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Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered)
 
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Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered)

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2011
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2011
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 1:16:37
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  • ASIN: B004PR2V6A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,159 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. F. G. Ballinger on 21 Mar. 2011
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Nowadays we all know that "Derek is Eric", but back in late 1970 this wasn't as obvious to many, and so the double-album into which Eric Clapton and his new band had invested so much emotion and effort, which he released pseudonymously under the name Derek and The Dominos, failed to achieve the level of commercial success it deserved; Clapton's wish to refrain from the spotlight had proved detrimental. Accompanied by keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bass player Carl Radle, drummer Jim Gordon and guest star Duane Allman on slide guitar, Clapton and the Dominos nonetheless recorded a spectacular set ranging from ferocious blues ('Have You Ever Loved A Woman'), joyous Southern boogie ('Keep On Growing', 'Anyday'), lovelorn romanticism ('I Looked Away', I Am Yours' and, of course, 'Layla'), and some sublime reinterpretations (a sky-scraping cover of Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing').

This Deluxe Edition of LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS is a stunning repackaging of one of the finest moments in Eric Clapton's career. The new remaster, cut from the original British Polydor Records master tapes, sounds great, and serves to bring out the album's atmospheric live-in-the-studio vibe to even stronger effect; it's some improvement upon the previous 1997 issue. Meanwhile the extras on disc two conclusively wrap up the brief history of Derek and The Dominos.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Themis-Athena on 4 Mar. 2004
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"Have you ever loved a woman, so much you're tremblin' in pain, and all the time you know she bears another man's name - but you just love that woman so much, it's a shame and a sin ... and all the time you know she belongs to your very best friend!" If you'd never heard this album's title track, you would swear that "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" was the song that Eric Clapton wrote for Pattie Boyd Harrison; not only do the lyrics of Billy Myles' blues classic fit so perfectly, Clapton positively pours his heart out as he sings them, and his guitar screams with the pain of unrequited love. And even before get to this song, Clapton's own "Bell Bottom Blues" lays bare similar feelings and recalls his infamous heroin ultimatum to Pattie ("Either you come with me or I'll take that"): "Do you wanna see me crawl across the floor to you? Do you wanna hear me beg you to take me back?" And as the man pleads with her, so does his guitar, and you wonder what woman could possibly have resisted such an impassioned plea.
Until of course, almost at the end of the album, you hear "Layla," this record's motto more than a simple title track and, in many respects, its reason for being. Torn by personal insecurity, Clapton used the cover and seeming anonymity of yet another band, and the parable of a medieval Persian love story ("Layla and Majnun" - reportedly, "majnun," in Persian, means madman) to put into music what he couldn’t put into words alone. From its opening riff to its last note the song is pure blues, Clapton audibly on the brink of the madness he sings about, and his guitar wailing, moaning and crying out all that was in his heart: "Layla ... you got me on my knees - Layla ... I'm begging darling, please - Layla ... won't you ease my worry now?
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By KTBabe on 26 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This item was bought as gift for my partner and received on release day (Monday 21st), it was sealed and looked to be an ideal gift for a long time Eric Clapton fan who already owns the Layla 20th Anniversary Edition. How disappointing then to open it and find that the box contained no badges, no cover art work print, only two facsimile tickets and torn cardboard slots holding badly scratched CDs / DVD and also the DVD stuck with some form of glue to the inner liner, the vinyl albums also appeared to have been extensively handled and not at all what you would expect from a box set of this price.

Looking at the Amazon return policy I established that I couldn't just exchange it for a new one but would be eligible to get a refund. So as not to disappoint my partner I decided to order another one as I felt sure this must have been a rogue box set.

Amazon promptly delivered (Friday 25th) and unfortunately this box seemed to suffer from many of the same faults. DVD stuck firmly in the cardboard slot and when eventually extracted had a glue like substance marking it. Yet again some of the CDs were scratched; it did however contain three facsimile tickets and one "Derek Is Eric" badge" (although the box does state badges). I am pleased to see that Amazon have suspended sales of this item as it appears to be the luck of the draw what is contained inside of it. The only consistent seems to be that the 40th Anniversary hardback book in both boxes was in good condition.
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