ELVIS PRESLEY

Way Down In The Jungle Room

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SKU: 969447 Product ID: 836243

 

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Description

    RCA Records and Legacy Recordings release 'Way Down In The Jungle Room,' a definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings!

    The most complete and comprehensive collection of Presley's final studio recordings ever assembled in one anthology, 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realised professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.

    With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' brings together, for the first time in one collection, master recordings and rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den--known as the "Jungle Room" - which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Ten of the "Jungle Room" master takes first emerged on From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee in the spring of 1976, including the Top 10 hit "Hurt." More tracks from these sessions were later paired with live material and released in July 1977 (a month before Elvis' death on August 16) on the 'Moody Blue' album. The title track would top the country charts that month; "Way Down" would follow. These were the last studio albums released during Elvis' lifetime.

    According to the album's producers, 'Way Down In The Jungle Room' has been re-sequenced to "bring a fresh perspective to the material." The material on Disc 2 - The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a "fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like." With the exception of track 13 ("She Thinks I Still Care"), the performances on Disc 2 have been sequenced in the order they were recorded.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - ELVIS PRESLEY

    Label - RCA Records / Legacy

    Music Genre - Rock n Roll

Track Listing

CD - THE MASTERS

  1. Way Down
  2. She Thinks I Still Care
  3. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
  4. Pledging My Love
  5. For The Heart
  6. Love Coming Down
  7. He'll Have To Go
  8. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  9. Hurt
  10. Never Again
  11. Danny Boy
  12. Solitaire
  13. Moody Blue
  14. It's Easy For You
  15. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  16. The Last Farewell

CD – THE OUTTAKES

  1. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - Take 1
  2. She Thinks I Still Care Take 10
  3. The Last Farewell - Take 2
  4. Solitaire - Take 7
  5. I'll Never Fall In Love Again Take 5
  6. Moody Blue Take 1
  7. For The Heart Take 1
  8. Hurt Take 3
  9. Danny Boy Take 9
  10. Never Again - Take 9
  11. Love Coming Down Take 3
  12. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Take 4
  13. She Thinks I Still Care (Alternate Version) Take 2
  14. It's Easy For You - Take 1
  15. Way Down Take 2
  16. Pledging My Love Take 3
  17. For The Heart Take 4

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hours of Entertainment I bought this the day it came out and have enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. The second disc contains outtakes or rehearsals and it is interesting to hear the banter between Elvis and the musicians around him. He is shown to ham it up a bit and more in control than I've previously thought. The first disc comprises work from Elvis Presley Boulevard where the majority of the tracks originate and Moody Blue. Both very listenable albums and great listening to them with fresh ears. It comes with an informative booklet and after reading it and listening to these songs which are mostly about love lost, you get the sense that despite all the crowds and fans he was a lonely man. The title of the booklet is perhaps without irony called Exile On Lonely Street.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The King! Being an Elvis fan for over 50 years I am really enjoying these CD's
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Great sound, great packiging but most importantly of all, great music by an artist close to drawing his final breath. Still, while lonely or lost, Elvis brings his A-game to the table. Most songs are about love lost but his dedication and the soul poured into these songs are something else. Most of today's artists could learn a thing or two from this.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRILLIANT MUSIC Every song is a winner. Elvis at his brilliant self. They don't make them like this anymore!!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I bought the cd for my husband who is a massive Elvis Fan and he absolutely loved it
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it bought the cd has a lot of great songs on the 2 cd's would recommend to friends
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prompt as promised JB Hifi thanks for prompt delivery Great Elvis one and only
Date published: 2016-11-04
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