Elvis Presley - Way Down in the Jungle Room

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Posted on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:53am
by Ron Wallace

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

2016

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Label

RCA/Legacy/Sony Music

 

Album Overview

Way Down in the Jungle Room is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley. It was released on August 5, 2016 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features master recordings and outtakes from two recording sessions on February 2–8, 1976 and October 28–30, 1976 in the Jungle Room, a recording studio set up by Elvis in the den of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. The first disc subtitled The Masters features material from these sessions that were later released on From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976), and the subsequent final studio album, Moody Blue (1977). The second disc, The Outtakes, features outtakes and "in-the-studio dialog" newly mixed by Matt Ross-Spang at the Sam Phillips Recording Studio.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
Disc One: The Masters
1-01Way Down2:38
Notes

Written-By: Layng Martine Jr.

1-02She Thinks I Still Care3:51
Notes

Written-By: Dickey Lee

1-03Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall3:17
Notes

Written-By: Larry Gatlin

1-04Pledging My Love2:51
Notes

Written-By: Don Robey
Written-By: Fats Washington

1-05For The Heart3:22
Notes

Written-By: Dennis Linde

1-06Love Coming Down3:07
Notes

Written-By: Jerry Chesnut

1-07He'll Have To Go4:32
Notes

Written-By: Audrey Allison
Written-By: Joe Allison

1-08Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain3:41
Notes

Written-By: Fred Rose

1-09Hurt2:07
Notes

Written-By: Al Jacobs
Written-By: Jimmie Crane

1-10Never Again2:51
Notes

Written-By: Billy Edd Wheeler
Written-By: Jerry Chesnut

1-11Danny Boy3:56
Notes

Written-By: Fred E. Weatherly

1-12Solitaire4:40
Notes

Written-By: Phil Cody-Neil Sedaka

1-13Moody Blue2:49
Notes

Written-By: Mark James

1-14It's Easy For You3:27
Notes

Written-By: Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice

1-15I'll Never Fall In Love Again3:44
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Currie
Written-By: Lonnie Donegan

1-16The Last Farewell4:02
Notes

Written-By: Roger Whittaker
Written-By: Ron A. Webster

Disc Two: The Outtakes
2-01Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – Take 15:15
Notes

Written-By: Larry Gatlin

2-02She Thinks I Still Care – Take 106:30
Notes

Written-By: Dickey Lee

2-03The Last Farewell – Take 25:37
Notes

Written-By: Roger Whittaker
Written-By: Ron A. Webster

2-04Solitaire – Take 75:37
Notes

Written-By: Phil Cody-Neil Sedaka

2-05I'll Never Fall In Love Again – Take 54:04
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Currie
Written-By: Lonnie Donegan

2-06Moody Blue – Take 13:53
Notes

Written-By: Mark James

2-07For The Heart – Take 13:55
Notes

Written-By: Dennis Linde

2-08Hurt – Take 32:30
Notes

Written-By: Al Jacobs
Written-By: Jimmie Crane

2-09Danny Boy – Take 94:02
Notes

Written-By: Fred E. Weatherly

2-10Never Again – Take 93:56
Notes

Written-By: Billy Edd Wheeler
Written-By: Jerry Chesnut

2-11Love Coming Down – Take 33:17
Notes

Written-By: Jerry Chesnut

2-12Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Take 44:59
Notes

Written-By: Fred Rose

2-13She Thinks I Still Care – (Alternate Version) Take 24:26
Notes

Written-By: Dickey Lee

2-14It's Easy For You – Take 15:24
Notes

Written-By: Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice

2-15Way Down – Take 23:50
Notes

Written-By: Layng Martine Jr.

2-16Pledging My Love – Take 35:34
Notes

Written-By: Don Robey
Written-By: Fats Washington

2-17For The Heart – Take 44:13
Notes

Written-By: Dennis Linde

Commercial Performance

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number 16 on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 3,665 units. The album debuted at number 79 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 equivalent album units.

Personnel

  • Vocals: Elvis Presley

Additional Musicians

  • Bass: Dennis Linde
  • Bass: Jerry Scheff
  • Bass: Norbert Putnam
  • Congas, Timpani: Farrell Morris
  • Drums: Ron Tutt
  • Electric Piano: Bobby Emmons
  • Electric Piano, Piano: David Briggs
  • Guitar: Billy Sanford
  • Guitar: Charlie Hodge
  • Guitar: James Burton
  • Guitar: John Wilkinson
  • Guitar: Chip Young
  • Percussion: Randy Cullers
  • Piano: Glen Hardin
  • Piano: Tony Brown
  • Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick
  • Synthesizer [Moog]: Shane Keister
  • Vocals: Dolores Edgin
  • Vocals: Hurshel Wiginton
  • Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
  • Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland
  • Vocals: Myrna Smith
  • Vocals: Sherrill Nielsen
  • Vocals: The Stamps Quartet
  • Vocals: Wendellyn Suits
  • Vocals [The Stamps]: Bill Baize
  • Vocals [The Stamps]: Ed Enoch
  • Vocals [The Stamps]: Ed Hill
  • Vocals [The Stamps]: Larry Strickland

Credits

Arranged By [Strings & Horns]: Bergen White
Art Direction, Research [Photography]: Roger Semon
Compilation Producer: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen
Compilation Producer: Rob Santos
Design: Amy Knowles
Engineer: Brian Christian
Engineer: Mike Moran
Engineer: Ron Olson
Engineer: Tom Brown
Engineer [Director of Engineering]: Larry Schnapf
Engineer [Overdubs]: Al Pachucki
Engineer [Overdubs]: Brent Maher
Engineer [Overdubs]: Tom Pick
Engineer [Overdubs]: Chip Young
Executive-Producer: Elvis Presley
Management [Project Director]: Jennifer Kirell
Management [Project Director]: Jim Parham
Management [Sony Business Affairs]: Tara Bruh
Mastered By: Vic Anesini
Mixed By: Matt Ross-Spang
Mixed By [Mixing Assistant]: Wesley Graham
Photography By: Bobby Klein
Photography By: Derek Philip
Photography By: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Photography By: George Hill
Photography By: JAT Publishing
Photography By: Joseph A. Tunzi
Photography By: Steve Barile
Photography By [Cover]: Robert Dye
Photography By [Digipak inner panel left and booklet page 18]: David McClister
Photography By [Memorabilia]: Chris Giles Sr.
Photography By [Memorabilia]: Follow That Dream
Photography By [Memorabilia]: Sony Archives
Photography By [Memorabilia]: Sören Szameitat
Producer [Associate Producer]: Felton Jarvis
Product Manager [Product Director]: Tom Burleigh
Product Manager [Product Director], Liner Notes: John Jackson (11)
Technician [Recording Technician]: Roy Shockley
Transferred By [Analog to Digital Transfers]: Mike Piacentini