Contest: Win the Deluxe Edition of New Derek and the Dominos Box Set

Lavishly packaged reissue of 1970 blues rock classic 'Layla and Assorted Love Songs' features concert footage, unreleased tracks and more

April 8, 2011 4:05 PM ET
Contest: Win the Deluxe Edition of New Derek and the Dominos Box Set

Derek and the Dominos' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, a record Rolling Stone has declared one of the 500 greatest albums of all time, is about to be reissued with some truly lavish bonus features. The Super Deluxe version of the album includes six songs recorded for what was meant to be the band's second album, the group's full performance from the Johnny Cash Show in 1970, a full concert recorded at the Fillmore East in 1970, a DVD with entire album in DTS 5.1 and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio, a 180-gram pressing of the original double album, a hardcover book and facsimiles of various items such as concert tickets and the famous "Derek is Eric" button made to assure fans that the band was indeed led by Eric Clapton.

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If you enter your info below, you will be in the running to win a copy of the Super Deluxe Edition of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Five runners-up will win the regular two-CD Deluxe Edition of the album. Complete official rules are available here.

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