Video: Eric Clapton Performs "Got to Get Better in a Little While" at 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 — the CD and DVD/Blu-ray souvenir of Eric Clapton's latest star-studded charity concert, which took place in April at Madison Square Garden — will be released November 19.

Today will be posting several strong performances from the CD/DVD, including this nine-minute-long version of the Derek and the Dominos track "Got to Get Better in a Little While" as performed by Clapton. That's Doyle Bramhall II on the lefty Strat.

"Got to Get Better in a Little While" was left off Derek and the Dominos' classic 1970 studio album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, but was performed by the band at their rare live shows.

The original, incomplete studio version of the song was finally completed by Bobby Whitlock in 2010 and was included on the recently released 40th anniversary edition of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 contains five hours of performances and includes 45 songs by Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, Blake Mills, Keith Richards and more.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.