Way Down In The Jungle Room
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.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||RCA Records / Legacy|
|Music Genre||Rock n Roll|
|Music Genre Primary||Pop & Rock|
|Music Genre Secondary||50s & 60s|
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
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