Review : Elvis Presley Images
January 31, 2009
Above, Sample images from the book - Elvis Presley Images - Copyright Patrick Janssen
Above, DJ Fontana, Elvis Presley and Bill Black - Sample image from the book - Elvis Presley Images - Copyright Patrick Janssen
In my opinion, Elvis Presley Images is second only to Elvis '68 at 40 as best book released in the last 12 months! The first thing you notice are the claimed 'Crystal clear photo's'. Plus the book comes with a quality 'bonus' DVD and very nice 14cm (5.5") x 21cm 8.5") photo of Elvis. The DVD contains some good quality army newsreels, 'the wedding', an image gallery and film of Elvis arriving in Huntsville in 1975 - along with the story of the newsmen who managed to be at the airport at 3am when Elvis laned in his 'private' jet and chased him to the hotel. Book chapters are; The Rockin' 50's - Las Vegas 1956 - His First Movies - The Army Years - G.i. Blues - Flaming Star - Wild In The Country - Blue Hawaii – Sports - Follow That Dream - More Hollywood! - On Location For Filming Clambake - The Wedding - Speedway - Stay Away Joe - The Comeback Special - Charro! Uncencored - The Trouble With Girls - Change Of Habit - Las Vegas '69 - That's The Way It Is - Houston Welcomes Elvis - Elvis And His Fans - The Hilton Press Conference - The Concert Years - Let's Take It On Home - Candid On Camera. Buy Elvis Presley Images Book
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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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
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.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.