Crossroads

Performers Eric Clapton

Polydor | January 1, 1990 | Compact Disc

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This boxed retrospective of Eric Clapton's musical career features a superb 73-track examination of his diverse body of works, spanning his stints with the Yardbirds, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, as well as his collaborations and solo career. Crossroads Box showcases Clapton's clarity of technique, economy of style and eclectic talents that sway somewhere between the blues and pop genres. Offering a wealth of popular favourites, this memorable collection also provides a rare look at several previously unreleased recordings.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 1, 1990

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1988

Label Name: Polydor

UPC: 042283526129

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Crossroads

Crossroads

Performers Eric Clapton
Guest Artist(s) Bob Dylan, Dave Mason, George Harrison, Leon Russell, Peter Tosh, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills
Producer Bill Levenson (Compilation)
Engineer Glyn Johns, Jon Astley

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 1, 1990

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1988

Label Name: Polydor

UPC: 042283526129


Title Track Time
1.Boom Boom - The Yardbirds --
2.Honey In Your Hips - The Yardbirds --
3.Baby What's Wrong - The Yardbirds --
4.I Wish You Would - The Yardbirds --
5.Certain Girl, A - The Yardbirds --
6.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl -The Yardbirds --
7.I Ain't Got You - The Yardbirds --
8.For Your Love - The Yardbirds --
9.Got To Hurry - The Yardbirds --
10.Lonely Years - John Mayall --
11.Bernard Jenkins - John Mayall --
12.Hideaway - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers --
13.All Your Love - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers --
14.Ramblin' On My Mind - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers --
15.Have You Ever Loved A Woman - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (live) --
16.Wrapping Paper - Cream --
17.I Feel Free - Cream --
18.Spoonful - Cream --
19.Lawdy Mama - Cream (previously unreleased) --
20.Strange Brew - Cream --
21.Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream --
22.Tales Of Brave Ulysses - Cream --
23.Steppin' Out - Cream (previously unreleased) --
1.Anyone For Tennis - Cream --
2.White Room - Cream --
3.Crossroads - Cream --
4.Badge - Cream --
5.Presence Of The Lord - Blind Faith --
6.Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith --
7.Sleeping In The Ground - Blind Faith (previously unreleased) --
8.Comin' Home - Delaney And Bonnie --
9.Blues Power --
10.After Midnight - (previously unreleased alternate mix) --
11.Let It Rain --
12.Tell The Truth - Derek And The Dominoes --
13.Roll It Over - Derek And The Dominoes --
14.Layla - Derek And The Dominoes --
15.Mean Old World - (with Duane Allman) --
16.Key To The Highway - Derek And The Dominoes (live) --
17.Crossroads - Derek And The Dominoes (live) --
1.Got To Get Better In A Little While - Derek And The Dominoes --
2.Evil - Derek And The Dominoes --
3.One More Chance - Derek And The Dominoes --
4.Mean Old Frisco - Derek And The Dominoes --
5.Snake Lake Blues - Derek And The Dominoes --
6.Let It Grow --
7.Ain't That Lovin' You - (previously unreleased) --
8.Motherless Children --
9.I Shot The Sheriff - (previously unreleased) --
10.Better Make It Through Today --
11.Sky Is Crying, The --
12.I Found A Love - (previously unreleased) --
13.It Hurts Me Too - (previously unreleased) --
14.Whatcha Gonna Do - (previously unreleased) --
15.Knockin' On Heaven's Door --
16.Someone Like You --
1.Hello Old Friend --
2.Sign Language --
3.Further On Up The Road - (prev. unreleased) --
4.Lay Down Sally --
5.Wonderful Tonight --
6.Cocaine --
7.Promises --
8.If I Don't Be There By Morning --
9.Double Trouble --
10.I Can't Stand It --
11.Heaven Is One Step Away --
12.Too Bad --
13.After Midnight --
14.Baby What's Wrong --
15.I Feel Free --
16.I Shot The Sheriff --
17.Hideaway --
18.I Ain't Got You --
19.Honey In Your Hips --
20.Blues Power - (with Delaney And Bonnie) --
21.Snake Lake Blues --
22.Let It Grow --
23.Shape You're In, The --
24.She's Waiting --
25.Miss You --
26.Wanna Make Love To You --
27.After Midnight - (new version) --

Editorial Notes

The Yardbirds: Keith Relf (vocals, harmonica); Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja (guitar); Brian Auger (harpsichord); Paul Samwell-Smith (bass); Jim McCarty (drums); Denny Piercey (bongos). John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: John Mayall (organ, vocals, piano); Eric Clapton (guitar); John McVie, Jack Bruce (bass); Hughie Flint (drums). Cream: Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals); Jack Bruce (vocals, bass, piano); Ginger Baker (drums, vocals). Blind Faith: Steve Winwood (vocals, piano, bass); Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals); Rick Gretch (bass); Ginger Baker (drums). Delaney And Bonnie: Delaney Bramlett (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Bramlett (vocals); Eric Clapton, Dave Mason (guitar); Jim Price (trumpet); Bobby Keys (saxophone); Bobby Whitlock (keyboards); Carl Radle (bass); Jim Gordon (drums); Tex Johnson (percussion); Rita Coolidge (background vocals). Derek And The Dominoes: Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock (guitar, vocals); Duane Allman (guitar); Carl Radle (bass); Jim Gordon (drums). Additional personnel: Jerry Allison, Tom Bernfield, Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Sonny Curtis, Bob Dylan, Yvonne Elliman, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Katie Kissoon, Shaun Murphy, Tessa Niles, John Sambataro (vocals); Peter Tosh (vocals, guitar); Nathan East (vocals, bass); Marcy Levy (vocals, tambourine); Ry Cooder, Jesse Ed Davis, George Harrison, Albert Lee, Dave Mason, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood (guitar); Stephen Stills, George Terry (guitar, vocals); Felix Pappalardi (viola, Mellotron); Michael Brecker, Bobby Keys (sax); Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Jim Price (trumpet); Dave Bargeron (trombone); Leon Russell (piano); Albhy Galuten (piano, synthesizer); Dick Sims (organ, keyboard); Gary Brooker, Alan Clark (keyboards); Greg Phillinganes (keyboards, vocals); Chris Stainton (keyboards, synthesizer, organ); Peter Robinson (synthesizer); Donald "Duck" Dunn, Dave Markee (bass); Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Jamie Oldaker, Henry Spinetti (drums); Ray Cooper, Sergio Pastora Rodriguez (percussion); Phil Collins (percussion, drums, vocals). Producers include: The Yardbirds, Giorgio Gomelsky, Mike Vernon, Robert Stigwood, Felix Pappalardi Compilation producer: Bill Levenson. Includes liner notes by Anthony DeCurtis. CROSSROADS is a 25th Anniversary retrospective of Eric Clapton's career, spanning 1963-1987. The boxed set contains 6 LPs on 4 CDs, individually packaged in a 12" x 12" box with original cover art by Ron Wood. It includes a 32 page book with photos from throughout Clapton's career and a 6,000 word history of Clapton. All of the set's 73 songs have been digitally remastered for this release; in most cases, the source material was the original master tapes or original multi-tracks. All of the set's Derek And The Dominoes material is previously unreleased. In November 1990, CROSSROADS became the first CD box set to be certified platinum. The release of the 4-CD box set CROSSROADS is the perfect package to commemorate Eric Clapton's first 25 years of making music. Starting out as a blues purist with the like-minded Yardbirds, Clapton left after the band moved in a decidedly more pop direction. He began an apprenticeship under John Mayall. Encouraged to indulge in his love for the songs of Freddie King ("Hideaway") and Robert Johnson ("Ramblin' On My Mind") among others, Clapton metamorphosed into a guitar god after forming Cream with two of Mayall's sidemen, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. These three virtuosos set the bar for the classic power trio line-up and in the process redefined rock music and introduced unprecedented levels of improvisational freedom within songs such as "Crossroads." Post-Cream, Clapton took his godhead status into the supergroup Blind Faith before becoming a sideman with Delaney & Bonnie ("Comin' Home"). Using their back-up band on his solo debut led to the formation of Derek & The Dominos. This unit's synergy allowed Clapton to unleash all his accumulated creative might amidst the throes of personal unrest yielding the epic "Layla." Later, Clapton reinvented himself as a mellow singer-songwriter. CROSSROADS covers all this history and includes extensive liner notes by Anthony.
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