '68-'80 2010 EMI 2:31
No Image 2011 Eagle Rock
Phoenix Rising [DVD/Blu-Ray] 2011 Eagle Rock / Eagle Vision
Live in Concert 1972 2012 Rhino
Copenhagen 1972 2013 Eagle Records / Eagle Rock 11:16
Now What?! 2013 Ear Music 8:22
Live at Montreux 1996 & 2006 2013 Eagle / Eagle Rock Entertainment 7:33
Perfect Strangers Live 2013 Eagle Records / Eagle Rock 7:45
The Complete Albums 1970-1976 2013 Rhino / Warner Bros. / Warner Music 11:01
From the Setting Sun: In Wacken 2015 Ear Music 7:55
To the Rising Sun: In Tokyo 2015 Ear Music 8:45
Live at Wacken 2013
Various Artists
UDR 7:49
No Image
The  Audio Fidelity Collection Audio Fidelity 7:23
No Image EMI / Parlophone 10:27
We the People of Wacken
Various Artists
UDR 7:49
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