Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (Two-Disc Super Jewel Case)

Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (Two-Disc Super Jewel Case)

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Often credited as being one of the all-time greatest guitarists, and known amongst his peers as one of the all-time greatest collaborators. The ultimate Clapton collaboration took place on June 26, 2010 at Chicago’s Toyota Park. For one day only, Clapton gathered the past, present, and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible all-day musical event in front of a crowd of over 27,000. The third Crossroads Guitar Festival was a sold out, 11-hour tour de force with all profits benefiting The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
Rhino Entertainment captured every epic note from that blistering summer day in Chicago, and will release over 4 hours of footage in High Definition on ‘CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010.’ Fans around the world will have a chance to experience many of the festival’s greatest moments, including performances by Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, BB King, Jeff Beck, Sher

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  1. 126 of 145 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    5 star product…1 star price, October 18, 2010
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    cd-heaven “cd-heaven” (rock n roll heaven) –

    yeah yeah yeah…go ahead and comment or say this review wasn’t helpful…whatever, I don’t care…but what I do care is about getting the most bang for my buck…this blu ray release (priced $27.99 at time of review) is also available for pre order at best buy for only 21.99 with FREE shipping and you get a bonus disk of 5 extra performances…now if I don’t call that helpful to know I don’t know what is.

    Updated best buy bonus disc info

    BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE EDITION BONUS DISC (DVD AND BLU-RAY):
    01. Gary Clark Jr. – Don’t Owe You A Thang
    02. Sheryl Crow – Everyday Is A Winding Road
    03. Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise
    04. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band – Love Has Something Else To Say
    05. Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood – Glad
    06. Eric Clapton Interview

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  2. 216 of 234 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent film of an incredible day of music, November 9, 2010
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    Daniel G. Lebryk (Chicago) –
      

      

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    Crossroads 2010 is around four and a half hours of pure great guitar playing, filmed nearly perfectly, with fantastic sound. This is an amazing concert film.

    I was at Crossroads 2010; the really great parts of the concert are here on this DVD. The really low points were gratefully left off, namely Citizen Cope and Johnny Winter (Winter was virtually carried on stage, and was so far out of tune and rhythm, Derek Trucks had to rescue him). November 9, 2010 is the release date of this DVD, any reviews prior to that date are simply conjecture on what may or may not be on this DVD, and are likely about the theatrical release of this film. I would also say that the Best Buy bonus disc is not worth chasing after. Another reviewer mentioned the songs included those were all my least favorite performances of the day, and mostly belonged on the cutting room floor anyway. Behind the scenes footage, during the standard four and a half hours there is just enough behind the scenes shown. The talking head pieces are more than enough for my taste. I’m not interested in more.

    There are thirty performances on this two disc DVD. Every guitarist is famous in one circle or another; these are big names in the industry. Yes, Eric and BB are the best known. The sound choice on the DVD is simple – straight stereo for the purist or DTS surround. Both sound great. The sound mix was done to perfection. They chose to package this DVD in the old DVD-Audio cases, slightly larger than a CD case, and with a snap shut mechanism to open.

    This is concert coverage at its best. Camera movement is kept to a minimum, shots are steady, rarely is focus missed, and there aren’t a million short cuts trying to follow the music or tons of cuts back to crazy hippie dancers in the audience. The film tries very hard to let the music speak for itself and focus on the performers. Unfortunately there are a number of interviews or talking head moments in the film. About half are good and informative, the rest are really annoying. Sadly there was some voice over during performances by Sonny Landreth, Bert Jansch, and Earl Klugh. In a way, the editor is saying, folk music, jazz, and instrumental is boring, he needed to spice things up with commentary. The film opens with a hokey drive around Chicago in an old convertible. I would have preferred one more song instead of this lead in.

    Every Bill Murray introduction is included. At the concert, Bill was hilarious. On DVD, I’m not sure he is that funny. The finale, which felt like fireworks to me, was cut short. BB King and around twenty guitarists played Sweet Home Chicago – the sound was amazing.

    There is a huge difference between sitting one hundred yards away, listening to the PA mix, and the fine intimate clear mix the film captured. Some energy was lost in the mixing, but mostly clarity of the voices was hugely improved.

    My highlights for the day – Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Keb’ Mo’, Jeff Beck (his new bassist is amazing), and BB King. By far the highest energy performance of the day was Buddy Guy. He was lit up that day, and it shines through on the DVD. The lowest of the low, Johnny Winter, Citizen Cope, Jimmie Vaughan (I despised his horning in on Robert Cray’s performance when Hubert Sumlin pointedly says Robert is going to do this next song), and ZZ Top (at the concert they phoned in their performance, it was impossible to hear any vocals – in the remix for the DVD that was corrected). And I know this is heresy, but Eric Clapton did not perform very well during his set. He was outstanding when he sat in with other performers. But when it came time to do his set, his voice seemed very tired and that he just wasn’t into the performance. I saw Clapton a few years ago and had a similar feeling.

    DVD Number one, roughly the first half of the concert, opens with Sonny Landreth demonstrating that he is an incredible guitarist. There are so many close ups of him working the strings and frets, there is a major guitar lesson in there. The Robert Randolph & Family Band play some great slide guitar – Joe Bonamassa steps in for one song. Robert Cray with Hubert Sumlin and the awful Jimmie Vaughan (The Famous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray’s brother) perform two songs. ZZ Top follows up with two songs each – on disc these are nice, in the concert they were terrible. Doyle Bramhall II is involved in the next four songs. Sheryl Crow leads a bunch of artists for two songs – the saving grace is Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Bert Jansch is apparently a fantastically popular folk singer in Great Britain. He sat in a chair center stage with his acoustic guitar. His playing is impressive, but he was a significant buzz kill at the concert. One of his songs is represented here. Stefan Grossman and Keb’ Mo’ are spectacular doing some very quite simple blues. Keb’ Mo’ is an artist to listen to, he is…

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