DEREK AND THE DOMINOS 'Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs'
[Release Date 21/03/2011]
Derek And The Dominos were the almost fictional group recruited by Eric Clapton which came together during the sessions for George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' album in 1970. The band released only one studio album in December 1970, 'Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs', which has been re-evaluated since it's release in 1970 as and is now regarded as one of Eric Clapton's finest recordings and is often considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton's career.
'Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs' melded an astounding collection of musical styles – Blues, Folk, R&B and Rock – into one timeless package. It consistently appears in listings of the best rock albums ever recorded, and was finally inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 and continuous to be noticed by critics.
This version of the original album has been completely digitally remastered by the engineer who worked on the studio sessions, Andy Johns. Contains all 14 of the original songs from the album.
The 2 CD set includes a bonus disc featuring a total of 6 previously unreleased tracks, 4 of which were recorded live on the Johnny Cash show. Of these tracks, 'Matchbox' features Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins playing live. The other previously unreleased song is the last ever band recording – 'Got To Get Better In A Little While', presented here as both a mesmerising jam version and also as the first ever release of the completed studio version. The bonus disc also includes previously unreleased mixes of songs recorded during the same sessions for the intended second album.