Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Alabama. What's the best version of this album? Location: Montreal, Canada. Location: Hazleton, Pennsylvania. JWB , Nov 1, Location: Beaver Stadium.
KeithH , Nov 1, Location: west milford, nj. Location: Anglesea, NJ. Russ , Nov 1, Location: Washington DC Area. The last track on the album, "Thorn Tree in the Garden", was recorded with Whitlock, Clapton, Allman, Radle and Gordon sitting in a circle around a single microphone.
The result, according to Dowd, was "the perfect stereo recording". According to Dowd, the recording of "Key to the Highway" was unplanned, triggered by the band hearing Sam Samudio performing the song for his album Hard and Heavy in another room at the studio. When the Dominos spontaneously started playing it Dowd told the engineers to roll tape, resulting in the tune's telltale fade-in. The album's front cover is credited as "Cover painting by Frandsen-De Schomberg with thanks to his son, Emile, for the abuse of his house.
Then he took them to his father's studio where they saw the painting that would become their album cover. Clapton also insisted that Frandsen de Schomberg's image be unadorned on the ''Layla'' sleeve, with no text added to give either the band's name or the title of the album. Layla also flopped critically,  according to Shapiro: "As with Eric's first solo album, the reviewers liked the guitars-on-fire-stuff … but regarded the [love songs] as little more than fluff.
Grouping the Dominos album with recent releases by Bob Dylan , the Beatles and Stephen Stills , Sander added, "It's [Clapton's] instincts, not his talents, that are out of synch, and he is certainly not alone, nor by any means the worst offender, in depositing garbage into the vault of a guaranteed personal audience.
He wrote in conclusion that, "even though this one has the look of a greedy, lazy, slapdash studio session, I think it may be Eric Clapton's most consistent recording Since its initial reception, Layla has been acclaimed by critics and regarded as Clapton's greatest overall work. Christgau wrote in conclusion: "his meaning is realized at those searing peaks when a pained sense of limits — why does love have to be so sad, I got the bell-bottom blues, Lay-la — is posed against the good times in an explosive compression of form.
AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised Allman's slide guitar work for "push[ing] Clapton to new heights" and stated, "what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion. Music 's Dave DiMartino also noted Allman's "stinging guitarwork" and described Layla as "Clapton's masterwork, and one of the finest rock 'n' roll albums of the '70s", commenting that "this best-selling double LP established Clapton's post-Cream superstardom.
The band appeared on The Johnny Cash Show , which became their only television appearance. Clapton continued to play the song "Layla" live, as at Live Aid in Philadelphia in Following this, Clapton went on tour with Trucks as part of his band.
Clapton explained later that playing with Trucks made him feel like he was in Derek and the Dominos again. As the tour progressed the set changed, with the first half of the show consisting entirely of songs from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and culminating in "Layla". Because this album is more than 77 minutes it did not fit onto early CDs, which had a maximum play time of approximately 74 and a half minutes.
The first CD was full of tape hiss , since it was made from a tape copy many generations removed from the original stereo master. This mastering's negative reception motivated at least one attempt to remaster the CD during the s.
To mark the album's twentieth anniversary in , an extended version of the album was released as a deluxe three-CD set, with extensive liner notes titled The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition.
The first disc has the same tracks as the original LP, remixed in stereo from the track analog source tapes and digitally remastered. This remix, issued by Polydor, has also been released as a single CD apart from the box set. The remix has some significant changes including center placement of the bass, which in the original mix was often mixed into either the left or right channel.
The other two discs of The Layla Sessions include a number of jam sessions , including the historic jam from the night that Clapton and Allman met. In , Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab gave the original stereo master tapes meticulous treatment for the first time and pressed the album on an expensive, limited edition 24kt gold CD.
The MFSL version was significantly cleaner than the first CD releases, but also removed some of " Wall of Sound "-like technique that was added during mastering for vinyl. Polydor's remaster as part of the Eric Clapton Remasters series was done in much the same manner as the MFSL version, but on a standard aluminum CD at a normal price. The 40th Anniversary Edition comes in two versions. All four sides of the original LP were combined into one disc in most CD versions.
The LP was re-released on g vinyl by Simply Vinyl in the s and re-mastered and re-released on g vinyl by Universal Music in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Derek and the Dominos. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 24, queen esther rated it really liked it Shelves: history , biographies. Jul 23, Jon added it Shelves: reviewed. Trashy, tragic rock'n'roll stories don't get much better than this. Lots of great info about Clapton, Duane Allman and other luminaries. A must-read for any rock fan, even if you never want to hear that 7-note riff again as long as you live. And a lot of artists do that, you know?
Bob Dylan for instance changes everything everytime he plays it and I thought this was another great opportunity to just take it off on a different path, to put it to a shuffle and for a start, making it acoustic denied all the riffs, really.
They would have sounded a bit weak, I think, on the acoustic guitar, so it just seemed to become Jazzier somehow. And of course, I'm singing it a whole octave down. So it gives it a nice kind of atmosphere. The song was written in the key of D minor which Clapton recalled pushed him to the top of his singing range.
When Clapton slowed it down, Fairweather Low suggested Clapton should sing the track a whole octave down. Clapton was pleased with the result as it sounded "nice" and "sort of Jazzy" to him.
Because Clapton changed the arrangement of his rock anthem so much, he decided to introduce this version to the unsuspecting live audience by stating: "See if you can spot this one. The critics especially liked Leavell's piano work on the song, saying that it "adds a smoky-jazz-joint torch-song ambience that's both expectation shattering and emotionally compelling to the tune". In , Jamrock Entertainment listed "Layla" as the best song of the year.
The song was used in Goodfellas during the scene portraying the aftermath of the Lufthansa heist. Director Martin Scorsese planned out the sequence with the song specifically in mind, playing it on set to synchronize with the staging and camera movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon. This article is about the song. For the name, see Leila name. For the tale, see Layla and Majnun.
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Archived from the original on 24 Septemberflakowalabemununalarmelniggbal.co#Track_listing Side one 1. "I Looked Away" Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock 2. "Bell Bottom.