RCA/Legacy RecordingsA new Elvis Presley compilation called Way Down in the Jungle Room featuring the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s final studio recordings will be released on August 5. The collection gathers together previously available tracks and rare unreleased outtakes from two 1976 sessions Presley recorded at the studio he had built in the den of his Graceland mansion that was known as “the Jungle Room.”

Way Down in the Jungle Room will be available as a two-CD set, a double-LP vinyl package and a digital download. The first disc includes master recordings of songs that first appeared on Elvis’ final two studio efforts, 1976’s From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and 1977’s Moody Blue, while the second disc boasts alternate versions and takes of those tunes along with snippets of studio dialog.

Among the songs featured on Way Down in the Jungle Room are some of Presley’s final chart hits, including “Moody Blue,” “Hurt” and “Way Down.” The album also includes covers of such well-known tunes as “Danny Boy,” “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “Solitaire.” The physical versions of the album will come packaged with a 16-page booklet.

The tracks were recorded in February and October of 1976, and were executive produced by longtime Elvis producer Felton Jarvis with help from engineer Mike Moran. Backing Presley at the sessions were members of his longtime touring band, including guitarist James Burton, keyboardists David Briggs and Glen D. Hardin, bassist Jerry Scheff and drummer Ronnie Tutt.

Here’s the full track list for the CD version of Way Down in the Jungle Room:

Disc 1 — The Masters

“Way Down”
“She Thinks I Still Care”
“Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall”
“Pledging My Love”
“For the Heart”
“Love Coming Down”
“He’ll Have to Go”
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”
“Never Again”
“Danny Boy”
“Moody Blue”
“It’s Easy for You”
“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”
“The Last Farewell”

Disc 2 — The Outtakes

“Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall” (Take 1)
“She Thinks I Still Care” (Take 10)
“The Last Farewell” (Take 2)
“Solitaire” (Take 7)
“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” (Take 5)
“Moody Blue” (Take 1)
“For the Heart” (Take 1)
“Hurt” (Take 3)
“Danny Boy” (Take 9)
“Never Again” (Take 9)
“Love Coming Down” (Take 3)
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” (Take 4)
“She Thinks I Still Care” (Alternate Version, Take 2)
“It’s Easy for You” (Take 1)
“Way Down” (Take 2)
“Pledging My Love” (Take 3)
“For the Heart” (Take 4)

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