Elvis Is Back! is the tenth studio album by Elvis Presley.
It was released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo in April 1960.
Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley’s return to recording after his discharge from the U.S.
In 1957, as Presley’s fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole.
During Presley’s two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment.
During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance.
He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return.
Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960.
The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black.
The first session was held on March 20–21 and the second session was held on April 3–4, completing the album.
Elvis Is Back! topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard’s Top LP’s.
Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive.
The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.