A companion to the Rocker compilation, Return of the Rocker presented harder-edged material recorded by Elvis Presley in the early '60s. Presley was moderating his sound in this period, so even the rockier stuff wasn't as hard as what he had recorded in the 1950s. But songs like "Little Sister," "A Mess of Blues," and "Return to Sender" still maintained his standard for uptempo rock & roll, and this is some of the best material Presley recorded in the decade.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann