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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 ATCO Records SD 2-704 [none]
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 RSO 0998 [none]
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 RSO MWX 9956/7
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 Direct-to-Disk Labs SD-2-16629 [none]
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×CD 7 + 7 RSO 823 277-2 042282327727
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×CD 7 + 7 RSO P58W 25004/5 4988005001535
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×CD 7 + 7 RSO P36W 22010/11 4988005056269
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (The Layla Sessions: 20th anniversary edition (remixed version)) CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 847 090-2, D 125249 [none]
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (20th anniversary edition (remixed version)) CD 14 PolyGram P2-47090 0208314236281
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (The Layla Sessions: 20th anniversary edition (remixed version)) CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 847 090-2 042284709026
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs CD 14 Polydor (Japanese domestic releases only!), PolyGram POCP-1151 4988005092458
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs CD 14 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 585 015775158528
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 31453 1820-2 731453182028
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (The Eric Clapton Remasters) CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 531 820-2 731453182028
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 14 + 28 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) B0003640-36 602498181119
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0600753103739 600753103739
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (limited edition) SHM-CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICY-93701 4988005532138
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (40th anniversary deluxe edition) 2×CD 14 + 13 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) B0015353-02 600753314296
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (40th anniversary ultimate collector's edition) 4×CD + DVD + 2×12" Vinyl 14 + 13 + 15 + 6 + 7 + 7 + 7 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0600753314326 600753314326
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (40th anniversary deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 14 + 13 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) B0015353-02 600753314296
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 533 546-7 0600753354674
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0600753314258 600753314258
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0600753314289 600753314289
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Platinum SHM-CD) SHM-CD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UICY-40004 4988005782144
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Blu-ray 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 0600753406373 600753406373
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs SHM-SACD 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UIGY-15030 4988031180174
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Hybrid SACD 14 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2188 821797218863
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 RSO 2671 110 [none]
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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 2×CD 7 + 7 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 823 277-2

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part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 117)
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Wikidata: Q843511 [info]
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In 1970, Eric Clapton was known as 'God' for his guitar virtuosity in a succession of groups. One thing for which he was not renowned was songs, either in quantity or quality. The epic, anguished title-track of the debut album of his new band project Derek and the Dominos changed that forever.

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs has already been the subject of Other Assorted Releases in which the briefly-lived Dominos' legacy has been padded out with remasters, remixes and bonus tracks. This 40th anniversary Super Deluxe Edition features the original double album, the posthumous In Concert album, singles cuts, a TV show appearance, studio outtakes, projected second album tracks, an audio-only Surround Sound DVD and a vinyl LP - and still doesn't manage to round up all the previously released Dominos material.

Those who only know the signature song may be surprised by the Layla album, which is largely made up of mid-tempo and sometimes even slightly soporific blues work-outs, albeit adorned by almost impossibly brilliant instrumentation. Highlights are the quietly worshipful I Am Yours, the funky, fast-rapping Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?, an unexpectedly fine version of Jimi Hendrix's ostensibly unimprovable Little Wing and Thorn Tree in the Garden, even if ending the album with the latter fragile Bobby Whitlock composition is overegging the pudding following the mellow piano outro of the title-track.

Despite his importance to the album, guitarist Duane Allman was technically only a guest performer, so his absence from In Concert is at least understandable, whereas Layla's is unforgivable, especially in light of the idiotic presence of the 18-minute Let It Rain, one of several cuts that vastly outstays its welcome. The miscellany disc is predictably mixed (and indeed sometimes remixed), though the Johnny Cash Show appearances are marked by some zip.

Layla stands not just head and shoulders above anything else here but much else in the rock canon, sounding as moving and anguished as a song that's rooted in the agony of falling in unrequited love with the wife of a best friend should. The flashing dagger of a riff is one of the finest in history and Clapton duels magnificently with both his overdubbed self and Allman before an exhausted piano-based second act. It almost makes us forget that it constitutes a rather narrow foundation stone for an increasingly massive edifice.