The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition

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The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
Layla Sessions.jpg
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)
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The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition (or The Layla Sessions) released September 1990 is an anniversary reissue of the 1970 classic Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album by Derek and the Dominos, who disbanded in 1971. The album contains the original album, remixed to improve audio quality, and, in the 3-CD edition, 2 extra discs of unused alternate and incomplete masters of the original songs and studio jamming, all divided on to three discs total. The box set was designed by Mitchell Kanner.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Remixed Version)[edit]

  1. "I Looked Away" (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) Recorded September 2, 1970. Overdubbed September 2 & 4, 1970
  2. "Bell Bottom Blues" (Clapton) Recorded September 2, 1970. Overdubbed September 4 & 9, 1970
  3. "Keep on Growing" (Clapton) Recorded September 1, 1970. Overdubbed September 1,2,5 & 9, 1970
  4. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (Jimmy Cox) Recorded August 31, 1970.
  5. "I Am Yours" (Clapton, Nizami) Recorded September 3, 1970. Overdubbed September 4 & 9, 1970
  6. "Anyday" (Clapton, Whitlock) Recorded September 3, 1970. Overdubbed September 4, 1970
  7. "Key to the Highway" (Charles Segar, Willie Broonzy) Recorded August 30, 1970.
  8. "Tell the Truth" (Clapton, Whitlock) Recorded August 28, 1970. Overdubbed September 1 & 4, 1970
  9. "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" (Clapton, Whitlock) Recorded August 31, 1970. Overdubbed September 1 & 9, 1970
  10. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles) Recorded September 2, 1970.
  11. "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix) Recorded September 9, 1970.
  12. "It's Too Late" (Chuck Willis) Recorded September 3, 1970. Overdubbed September 9 & October 1, 1970
  13. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) Recorded September 9, 1970. Overdubbed October 1, 1970
  14. "Thorn Tree in the Garden" (Whitlock) Recorded September 10, 1970.

Disc two: The Jams[edit]

  1. "Jam I" (Clapton, Gordon, Carl Radle, Whitlock) Recorded September 2, 1970
  2. "Jam II" (Clapton, Gordon, Radle, Whitlock) Recorded August 26, 1970
  3. "Jam III" (Clapton, Gordon, Radle, Whitlock) Recorded August 27, 1970
  4. "Jam IV" (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Clapton, Whitlock) Recorded August 27, 1970
  5. "Jam V" (Duane Allman, Clapton, Gordon, Radle, Whitlock) Recorded August 27, 1970

Disc three: Alternate Masters, Jams And Outtakes[edit]

  1. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Alternate Master #1)" (Myles) Recorded August 31, 1970
  2. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Alternate Master #2)" (Myles) Recorded August 26, 1970
  3. "Tell the Truth (Jam #1) (Clapton, Whitlock)" Recorded August 27, 1970
  4. "Tell the Truth (Jam #2) (Clapton, Whitlock)" Recorded August 27, 1970
  5. "Mean Old World (Rehearsal) (Little Walter)" Recorded October 2, 1970
  6. "Mean Old World (Band Version, Master Take)" (Little Walter) Recorded October 2, 1970
  7. "Mean Old World (Duet Version, Master Take)" (Little Walter) Recorded October 2, 1970
  8. "(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too (Jam)" (Trad., arr. Mel London) Recorded August 27, 1970
  9. "Tender Love (Incomplete Master)" (Clapton, Whitlock) Recorded August 27, 1970
  10. "It's Too Late (Alternate Master)" (Willis) Recorded September 9, 1970

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