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Layla and Other Love Songs [Super Deluxe 4CD, 2LP, DVD] Box set


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Audio CD, Box set, April 26, 2011
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listen  1. I Looked Away (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Bell Bottom Blues (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 5:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Keep On Growing (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 4:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Am Yours (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Anyday (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 6:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Key To The Highway (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 9:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Tell The Truth (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 6:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman? (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 6:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Little Wing (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 5:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. It's Too Late (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Layla (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 7:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Thorn Tree In The Garden (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Mean Old World (remastered - 40th Anniversary version - 2010) 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Roll It Over (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 4:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Tell The Truth (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010 (All Things Must Pass Version)) 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. It's Too Late (40th Anniversary Version - 2010 (Live For The Johnny Cash Show Version)) 4:12Album Only
listen  5. Got To Get Better In A Little While (40th Anniversary Version - 2010 (Live For The Johnny Cash Show Version)) 6:34Album Only
listen  6. Matchbox (40th Anniversary version - 2010 (Live for The Johnny Cash Show)) 3:56Album Only
listen  7. Blues Power (40th Anniversary Version - 2010 (Live For The Johnny Cash Show Version)) 6:33Album Only
listen  8. Snake Lake Blues (remastered - 40th Anniversary version - 2010) 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Evil (40th Anniversary / 2010 Remastered) 4:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Mean Old Frisco (remastered - 40th Anniversary version - 2010) 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. One More Chance (remastered - 40th Anniversary version - 2010) 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Got To Get Better In A Little While (Jam - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Got To Get Better In A Little While (Remastered - 40th Anniversary Version - 2010) 6:05$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (Live At Fillmore East) 9:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Got To Get Better In A Little While (Live At Fillmore East)13:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Let It Rain (Live At Fillmore East)17:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Presence Of The Lord (Live At Fillmore East) 6:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Key To The Highway (Live At Fillmore East) 6:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Live At Fillmore East) 5:51$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Tell The Truth (Live At Fillmore East)11:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Bottle Of Red Wine (Live At Fillmore East) 5:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Roll It Over (Live At Fillmore East) 6:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Blues Power (Live At Fillmore East)10:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Have You Ever Loved A Woman? (Live At Fillmore East) 8:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Little Wing (Live At Fillmore East) 6:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Crossroads (Live At Fillmore East) 8:18$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 26, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B004I4H8PO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (402 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,517 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Extremely limited box set containing the expanded two CD edition of the Layla... album, the remastered double disc edition of Derek And The Dominos: In Concert, an audio-only DVD featuring DTS 5.1 and Dolby Surround 5.1 versions of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, mixed by legendary engineer Elliot Scheiner, a double 180gm vinyl reproduction of the original album, a hardcover book, artfully designed with rare and never-seen photographs, and featuring four meticulously researched essays and facsimiles of Derek And The Dominos concert tickets and various promotional items, including the famous "Derek is Eric" button. Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this ground-breaking 1970 album. Derek & The Dominos were the almost fictional group recruited by Eric Clapton which came together during the sessions for George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album in 1970. The band released only this one studio album in December 1970, which has been re-evaluated since its release and is now regarded as one of Clapton's finest recordings and is often considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton's career. The album melded an astounding collection of musical styles - Blues, Folk, R&B and Rock - into one timeless package. It consistently appears in listings of the best rock albums ever recorded, and was finally inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 and continuous to be noticed by critics. This deluxe edition features six exciting performances from what was to be Derek And The Dominos' second album plus all four audio performances from Derek And The Domino's sole, historic television appearance on The Johnny Cash Show, November 9, 1970. Also features two tracks produced by Phil Spector in early summer 1970 and the outtake "Mean Old World".

Customer Reviews

Very good sound.
M. Reidelberger
I would highly recommend this album to anyone who wants to listen to exceptional music, coupled with great lyrics!
Bobo
This is one of the greatest rock albums ever recorded.
S J Buck

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139 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Pfannenstiel on December 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I used to have the optimistic point of view that, in the digital age, old music could be infinitely improved if it was properly remixed and remastered. Time has shown that the best of the digital "redos" can only be as good as the original source tape, whether the original stereo master or the original multitracks.

It's obvious now, after at least six attempts at digital remastering (the original CD reissue, the boxed set in '90, the Mobile Fidelity release in '93, the '96 remaster and now the SACD edition), that the original tapes are not that well recorded. We've heard excuses for this, that everything was recorded live (and LOUD) and there was a lot of bleed between mics, that it was the beginning of multitrack technology and therefore noisy, that everyone, including the engineers, was stoned, etc., etc.

None of the excuses, except for the drugs, really holds up. They were working in a fine studio with state of the art equipment, a place where other artists made fine sounding records at that time. Also, I don't think they were playing all that loud, as Clapton was using a Pignose (small amp) for much of the session. But even if they were playing loud, I doubt that they could top the volume level of Who's Next, for instance, and that's a fine sounding LP.

Anyway, it is what it is. It's obvious now that there will be no significant improvement on the way this LP sounds. It will always sound claustrophobic, muddy and midrange heavy. You know they've gone back to the multitracks at least twice (20th Anniversery was remixed and they had to use the multitracks for the 5.1 on the SACD) with no significant improvement.

So I guess we just have to appreciate the subtle improvements, and, to disagree with several other reviews, I think they are here.
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267 of 301 people found the following review helpful By Crabby Apple Mick Lee on December 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Rolling Stone Magazine recently devoted a whole issue to the 500 best albums of all time. I was stunned that this album did not appear at least in the top 10. It drives me to drink that there are millions of rock fans out there who don't even know this music exists.
It is well known what the back-story is for this record. Clapton fell for George Harrison's wife, Patty. They had a fling and then she turned her back on him. The resulting emotional devastation for Clapton wound up expressed as these songs. When the original album came out, we knew none of this. For the first couple of years, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs was overlooked not only because the public didn't know the story but also because most didn't even know Eric Clapton played on it. But on first listen, we knew "something" happened. For all we knew, some girl who worked in a teashop could have dumped him. It didn't matter. Something real and wretched happened-this wasn't show business.
Most women, unfortunately, do not know men can feel this way this deeply. This is not to fault them. They simply fall into the common human mistake of assuming that if men do not express it then they do not feel it. Most men know well that these "blues" are all too real-they just rarely speak of them among themselves. Sometimes they can pretend they are immune to them. But deep down men know that "that certain woman" can destroy them.
For all too many the only way we can talk about these things is through the anesthesia of intoxication. While it is true that we often drink to forget, just as often we drink to remember because it is only with a numbness that we can deal and look at what's eating us. So it was with Clapton. He was taking large amount of drugs during the making of this album-heroin being just one.
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106 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Themis-Athena on August 27, 2001
Format: Audio CD
"Have you ever loved a woman, so much you're tremblin' in pain, and all the time you know she bears another man's name - but you just love that woman so much, it's a shame and a sin ... and all the time you know she belongs to your very best friend!" If you'd never heard this album's title track, you would swear that "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" was the song that Eric Clapton wrote for Pattie Boyd Harrison; not only do the lyrics of Billy Myles' blues classic fit so perfectly, Clapton positively pours his heart out as he sings them, and his guitar screams with the pain of unrequited love. And even before get to this song, Clapton's own "Bell Bottom Blues" lays bare similar feelings and recalls his infamous heroin ultimatum to Pattie ("Either you come with me or I'll take that"): "Do you wanna see me crawl across the floor to you? Do you wanna hear me beg you to take me back?" And as the man pleads with her, so does his guitar, and you wonder what woman could possibly have resisted such an impassioned plea.

Until of course, almost at the end of the album, you hear "Layla," this record's motto more than a simple title track and, in many respects, its reason for being. Torn by personal insecurity, Clapton used the cover and seeming anonymity of yet another band, and the parable of a medieval Persian love story ("Layla and Majnun" - reportedly, "majnun," in Persian, means madman) to put into music what he couldn't put into words alone. From its opening riff to its last note the song is pure blues, Clapton audibly on the brink of the madness he sings about, and his guitar wailing, moaning and crying out all that was in his heart: "Layla ... you got me on my knees - Layla ... I'm begging darling, please - Layla ... won't you ease my worry now?
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Severe product defects halt box set sale at Uk Amazon
You can get it from the amazon UK marketplace.....I lucked into one from Warehouse Deals for 34.69 GBP = $56.48 USD including shipping - but I had to have it drop shipped to a friend in the UK as WD wouldn't ship to the US. I figured for that price it would be worth risking whatever annoyances... Read More
Aug 13, 2011 by R. D. Towle |  See all 2 posts
Sale of box halted at amazon.ca
Because of people getting sets with damaged or missing discs, missing pieces of memorabilia etc.
Apr 13, 2011 by Philip A.Cohen |  See all 14 posts
Whats on the dvd?
The DVD just contains 5.1 mixes of the album. http://www.whereseric.com/eric-clapton-news/303-derek-and-dominos%E2%80%99-layla-and-other-assorted-love-songs-turns-40
Mar 6, 2011 by Bryan McGeary |  See all 4 posts
Is this out of print already?
Probably not out-of-print -- much more likely, Amazon decided to cut the losses it was taking on shipments of damaged copies back to their warehouse, and replacement copies etc. And the a--holes at Universal are scratching their heads (and trying to protect their jobs) trying to figure out what... Read More
May 4, 2011 by Bruce Eder |  See all 18 posts
Release Date Moved???
The release postponement and Amazon's ever-increasing price have caused me to decide against buying. While keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Whitlock has added finishing touches and remix assistance for some selections recorded for the group's unreleased 2nd studio albums, Eric Clapton opted not to... Read More
Mar 18, 2011 by Philip A.Cohen |  See all 2 posts
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