This book is good for what it is. It's like three dollars. Lots of rare photos from the 1976 European tour. Not that these pictures are the best quality. They're not. But they are from 1976, a year before I was born. Wow, I'm old now. Just kidding. Also, there is 120 unpublished photos in the book, mainly just pics, not many illustrations. Well, there you go. Great little keep sake or souvenir from that tour way back in 1976, of The Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World.Thanks.
I just got this book in the mail, what a letdown! 120 pages of photos, and there are maybe 10 that I would call great photos. I take that back, there are maybe 10 that I would call "decent" photos. The rest are just badly taken, badly developed, overly grainy, and poorly printed pictures. Honestly, some of these look like over-saturated low resolution .gif files downloaded from the internet. Sometimes the author even takes the worst of these and blows them up over a double-page spread, for double the misery I suppose. I am a huge Stones fan and Nobby Clark obviously had a great opportunity to shoot some rare rock 'n roll moments, too bad he didn't. In fairness, the author boasts in the introduction about how he just loves to shoot concert pictures with the wrong aperture and over-develop them to get maximum graininess. So this was not an accident, just poor judgment. One of the reviewers on Amazon.com before me mentioned that the photo quality could have been better but the technology was not as good then as today's. Baloney, Ethan Russell shot many photos from the Stones 1969 tour that look like they could have been taken yesterday. The only redeeming value of this book is the long-shots of the 1976 version of the "lotus stage" which I at least had not seen before. (Some of these were actually in focus!) All and all however, I'd recommend you steer clear of this publication.