I saw this boot advertised on Amazon but know nothing about it. Anyone?
Here is the blurb:
COLLECTION OF PREVIOUSLY UNEARTHED OBSCURITIES Formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and vocalist Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon, the members of Derek and The Dominos had previously played together in Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, during and after Clapton's brief tenure with Blind Faith. Dave Mason supplied additional lead guitar on early studio sessions and played at their first live gig. Another participant at their first session as a band was George Harrison, the recording for whose All Things Must Pass marked the formation of Derek and the Dominos. Releasing only one studio album during their short time together as a group, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs was produced by Tom Dowd and featured extensive contributions on lead and slide guitar from Duane Allman. A double album, Layla did not immediately enjoy strong sales or receive widespread radio play, but went on to earn huge critical acclaim. Although released in 1970 it was not until March 72 that the album's title track Layla made the top ten in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The album is often considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton's career.
While there have been a number of rare studio jams and live tracks released since, on reissues and other collector s items, the tracks now featured on this rarities collection remain previously unreleased. Including as it does rare outtakes from the sessions for the Dominos aborted second album, live obscurities and a range of other essential but not previously available cuts, this selection will prove a delight for Clapton/Dominos/Allman fans, acting as it will as a compilation to fill those annoying gaps in even the most complete collections.
1. Layla 7:33 2. Nobody Knows You When You re Down And Out 5:05 3. Key to The Highway 6:36 4. Little Wing 6:35 5. Nobody Loves You When You re Down And Out 6:06 6. It s Too Late 4:12 7. Got to Get Better In A Little While 6:26 8. Son Of Apache 6:17 9. Snake Lane Blues 3:31 10. High 3:07 11. Untitled Instrumental 2:18 12. One More Chance 3:22
Track 1 recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami. 9th September 1970
Track 2 recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami. 31st August 1970
Track 3-5 Recorded at Fillmore East, New York. 23rd October 1970, 1st show
Tracks 6-7 Recorded on The Johnny Cash Show, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville. 5th November 1970
Tracks 8-12 Recorded at Olympic Studios, London. 1st April 1971
I imagine these are from "Complete Sessions" boots that have been around for many years. It's also on YouTube.
has all of this been officially released elsewhere?
I don't believe so, I think the most comprehensive official release is the "40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" which has interviews with Butch and Derek T but has none of the jams or some of the unreleased second album tracks.
There is just over 2 years to go until the 50th anniversary of the release of "Derek & The Dominos – In Concert", I'm sure Universal/Polydor have one eye on that date and will officially release more of the unreleased tracks from the Fillmore East shows.
Seems like you don't have to wait for the 50th anniversary of the "In Concert" album, some more tracks are being officially released for the 50th anniversary of the original album https://twitter.com/EricClapton/status/1311000292226248704?s=20
@crosseyedcat That's right all 4 shows. The little tastes we have received from different shows indicates there were a lot of differences in the performances. There are at least two different versions of Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad.
I think the consensus is the late show on 23rd is the better performance. There is an unofficial release called "Complete Fillmore Tapes" it comprises of 10 CDs. It's a mixture of soundboard and audience recordings.
More information on the 50th anniversary set can be found at https://www.whereseric.com/eric-clapton-news/303-50th-anniversary-editions-layla-out-november-13th
There's also a boot called Substance that culls some outtakes, some stuff from the 2nd record, not too bad. The Dominoes shows range from pretty damn sparky (Fillmore etc) to excrement. I think I've got all of the available shows traded, may be missing one or two. Its far more hit or miss than the Brothers