‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs’ by Derek and the Dominos is their only studio album recorded on August 30 & October 2, 1970 and released In November 1970 By Polydor, Atco.
Track Listing : 1.I Looked Away (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 03:05 . 2.Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton) – 05:02 . 3.Keep On Growing (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 06:21 . 4.Nobody Knows You When You’Re Down And Out (Jimmy Cox) – 04:57 . 5.I Am Yours (Eric Clapton, Nizami) – 03:34 . 6.Anyday (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 06:35 . 7.Key To The Highway (Charles Segar, Willie Broonzy) – 09:40 . 8.Tell The Truth (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 06:39 . 9.Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 04:41 . 10.Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Billy Myles) – 06:52 . 11.Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) – 05:33 . 12.It’S Too Late (Chuck Willis) – 03:47 . 13.Layla (Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 07:05 . 14.Thorn Tree In The Garden (Bobby Whitlock) – 02:53
Musicians : Derek And The Dominos – Band . Eric Clapton – Lead, Rhythm, Slide & Acoustic Guitars, Lead Vocals . Duane Allman – Slide And Acoustic Guitars, On Tracks 4 Through 14 . Jim Gordon – Drums, Percussion, Piano . Carl Radle – Bass Guitar, Percussion . Bobby Whitlock – Organ, Piano, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Production : Produced By Tom Dowd . Howie Albert – Engineer . Ron Albert – Engineer . Dennis M. Drake – Mastering . Mac Emmerman – Engineer . Chuck Kirkpatrick – Engineer . Carl Richardson – Engineer . Dan Gellert – Assistant Engineer . Scott Hull – Digital Editing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Steve Rinkoff – Mixing
Package : Emile Théodore Frandsen De Schomberg – Cover Painting “La Fille Au Bouquet” . Mitchell Kanner – Art Direction . George Lebon – Art Direction . Gene Santoro – Notes
Recorded On August 30 & October 2, 1970 At Criteria Studios, Miami.
Released In November 1970 By Polydor, Atco.
The Second Disc
Layla features the sound of an impossibly tight band, sympathetic and attuned to each other, producing a joyful noise. They played the blues, for sure, but with a joy, too, that’s nearly unmatched in the annals of rock. […]
Drugs and alcohol exacerbated the raw emotions churning inside the guitarist. Keyboardist Bobby Whitlock provided a terse summary of the sessions’ psychotropic menu: “Cocaine and heroin, that’s all —and Johnnie Walker.” […]
Those who only know the signature song may be surprised by the Layla album, which is largely made up of mid-tempo and sometimes even slightly soporific blues work-outs, albeit adorned by almost impossibly brilliant instrumentation. […]