Released less than two weeks ago by Rhino, Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 is already a global smash on DVD, Blu-ray and CD. It's currently topping the video charts in Belgium, Netherlands and France and ranked #2 in the USA, Canada and Australia right before the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Released for the first-time on CD, the two disc set is #25 in the Billboard Top 200. The various formats are also #1 Best Sellers with Amazon.
[UPDATED WITH CUE SHEET WITH SONG DETAILS] LISTEN ONLINE NOW! Last Wednesday and Thursday, Eric Clapton and His Band headlined the final two nights of the 2013 Baloise Sessions in Basel, Switzerland. On Monday 18 November, Swiss radio SRF3 aired a compilation of EC's performances for online listening on their website worldwide. An exclusive video clip of "Layla" and podcast of the show are also on the website, but may not be accessible in all countries. The Swiss radio broadcast runs 101 minutes.
Here's the cue sheet from SRF3 showing what nights each song was drawn from:
DRS3 18.11.2013 21:00:00 - 23:00 Blues Special
WATCH IT HERE! USA Today has premiered Eric Clapton "Tears In Heaven” filmed at this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. It's now available for viewing on whereseric.com thanks to Rhino. EC is accompanied by members of his touring band (Doyle Bramhall II, Greg Leisz, Chris Stainton, Willie Weeks, Steve Jordan) plus special guest Andy Fairweather Low. The DVD, Blu-ray and CD of festival highlights is out Tuesday, 19 November in the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Italy, Spain. On 20 November, it arrives in stores in Japan and Sweden.
WATCH IT HERE! CMT Edge has premiered Eric Clapton and Vince Gill’s “Lay Down Sally” filmed at this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and it's now available on whereseric.com thanks to Rhino and CMT. EC and Vince Gill are joined by Andy Fairweather Low, and member of EC's 2013 touring band. The song gives the players a chance to shine and when Vince Gill slides in on high harmony, the satisfied smile on EC’s face is contagious. The DVD, Blu-ray and CD of festival highlights is out this week in the UK, US, Canada, France, Japan, Italy and many other countries.