TCB ELVIS STYLE
A photo depiction of Elvis' concerts the spring 75 tour in Atlanta and Jacksonville. Over 400 color photos in this hard back book.
†Full color concert pictures, with descriptions of the magic of Elvis on Tour and his antics on stage.
Enjoy a colorful exciting weekend with Elvis in Atlanta '75. From the close-up shots that show you even the details of the jumpsuit to the panoramic views of Elvis and his band onstage, these shot with the gorgeous book design will make you feel as if you are in the auditorium. Author Sandi Pichon has puzzled together a perfect day by da diary with the detailed information about the three concerts April 30 - May 2, Memorabilia, ticket stubs, postcards, newspaper reviews and her precious memories, and unique pictures.
After receiving and reading my copy of the latest book by Sandy H. Pichon ďElvis On Tour Ď75Ē released by Praytome Publishing, I couldnít resist to bringing a few thoughts to paper.
At first glance this seems to be a picture book that has little to offer text wise. How wrong can you be? Sure, there isnít a lot of text in the book, but the things that are written make you think.
Combined with the pictures, the text as written by Sandy Pichon, plays a movie between your ears. This movie created a new perspective to me about Elvis.
I always saw Elvis on stage as an entity with a band performing for an audience. When Praytome Publishing came up with their DVD releases (Behind the Image & Adrenaline) it changed my way of thinking about Elvis and his band.
Suddenly I could see the entity Elvis and his band, performing for an audience.
Now, with the story provided by Sandi Pichon, Iíll have to change my view again. The way she describes her preparations for every concert, like what to wear or what present to give to Elvis, is stunning.
I never realized what interaction there was between Elvis fans, how they knew each other and how they helped each other. For those who never saw Elvis perform it opens a new world. Itís so different to what weíre used to, past August 1977.
From Elvis untimely death on, every fan was on his own gathering as much as he could to keep it for his own. Sandi Pichon tells you how it was to be a fan when Elvis was still alive. (Can you, for instance, imagine leaving the concert before the show is over?)
Another amazing thing is the way she describes how Elvis reacted to his fans. The fact that he knew and recognized some of them, the way he communicated with them during his concerts, are things I never thought about from a fans perspective.
Suddenly you understand why Elvis never saw an empty seat during his concerts.
Itís also amazing to hear first hand, how Elvis treated his fans when he wasnít performing on stage. Like I said before, it gives you a different view on Elvis.
The next thing to have a look at, are the pictures used in this book.
First I have to say that the lady responsible for the layout, Regina Wiegand, did a tremendous job. Layout wise, this is by far the best publication by Praytome Publishing.
To be honest I canít think of any book at all, that comes close to it.
About the pictures that are used in this book Iím not sure whatís more important. Would it be the many unseen pictures or would it be the exceptional quality of them.
Decide for yourself, there are countless pictures in this book. Many of them youíve never seen before. All pictures are of an unbelievable high quality! They are clean, colorful and they all have the right colors. Many pictures are razor sharp too.
Iím not sure if itís the right thing to say, but Iíll do it anyway because itís my honest opinion; This book makes the highly praised Sean Shaver books look like a cheap magazine.
To recapitulate, Sandi Pichon has written a great text that makes you re-think Elvis (not only) in 1975. Regina Wiegand did a tremendous job on the layout and Praytome Publishing gave us breathtaking pictures in an unseen quality.
Mixed together these three ingredients are responsible for the best Elvis concert picture book from the 70s Iíve seen.
If Praytome Publishing continues with this concept of creating an ultimate book on a certain concert or concerts (which I hope theyíll do), this book will be hard to top!
But, for the sake of all Elvis fans I sincerely hope they will!
Nofrad, July 2007.
ELvis On Tour 75
Review - Elvis On Tour '75
Elvis On Tour '75 is a book for fans prepared by a fan. It outshines many of the more commercially produced efforts in both quality of printing and binding as in photographic content. It is large-format book and the photos are all excellently reproduced and beautifully printed on high quality paper. The sequences of photos provide an idea of the dynamic nature of Elvis' show. Believe me, Elvis Presley 1970's concert fans will not wish to miss out on 'Elvis On Tour '75'.
Reviews by David Neale - By: David Neale (Source: Books In Print) Sep 11, 2007
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