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To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the release of [lastfm]Derek and the Dominos[/lastfm]’ legendary album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, a deluxe re-issue of the double LP containing previously unreleased material will be released in March. The album featured two of the most distinguished guitarists in rock history, [lastfm]Eric Clapton[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Duane Allman[/lastfm], whose respective British blues-rock and Southern blues-R&B styles duel throughout it.
There are two versions of the re-issue being offered, a “Deluxe Edition” and a “Super Deluxe Edition” which will include a few extra goodies.
According to Clapton’s site, some of the highlights of the Deluxe Edition include:
- “The two tracks produced by [lastfm]Phil Spector[/lastfm] in early summer 1970 that amounted to the first release by Derek and the Dominos: “Tell the Truth” and “Roll It Over,” the A- and B-side of a single that was quickly pulled from circulation by the group and has long been unavailable”
- “High-fidelity, 180-gram reproduction of the original vinyl double album, remastered directly from the original master session reels, featuring slightly alternate mixes of some songs”
The Super-Deluxe Edition includes everything above, but also includes:
- “Newly remastered and expanded 2-CD set of Derek and the Dominos: In Concert, recorded at the Fillmore East and remastered from the original master tapes”
- “A hardcover book, artfully designed with rare and never-seen photographs, and featuring four meticulously researched essays by noted music historian and author Ashley Kahn fashioned from new interviews with Bobby Whitlock, Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, engineer Andy Johns, producer Albhy Galuten, guitarist Derek Trucks; plus historic interviews with Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, and producer Tom Dowd”
- “Facsimiles of Derek and the Dominos concert tickets and various promotional items, including the famous “Derek is Eric” button created to assure fans of the identity of the group’s lead singer and guitarist.”
To see what else is included in these sets, get the complete details about the deluxe re-issue of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, and pre-sale information, at [lastfm]Eric Clapton[/lastfm]’s official site. The set will be released on March 29, 2011. Check out the video below of [lastfm]Derek and the Dominos[/lastfm]’ appearance on the Johnny Cash Show in 1970, featuring [lastfm]Eric Clapton[/lastfm] jamming with [lastfm]Carl Perkins[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Johnny Cash[/lastfm] on “Matchbox Blues.” The audio of these performances will be on the re-issue
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