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Oct042013

Performances from Clapton's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival to Be Featured on New DVD, Blu-ray and CD Sets

RhinoThe 2013 edition of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival was packed with an impressive list of stars, many of whom teamed up with Clapton and each other on stage.  Now, you'll be able to enjoy highlights of the two-day musical extravaganza in the comfort of your own home, when double-disc sets documenting the event are be released on DVD, Blu-ray and CD on November 19.

The festival, which took place April 12 and 13 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, featured headlining sets by Clapton and The Allman Brothers Band, as well as performances by B.B. King, Jeff Beck, The Band's Robbie Robertson, Los Lobos, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jimmy Vaughan, and Taj Mahal, among many others.  In addition, The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards made a surprise appearance at the festival's second night.

Among the many interesting stage collaborations featuring Clapton are performances of "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad" with The Allman Brothers, the blues standard "Key to the Highway" with Richards, the Bob Dylan classic "I Shall Be Released" with Robertson, and "Lay Down Sally" with country star Vince Gill.  In all, the Blu-ray and DVD packages will feature 45 songs from the festival, along with artists interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.  The CD set, meanwhile, will offer 29 performances.

Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival has taken place every three years since 2004, and raises money for the Crossroads Centre rehab facility the guitar legend established on the island of Antigua.

Here is the track list for the DVD and Blu-ray editions of Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013:

Disc One
"Tears in Heaven" -- Eric Clapton*
"Spider Jiving" -- Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low
"Lay Down Sally" -- Eric Clapton with Vince Gill*
"Time Is Tight" -- Booker T. with Steve Cropper
"Born Under a Bad Sign" -- Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb' Mo', Blake Mills, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Albert Lee
"Green Onions" -- Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb' Mo', Blake Mills, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Albert Lee*
"Great Big Old House" -- The Robert Cray Band*
"Everyday I Have the Blues" -- The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
"Next of Kindred Spirit" -- Sonny Landreth
"Cry" -- Doyle Bramhall II with Alice Smith
"Bullet and a Target" -v Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope*
"She's Alright" -- Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.*
"This Time" -- Earl Klugh*
"Mirabella" -- Earl Klugh*
"Heavenly Bodies" -- Kurt Rosenwinkel*
"Big Road Blues" -- Kurt Rosenwinkel with Eric Clapton
"Next Door Neighbor Blues" -- Gary Clark Jr.*
"Queen of California" -- John Mayer*
"Don't Let Me Down" -- John Mayer with Keith Urban*
"Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" -- Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan*
"Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad" -- The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton*
"Whipping Post" -- The Allman Brothers Band

Disc Two
"Congo Square" -- Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks*
"Change It" -- John Mayer with Doyle Bramhall II*
"Ooh-Ooh-Ooh" -- Jimmie Vaughan*
"Save the Last Dance for Me" -- Blake Mills with Derek Trucks*
"Don't Worry Baby" -- Los Lobos*
"I Got to Let You Know" -- Los Lobos with Robert Cray
"The Needle and the Damage Done" -- Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes & Derek Trucks*
"Midnight Rider" -- Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes & Derek Trucks*
"I Ain't Living Long Like This" -- Vince Gill with Albert Lee*
"Tumbling Dice" -- Vince Gill with Keith Urban & Albert Lee
"Walkin' Blues" -- Taj Mahal with Keb' Mo'
"Diving Duck Blues" -- Taj Mahal with Keb' Mo'*
"When My Train Pulls In" -- Gary Clark Jr.*
"Please Come Home" -- Gary Clark Jr.
"Going Down" -- Jeff Beck with Beth Hart
"Mná Na Heireann" -- Jeff Beck*
"Key to the Highway" -- Eric Clapton with Keith Richards*
"I Shall Be Released" -- Eric Clapton with Robbie Robertson
"Gin House Blues" -- Andy Fairweather Low with Eric Clapton*
"Got to Get Better in a Little While" -- Eric Clapton*
"Crossroads" -- Eric Clapton
"Sunshine of Your Love" -- Eric Clapton*
"High Time We Went" -- Ensemble

 * = also featured on CD version.

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