Most compelling are the rare and sometimes unusual collaborations. Joe Walsh and Taylor clown around on "Steamroller Blues," and Booker T. & the M.G.'s back both Joe Walsh on a rollicking "Rocky Mountain Way" and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo tearing into a sizzling "The Neighborhood." Clapton and J.J. Cale share the stage as do Clapton and Carlos Santana, and a show-stopping blues summit with Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Clapton is a treat for all involved.
There are some shortcomings. The event isn't presented in chronological order--different stages, days, and backing bands are shuffled with Clapton's own set scattered throughout--ZZ Top's closing is a bit anticlimactic, and there are many omissions due to time constraints. But every act rises to the occasion, and this expertly recorded and shot DVD gives the viewer a front-row seat to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. --Hal Horowitz
I had the privilege of being one of the lucky few to be in Dallas for the full three days and live the experience. Almost 80 Guitar players from every corner of the earth, there where so many high lights I wouldn't know where to start. This DVD is the closest thing to being there, it gives me shivers every time I play it and the sound and camera work are just amazing, it is one of the best recorded Live performances of all time and is a must for any serious music lover collection.
Let's hope there will be a Crossroads Part 2 coming out soon, after all the rest of the world deserves to see Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck on the same stage and Neal Schons amazing tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see legendary performers who appear together, possibly for the only time in their careers.
Thank you Eric !