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

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

by Derek and the DominosDerek and 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. 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.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0600753314289
catalogNumber: 001535402
Rank: 4761

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derek and 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,Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Howard Albert   Engineer
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
Billy Myles   Composer
Frandsen-De Schonberg   Cover Painting
Charles Segar   Composer
Dominos   Arranger,Producer
Jimmie Cox   Composer
Willie Broonzy   Composer
Nezami Ganjavi   Composer

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