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Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs [40th Anniversary Remaster]

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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. [A remastered version was released on Layla's 40th anniversary.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753314289
  • Catalog Number: 001535402
  • Sales rank: 8,822

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Derek & the Dominos Primary Artist
Jim Gordon Percussion, Piano, Drums
Albhy Galuten Piano
Duane Allman Guitar
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Carl Radle Bass, Percussion
Bobby Whitlock Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Chuck Willis Composer
Jim Gordon Composer
Ron Albert Engineer
Eric Clapton Composer
Tom Dowd Executive Producer
Mac Emmerman Engineer
Chuck Kirkpatrick Engineer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Karl Richardson Engineer
Bobby Whitlock Composer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Billy Myles Composer
Howie Albert Engineer
Frandsen-De Schonberg Cover Painting
Charles Segar Composer
The Dominos Arranger, Producer
Jimmie Cox Composer
Willie Broonzy Composer
Nezami Ganjavi Composer
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