Elvis Day By Day 2023

Coming January 2024 is the book you’ve been waiting for all year long; ‘Elvis Day by Day 2023 - The Year In Review’. Your annual wrap-up of the past Elvis year. 

Your annual wrap-up of the past Elvis year can be ordered from >>> Poplar Tunes and from >>> Amazon U.S.>>> Amazon Germany and from various fan clubs and webshops. 

2023 is a year with two sides for the Elvis world as it took fans from splendour to tragedy and back. Kicking off in high gear with a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘ELVIS’ movie, turning into a tragedy with the unexpected death of Elvis’ only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

Fortunately, 2023 brought us many entertaining and interesting book, film and music releases with Deluxe Audiophile book and CD sets on the ‘Blue Hawaii’ movie, the Madison Square Garden concerts, the 1972 tours, ‘Aloha From Hawaii’, his early SUN and RCA recordings in stereo, new movies in the cinema and more new (colored) vinyl than CD releases. All of these illustrating the splendour of Elvis’ legacy that continues to resonate with old and young fans almost 50 years after his passing.

New book titles were released in digital and physical formats every week. Covering all aspects of Elvis’ life and legacy like:
  • the music in discographies of vinyl gems from Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom,
  • in-depth analysis of specific songs to the complete catalog of songs he recorded,
  • Elvis’ movies and TV Specials, up to the forgotten 8MM format on which they were released,
  • the making of the classic ‘Blue Hawaii’ movie and soundtrack and the early 1972 tours, 
  • the memoirs of his fans, girlfriends and members of his Memphis Mafia entourage
  • Elvis’ watches and airplanes, and so much more!

On television and in the cinema we got: 
  • Steve Binders documentary on his 1968 ‘Comeback Special’
  • Priscilla Presley’s self-titled movie, directed by Sofia Coppola
  • the adult-comic series ‘Agent Elvis’ on Netflix
  • documentaries on ‘Elvis’ Women’ and the ‘Evils Surrounding Elvis’
  • a cheerful Christmas Special from Graceland
  • re-edits of the ‘Aloha’ and ‘Elvis in Concert’ TV Specials and more live footage compilation showing our man performing for his fans
  • and of course many re-issues and quality upgrades of Elvis’ movies on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming platforms, showing the King in High Definition.
Musically, 2023 was a good year for vinyl enthusiasts with new releases of Elvis’ 45 RPM singles, 10 and 12-inch albums, and Deluxe multi-volume box-sets in a variety of coloured vinyl. It is safe to say that this year, we got more vinyl than silver discs! 

We finally got the definitive ‘On Tour’, ‘Madison Square Garden’, ‘Aloha From Hawaii’, ‘Blue Hawaii’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ box-sets. Some mixed and remastered to perfection by Matt Ross-Spang and others and showing the musical splendor of Elvis’ legacy. 

Besides that fans got many previously (un)released concert recordings in better quality and newly created stereo mixes. These ‘Mono II Stereo’ mixes presented us everything from Elvis’ early SUN recordings, his hits from the fifties and sixties to the 1972 live performances in a new - and improved - way with some smashing results! 

New material is scarce, but Sony, the Follow That Dream collectors label and various bootleggers managed to unearth some new studio and live recordings for fans to enjoy 46 years after Elvis’ death in 1977. Sony even released two new official duets of Elvis with Britney Spears and Kane Brown. 

Good to see that all of Sony’s releases - and some public domain titles too - entered the charts around the world, illustrating Elvis can still challenge today’s artists on the charts. The almost 10 Silver, Gold and Multi-Platinum Awards Elvis received underline this!

Fans in the U.K. could experience ‘Elvis Live In Concert’ with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in several major concert arenas.  

Perhaps we even got too much, as it gets harder and harder to keep up with every new title that came out in 2023. This is where the ‘Elvis Day By Day 2023 - The Year In Review’ comes to the rescue. It contains the complete “2023 Elvis year” in one physical reference; all the music, movies, concerts, books, and everything else that happened in the Elvis world that is worth preserving for future generations.

The yearbook distinguishes itself by identifying the most important releases of the year, in circa 70 in-depth reviews. All written by well-regarded Elvis world writers and fans like you and I, sharing their perspectives and opinions, providing both a fun and insightful read, as well as helping you to select new additions for your collection.

This 6th volume in the ‘Elvis Day by Day’ series is all you need as an entertaining and fact-finding reference on everything Elvis Presley from 2023. 

As author Pål Granlund stated at the introduction of this new volume: “It’s a great book, I can tell you, I have them all”.

Practical information:

Published by Poplar Tunes Publishing, the new 450-page yearbook will be available from Amazon, fan-clubs and the Poplar Tunes web-shop in January 2024. 

For more information and previews please visit the Elvis Day By Day blog at www.ElvisDayByDay.com or the Poplar Tunes web-shop at www.PoplarTunes.com. For whole-sale inquiries, please use the >>> Contact Poplar Tunes web-shop form.

This is also the place to keep your collection of Elvis Presley yearbooks complete, with individual volumes on the years 2018 to 2022 already available.