Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Derek and The Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #3 / 103
User Score
Based on 122 ratings
1970 Ratings: #17
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November 1, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
Blues Rock, Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

What really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion.

100
Rolling Stone
Best known for his blues-playing and pop songs, Clapton rocks harder on those tracks than he's done before or since.
JayCrackers
91
One of the most essential Blues Rock albums containing some of Clapton's and Allman's best work

Track Review

I Looked Away 9.5/10
Bell Bottom Blues 9.5/10
Keep On Growing 9/10
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 9/10
I Am Yours 8.5/10
Anyday 9/10
Key to the Highway 8.5/10
Tell the Truth 9/10
Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad? 9/10
Have You Ever Loved a Woman 10/10
Little Wing 9/10
It's Too Late 8.5/10
Layla 10/10
Thorn Tree in the Garden 8.5/10

Average: 9.1/10
thevillageidiot
100
By the time Layla was unleashed upon the world in 1970, Eric Clapton had already collaborated with enough bands, Beatles, and supergroups to be deified in the streets of New York and London. And by the time Layla was properly assessed by critics, the mythos that shrouded it became just as important. Clapton's forbidden love for George Harrison's wife; meeting Duane Allman; Jimi Hendrix's death shortly after the Dominos recorded "Little Wing"; it reads like fiction, but its reality was ... read more
lucacdornelles
98
RANKING THE SONGS:
14. Anyday
13. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
12. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
11. Tell the Truth
10. Thorn Tree in the Garden
9. Little Wing
8. I Am Yours
7. Keep On Growing
6. It's Too Late
5. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
4. Key to the Highway
3. I Looked Away
2. Bell Bottom Blues
1. Layla
YessYessYessYes
95
Layla and Other Assorted Songs is easily one of, if not the best Blues-Rock album of all time!

This album is mostly all killer and no filler!
Derek & The Dominos was formed after George Harrison asked Clapton for a feature of his masterpiece of a debut. The band started work on what is a masterpiece.

Layla and Assorted Songs has phenomenal instrumentation throughout the entire record, but most notably the guitar which is Hendrix levels of amazing. Every song (except “Thorn Tree In ... read more
Doofy
72
Those 'other assorted love songs' really feelin the shade from Layla right now
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Track List

  1. I Looked Away
  2. Bell Bottom Blues
  3. Keep On Growing
  4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  5. I Am Yours
  6. Anyday
  7. Key to the Highway
  8. Tell the Truth
  9. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
  10. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  11. Little Wing
  12. It's Too Late
  13. Layla
  14. Thorn Tree in the Garden
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