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Deep Purple

Posted on 07 July 2024 by Brian Walsh

Deep Purple recently shared “Lazy Sod,” the third song from their upcoming album =1.

“Lazy Sod” is now available for streaming and as instant gratification track with all digital download pre-orders for =1. Alongside the single release, the official music video is now live on Deep Purple’s YouTube channel.

Asked about the song’s inspiration, Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan said in a recent interview, “Recently, a young journalist asked me how many songs I had written in my life. I replied that the last time my assistant counted, twenty years ago, it was over 500. I felt quite accomplished until she pointed out Dolly Parton’s 5,000 songs, calling me a lazy sod. I couldn’t help but agree and wrote down the exchange in my notebook.”

Touted as a Deep Purple classic, =1 is scheduled for release on July 19 via earMUSIC. It is available as limited CD+DVD (Digipak), CD (Jewelcase), 2LP Gatefold (black, 180g), limited Purple 2LP Gatefold (180g), limited Crystal Clear 2LP (180g) and limited Box Set (CD+DVD Digipak, 2LP black Gatefold, 3x exclusive 10″ vinyl editions featuring live recordings from Deep Purple’s 2022 tour, exclusive Collector’s T-shirt, 2x exclusive guitar picks, 1x exclusive art print, 1x exclusive lanyard, and the chance to win a Golden Ticket giving access to every show on the Deep Purple ‘=1 MORE TIME’ tour).
All LPs include a rich 12-page LP sized booklet.