Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

 

The power light was on and the turntable was spinning. An assortment of album jackets were spread out on the counter in front of it. A long cord plugged into the stereo amplifier stretched over to a doorway that led into the room housing the furnace. The music in the basement was muffled because the speakers were turned, and as the four teens cautiously moved across the room towards the stereo a voice came from that doorway. “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” it said, “I am the great and powerful Oz.” From the doorway out stepped a small figure holding the album jacket to the Eric Clapton record currently playing in front of her face.

“You were only supposed to turn the tape deck on and off,” said Bill in a somewhat, but not really, disappointed voice. The smile on his face broadened as Grandma Dynamite lowered the record sleeve. She was wearing a large pair of headphones attached to the cord coming from stereo.

Excerpt from Grandma Dynamite, The Seance

 

The only studio album by Derek and the Dominos, recorded and released in 1970, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a collection of unrequited love songs from Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd then wife of longtime friend George Harrison. The album cover is a painting by French artist, Frandsen De Schonberg.

Enjoy
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
I Looked Away
Bell Bottom Blues
Keep On Growing
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
I Am Yours
Anyday
Key To The Highway
Tell The Truth
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Little Wing
It’s Too Late
Layla
Thorn Tree In The Garden

Eric Clapton Unplugged

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