Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (studio album) by Derek & The Dominos

Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 243rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 864 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (56th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (243rd)
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95/100
From 05/09/2021 14:58
O melhor do blues britânico!
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From 03/18/2021 15:59
twangy rambling blues guitar never liked it. self-indulgent?
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From 03/12/2021 14:51
Du blues et du bon blues, avec un Clapton en feu sur bon nombre de titre et surtout, le mythique Layla.
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From 02/10/2021 07:20
Great band cutting loose, recorded badly but what can you do. Even if you're sick of the title song, the first three sides are great for just hearing Clapton and Jim Gordon and all these guys doing their thing.

Bobby Whitlock, of course, is the piano player and second singer on this album. If you go to YouTube and find his channel, he has in the last few months been doing a bunch of little talks sitting at a table with his wife, reminiscing about this album and All Things Must Pass especially, and his encounters with other rock stars, everybody from Keith Moon to Elvis. He has many, many stories and thoughts about this album, he's been putting up a video nearly every day recently; highly recommended.

He responds to comments sometimes, but I don't have the guts to ask him how he feels about the sound quality of the thing. The legendary producer Tom Dowd gets lots of respect, deservedly so for much of his other work. But this is a great album for the playing, not for the sound, which is famously bad. One thing Whitlock did take exception to was Dowd saying in his memoirs that they had run dry of inspiration after the first three songs and then Duane Allman came in and energized everything. Whitlock said that was totally false and is angry that Dowd wrote it and made it history. Anyway, in addition to being a natural born musician, he's a good storyteller and you might want to check out his channel.
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90/100
From 12/12/2020 18:07
Three sides of 100-level material with just a couple of question marks.
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From 12/06/2020 20:07
The album is perfect except for a little filler in the form of Key to the Highway and Its too late
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From 08/14/2020 17:49
More bluesy than I expected. Some great tracks throughout. Rating (78.21)
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From 07/14/2020 22:35
Eric Clapton doing what he does best, and doing it very well. One of the best guitarists on the planet. Duane Allman isn't a name to scoff at either, as is any other musician on here.

I recommend listening to this and All Things Must Pass, as they are complimentary of each other and de facto companion pieces. Not all in one go, unless you have 3 hours to spare.
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From 04/16/2020 15:23
Very good, but it is too long.
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From 02/10/2020 20:31
one of the most brilliant, epic, passionate and sincere declarations of love ever. Clapton's best work and one of the best albums of all time. Definitely deserves to be ranked higher and i have a feeling with time it will be.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
16. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
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