Ultimate Elvis

Erik Lorentzen's Ultimate Elvis is what it should be: one of the biggest Christmas presents ever. It is out and on its way to the dealers!

Source: Email / Updated: Dec 12, 2014 
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Canario (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2015report abuse
Beautiful books , a little disappointed in the slip case , cheaply made , should of been solid , also could of left out the Jimmy Savile pics
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2014report abuse
OK Viva, my well meant appologies ! Just checked the explanation on the Belgian site. They apparently contacted Eric Lorentzen, asking why the boxes were not numbered. Seems Lorentzen couldn't come up with a valuable explanation but offered to send a list with the appropriate numbers for the boxes each dealer ordered, so they can/could number them by handwriting. Strange way of handling this imo. Agreed, as you wrote, not so important (to me anyway). Merry X-Mas and peace to you and all of you on this site. Always El.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2014report abuse
My remarks were not meant to offend you Ben. However I am curious as to why they were not numbered (not that it matters that much).
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2014report abuse
Whetherman, I'll pick up my copy next Wednesday at my dealer. All the boxes being in his possession are NOT numbered, so if I ask him to WRITE number 109 on it..... see what I mean ? Always El.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2014report abuse
Main point was to make clear the boxes have not been numbered by the original editor/manufacturer, so being able or not to read a foreign language doesn't matter that much in this case. The second part of my posting was understandable enough imo. VLV :Happy with your remark(s) ? I guess you are . Always El.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2014report abuse
Viva , mine arrived the same way in the white box , but with a corner ding . The ding was small so I'm not complaining . The slip case really isn't very sturdy , and I noticed when I lifted the set up the bottom sagged a bit . Still this is a great book set , so those are very minor problems . I'm happy to now have a book set about Elvis's sessions I will enjoy for years to come
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2014report abuse
Not much point in telling us the explanation is on a site few of us can read!! Can anyone elaborate on this little mystery. By the way, am I the only one who is slightly disappointed with the quality of the slipcase. It's OK but really should have been of a similar quality to the books. (this is only a minor nit-pick). Also, mine arrived in very minimal packing, no bubble wrap or additional padding - thankfully it didn't suffer any knocks. Anyone else have any comments on this?
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2014report abuse
My copy arrived numbered. Number 109, hand written. Surely others have had numbered copies.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2014report abuse
None of the boxes has been numbered ! The whole explanation 'why' can be found on another Elvis site but it is a Belgian/Dutch site so the language is Dutch. Anyway, there will be no numbered boxes, unless the individual retailers number theirs, handwritten, what would be stupid and open the way to several
(incorrect) 'nr 1'. Always El.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2014report abuse
My copy arrived this morning. One thing I've noticed, the box that should contain the limited number is blank. Anyone else have this happen?
roytcbintheuk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2014report abuse
LouA I have five volumes of the Elvis files,king creole and the king of the jungle which are all outstanding books which I have not managed to read yet.i said would not purchase anymore books but this was too good to pass up and will become an investment with only limited quantities available and yes I am surprised that there as not been as much coverage about the set on this site but thanks Lou for confirming that my purchase is worthwhile
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2014report abuse
ROYT.. You'll really enjoy the book. So comprehensive and well laid out . I'm surprised there's been so little commentary on the book on this site. On another Elvis site there are over 750 posts about Ultimate Elvis.
roytcbintheuk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 19, 2014report abuse
I have decided to order the book yesterday through essential Elvis price at £155 plus £10 postage which I think is a good deal for three bumper sized books crammed with information and photographs and the whole weighs a whopping 10k this is certain to go up in value as its limited to only 3000 copies .
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2014report abuse
I got my copy of this set of three books and slip case today. Incredible amount of content with tons of info and photos from Elvis's sessions . Probably the last word on Elvis recording career. Very expensive but worth it !
wildfishie (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2014report abuse
After it is sold out, they could release a digital version and sell it for a cheaper price to the people who can't afford the physical books. I'd be very glad to purchase a digital version of this set, as well as the complete "Elvis Files" collection. The world is going digital why not think likewise about these collectable books? Good thing is: they would always be available for the new generations...
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2014report abuse
Correction : should be "pages offline untill january 2015". Always El.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2014report abuse
Gorse, Natha, the now offline Keith Flynn pages will be available again from 16 january 2015 on, according to Keith himself. Just check his site. Have a nice weekend all of you ! Always El.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2014report abuse
Gorse , any "new" info found will be made available & updated on the author's site . As for the cost of the set ; you can get a "special" deal if you order it directly from him. Hope that could help.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2014report abuse
Only affordable for me IF I win the lottery. And I read somewhere that Keith Flynn is part of this massive work. So unfortunately the online database will be no more available. Maybe someone else will pick it up again to provide those who cannot afford this work with details
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 13, 2014report abuse
Looks very impressive but I guess so also will be the price.!! Is this why the sessions of Keith Flynn disappeared.
My unrealistic hope for 2015 is that this magnificent tome might be have to be edited because a new recording session is found. - dream on Gorse.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 12, 2014report abuse
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