Derek and the Dominos - Layla
Derek and the Dominos -
Cover has normal wear and tear for the age. Record has shredding at corners and spine. Cover is graded VG. Records are graded VG ATCO LABELS
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is the sole studio album by the English–American blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, released in November 1970 as a double album. It is best known for its title track, “Layla”, and is often regarded as Eric Clapton’s greatest musical achievement. The other band members were Bobby Whitlock on keyboards and vocals, Jim Gordon on drums, Carl Radle on bass. Duane Allman played lead and slide guitar on 11 of the 14 songs.
“Layla” is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally recorded by Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their only studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970). Its contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Gordon. The piano part has also been controversially credited to Rita Coolidge, Gordon’s girlfriend at the time.
The album’s front cover is credited as “Cover painting by Frandsen-De Schomberg with thanks to his son, Emile, for the abuse of his house.” Bobby revealed in an interview in August 1970 they started an egg-throwing fight at Frandsen’s house in France which his son Emile covered for them. Then he took them to his father’s studio where they saw the painting that would become their album cover. Called “La Fille au Bouquet”, Eric immediately spotted a likeness between the blonde-haired woman it depicted and Pattie Boyd. Clapton also insisted that Frandsen de Schomberg’s image be unadorned on the ‘’Layla’’ sleeve, with no text added to give either the band’s name or the title of the album.
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