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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 [DVD]

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Rhino
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 237 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FLDG52I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,146 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Some of the world's greatest guitarists, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and B.B. King, gather to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York City in April 2013.

Product Description

(2013/Rhino) 45 tracks
Medium 1
  1. Tears In Heaven
  2. Spider Jiving
  3. Lay Down Sally
  4. Time Is Tight
  5. Born Under A Bad Sign
  6. Green Onions
  7. Great Big Old House
  8. Everyday I Have The Blues
  9. Next Of Kindred Spirit
  10. Cry
  11. Bullet And A Target
  12. She's Alright
  13. This Time
  14. Mirabella
  15. Heavenly Bodies
  16. Big Road Blues
  17. Next Door Neighbor Blues
  18. Queen Of California
  19. Don't Let Me Down
  20. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues
  21. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
  22. Whipping Post
Medium 2
  1. Congo Square
  2. Change It
  3. Ooh-Ooh-Ooh
  4. Save The Last Dance For Me
  5. I Got To Let You Know
  6. Don't Worry Baby
  7. The Needle And The Damage Done
  8. Midnight Rider
  9. I Ain't Living Long Like This
  10. Tumbling Dice
  11. Walkin' Blues
  12. Diving Duck Blues
  13. When My Train Pulls In
  14. Please Come Home
  15. Going Down
  16. Mná Na Héireann
  17. Key To The Highway
  18. I Shall Be Released
  19. Gin House Blues
  20. Got To Get Better In A Little While
  21. Crossroads
  22. Sunshine Of Your Love
  23. High Time We Went


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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great..in parts 23 Nov 2013
By Richard
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After the previous Crossroads DVD's I was eagerly looking forward to this years performances however apart from some gems in between I am disappointed.
First the continuity is poor, the acts are scattered all over the place, why not show the event and musicians in order they appear? The camera work is shoddy at times and downright awful in places. For instance Booker T's marvellous rendition of "Green Onions" is interrupted by a shot of someone walking in the auditorium showing his ticket to a steward. The camera shakes during other sessions and during one number it is focused on a microphone stand and the artists feet!
Much of the time there are no intorductions so we do not know who is playing in the band. There is a jam session including BB King but you don't know it until a way through. Earl Klugh suffers the most with the shortest performance of all just a few minutes and must have been cut as it only shows his last two numbers, no introduction either.
There is too much of the same style of playing dominated by Doyle Bramhall, so much it becomes monotinous.
However there are moments of inspiration-"Born under a bad sign" with Keb Mo (later to play with Taj Mahal) and Booker T's band including Matt "guitar" Murphy is raunchy as hell and there is a fast paced rendition of the classic "Green Onions".
One man band Gary Clark Jr jaunts through "Next Door Neighbour blues" to the delight of the audience.
The appearance of Keith Richards is a signal for rapturous applause as he plays with Eric on the Key to the Highway.
Its a DVD that you have to dip into to get the best out of, there are moments of magnificent guitar playing and music but it lacks the festival atmosphere of 2007, the sunshine, the quality of camera work and variety of performances.
Crossroads needs a rethink.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a mess - but some good music. 24 Nov 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I've bought all the previous Crossroads Festival releases, but this one had me scratching my head from the beginning.

You just don't get the sense of it being a music festival. Being done indoors at Madison Square Garden seems take something away from what we have come to expect. All you get are a mishmash of tracks and artists with no real continuity. Half the time you don't know who is playing as there is no introductions and there is no MC to give any details.

The camera work is awful. Half the time you are looking at the wrong musician. It just doesn't feel connected and there is no sense of the festival atmosphere we have come to expect. It's just put together from a jumble of tracks and you don't really feel like you've watched a festival from beginning to end. Doyle Bramhall seems to have been involved in the mixing of the DVD and he also seemed to be on an awful lot of the performances. He doesn't exactly have a broad range, and this seems to make a lot of it sound the same.

Bad though the technical aspects of the production, continuity and camera work are, you do get some brilliant performances throughout. If you forget this is supposed to be a festival, you get some great tracks. So for the music, I will give it 3 stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of the 4 but still very good. 24 Nov 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I agree with the other reviewers that the film editing of this event is poor and at times irritating, not good at all. There are enough superb high spots in the performances themselves though to warrant 5 stars for me. There are some real gems here, Gary Clarks Next door neighbour blues for one. Keith Urban is good addition to this years festival, a shame that Susan Tedeschi doesn't appear though, in fact women are in short supply this year. All in all some great playing and good value for money.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The music is great, the video quality is poor 23 Nov 2013
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Nearly 5 hours of the 2013 Crossroads concert recorded over 2 nights in New York earlier this year. I bought the standard DVD and like the Bluray reviewers have already said the video image quality is very poor, extremely 'grainy'. Sure its indoors and and the light levels are not great but the team that recorded Joe Bonamassa's Tour de Force 4 DVDs this year in for different venues in London did a much better job.

As has been the case in the 3 previous Crossroad concert releases Eric Clapton has assembled some new or less well know faces and showcased some remarkable talent so the content is good, I only listen to stuff in stereo and have to say that some of the audio quality is nothing to write home about either, It's hard to recommend this double DVD set.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 [Blu-ray]Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 [DVD]
As a huge Clapton fan, I looked forward to this release for months, and bought all 3 formats; Blu-Ray, DVD and CD.
The quality of the BD/DVD is quite appalling and is simply 'not fit for purpose'. On initial viewing I honestly thought that I had a defective disc, but alas, having read the other reviews soon realised it was all down to the sub-standard production.
I realise the profits go to the Crossroads Charity, but this is seriously taking the p***. The picture quality is more like an 80s VHS, with horizontal interference like 'ghosting' lines running across the screen. The camera work is also somewhat suspect at times, but the artistic licence can be forgiven to some extent, whereas the overall lack of 'high definition' on the Blu-ray in particular cannot. Judging by the number of poor reviews on here, this release should be pulled and re-produced, however I doubt if that would be possible as the problem probably lies with the master film. By way of some compensation, the audio is superb.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a hit
You know what your going to get. Brilliant music, from the worlds best guitar players. Blues, jazz, rock, Clapton gathers the cream of the crop for yet another spectacular... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Michael Wilden
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant contest
Made a mistake in not buying the BluRay version but I can always do that. This DVD features some really great performances and just a couple that I felt were not my thing (no... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars CROSSROADS 2013
Only discovered this recently. Previewed on YouTube and decided to buy. I reckon Eric is playing better on this DVD/concert than at some other times in the recent past. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mojo Bluu
5.0 out of 5 stars One more in the collection
This DVD is the fourth in the series of Eric Claptons Crossroads festivals. He invites excellent guitar players for a couple of days and it is easy to see they are all enjoying to... Read more
Published 12 days ago by The Golfer
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant.
if you want to see some of the best musicians around look no further than this.excellent dvd.the song's with Keb Mo and TAJ Mahal together is the standout moment for me.
Published 25 days ago by declan murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I read the reviews before buying this, the fourth festival, and was a bit apprehensive. I should have known better, it's fantastic. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dee
4.0 out of 5 stars cross roads review 2013
very good took two nights to see it all some great talent nice to see some favourite British artists good value DVD
Published 1 month ago by dave grewy
5.0 out of 5 stars So good!
Love it, everything I hoped it would be but also had great acts featured that I did not expect to headline.
Published 1 month ago by dave land
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Being a live long EC and guitar fan I was always going to buy this. Similar line ups to earlier Crossroad Festival DVDs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Slow hand
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Document
As all the before Eric Clapton's Crossroads guitar festival editions, this one, the 2013 edition was great too. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CARLOS DE CASTRO RUEDA
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