Sunshine of Your Love: The Crossroads Festivals 1999-2013 COLL ED
The official, hand-crafted, signed limited edition book documenting Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals, 1999-2013, with over 350 archival photos of the musicians who were hand-picked by Eric Clapton for five festivals that spanned nearly 15 years. Featured artists include Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Doyle Bramhall II, Jimmie Vaughan, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Buddy Guy and B.B. King.
In 1999 Eric Clapton invited a handful of musicians to join him on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden to raise money for his Crossroads Centre, an addiction rehabilitation centre in Antigua. Over the course of nearly 15 years, the festival grew into a celebration of guitar playing that drew musicians and fans from around the world.
The 36,000-word manuscript not only documents the historic series of Crossroads concerts but also tells the wider story of guitar music. Multi-generational voices from blues legends such as B.B King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy to the newer guard of guitar virtuosos, such as John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr., tell the story of the rich history of guitar music and of the many genres it encompasses, from blues to country, from jazz to rock 'n' roll.
Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the 1,650 collector copies are quarter bound in leather with foil blocking and silver page edging. Each book is individually signed by at least two Crossroads musicians, including Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Andy Fairweather Low, Sonny Landreth, Taj Mahal, John McLaughlin, Robbie Robertson, David Sanborn, Carlos Santana, and Joe Walsh. We will be announcing further signatories soon.
An exclusive 7" vinyl picture disc includes two Crossroads performances by Eric Clapton: 'Wonderful Tonight' at the first benefit concert in 1999 and 'Got To Get Better In A Little While' performed at the final Crossroads in 2013, both recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Paper: Heavy-weight archival 200gsm
Binding: Quarter-bound in leather with silver page edging
Box: Housed in slipcase
Extras: 7" vinyl picture disc ('Wonderful Tonight' / Eric Clapton/ Crossroads 1999 and ‘Got To Get Better In A Little While’/ Eric Clapton / Crossroads 2013)