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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)

Derek & The Dominos
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Rock music, Blues, Blues-rock

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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is the only studio album by blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, released in November 1970, best known for its title track, "Layla". The album is often regarded as Eric Clapton's greatest musical achievement, in ensemble with a talented supporting cast of Bobby Whitlock on keyboards and vocals, Jim Gordon on drums, Carl Radle on bass, and special guest performer Duane Allman on lead and slide guitar on 11 of the 14 songs.
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs peaked at #16 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album again made the Billboard 200 in 1972, 1974 and in 1977. In 2011, it was charted in Britain, peaking at No. 68.
In 2000, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2003, television network VH1 named Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs the 89th-greatest album of all time, and Rolling Stone ranked it number 117 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Critic Robert Christgau ranked Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs the 3rd-greatest album of the 1970s. In 2012, the Super Deluxe Edition of the record won a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album.
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Tracks

4:44 Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
6:41 Tell the Truth
3:48 It's Too Late
5:35 Little Wing
2:52 Thorn Tree in the Garden
6:55 Have You Ever Loved a Woman
7:10 Layla
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A flop when first released: now widely regarded as the height of Clapton's achievements.