DEREK & THE DOMINOS ANNOUNCE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS OF LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS 3
TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 1
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22 SEPTEMBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - This November sees the release of 50th Anniversary editions of Derek & The Dominos' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs on 4LP and 2CD sets via Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
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.
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 UK and features the dual wailing guitars of Clapton and Duane Allman. Alongside this are a further 2LPs of bonus material some of which have not previously been released on vinyl. All the bonus material across all of LP3 and LP4 is mastered normally (so is not half-speed mastered). The LP set includes a 12×12 book of sleeve notes taken from the 40th-Anniversary Edition.
This 2CD deluxe edition includes the original album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs plus a further disc of bonus material. This deluxe set is an exact repress of the 40th Anniversary 2CD 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 14th June 1970 as part of a UK 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 UK 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.
Source Universal Music Canada
September 22, 2020 3:39pm ET by Universal Music Canada