Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs was the only studio album released by Eric Clapton's project, Derek and the Dominos. The band featured Clapton, along with Bobby Whitlock (keyboards, vocals), Carl Radle (bass), and Jim Gordon (drums), with Clapton initially downplaying his identity to play a series of smaller club dates as a new band without the star power of his previous bands, Cream and Blind Faith.
Their 1970 double album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, featured the entire lineup with Duane Allman sitting in. The title track was too long for radio, so initially, "Layla" was trimmed to 2:43 and released as a single on Atco Records.
The full-length version was released separately on Old Gold records, and Billboard Magazine ranked the rock version as the 60th best-selling song in 1972.
Framed here is an early version of the "Layla" Long Version 45RPM single, with a cover sleeve. Opposite the record is a color image of Eric Clapton performing onstage, hand-signed by Eric Clapton.
photo signed by Eric Clapton
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