From The City Of Brotherly Love To The Big Apple

"High quality photo book to please fans"

Paul Lichter has done it again!

His latest book is another high quality, coffee table release showcasing a dynamic and obviously happy Elvis live in concert during 1971 and 1972.

There are exhilarating shots of Elvis in karate mode, with guitar in hand, arms and cape outstretched, clowning around on stage, flying through the air (literally) and much more.

While most photos are close-ups of the King, Lichter has neatly blended a number of atmospheric shots taken from a distance.

The photos, most of which are full page in size, were taken at various Elvis concerts including Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Boston MS; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and of course the big apple, New York. The Madison Square Garden section is presented in glorious colour.

Serious students will appreciate Paul's inclusion of the names of the jumpsuit Elvis wore for each concert.

Complementing the stunning photos in the book is text - Elvis quotes directly from the concert which offer a rare and welcome insight into how Elvis felt about his life and other things:

"Once you're involved in this racket, business, your life is public, really". "Regardless of what anybody says, my private life is my own. Well it is to a certain extent." (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 8 Nov 1971)

Elvis's long-time emcee, Al Dvorin (who reveals that he is writing his own book) provides the forward.

Commensurate with its high quality production, the pages are sewn into the spine and the book is a Limited Collector's Edition.

Verdict: All in all, Elvis: From the City of Brotherly Love to the Big Apple would be an impressive addition to any fan's library.

Reviewer: Nigel Patterson, ŠEIN 2002