Author: Flynn, Paul
Published by HST Management
Issued exclusively at Best Buy stores in conjunction with the 4-DVD box set.
Mostly a photo gallery, with text by Paul Flynn.
112 pages, hardcover
A ticket to any Elton John show is indeed a dream ticket, and this gathering of more than a hundred photos, many never or seldom seen before is as much a journal of the extraordinary distance he has covered across four decades as it is a snapshot of the energy and personality Elton has always delivered, whether on stage or record.
If it's also a book about contrasts it's because he is a man of contrasts, and throughout these pages the images portray his journey across the years, from blue jeans to peacock-like resplendence and back again, from unbridled extravagance to mature, monochrome elegance.
The multi-faceted showman celebrated in this gallery may display countless aspects, but indubitably they are all part of one larger-than-life persona. This is Elton, and this is a picture of how he has carried his incoparable music into the hearts and minds of his global audience.