"Lazy" was co-written by all five members of Deep Purple Mark II (ie Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice); group compositions being a trademark of this particular lineup.
The studio version runs to 7 minutes 23 seconds and was recorded for the Machine Head
sessions at Montreaux, Switzerland in December 1971. Being a track that lends readily to improvisation - as well as the aforementioned ego tripping - on stage it would often be spun out for considerably longer. A quarter of a century after it was released, Ritchie Blackmore's "Lazy" guitar solo was voted #75 of all time by a readers' poll for Guitar World
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