Rock ’n’ Nassau

Aug 21, 2003
Rock ’n’ Nassau
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. Design 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. Content 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. Conclusion 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.
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Loesje (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2003report abuse
I agree with you Antjie. I think it depends on what period of Elvis you like most and what you expect of a book. Do you want full information (Day by Day is a Must) or do you want nice pics (The Concert Years, will do the job). If the 50's attract you most, The Hottest Thing That Is Cool, is a nice one. For me, Rock 'n' Nassau, has only 5 pics which I find beautiful, the rest is too blurry for my taste. Furthermore, I don't like books with pics from only 1 or 2 concerts, but that's personal taste of course.
Antjie (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2003report abuse
Believe it or not, but I do not yet own any Tunzi books. There are so many Elvis product out there and the information books were at the top of my buying list (understandably) to begin with. When I bought my first photo book, "Elvis Shot by Ed Bonja", I was not very pleased, because of mostly unsharp pictures and some wrong text accompanying them. Those that are familiar with JAT's photo books, what can I expect? Do you recommend them?

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