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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Bonus Disc]
     

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs [Bonus Disc]

by Derek & the Dominos
 

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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.

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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. [In 2011, Layla was released with a bonus disc of outtakes, B-sides, and new remixes.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0600753314296
catalogNumber:
001535302
Rank:
15646

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derek & the Dominos   Primary Artist
George Harrison   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Mason   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Gordon   Percussion,Piano,Drums
Albhy Galuten   Piano
Duane Allman   Guitar
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals
Carl Radle   Bass,Percussion
Bobby Whitlock   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
Phil Spector   Producer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Howard Albert   Engineer
Ron Albert   Engineer
Thom Cadley   Remixing
Eric Clapton   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
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Karl Richardson   Engineer
Bobby Whitlock   Composer
Billy Myles   Composer
Steve Chadie   Engineer
Frandsen-De Schonberg   Cover Painting
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Charles Segar   Composer
EJ Devokaitis   Photo Courtesy
Matt Read   Art Direction
Dominos   Arranger,Producer
Jimmie Cox   Composer
Willie Broonzy   Composer

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