Just days after Eric Clapton's '461 Ocean Boulevard Rarities Edition' hit the shelves, "God" -- as devotees have dubbed him -- has apparently committed to give his classic 1970 album with Derek and the Dominos an expanded reissue.
Clapton's fan club magazine Where's Eric! asserts that 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' will be getting a 40th anniversary remastered release in three different editions in March. Although track lists have not been announced yet, the man also known as "Slowhand" is expected to release a remaster from the UK master tapes, a two-disc Deluxe Edition and a "Super Deluxe Edition" with four CDs, one DVD and two LPs.
Recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, Fla., with producer Tom Dowd in August 1970, Clapton and the Dominos -- Jim Gordon, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Duane Allman -- has long been regarded as one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Released as a double LP in December 1970, it was inducted into the Grammy Awards' Hall of Fame in 2000.
Derek and the Dominos Perform 'Layla'