Recently JAT publishing released another themed photo book. This time by Russ Howe and Tom Salva, while Jim Donohue is responsible for the (little) text.
It’s a JAT-book, so one can hardly speak of design. Probably that’s just the power of most of Tunzi’s releases. Just bringing the material as is, without any gadgets (that are often overdone in other books). In opposition to JAT’s recent releases, this book contains no color pictures, except for the one on the back cover.
The book covers 2 shows in the Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale (Long Island, NY). About a third of the book is filled with covers of the Saturday matinee on June 23, 1974 and the rest is from the show one day later. Most of the pictures are unknown to us, so that is a big pro. A minor is that there are a few pretty unsharp, blurry shots, but some beautiful sharp ones are plentifully making up for that. Next to the pictures there is a little text and furthermore... you can only add two reviews and two ticketstubs to a book covering only two concert dates.
To some people these books are boring, to others it is the ultimate addition to the collection. If you are familiar with JAT’s photo books, you know what to expect, and that is what you get.
The book is available at the For Elvis Collectors Website.