The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition

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The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
Box set by Derek and the Dominos
Released September 1990
Recorded 26 August–2 October 1970
Genre Blues rock, jam rock
Length 218:36
Label Polydor
Producer Tom Dowd (executive producer)
Bill Levenson (reissue producer)
Derek and the Dominos chronology
In Concert
(1973)
The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
(1990)
Live at the Fillmore
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]
MusicHound 4/5 stars[3]

The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition (or The Layla Sessions) released September 1990 is an anniversary edition reissue of the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album by Derek and the Dominos, who disbanded in 1971. The album contains remixed material from its original album, unused alternate/incomplete masters of the original songs and studio jamming, all divided on three discs. The box set was designed by Mitchell Kanner.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "I Looked Away" (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock)
  2. "Bell Bottom Blues" (Clapton)
  3. "Keep on Growing" (Clapton)
  4. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (Jimmy Cox)
  5. "I Am Yours" (Clapton, Nizami)
  6. "Anyday" (Clapton, Whitlock)
  7. "Key to the Highway" (Charles Segar, Willie Broonzy)
  8. "Tell the Truth" (Clapton, Whitlock)
  9. "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" (Clapton, Whitlock)
  10. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles)
  11. "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix)
  12. "It's Too Late" (Chuck Willis)
  13. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon)
  14. "Thorn Tree in the Garden" (Whitlock)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Jam I" (Clapton, Gordon, Carl Radle, Whitlock)
  2. "Jam II" (Clapton, Gordon, Radle, Whitlock)
  3. "Jam III" (Clapton, Gordon, Radle, Whitlock)
  4. "Jam IV" (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Clapton, Whitlock)
  5. "Jam V" (Duane Allman, Clapton, Gordon, Radle, Whitlock)

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Alternate Master #1)" (Myles)
  2. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Alternate Master #2)" (Myles)
  3. "Tell the Truth (Jam #1) (Clapton, Whitlock)"
  4. "Tell the Truth (Jam #2) (Clapton, Whitlock)"
  5. "Mean Old World (Rehearsal) (Little Walter)"
  6. "Mean Old World (Band Version, Master Take)" (Little Walter)
  7. "Mean Old World (Duet Version, Master Take)" (Little Walter)
  8. "(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too (Jam)" (Trad., arr. Mel London)
  9. "Tender Love (Incomplete Master)" (Clapton, Whitlock)
  10. "It's Too Late (Alternate Master)" (Willis)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Derek and the Dominos The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Derek and the Dominos". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. p. 240.