The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition

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The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
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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
The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
Live at the Fillmore
Eric Clapton chronology
The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
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The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition (or The Layla Sessions) released September 1990 is an anniversary-edition reissue of the 1970 classic 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 4/5[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]
The Village Voice B–[5]

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, Butch Trucks, 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)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2002). "Derek & The Dominos". In Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 302. ISBN 087930653X. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Robbins, Ira (October 4, 1990). "Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition...". Rolling Stone. New York. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ Considine, J. D. (2004). "Derek and the Dominos". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 230. ISBN 0743201698. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 4, 1990). "Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved November 6, 2015.