Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, Album Rock, British Blues, Blues-Rock, British Psychedelia, Regional Blues

Album Review

A four-disc box set spanning Eric Clapton's entire career -- running from the Yardbirds to his '80s solo recordings -- Crossroads not only revitalized Clapton's commercial standing, but it established the rock & roll multi-disc box set retrospective as a commercially viable proposition. Bob Dylan's Biograph was successful two years before the release of Crossroads, but Clapton's set was a bona fide blockbuster. And it's easy to see why. Crossroads manages to sum up Clapton's career succinctly and thoroughly, touching upon all of his hits and adding a bevy of first-rate unreleased material (most notably selections from the scrapped second Derek and the Dominos album). Although not all of his greatest performances are included on the set -- none of his work as a session musician or guest artist is included, for instance -- every truly essential item he recorded is present on these four discs. No other Clapton album accurately explains why the guitarist was so influential, or demonstrates exactly what he accomplished.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Boom Boom
  2. Honey in Your Hips
  3. Baby What's Wrong
  4. I Wish You Would
  5. A Certain Girl
  6. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  7. I Ain't Got You
  8. For Your Love
  9. Got to Hurry
  10. Lonely Years
  11. Bernard Jenkins
  12. Hideaway
  13. All Your Love
  14. Rambling on My Mind
  15. Have You Ever Loved a Woman [Live]
  16. Wrapping Paper
  17. I Feel Free
  18. Spoonful
  19. Lawdy Mama [#]
  20. Strange Brew
  21. Sunshine of Your Love
  22. Tales of Brave Ulysses
  23. Steppin' Out [#]
  24. Anyone for Tennis
  25. White Room
  26. Crossroads [Live]
  27. Badge
  28. Presence of the Lord
  29. Can't Find My Way Home
  30. Sleeping in the Ground [#]
  31. Comin' Home
  32. Blues Power
  33. After Midnight [Alternate Mix][#]
  34. Let It Rain
  35. Tell the Truth
  36. Roll It Over
  37. Layla
  38. Mean Old World
  39. Key to the Highway [Live][#]
  40. Crossroads [Live][#]
  41. Got to Get Better in a Little While [#]
  42. Evil [#]
  43. One More Chance [#]
  44. Mean Old Frisco [#]
  45. Snake Lake Blues [#]
  46. Let It Grow
  47. Ain't That Lovin' You [#]
  48. Motherless Children
  49. I Shot the Sheriff [Live][#]
  50. Better Make It Through Today
  51. The Sky Is Crying
  52. I Found a Love [#]
  53. (When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too [#]
  54. What'cha Gonna Do? [#]
  55. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  56. Someone Like You
  57. Hello Old Friend
  58. Sign Language
  59. Further on up the Road [Live][#]
  60. Lay Down Sally
  61. Wonderful Tonight
  62. Cocaine
  63. Promises
  64. If I Don't Be There by Morning
  65. Double Trouble [Live]
  66. I Can't Stand It
  67. The Shape You're In
  68. Heaven Is One Step Away
  69. She's Waiting
  70. Too Bad
  71. Miss You
  72. Wanna Make Love to You
  73. After Midnight [Version]