This November, Rhino will present highlights from Eric Clapton's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival on DVD, Blu-ray and for the first time ever, audio highlights on CD. On 12 and 13 April in New York City, Clapton once again assembled an unparalleled lineup of the world’s most celebrated guitarists for the fourth incarnation of his legendary Crossroads Guitar Festival. While the previous three festivals were all hosted in sprawling outdoor stadiums, Clapton took the festivities indoors for the first time this year to “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden.
On November 26 in the U.S., Universal Music Group will release a 6-Disc Box Set, Eric Clapton - Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recording, featuring a wealth of unreleased recordings, outtakes, studio sessions and live recordings. The box set will also come with a 60-page hardbound book with extensive liner notes, rare photos and behind-the-scene images. Late November release dates are also expected for the rest of the world.
Get a first look at the new Eric Clapton Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered EPK! Watch the video below for live performances and an interview clip from the soon to be released expanded version of Eric Clapton's multi-Grammy winning, Diamond-Certified album. It will be released worldwide in mid-October. The DVD in the 2-CD/DVD collection has a newly restored version of the original broadcast. And, for the first time ever, fans will also have the opportunity to see more than an hour of unreleased footage recorded during the pre-show rehearsal.
Following Eric Clapton Day by Day: The Early Years 1963-1982, the equally detailed and heavily illustrated second volume, Eric Clapton Day By Day: The Later Years 1983–2013, will be published 29 October 2013. Author Marc Roberty, a veteran journalist, music historian and acknowledged Clapton expert, spent years on extensive worldwide research to chronicle Eric's work on stage and in the studio. It features extensive lists of tour dates, set lists, and details of all recording sessions, including information about unreleased songs. There are also quotes and narrative from the engineers, producers, and musicians who worked alongside Eric in the studio.