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Elvis Presley / Way Down In The Jungle Room: new double disc collection

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A new 2CD set of Elvis’ final studio recordings to be released in August.

RCA Records and Legacy Recordings are to release Way Down In The Jungle Room, a new double CD (and 2LP vinyl) collection of Elvis Presley‘s last studio recordings.

This comprehensive collection brings together, for the first time, master recordings and rare outtakes laid down during two sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Presley’s home studio in Graceland – known as the “Jungle Room”. The outtakes have been newly mixed (by engineer Matt Ross-Spang) at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.

These tracks were originally ‘executive produced’ by Elvis with producer Felton Jarvis and The King was backed by many members of his longtime touring band including: James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), David Briggs (keyboards), Glenn D. Hardin (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Norbert Putnam (bass) and J.D. Sumner & the Stamps (vocals).

Tracks on this new compilation have been released before on albums such as From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976) and the Moody Blue album. The latter also featured some live material and included the posthumous hit single Way Down (a track that appears on Way Down In The Jungle Room twice).

The newly mixed Outtakes disc features the always fascinating in-the-studio-dialogue and they are sequenced in the order they were recorded (with the exception of track 13, She Thinks I Still Care).

Way Down In The Jungle Room will also be available on a 2LP vinyl set, with the records pressed on 150g vinyl and presented in a gatefold sleeve. It is released on 5 August 2016.

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Way Down In The Jungle Room 2CD edition

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Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 8.70
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.29
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.11
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.39
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.30
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 8.61
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track_listing

2CD Edition

DISC 1 – THE MASTERS

  • 01 Way Down (2:38)
  • 02 She Thinks I Still Care (3:51)
  • 03 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall (3:17)
  • 04 Pledging My Love (2:51)
  • 05 For The Heart (3:22)
  • 06 Love Coming Down (3:07)
  • 07 He’ll Have To Go (4:32)
  • 08 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (3:41)
  • 09 Hurt (2:07)
  • 10 Never Again (2:51)
  • 11 Danny Boy (3:56)
  • 12 Solitaire (4:40)
  • 13 Moody Blue (2:49)
  • 14 It’s Easy For You (3:27)
  • 15 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (3:44)
  • 16 The Last Farewell (4:02)

DISC 2 – THE OUTTAKES

  • 01 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 1 (5:15)
  • 02 She Thinks I Still Care – take 10 (6:30)
  • 03 The Last Farewell – take 2 (4:15)
  • 04 Solitaire – take 7 (5:37)
  • 05 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – take 5 (4:04)
  • 06 Moody Blue – take1 (3:53)
  • 07 For The Heart – take 1 (3:55)
  • 08 Hurt – take 3 (2:30)
  • 09 Danny Boy – take 9 (4:02)
  • 10 Never Again – take 9 – 3:56
  • 11 Love Coming Down – take 3 (3:17)
  • 12 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4 (4:59)
  • 13 She Thinks I Still Care – (alternate version) take 2 (4:26)
  • 14 It’s Easy For You – take 1 – (5:24)
  • 15 Way Down – take 2 – 3:50
  • 16 Pledging My Love – take 3 (5:34)
  • 17 For The Heart – take 4 (4:13)

2LP Vinyl Edition

DISC 1, SIDE 1
01 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 1 (5:15)
02 She Thinks I Still Care – take 10 (6:30)
03 The Last Farewell – take 2 (4:15)
04 Solitaire – take 7 (5:37)

DISC 1, SIDE 2
01 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – take 5 (4:04)
02 Moody Blue – take 1 (3:53)
03 For The Heart – take 1 (3:55)
04 Hurt – take 3 (2:30)
05 Danny Boy – take 9 (4:02)

DISC 2, SIDE 3
01 Never Again – take 9 (3:56)
02 Love Coming Down – take 3 (3:17)
03 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4 (4:59)
04 She Thinks I Still Care – (alternate version) take 2 (4:26)

DISC 2, SIDE 4
01 It’s Easy For You – take 1 (5:24)
02 Way Down – take 2 (3:50)
03 Pledging My Love – take 3 (5:34)
04 For The Heart – take 4 (4:13)

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14 responses to Elvis Presley / Way Down In The Jungle Room: new double disc collection

  1. Dean says:

    Having been to Graceland I can honestloy say that I have stodd in Elvis’ “Jungle Room”.

    Wow.

  2. Dean says:

    ps: Any progress in enabling an editing option so people with fat fingers, like me, can correct their obvious errors?

    • Chris Squires says:

      I thought it sounded perfect, it like me, you come from Birmingham.

      Also been to Graceland, wonderful, but rather like Patrick Swayze, smaller than I thought it would be….

  3. R. Michael Cox says:

    I’m glad to see this is getting released at a decent price. The Jungle Room Sessions has been one of the expensive Follow That Dream releases I’ve wanted but not for the price. This version is actually expanded. Pre-ordered!

  4. Ben Williams says:

    Hi Paul, do you know if the vinyl version is purely the 2nd disc of the set? The outtakes?
    Thanks.

  5. Tim says:

    I always wondered how Priscilla Presley felt about that line ” there’s a pretty little thing/waiting for the King/down in the Jungle Room.” in Marc Cohn’s Walking in Memphis.

  6. Spencer says:

    Having all the bootlegs and all the Follow That Dream releases pertaining to these two albums, I can say that this two disc set, while superfluous, will be fantastic! A must buy for me.

  7. Mylene says:

    Way Down wasn’t a posthumous single it was released on June 6, 1977. Elvis died in August.

  8. Daran says:

    So the jungle room is the room on the album cover…. Please tell me that grass is artificial!

  9. Todd says:

    That would be carpet. It was the best color in the 70s!

  10. Forest Murmurs says:

    Love that the Witco chair is so prominently featured on the cover! God bless Elvis.

  11. KV says:

    plain white paper inner sleeves & no download code…
    what happened to the king?!

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