CD, オリジナルレコーディングのリマスター, インポート, 1996/8/20
Japanese Special Edition of this Classic Original Album Re-released on CD and Packaged in a 12 X 12 Inch Album Sized LP Replica Sleeve with all the Original Artwork and Tracks.
聴きモノは、かねてから“あのレイラの後の最後の曲！”と噂されてきた「Thorn Tree in the Garden」でしょうか。別な日に改めて録音されたものと思いますが、やっぱり音が良くなっています。買い替えて良かった、って感じですね（金返せ！って感じもしなくもないですが）。
Who Was Layla ? ( Better Ask Patti Boyd ( Formally ) Harrison )
You See, George Played On The Track " Saluting " The Later Mrs Patti Boyd Clapton.
Oh Well, Geotge Was A Mellow Fellow, And Wouldn't Let A Little Thing Like That Embitter Him.
The Late Duane Allman Is Show-Cased Here With His Brilliance ( After Leaving Hourglass, And Before Later Fame )
Bobby Whitlock Is Here With His " Thorn Tree In The Garden "
Jim Gordon Is Here Too
" Hey Ma.... I'm Home From The Tour "
" Them Drugs Are Really Cool Man, Much Better Than The Glue I Did When I Was 10 "
" Jimmy..., Put That Hammer And Knife Down "
" I Will Ma.... I Will "
" Nobody Knows You, When You're Down And Out "
I had no problem with the packaging - everything arrived in pristine condition. The Amazon seller who sent it made sure it was extremely well protected with generous amounts of bubble wrap and very secure packaging.
The music is sublime as other reviewers have more than adequately described. It's great to hear the Phil Spector produced single and the various live takes plus the unreleased music from the second album sessions. The inclusion of the Live At Fillmore CD just about wraps up everything this brilliant band produced in their short existence.
The book gives a comprehensive history of the band plus essays on the recording sessions at Criteria Studios in Miami and Olympic in London. There's also an interview with guitarist Derek Trucks about growing with Clapton and the Allman Brother's music and getting to play in a band with the man himself.
All in all a box set to treasure.
Much of the time it`s not easy (or necessary) to tell which axeman is playing lead as they both had a `sweet` way of playing - the past tense sadly suitable for the late lamented Duane Allman - and both play heart-tearingly, nailbitingly exciting solos on the straight blues workouts, Have You Ever Loved a Woman, and especially the phenomenal ten-minute Key to the Highway, on which they seem to be each upping the ante, urging each other on to ever greater flights of vertiginous guitar audacity. You can sense their blood racing in their veins - along, no doubt with certain other substances...
I Looked Away is a terrific mid-tempo opener to this perfectly programmed set of songs (which - how could they have known? - fit neatly onto one disc) and is followed by one of my favourite tracks, the yearning Clapton-composed Bell Bottom Blues, a stunner of a song which Eric sings like a dream (to my mind, EC has always been an underrated singer).
Nobody Knows You...is a lovely, unaffected reading of the old blues standard, while
I Am Yours is a gentle love song co-written by EC.
Anyday is glorious! Written by Clapton & keyboardist and sturdy-voiced co-singer Bobby Whitlock, it`s one of the most representative songs on this iconic album, a fast-paced yet warm and joyful rocker.
Tell the Truth is just great, and Hendrix`s Little Wing a fine tribute to the recently dead legend.
It`s Too Late is an unexpected delight. I`ve got a version (the original?) by none other than Roy Orbison, but it suits the Dominoes down to the ground. They rock it up a bit, unsurprisingly.
Layla is - well, it`s Layla...
My mate Pete doesn`t much like Whitlock`s Thorn Tree in the Garden, but I think it`s a nicely gentle way to close an otherwise fairly frenetic record.
This is one of the greatest albums of its era, or any era. It sounds as timeless now as when I first heard it as a callow nineteen-year-old, and it still excites the hell out of me.
A tremendous, eternally joyous classic.
(NB. I`ve reviewed the remastered single-CD original album, not the 2-disc affair. Believe me, it`s a better bet, and it`s really all you need. Anything more is just gilding the lily!)
so much in it.
I heard this when it was first released in 1970
and could not afford it, being only 14. I used to go and ask the record dept
in Grants in Croydon to play it for me and I would sit in the
booth for as long as possible without getting chucked out!
The LP vanished without trace and then one day in 1973 I was walking
down a beach in Wales and heard the strains of Layla coming out
of a transistor radio and couldn't believe my ears - radio 1
were playing Layla as a single. The rest is history.
Clapton's finest era was with the Dominoes.
Excellent collection with some interesting blues stuff.
They were a bit before my time - also picked up the Cream - I Feel Free Ultimate Collection at the same time - that is a cracking collection too.