We’re big Eric Clapton fans, so we can’t resist observing his 66th birthday on March 30th.
This is also the 40th anniversary of the legendary Derek and the Dominos album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.
Derek and The Dominos; Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle and Bobby Whitlock, along with Allman Brother Duane Allman recorded the now historic and classic rock album in Miami’s Criteria Studio in 1970.
There are several special editions being released to celebrate this landmark album, all digitally remastered.
There’s digital versions, a single CD remaster, and a double vinyl LP album with the original artwork. There’s also a 7-inch single with new vocals by Bobby Whitlock on “Got To Get Better In A Little While” (b/w “Layla.”)
Later in April the super-deluxe box will be available, but be advised that these special anniversary configurations and release dates vary worldwide. Many of these special editions will be released around or on Record Store Day on April 16th, like Clapton’s classic 1992 Unplugged album.
This new remastered double album will only be available in limited quantities, and includes two LPs pressed on 180 gram vinyl. It features the complete original show, including Clapton’s acoustic re-working of Derek and the Dominos’s “Layla.”
An hour-long radio special will be broadcast on selected U.S. radio stations this week, featuring interviews with Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Eddie Van Halen and the late great Tom Dowd, who produced the original Layla album.
WheresEric.com will also be streaming “Layla: Forty Years On” with special anniversary audio and interviews.
EricClapton.com is featuring pre-orders on the super-deluxe box edition, along with special video interviews, news and special events.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock