Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival to Make Vinyl Debut

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Clapton performing at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival

Music from Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, which the guitarist founded in 2004, will make its vinyl debut. The 6-LP set, due December 6 via Rhino, will feature 40 live performances by Clapton, and fellow classic rock guitar greats Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson, among many others, from the 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 festivals.

The historic performances were previously released on DVD, Blu-ray, CD compilations. by some of the world’s greatest guitarists.

Crossroads Revisted: Selections From the Crossroads Guitar Festival also includes performances such such world class guitarists as Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, and more. See below for the full track listing and personnel. Pre-order is available here.

From the Oct. 14 announcement: Performances by Clapton are featured throughout the collection, including his cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity” and an electric version of “Layla” that was included as a “hidden” track on the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 DVD. It also includes “After Midnight” with J.J. Cale, who wrote the song, and Blind Faith’s “Presence of the Lord” with his former bandmate Winwood.

Related: 10 great Clapton collaborations

Many all-star jams are included: “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss” with King, Cray, Vaughan and Hubert Sumlin; “Five Long Years” with Guy, Wood and Jonny Lang; and “Steamroller” with James Taylor and Walsh.

Related: Our recap of Night Two of the 2019 festival

Crossroads Revisted: Selections From the Crossroads Guitar Festival Track Listing

LP 1
Side A
01. “Sweet Home Chicago” – Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin & Jimmie Vaughan
02. “Rock Me Baby” – Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King & Jimmie Vaughan
03. “Steamroller” – James Taylor with Joe Walsh
04. “What The Cowgirls Do” – Vince Gill with Jerry Douglas

Side B
01. “After Midnight” – J.J. Cale with Eric Clapton
02. “Green Light Girl” – Doyle Bramhall II
03. “Hell At Home” – Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton
04. “City Love” – John Mayer

LP 2
Side A
01. “Funk 49” – Joe Walsh
02. “Drums Of Passion” – Carlos Santana with Eric Clapton
03. “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” – Jeff Beck

Side B
01. “Have You Ever Loved A Woman” – Eric Clapton
02. “Layla” – Eric Clapton

LP 3
Side A
01. “Little By Little” – Susan Tedeschi with The Derek Trucks Band
02. “Poor Johnny” – The Robert Cray Band
03. “Paying The Cost To Be The Boss” – B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band, Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin
04. “Tulsa Time” – Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Vince Gill & Albert Lee
05. “On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill & Albert Lee

Side B
01. “Isn’t It A Pity” – Eric Clapton
02. “Belief” – John Mayer
03. “Mas Y Mas” – Los Lobos

Clapton will be touring in 2020. Tickets are available here and here.

LP 4
Side A
01. “Big Block” – Jeff Beck
02. “Presence Of The Lord” – Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton
03. “Cocaine” – Eric Clapton

Side B
01. “Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago” – ZZ Top
02. “Don’t Owe You A Thang” – Gary Clark Jr.
03. “Bright Lights” – Gary Clark Jr.

LP 5
Side A
01. “Our Love Is Fading” – Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II & Gary Clark Jr.
02. “Lay Down Sally” – Vince Gill with Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee, James Burton & Earl Klugh
03. “Space Captain” – Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band with Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas & Chris Stainton
04. “Hammerhead” – Jeff Beck

Side B
01. “Five Long Years” – Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang & Ronnie Wood
02. “Hear My Train A Comin’” – Doyle Bramhall II
03. “Dear Mr. Fantasy” – Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton

LP 6
Side A
01. “Born Under A Bad Sign” – Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb’ Mo’, Blake Mills, Matt “Guitar” Murphy & Albert Lee
02. “Everyday I Have The Blues” – The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
03. “Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.

Side B
01. “Tumbling Dice” – Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee
02. “I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton
03. “Crossroads” – Eric Clapton

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is held every three years. It raises funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

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