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50th Anniversary Editions of Layla Out November 13th

Published // 29.Sep.20

This November sees the release of 50th Anniversary edition of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs as a 4LP vinyl box set and a separate 2CD edition. In celebration of this milestone, the original album tracks have been given the 'Half-Speed Mastered' treatment by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.

Alongside the original album on LP1 and LP2, there are two more LPs of bonus material, some of which has not previously been released on vinyl. The bonus material is not half-speed mastered. The vinyl box set also includes a 12×12 book of sleeve notes taken from the 40th-Anniversary Edition and a certificate of authentication. Available exclusively through uDiscover Music, it can be pre-ordered at https://derekandthedominos.lnk.to/Layla50

The double CD will include the original album plus a disc of bonus material.

In 1970, following the break-up of Blind Faith and his departure from Delaney & Bonnie, Eric Clapton formed Derek & The Dominos in the spring of that year. In addition to EC on guitar and vocals, the group comprised 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 time together offered up one of the rock canon's most enduring albums of all time.

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (4LP) Track List

LP1 & LP2 - The Original Album (Half-Speed Mastered)
Side A
1. I Looked Away
2. Bell Bottom Blues
3. Keep On Growing
4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Side B
1. I Am Yours
2. Anyday
3. Key To The Highway
Side A
1. Tell The Truth
2. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Side B
1. Little Wing
2. It's Too Late
3. Layla
4. Thorn Tree In The Garden

LP3 & LP4 - Bonus Material (*previously unreleased on vinyl)
Side A
1. Mean Old World - Layla Session Out-take
2. Roll It Over - Phil Spector Produced Single B-Side
3. Tell The Truth - Phil Spector Produced Single A-Side
Side B
1. It's Too Late* - Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970
2. Got To Get Better In A Little While* - Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970
3. Matchbox with Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins* - Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970
4. Blues Power* - Live On The Johnny Cash TV Show, November 5, 1970
Side A
1. Snake Lake Blues* - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album
2. Evil* - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album
3. Mean Old Frisco* - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album
4. One More Chance* - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album
Side B
1. High - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album
2. Got To Get Better In A Little While Jam* - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album
3. Got To Get Better In A Little While* - From April/May 1971 Sessions For The Dominos' Second Album