Layla (Album Version), Derek & The Dominos

It was always about the first twenty five seconds for me, really.


  • PubliusNV says:

    You’re pretty much right. But still, 1972, stoned out, laying on the floor of my dorm room, listening on what was then a really high end stereo, it didn’t get any better.

  • Just Dave says:

    I like the instrumental part where the piano comes in, ~3:10 or so. But yeah, it definitely could stand to be edited down by half or so.


    I was going to link to something by Blind Faith, but then came across something I like better: Traffic, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (NTTAWWT):

  • PubliusNV says:

    Just Dave, yeah Traffic, especially that album, was one of my favorites back then.

  • PubliusNV says:

    Unfortunately this also always reminds me of the accident that took Duane Allman’s life.

  • lourae says:

    The ache in his voice. Scorsese’s docu on Harrison, it just broke his heart twice. But somehow, he forgave them both, and seemed a much happier fellow.
    And my daughter rolls eyes when I say they don’t have that in pop music. Allman’s ‘Melissa’ another great example.

  • countrydoc says:

    “It was always about the first twenty five seconds for me, really.” Just 25 seconds is all it takes for you? Really? Ah, well…umm…perhaps you should see your doctor.

  • Darin H says:

    Love this so much more than the Unplugged version.

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    I confess to love the whole 7:03. I’m not done until the bird tweets (Duane’s slide).

    That said, some of the slide stuff in the instrumental part is a little rough.

    Great pop music leaps off the vinyl. This as great pop music.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    The acoustic version of this is an abomination unto the Lord.

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