October 6, 2012 – 4:45 am

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Into The Mystic [Mid Valley 706/711, CD3, 4, 5 of 7CD]

Sessions and more. Excellent soundboard.

While Derek And The Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album was released in 1970, it was only in 1990 that other Layla session tracks were officially released on the 20th Anniversary Edition.

Even then, not all the session tracks were released. In 2006, Paddington put out Layla And Other Assorted Love Sessions - Complete Studio Sessions for Layla & Unreleased 2nd Album, a five-CD/1DVD set. And, in August this year, a seven-disc set from Mid Valley, Into The Mystic - Layla Sessions And More, surfaced on torrent sites.

Thanks to keiji for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD or they are out of print.

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Discs Six and Seven will be available for sharing in the coming week.

Disc 3 (notes by Philip Cohen)
This is a disc of Jams. Please note that the bootlegger’s numbering of the Jams is sometimes different from Polydor’s numbering of the Jams.

Miami Jam
301. Jam I - Omitted*
302. Jam II - Omitted*
Track 303. Jam II (Rough Mix) (21.0MB)
304. Jam III - Omitted*
Track 305. Jam IV (30.9MB)

* Tracks 1, 2, 4 - available on Derek & The Dominos - The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition

Disc 4
Miami Jam
Track 401. Jam IV (Rough Mix) (32.7MB)
402. Jam V - Omitted*
Track 403. Jam VI (20.4MB)
Track 404. Jam VII (6.8MB)
Track 405. Jam VIII (2.0MB)
Track 406. Jam IX (4.7MB)
Track 407. Tell The Truth Jam (15.9MB)

* Track 2 - available on Derek & The Dominos - The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition.

Disc 5
Disc Five consists of (poor quality) cassette recordings made inside the control room during playbacks of the unfinished, unmixed recordings. This does permit some songs to be heard at the backing track stage (before vocals were added).

The Lost Carl Radle Tapes
Track 501. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (7.1MB)
Track 502. Bell Bottom Blues (2.3MB)
Track 503. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (1.2MB)
Track 504. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (7.8MB)
Track 505. Keep On Growing (10.3MB)
506. I Looked Away - Omitted*
507. Tender Love - Omitted*
Track 508. Tell The Truth (6.4MB)
509. I Looked Away - Omitted*
510. Jam - Omitted*
Track 511. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (7.5MB)
Track 512. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (11.1MB)
Track 513. Bell Bottom Blues (8.7MB)
Track 514. Anyday (9.8MB)

* Tracks 6, 9 - available on Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs.
Tracks 7, 10 - available on The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition.

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  2. oh no. disc 5 will be poor? will 6 and 7 be poor too? (pout)
    well at least the rest of this isnt. ty for all the material that is worth hearing. its all delish.

    By darth on Oct 6, 2012

  3. I found two tracks on the 5th CD which are not quite clear for me:
    1. I looked away (two time :6 & 9)
    2. jam (which jam?)

    By older on Oct 8, 2012

  4. older - i looked away is the first song on the original layla album. its 3mins4secs.
    the jam is probably but not necessarily the first jam on the 20th anniv collection which is 20 mins long. thats all on the 2nd cd.
    the other jams were -
    hope this helps.

    By darth on Oct 9, 2012

  5. amazing. i always thought this was one of the worst mixed records ever. Layla: what happened to the snare drum? But in the rough mix, it’s right there, sounds GREAT! I know the engineer (Dowd?) had high regards for his work, but the orig LP was his worst. The remix wasn’t any better. These roughs are better, IMO…

    By r harper on Oct 10, 2012

  6. poor quality cassette = high personal value, if it were the only unreleased version of studio work by Derek n Dominoes during the Layla sessions that you had. Even as it is, I sure like having it. Thank you Big O and everyone who make it possible. This is my favorite time with Clapton, when he had spunk. I noticed this over 30 years ago, generally when rockers got older, they got slower. When they’re young, like teens, it’s like the studios would slow them down, they’re feeling the urge to rip through the song. Maybe it’s the “I’ve got blisters on me fingers” thing.

    By 4yrsnojob on Oct 10, 2012

  7. Here we go again… Is the 20th anniversary edition still in print? If not, then there’s no reason to omit all these tracks!!

    By Shaun on Oct 11, 2012

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