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Even More Clapton For Record Store Day 2011

First, it was Eric Clapton: Unplugged on 2LPs pressed on 180g vinyl. Then, it was a Derek And The Dominos 7" single with newly finished vocals by Bobby Whitlock on "Got To Get Better In A Little While" (b/w "Layla"). Now, there's a third Clapton-related reason to get up early on Record Store Day: a 7" single by John Mayall and Eric Clapton out on Sundazed Records. "Lonely Years" b/w "Bernard Jenkins", which were both recorded in October 1965, are sourced from the original mono masters.
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New Derek And The Dominos 7" Single For Record Store Day 2011

Record stores in the U.S., U.K. and other territories will celebrate the annual "Record Store Day" on Saturday, 16 April. These special days are always exciting for music fans and generate long lines. All of the vinyl albums and singles produced for Record Store Day are pressed in limited quantities and sell out fast. This year, Eric Clapton fans have plenty of reason to get up early on a weekend and get to their local shops. Already announced is a 2LP vinyl edition of Eric Clapton: Unplugged (Warner Brothers / Reprise).
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Layla's 40th: The Where's Eric! Interview With Bill Levenson

Over the next few weeks, Where's Eric! will be celebrating Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs and the release of the 40th Anniversary Editions. Even the forthcoming issue of Where's Eric! Magazine (#42) will get in on the Layla action with a series of articles on Derek & The Dominos and the classic album. To get the online celebration started, what follows is a sneak preview from Issue 42; an interview with Bill Levenson, who compiled the upcoming 40th Anniversary Editions for Universal.
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Eric Clapton To Get "Icon" Treatment From Universal Music

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has announced that the latest discs in their Icon "best of" series will be released in the U.S. on 5 April. Eric Clapton, along with B.B. King and The Who, will get both the single disc and 24-track double-disc treatment. The single disc Clapton Icon edition will focus on EC's time in Derek and The Dominos and more well-known songs from his early solo career. The double disc adds tracks from Cream, Blind Faith and digs deeper into EC's pre-1981 solo catalog.
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