Crossroads (Eric Clapton album)

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Crossroads
Box set by Eric Clapton
Released April 1988 (1988-04)[1]
Recorded 1963–1987
Genre Blues-rock
Length 293:03[1]
Label Polydor
Producer The Yardbirds, Giorgio Gomelsky, Mike Vernon, Robert Stigwood, Felix Pappalardi, Jimmy Miller, Delaney Bramlett, Phil Spector, Derek and the Dominos, Tom Dowd, Albhy Galuten, Rob Fraboni, Glyn Johns, Jon Astley, Phil Collins, Peter Mchugh, Jim Harris[2]
Compiler Bill Levenson[3]
Eric Clapton chronology
The Cream of Eric Clapton
(1987)
Crossroads
(1988)
Journeyman
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 5/5 stars[5]

Crossroads is a music collection box set by Eric Clapton. The set includes his work with The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and Derek and the Dominos, as well as his solo career. Several live or alternate studio recordings were previously unreleased.

Anthony DeCurtis won a Grammy Award for Best Liner Notes for his contribution to the album.[6] Ronnie Wood did the album's cover artwork. Mitchell Kanner designed the package and along with Michael Bays Art Directed the package.

CD Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

With The Yardbirds:
  1. "Boom Boom" (John Lee Hooker) – 2:25
  2. "Honey in Your Hips" (Keith Relf) – 2:18
  3. "Baby What's Wrong" (Jimmy Reed) – 2:40
  4. "I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) – 2:19
  5. "A Certain Girl" (Naomi Neville) – 2:17
  6. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" (H.G. Demarais) – 2:45
  7. "I Ain't Got You" (Calvin Carter) – 1:59
  8. "For Your Love" (Graham Gouldman) – 2:29
  9. "Got to Hurry" (Oscar Rasputin [The Yardbirds—group composition]) – 2:35
    With John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers:
  10. "Lonely Years" (John Mayall) – 3:17
  11. "Bernard Jenkins" (Eric Clapton) – 3:47
  12. "Hideaway" (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 3:14
  13. "All Your Love" (Willie Dixon, Otis Rush) – 3:34
  14. "Ramblin' on My Mind" (Robert Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 3:07
  15. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles) – 6:41 Live
    With Cream:
  16. "Wrapping Paper" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 2:21
  17. "I Feel Free" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:52
  18. "Spoonful" (Dixon) – 6:30
  19. "Lawdy Mama" (Traditional, arr. Clapton) – 1:50 Live at BBC Studios
  20. "Strange Brew" (Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins Pappalardi) – 2:46
  21. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Clapton, Bruce, Brown) – 4:10
  22. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Clapton, Martin Sharp) – 2:46
  23. "Steppin' Out" (James Bracken) – 3:31 Live at BBC Studios

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Anyone for Tennis" (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:37
  2. "White Room" (Bruce, Brown) – 4:56
  3. "Crossroads" (Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 4:14 Live
  4. "Badge" (Clapton, George Harrison) – 2:43
    With Blind Faith:
  5. "Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 4:48
  6. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Steve Winwood) – 3:15
  7. "Sleeping in the Ground" (Sam Myers) – 2:50
    With Delaney & Bonnie & Friends:
  8. "Comin' Home" (Bonnie Bramlett, Clapton) – 3:13
    Solo:
  9. "Blues Power" (Clapton, Leon Russell) – 3:06
  10. "After Midnight" (JJ Cale) – 3:17
  11. "Let It Rain" (Clapton, B. Bramlett) – 5:01
    With Derek and the Dominos:
  12. "Tell the Truth" (Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 3:23
  13. "Roll It Over" (Clapton, Whitlock) – 4:29
  14. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 7:07
  15. "Mean Old World" (Walter Jacobs) – 3:50
  16. "Key to the Highway" (Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Segar) – 6:27 Live
  17. "Crossroads" (Robert Johnson) – 8:17 Live

Disc three[edit]

With Derek and the Dominos:
  1. "Got to Get Better in a Little While" (Clapton) – 5:31
  2. "Evil" (Willie Dixon) – 4:25
  3. "One More Chance" (Clapton) – 3:17
  4. "Mean Old Frisco" (Arthur Crudup) – 4:02
  5. "Snake Lake Blues" (Clapton, Whitlock) – 3:33
    Solo:
  6. "Let It Grow" (Clapton) – 4:56
  7. "Ain't That Lovin' You" (Jimmy Reed) – 5:26
  8. "Motherless Children" (Traditional) – 4:51
  9. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley) – 7:48 Live
  10. "Better Make It Through Today" (Clapton) – 4:05
  11. "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) – 3:57
  12. "I Found a Love" (Bridges) – 3:38
  13. "(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too" (Mel London) – 5:34
  14. "Whatcha Gonna Do" (Peter Tosh) – 3:01
  15. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 4:21
  16. "Someone Like You" (Arthur Louis) – 4:30

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Hello Old Friend" (Clapton) – 3:34
  2. "Sign Language" (Dylan) (feat. Bob Dylan) – 2:56
  3. "Further on Up the Road" (Joe Medwich Veasey/Don D. Robey) – 6:18 Live
  4. "Lay Down Sally" (Clapton/Levy/George Terry/) – 3:50
  5. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 3:42
  6. "Cocaine" (Cale) – 3:35
  7. "Promises" (Richard Feldman/Roger Linn) – 3:00
  8. "If I Don't Be There by Morning" (Dylan/Springs) – 4:34
  9. "Double Trouble" (Rush) – 8:01 Live
  10. "I Can't Stand It" (Clapton) – 4:09
  11. "The Shape You're In" (Clapton) – 4:09
  12. "Heaven Is One Step Away" (Clapton) – 4:09
  13. "She's Waiting" (Clapton/Peter Robinson) – 4:55
  14. "Too Bad" (Clapton) – 2:37
  15. "Miss You" (Eric Clapton/Greg Phillinganes/Bobby Columby) – 5:05
  16. "Wanna Make Love to You" (Jerry Lynn Williams) – 5:43
  17. "After Midnight" (Cale) – 4:05

Vinyl track listing[edit]

Record one[edit]

Side one[edit]

With The Yardbirds:
  1. "Boom Boom" (John Lee Hooker) – 2:25
  2. "Honey in Your Hips" (Keith Relf) – 2:18
  3. "Baby What's Wrong" (Jimmy Reed) – 2:40
  4. "I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) – 2:19
  5. "A Certain Girl" (Naomi Neville) – 2:17
  6. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" (H.G. Demarais) – 2:45
  7. "I Ain't Got You" (Calvin Carter) – 1:59
  8. "For Your Love" (Graham Gouldman) – 2:29
  9. "Got to Hurry" (Oscar Rasputin [The Yardbirds—group composition]) – 2:35

Side two[edit]

With John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers:
  1. "Lonely Years" (John Mayall) – 3:17
  2. "Bernard Jenkins" (Eric Clapton) – 3:47
  3. "Hideaway" (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 3:14
  4. "All Your Love" (Willie Dixon, Otis Rush) – 3:34
  5. "Ramblin' on My Mind" (Robert Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 3:07
  6. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles) – 6:41 Live

Record two[edit]

Side one[edit]

With Cream:
  1. "Wrapping Paper" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 2:21
  2. "I Feel Free" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:52
  3. "Spoonful" (Dixon) – 6:30
  4. "Lawdy Mama" (Traditional, arr. Clapton) – 1:50 Live at BBC Studios
  5. "Strange Brew" (Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins Pappalardi) – 2:46
  6. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Clapton, Bruce, Brown) – 4:10
  7. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Clapton, Martin Sharp) – 2:46
  8. "Steppin' Out" (James Bracken) – 3:31 Live at BBC Studios

Side two[edit]

  1. "Anyone for Tennis" (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:37
  2. "White Room" (Bruce, Brown) – 4:56
  3. "Crossroads" (Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 4:14 Live
  4. "Badge" (Clapton, George Harrison) – 2:43
    With Blind Faith:
  5. "Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 4:48
  6. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Steve Winwood) – 3:15
  7. "Sleeping in the Ground" (Sam Myers) – 2:50

Record three[edit]

Side one[edit]

With Delaney & Bonnie & Friends:
  1. "Comin' Home" (Bonnie Bramlett, Clapton) – 3:13
    Solo:
  2. "Blues Power" (Clapton, Leon Russell) – 3:06
  3. "After Midnight" (JJ Cale) – 3:17
  4. "Let It Rain" (Clapton, B. Bramlett) – 5:01
    With Derek and the Dominos:
  5. "Tell the Truth" (Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 3:23
  6. "Roll It Over" (Clapton, Whitlock) – 4:29

Side two[edit]

  1. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 7:07
  2. "Mean Old World" (Walter Jacobs) – 3:50
  3. "Key to the Highway" (Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Segar) – 6:27 Live
  4. "Crossroads" (Robert Johnson) – 8:17 Live

Record four[edit]

Side one[edit]

With Derek and the Dominos:
  1. "Got to Get Better in a Little While" (Clapton) – 5:31
  2. "Evil" (Willie Dixon) – 4:25
  3. "One More Chance" (Clapton) – 3:17
  4. "Mean Old Frisco" (Arthur Crudup) – 4:02
  5. "Snake Lake Blues" (Clapton) – 3:33

Side two[edit]

Solo:
  1. "Let It Grow" (Clapton) – 4:56
  2. "Ain't That Lovin' You" (Jimmy Reed) – 5:26
  3. "Motherless Children" (Traditional) – 4:51
  4. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley) – 7:48 Live
  5. "Better Make It Through Today" (Clapton) – 4:05

Record five[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) – 3:57
  2. "I Found a Love" (Bridges) – 3:38
  3. "(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too" (Mel London) – 5:34
  4. "Whatcha Gonna Do" (Peter Tosh) – 3:01
  5. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 4:21
  6. "Someone Like You" (Arthur Louis) – 4:30

Side two[edit]

  1. "Hello Old Friend" (Clapton) – 3:34
  2. "Sign Language" (Dylan) (feat. Bob Dylan) – 2:56
  3. "Further on Up the Road" (Joe Medwich Veasey/Don D. Robey) – 6:18 Live
  4. "Lay Down Sally" (Clapton/Levy/George Terry/) – 3:50
  5. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 3:42

Record six[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Cocaine" (Cale) – 3:35
  2. "Promises" (Richard Feldman/Roger Linn) – 3:00
  3. "If I Don't Be There by Morning" (Dylan/Springs) – 4:34
  4. "Double Trouble" (Rush) – 8:01 Live
  5. "I Can't Stand It" (Clapton) – 4:09
  6. "The Shape You're In" (Clapton) – 4:09

Side two[edit]

  1. "Heaven Is One Step Away" (Clapton) – 4:09
  2. "She's Waiting" (Clapton/Peter Robinson) – 4:55
  3. "Too Bad" (Clapton) – 2:37
  4. "Miss You" (Eric Clapton/Greg Phillinganes/Bobby Columby) – 5:05
  5. "Wanna Make Love to You" (Jerry Williams) – 5:43
  6. "After Midnight" (Cale) – 4:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Overview: Crossroads by Eric Clapton". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Crossroads (Vinyl liner). Eric Clapton. United Kingdom: Polydor Records. 1988. 835,262-1. 
  3. ^ {{cite book Mitchell Kanner designed the package and along with Michael Bays Art Directed the package. | last = Schumacher | first = Michael | title = Crossroads: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton | edition = 1st | year = 1995 | publisher = Hyperion | location = New York City | isbn = 0-7868-6074-X | chapter = Chapter 12: Journeyman (1986–90) }}
  4. ^ David Fricke (21 April 1988). "Crossroads | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Crossroads (Eric Clapton album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  6. ^ Grammy Award Winners Search Type "Anthony DeCurtis" under Artist to see the results.