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The best concert DVD of the year!,
This review is from: Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival 2007 (DVD)
Clapton's universal appeal and longtime assocations with other stellar guitarists once again pays off with a spectacular lineup on this DVD--a real who's who of guitarists. A lot of these guys are getting up there in age (as well as Clapton himself) and it's great to have such a gathering of legends documented on video. Sadly, stellar guitarists do not have the mainstream appeal they once enjoyed (just take a look at the crap on the current Top 40), so this high-profile video gives these artists, some of them somewhat obscure, the attention they deserve. Sonny Landreth, for one--AMAZING slide guitarist. Right up there with Derek Trucks (also prominently featured) even though his style is completely different. The only sore thumb in this lineup is Sheryl Crow--what was she doing there?? All the other featured acts were those with guitar prowess. Eric can invite anyone he wants, of course, but obviously she doesn't fit that category. Willie Nelson's "duet" with Crow was awful. If anything was going to be left on the "cutting room floor," as another reviewer noted about one of Jeff Beck's numbers, the Crow-Nelson duet should have been it. I too demand a re-release!
Overall though, a great DVD and highly recommended for all guitar buffs. The 4 hours will fly by! And get the Best Buy/Target version with the bonus extra DVD. It's only two more songs, but they're good ones.
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2007 10:24:38 AM PST
G. Hakala says:
Why is everyone picking on Sheryl Crow? I mean, Willie needs a new guitar badly...........
Posted on Nov 27, 2007 5:36:22 PM PST
Maybe Eric figured he needed to "sex" the show up a bit? Or maybe he felt guilty for any past misdeeds regarding Sheryl? Oh well, nothing in life is perfect, but Sheryl is still pretty nice to look at.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2007 3:35:00 AM PST
Stephen J. Porter says:
yeah...you gotta admit..she has a nice butt...
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2007 11:45:46 AM PST
Good point, but I think Susan Tedeschi, who IS a fine guitarist, is hotter than Sheryl, so for me Susan's presence fulfilled that sort of fix for me! :)
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Posted on Jan 19, 2008 11:12:04 PM PST
V. A. Peek says:
WHAT IS SHERYL CROW DOING ANYWHERE?
WHAT WAS SHERYL CROW DOING ON THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS I SAW A YEAR OR SO AGO???
OH WELL, I GUESS SHE SOUNDS AS GOOD AS WHAT PASSES FOR COUNTRY MUSIC THESE DAYS. THEY ALL SCREECH AND SCREAM ABOUT THE SAME. CAN'T TELL THEM APART.
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