Lazy (6:12)

Cover of Live In Stuttgart 1993

From Live In Stuttgart 1993 and 43 other releases

THERE IS NO EXAMPLE OF THIS PERFORMED BY DEEP PURPLE , FROM THE ALBUM , AVAIL ON LAST.FM —— Lazy is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple from their 1972 album Machine Head, a live performance of the song can be found on the album Made in Japan, released later the same year.
Guitar solo was ranked number 74 on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

The song starts out as an instrumental, keyboardist Jon Lord plays an overdriven Hammond organ intro, followed by the main riff and with the solo swapping between him and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Vocalist Ian Gillan comes in with the vocals later in the song. He also uses harmonica both on the studio version and live. At over 7 minutes long, it is the longest track on the album, and live versions were often extended past 10 minutes.

The live version on Made in Japan features a theme from Hugo Alfvén’s “Swedish Rhapsody #1”, played by Ritchie Blackmore as a part of his solo. Ritchie Blackmore would sometimes include the main riff from “Lazy” in live performances of the song “Man on the Silver Mountain” by Rainbow. Gillan defined the song as rhythm and blues.

Later live performances after the band’s reunion in 1984 tended to be much shorter, cutting out the intro and one of the verses. However, more recent performances with Steve Morse have gone back to the original arrangement.

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