Layla as you’ve never heard it before. What you have here are just the vocals and lead guitar parts, including Eric’s initial intro riff, Duane’s riff and various solo sections throughout including those from the coda. Take a listen:
The most surprising thing when listening to this, is the extent of the acoustic guitar playing during the coda. When you listen to the full song you’re either listening to the piano or the slide guitar part, you tend to overlook the acoustic guitar. But here it is (4:49), and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. It almost sounds like a completely different song.
We also have another track which is just the backing track, which has everything in there apart from the lead vocals and lead guitar focused on in the first video. There are a number of things that stand out when you listen to this, first being a count in by Jim on drums but notably Carl Radle’s exquisite bass playing. You can of course here it in the full version but without the vocals and lead guitar it becomes a major part of what you’re listening to. The same goes with Bobby’s organ which you can hear clearly during the verse sections in the left speaker.
Listening to things like this really adds to the magic of the song. You pick up on things you may not have noticed when listening to the full version, and you’re able to hear certain parts more clearly as with Carl’s bass and Bobby’s organ. I love it.