Review - The Ultimate Elvis In Munich Book
Source: Books In Print
March 18, 2005 - 10:26:00 PM
Elvis Reviews, Elvis Book Reviews, By David Neale
Author Andreas Roth has tried valiently to unearth the truth of what happened during these brief periods of Elvis' life, when Elvis was in the army in Germany and he took leave, during which times he visited Munich. True, Roth has to admit that there are simply too many conflicting reports to be able to be certain of everything, but he still succeeds in presenting the evidence, accompanied by some excellent photos (many previously unseen) in a highly readable book.
As well as his own basic text, Roth provides transcripts of interviews he held with eyewitnesses to the events and contemporary press articles, from both German and English-language publications. The book is excellently illustrated with photographs, but also with very interesting newspaper cuttings, magazine covers and even previously unpublished publicity shots, most in black-and-white, but some in stunning colour.
All in all, 'The Ultimate Elvis In Munich Book' is a very well produced, interesting document, revealing a lot about a few brief periods of Elvis' life about which relatively little reliable information is otherwise available.
Author: Andreas Roth
Hardback, 115 pp.
'INCREDIBLE... Amazing... very high quality and very wonderful
pictures of Elvis. When will you come to Brazil?' - L. Moreno, Brazil
'The book is really, really great. Big 'thumbs up' on this book.
It is one of the best books I know about Elvis.' - Ms. G. Neumann, Germany
'It is an unbelievably wonderful book, both in content and in the quality of the paper. I don't think we have that good a quality paper in the USA.' - Bill E. Burk, Elvis World Magazine
'Just fantastic. Thank you so much for your wonderful work and research. Your book looks great. Absolutely stunning unseen pictures. I'm so glad to have your book about Elvis in my collection.' - Elena Shuvalova, Moscow / Russia
'My opinion on this book: Very informative, captivating, concise and very well-structured!!! To sum it up, it is by far the best publication on the subject.' - Manfred Wolfsberger
'My compliments for the nice job you did. This is a very impressive book!' - Rien van Houten, Holland
'I think it's really awesome! Keep 'em coming!' - Barbara S., Austria
'Sensational - that's all I can say!' - Heribert Schaack, eyewitness
'I find the book extremely well done' - Gerald Rossner, eyewitness
'You have every right to be proud of your book. Very good work, indeed. It looks most impressive and ... the contents are extremely interesting.' - David N., Belgium
'To me, one of the highlights in this book is the color photograph
of Elvis at the Exotarium in Frankfurt.' - Andreas M., Munich / Germany
'Fantastic! A combination of Caught In A Trap and Flashback!' - Chris Schefer, Munich/Germany
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.