Review - Elvis 1957 Book (Elvis In Gold)
August 7, 2009 - 6:22:12 PM
Elvis Articles, Elvis Reviews, Elvis Book Reviews, By David Troedson
The book does start with it's first chapter showcasing Elvis posing for photos in his new Gold lame' suit -- including one with the suit's creator Nudie Cohen -- and gives us text with the story of the suit. But after these first pages, the book can be said to be a photo book of Elvis in 1957. And a quality one at that!
Gold Lame' or not. It matters not! What matters are the high quality photos with Elvis looking fantastic, along with written text to place everything in context. And it is good that the book runs to a theme.
Included are 45 pages with Elvis in Canada, then it is back to the good 'ol US of A and another 48 pages, all with a single photo per page. (As is the same for the whole book). The highlight here is the 24 pages of photos of Elvis in Los Angeles, California, October 28, 1957. Yes I have seen some photos but many I have not.
Above, Elvis with fans, Ottawa Press Conference, Canada, April 3, 1957
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Full photo per page - no cramming in many tiny photos onto a single page that are to small to see.
Written text where appropriate, informative.
Great quality photos.
Coordinated with a theme, best summed up as 1957, despite the title and JAT's clear intent.
Very nice page design, they have put some thought and effort into this.
No silly gimmick give away's, none needed.
Not 100% essential but this is one book that will definitely be finding a home on my bookshelf.
Buy Elvis In Gold
Now we wait for .....
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.