elvis-fan wrote:It's a shame a quality image isn't available but I've always liked this shot of Elvis for an album cover...
It's a real shame that there was no professional photographer present during these sessions. As a side note: The photo you posted has already been manipulated, because Gene Chrisman was removed from the background... This reminds me that I actually wanted to open another thread about these pictures in the Photo section...
Yes. Parker seemed to give little importance to the albums, almost like they were the inconvenient part of Elvis' career. Money was made faster by the movies and by concert tours. Why waste time and energy on a lame duck? That's how it seems to me. They were no good for "money now" schemes. The concept of the perennial seller and 2 billion records later seemed to escape everyone.
Elvis looked his all time coolest at those sessions. There should have been a photographer there, agreed