Genesis – 5.
Author Robert Ellis, may not be a household name to many, but he was initially a photographer to some of the major UK music magazines in the 1970’s and later on the 1980’s. He went on to be a freelance ‘tog, his access to the band between 1972 and through to 1977 was enviable. Robert is a highly accomplished photographer. Here’s some of the description of the book, taken from Robert’s official page.
This hard back book measures 250x297mm, has 282 pages, and contains over 630 images. It is not a history or a biography. It is a collection of my photographs from the Genesis line up of Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Steve Hackett, It is arranged in chronological order and spans the tours and events I was at. It begins in 1972 with ‘Nursery Cryme’ and continues through the next two tours up to 1975 and ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’. It then continues with the ‘Wind & Wuthering’ tour of 1977 which featured Phil Collins upfront and was the last tour with Steve Hackett on board. The book ends with the ‘Six Of The Best’ event from 1982 as all five took part. I have unearthed a few surprises along the way that even I had forgotten. Take a colourful and spectacular journey down Genesis memory lane with me and a few fans who have contributed their stories.
We have to say having read and collected a number of books, that this authors releases about Genesis raise the bar significantly with regard to the photo book specialist area. Worth every penny and the quality means that this coffee table book will give the reader something to return to again and again.
To purchase this high quality, image intensive book please click Official Robert Ellis site
Format: cased (Hardback)
Release Date: 7th May 2020 (according to authors official site)
Publisher Imprint: The Rock Library