Derek & The Dominos prep 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' 50th anniversary | The Music Universe

Four vinyl set available Nov 13th

Derek & The Domino’s is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs as a 4 LP box set on November 13th via UMe/Polydor. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 double album, the original has been given the Half-Speed Mastered treatment by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and is completed with a certificate of authentication.

The 50th anniversary 4 LP box set is available exclusively through uDiscover and Sound of Vinyl and can be ordered.

Layla is often regarded as Eric Clapton’s greatest musical achievement. The album is notably known for its title track, an evergreen rock classic, which had top ten single chart success in the U.K. and features the dual wailing guitars of Clapton and Duane Allman. Alongside this are a further 2 LPs of bonus material some of which has not previously been released on vinyl. All the bonus material across all of LP 3 and LP 4 is mastered normally (so is not half-speed mastered). The LP set also includes a 12×12 book of sleeve notes taken from the 40th Anniversary Edition.

In 1970, following the break-up of Blind Faith and his departure from Delaney & Bonnie, Derek & The Dominos initially formed in the spring of that year. The group comprised Eric Clapton on guitar and vocals alongside three other former members of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Bobby Whitlock on keyboards, Carl Radle on bass and Jim Gordon on drums. Derek & The Dominos played their first concert at London’s Lyceum Ballroom on June 14, 1970 as part of a U.K. summer tour. During late August to early October they recorded Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, with the Allman Brothers’ guitarist Duane Allman sitting in, before returning to a tour of the U.K. and the U.S. until the end of the year. Shortly thereafter the group disbanded but their short time together offered up one of the rock canon’s most enduring albums of all time.

From his early days as a guitar icon to a songwriter of great sensitivity, as well as an interpreter of everything from blues and jazz to rock and country music, Eric Clapton needs little by way of an introduction. As a renowned solo artist in his own right as well as a member of the Yardbirds, Cream and Derek and the Dominos, he is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and is one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. He has been the recipient of 17 Grammy Awards, 1 Brit Award and 1 Bafta.

4 LP

A1. I Looked Away
A2. Bell Bottom Blues
A3. Keep On Growing
A4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
B1. I Am Yours
B2. Anyday
B3. Key To The Highway
C1. Tell The Truth
C2. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
C3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
D1. Little Wing
D2. It’s Too Late
D3. Layla
D4. Thorn Tree In The Garden
E1. Mean Old World – Layla Session Outtake
E2. Roll It Over – Phil Spector Produced Single B-Side
E3. Tell The Truth – Phil Spector Produced Single A-Side
F1. It’s Too Late* – Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970 [Previously Unreleased on LP]
F2. Got To Get Better In A Little While* – Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970 [Previously Unreleased on LP]
F3. Matchbox with Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins* – Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970 [Previously Unreleased on LP]
F4. Blues Power* – Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970 [Previously Unreleased on LP]
G1. Snake Lake Blues* – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album [Previously Unreleased on LP]
G2. Evil* – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album [Previously Unreleased on LP]
G3. Mean Old Frisco* – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album [Previously Unreleased on LP]
G4. One More Chance* – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album [Previously Unreleased on LP]
H1. High – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album
H2. Got To Get Better In A Little While Jam* – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album [Previously Unreleased on LP]
H3. Got To Get Better In A Little While* – From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos’ Second Album [Previously Unreleased on LP]