Eric Clapton - "Crossroads" - Live at the RAH 2015




Slowhand at 70 – Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a November 2015 album by Eric Clapton recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 May 2015 during his "70th Birthday Celebration" tour.A film of the concert was released on 14 September 2015 via cinema broadcasting in various territories. The cinema release included a report on Clapton's history at the Royal Albert Hall. A DVD, Blu-ray, compact disc and gramophone record release of the performance was released on 13 November 2015


Keyboardist Paul Carrack recalled in an interview with the Canadian National Post: "I thought the playing was amazing. Eric doesn’t make much fuss about the fact that it’s the 70th so in that respect it was just like any other gig but there was a special atmosphere in the hall. When we came off stage the first night Eric said he wasn’t gonna let it go on. I think the second night must have been a lot better. [...] With Eric, playing at the Albert Hall … it’s really just about the music. It feels like you’re playing in a small club, almost. Especially when you’ve been out playing those big auditoriums, which aren’t built for music. But the Albert Hall has this wonderful, intimate atmosphere"


Music journalist Or Barnea of Utab Music calls the concert documentary "fantastic" and notes, Clapton and his band perform on stage "like never seen before"





Lyrics


I went down to the crossroads

Fell down on my knees

I went down to the crossroads

Fell down on my knees

Asked the Lord above for mercy

"Save me if you please"


I went down to the crossroads

Tried to flag a ride

I went down to the crossroads

Tried to flag a ride

Nobody seemed to know me

Everybody passed me by


I'm going down to Rosedale

Take my rider by my side

I'm going down to Rosedale

Take my rider by my side

You can still barrelhouse, baby

On the riverside


You can run, you can run

Tell my friend-boy Willie Brown

You can run, you can run

Tell my friend-boy Willie Brown

And I'm standing at the crossroads

Believe I'm sinking down


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