Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Super Deluxe] [4CD/2LP/1DVD]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Wishing to escape the superstar expectations that sank Blind Faith before it was launched, Eric Clapton retreated with several sidemen from Delaney & Bonnie to record the material that would form Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. From these meager beginnings grew his greatest album. Duane Allman joined the band shortly after recording began, and his spectacular slide guitar pushed Clapton to new heights. Then again, Clapton may have gotten there without him, considering the emotional turmoil he was in during the recording. He was in hopeless, unrequited love with Patti Boyd, the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and that pain surges throughout ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Wishing to escape the superstar expectations that sank Blind Faith before it was launched, Eric Clapton retreated with several sidemen from Delaney & Bonnie to record the material that would form Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. From these meager beginnings grew his greatest album. Duane Allman joined the band shortly after recording began, and his spectacular slide guitar pushed Clapton to new heights. Then again, Clapton may have gotten there without him, considering the emotional turmoil he was in during the recording. He was in hopeless, unrequited love with Patti Boyd, the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and that pain surges throughout Layla, especially on its epic title track. But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion. He makes standards like "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?" and "Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)" into his own, while his collaborations with Bobby Whitlock -- including "Any Day" and "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" -- teem with passion. And, considering what a personal album Layla is, it's somewhat ironic that the lovely coda "Thorn Tree in the Garden" is a solo performance by Whitlock, and that the song sums up the entire album as well as "Layla" itself. Universal's super-deluxe 40th anniversary reissue of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, the lone studio album from Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos, gathers all the released master recordings from the short-lived supergroup and adds a handful of heretofore previously unreleased rarities, packaging it all in a handsome box containing four CDs (the proper album, a disc of rarities, the double-disc Fillmore East in Concert), a double-vinyl edition of the album, a Surround Sound DVD of Layla, a book, and assorted pieces of memorabilia. Rarities-wise, there's not much that hasn't been out in some form or another: most of the sessions from the group's scrapped second album surfaced on Clapton's Crossroads box, and 1990's three-disc The Layla Sessions contained a few outtakes and alternates that are here, along with a bunch of jam sessions that are not, leaving only the smoking performances from the group's spot on The Johnny Cash Show as a genuine rarity, and even that has seen release on a Legacy DVD. So there's not much in the way of unheard material, but even so, this is the best reissue of Layla yet: it's a dynamite remaster, the second disc finally gathers all the extant rarities in one place, and the lavish package is certainly the kind of thing designed for the libraries of wealthy collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753314326
  • Catalog Number: 5331432

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Looked Away (3:07)
  2. 2 Bell Bottom Blues (5:04)
  3. 3 Keep On Growing (6:22)
  4. 4 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (5:00)
  5. 5 I Am Yours (3:37)
  6. 6 Anyday (6:37)
  7. 7 Key To the Highway (9:39)
  8. 8 Tell the Truth (6:41)
  9. 9 Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad? (4:44)
  10. 10 Have You Ever Loved a Woman? (6:54)
  11. 11 Little Wing (5:36)
  12. 12 It's Too Late (3:52)
  13. 13 Layla (7:06)
  14. 14 Thorn Tree In the Garden (2:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mean Old World (3:50)
  2. 2 Roll It Over (4:32)
  3. 3 Tell the Truth (3:24)
  4. 4 It's Too Late (4:11)
  5. 5 Got To Get Better In a Little While [ (6:35)
  6. 6 Matchbox (3:56)
  7. 7 Blues Power (6:34)
  8. 8 Snake Lake Blues (3:35)
  9. 9 Evil (4:35)
  10. 10 Mean Old Frisco (4:07)
  11. 11 One More Chance (3:17)
  12. 12 Got To Get Better In a Little While Jam (3:45)
  13. 13 Got To Get Better In a Little While (6:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Looked Away
  2. 2 Bell Bottom Blues
  3. 3 Keep on Growing
  4. 4 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  5. 5 I Am Yours
  6. 6 Anyday
  7. 7 Key to the Highway
  8. 8 Tell the Truth
  9. 9 Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
  10. 10 Have You Ever Loved a Woman?
  11. 11 Little Wing
  12. 12 It's Too Late
  13. 13 Layla
  14. 14 Thorn Tree in the Garden
  15. 15 Mean Old World
Disc 4
  1. 1 Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (9:31)
  2. 2 Got To Get Better In a Little While (13:51)
  3. 3 Let It Rain (17:50)
  4. 4 Presence of the Lord (6:09)
  5. 5 Key To the Highway (6:25)
  6. 6 Nobody Know You When You're Down and Out (5:50)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Tell the Truth (11:21)
  2. 2 Bottle of Red Wine (5:34)
  3. 3 Roll It Over (6:44)
  4. 4 Blues Power (10:29)
  5. 5 Have You Ever Loved a Woman? (8:14)
  6. 6 Little Wing (6:10)
  7. 7 Crossroads (8:17)
Disc 6
  1. 1 I Looked Away (3:05)
  2. 2 Bell Bottom Blues (5:03)
  3. 3 Keep On Growing (6:22)
  4. 4 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (4:59)
  5. 5 I Am Yours (3:36)
  6. 6 Anyday (6:37)
  7. 7 Key To the Highway (9:40)
  8. 8 Tell the Truth (6:39)
  9. 9 Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (4:43)
  10. 10 Have You Ever Loved a Woman? (6:54)
  11. 11 Little Wing (5:34)
  12. 12 It's Too Late (3:51)
  13. 13 Layla (7:05)
  14. 14 Thorn Tree In the Garden (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Derek & the Dominos Primary Artist
George Harrison Guitar, Vocals
Dave Mason Guitar, Vocals
Jim Gordon Percussion, Piano, Drums, Group Member
Albhy Galuten Piano
Duane Allman Guitar, Group Member
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Carl Radle Bass, Percussion, Group Member
Bobby Whitlock Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Chuck Willis Composer
Bonnie Bramlett Composer
Delaney Bramlett Composer
Phil Spector Producer
Jim Gordon Composer
Ron Albert Engineer
Thom Cadley Remixing
Eric Clapton Arranger, Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Derek & the Dominos Producer
Tom Dowd Producer, Executive Producer
Mac Emmerman Engineer
Chuck Kirkpatrick Engineer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
John Jansen Remixing
Andy Johns Engineer, Remixing
Robert Johnson Composer
Andy Knight Engineer
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Richard Manwaring Engineer
Phil McDonald Engineer
Carl Richardson Engineer
Karl Richardson Engineer
Derek Trucks Liner Notes
Bobby Whitlock Composer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Billy Myles Composer
Howie Albert Engineer
Steve Chadie Engineer
Frandsen-De Schonberg Cover Painting
Miles Showell Mastering
Walter Jacobs Composer
Charles Segar Composer
Elliott Landy Photo Courtesy
Ashley Kahn Liner Notes
EJ Devokaitis Photo Courtesy
Matt Read Art Direction
The Dominos Arranger, Producer
Jimmie Cox Composer
Keith Morris Photo Courtesy
Willie Broonzy Composer
Michael Loccisano Photo Courtesy
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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Missing many items

    My set arrived without the following, the art print, the badge, the Layla bonus material CD and the LPs. I am returning it for a refund.

    The set came out in Europe a month earlier and I had many emails from friends in the UK telling me about damaged and/or missing items.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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