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Layla

3 Ratings: 3.7
Classic Rock and Rock album by Derek & The Dominos

Laylastands as one of a handful of pillars of classic rock. The short-lived ensemble that was the Dominos provided an outlet for Eric Clapton to vent his then unrequited (and secret) passion for the wife of his best friend, George Harrison. Romantic … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Layla
review by . March 10, 2009
On vinyl, four sides of some of the best rock ever released. Whether working solo, working with Cream, or working as "Derek and the Dominos," Eric Clapton lives solely to play rock songs like a bluesman--or to play blues songs like a rocker. Either way, these fourteen songs are the best work Clapton ever did, celebrating the common themes that draw us siren-like to all forms of popular music, be it rock or blues or even rap. The sentiments have been around for as long as humankind has been around--my …
review by . April 22, 2001
posted in Music Matters
I can definitely agree that this is a high quality recording by Eric Clapton and the rest of the Dominoes. Eric contributes some of his best songs here such as Bell Bottom Blues, Layla, I Looked Away, and Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad. The guitar duels between Eric and Duane Allman are indeed legendary and the vocals by Eric and Bobbie Whitlock in support are quite strong as well.What keeps this recording from receiving a five start rating to my ears is the plodding bitter blues tone that exists …
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Label: Polydor, Umgd
Release Date: August 20, 1996

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