I just came across the video below, which includes the audo of Layla, stripped down to lead guitar and vocals. Or so it says; certain lead tracks are definitely not there. You will hear what’s missing. But it is a fascinating and sometimes eerie listen. Check out what happens at around the 2:00 mark, with Duane’s slide and Clapton’s moaning. That’s the essence of the song.
For the full story on the maing of Layla, direct from the mouth of producer Tom Dowd, click here.