Clapton + Friends Coming on Crossroads Fest Set

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ET-CrossroadsEric Clapton’s much-anticipated 23rd studio album, I Still Do, was released on May 20, and already Slowhand has something new for us to look forward to. On July 1st, Rhino will be putting out a collection of over four hours of never-before released live music from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals over the years. Fans can now relive some of those magical live music moments with some of their favorite classic rock artists with this collection.

Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festival is a 3-CD set as well as available as a digital download. Boasting 41 live tracks, the collection includes a selection of landmark performances from all four Crossroads Guitar Festivals, which were held in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. A bona fide “Who’s Who” of guitar music can be heard on this set, including Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood and Jimmie Vaughn, just to name a few.

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Captivating performances by Clapton are featured throughout the set, including his cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity” and a smoking electric version of “Layla.” But it’s his onstage collaborations that really shine, like playing “After Midnight” with J.J. Cale and Blind Faith’s “Presence Of The Lord” with Steve Winwood. Also among the highlights: “Paying The Cost To Be The Boss” with B.B. King, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughn and Hubert Sumlin; “Five Long Years” with Buddy Guy, Ronnie Wood and Jonny Lang; and “Steamroller” with James Taylor and Joe Walsh.

In 1998, Clapton established the Crossroads Centre in Antigua to help others overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol and is active in its management oversight and fundraising to present day. The Crossroads Guitar Festival is an event organized by Clapton and held every three years  to raise funds for the facility.

Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festival Track Listing:

Disc One:

“Sweet Home Chicago” – Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, & Jimmie Vaughan (2004)
“Rock Me Baby” – Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, & Jimmie Vaughan (2004)
“Steam Roller” – James Taylor with Joe Walsh (2004)
“What The Cowgirls Do” – Vince Gill with Jerry Douglas (2004)
“After Midnight” – J.J. Cale with Eric Clapton (2004)
“Green Light Girl” – Doyle Bramhall II (2004)
“Hell At Home” – Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton (2007)
“City Love” – John Mayer (2004)
“Funk 49” – Joe Walsh (2004)
“Drums Of Passion (Jingo)” – Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton (2004)
“Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” – Jeff Beck (2007)
“Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Blues In C)” – Eric Clapton (2004)
“Layla” – Clapton (2004)

Disc Two:

“Little By Little” – Susan Tedeschi with The Derek Trucks Band (2007)
“Poor Johnny” – The Robert Cray Band (2007)
“Paying The Cost To Be The Boss” – B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band,  Jimmie Vaughan, & Hubert Sumlin (2007)
“Tulsa Time” – Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, & Albert Lee (2007)
“On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, & Albert Lee (2007)
“Isn’t It A Pity” – Eric Clapton (2007)
“Belief” – John Mayer (2007)
“Mas Y Mas” – Los Lobos (2007)
“Big Block” – Jeff Beck (2007)
“Presence Of The Lord” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton (2007)
“Cocaine” – Eric Clapton (2004)
“Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago” – ZZ Top (2010)
“Don’t Owe You A Thing” – Gary Clark Jr. (2010)
“Bright Lights” – Gary Clark Jr. (2010)

Disc Three:

“Our Love Is Fading” – Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, & Gary Clark Jr. (2010)
“Lay Down Sally” – Vince Gill with Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee, James Burton, & Earl Klugh (2010)
“Space Captain” –  Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band with Warren Haynes, David Hildago, Cesar Rosas, & Chris Stainton (2010)
“Hammerhead” – Jeff Beck (2010)
“Five Long Years” – Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood (2010)
“Hear My Train A Comin'” – Doyle Brahmhall II (2010)
“Dear Mr. Fantasy” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton (2010)
“Born Under A Bad Sign” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, & Albert Lee (2013)
“Everyday I Get The Blues” – The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton, & Jimmie Vaughan (2013)
“Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr. (2013)
“Tumbling Dice” – Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee (2013)
“I Shot The Sheriff” – Eric Clapton (2010)
“Crossroads” – Eric Clapton (2013)

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