Way Down in the Jungle Room

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Way Down in the Jungle Room
Elvis Way Down in the Jungle Room.jpeg
Compilation album by Elvis Presley
Released August 5, 2016 (2016-08-05)
Recorded February 2–8, 1976 and October 28–30, 1976 at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee;
Overdubs later recorded at Young'un Sound, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Creative Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee
Length 2:10:35
Label
Producer Elvis Presley (exec.), Felton Jarvis (associate), Ernst Mikael Jørgensen (compilation), Rob Santos (compilation)
Elvis Presley chronology
I'm Leavin
(2016)I'm Leavin2016
Way Down in the Jungle Room
(2016)
The Wonder of You
(2016)The Wonder of You2016

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.[1][2] 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.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number 16 on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 3,665 units,[3] the album debuted at number 79 on the Billboard 200 with 7,000 equivalent album units.[4] The album has sold 14,000 copies as of September 2016.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: The Masters
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Way Down" Layng Martine Jr. 2:38
2. "She Thinks I Still Care" Dickey Lee 3:51
3. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" Larry Gatlin 3:17
4. "Pledging My Love"
2:51
5. "For the Heart" Dennis Linde 3:22
6. "Love Coming Down" Jerry Chesnut 3:07
7. "He'll Have to Go"
4:32
8. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" Fred Rose 3:41
9. "Hurt"
  • Jimmie Crane
  • Al Jacobs
2:07
10. "Never Again" 2:51
11. "Danny Boy" Frederic Weatherly 3:56
12. "Solitaire"
4:40
13. "Moody Blue" Mark James 2:49
14. "It's Easy for You" 3:27
15. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Jimmy Currie
3:44
16. "The Last Farewell"
4:02
Total length: 54:55
Disc 2: The Outtakes
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (take 1) Gatlin 5:15
2. "She Thinks I Still Care" (take 10) Lee 6:30
3. "The Last Farewell" (take 2)
  • Whittaker
  • Webster
4:15
4. "Solitaire" (take 7)
  • Sedaka
  • Cody
5:37
5. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (take 5)
  • Donegan
  • Currie
4:04
6. "Moody Blue" (take 1) James 3:53
7. "For the Heart" (take 1) Linde 3:55
8. "Hurt" (take 3)
  • Crane
  • Jacobs
2:30
9. "Danny Boy" (take 9) Weatherly 4:02
10. "Never Again" (take 9)
  • Wheeler
  • Chesnut
3:56
11. "Love Coming Down" (take 3) Chesnut 3:17
12. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" (take 4) Rose 4:59
13. "She Thinks I Still Care" (alternate version - take 2) Lee 4:26
14. "It's Easy for You" (take 1)
  • Webber
  • Rice
5:24
15. "Way Down" (take 2) Martine Jr. 3:50
16. "Pledging My Love" (take 3)
  • Washington
  • Robey
5:34
17. "For the Heart" (take 4) Linde 4:13
Total length: 1:15:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 9
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 33
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 25
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 161
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 67
Irish Albums (IRMA)[13] 29
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 68
Scottish Albums (OCC)[15] 12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[16] 91
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 59
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 16
US Billboard 200[20] 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Elvis Presley's Way Down In The Jungle Room, A New 2CD Collection of Elvis' Final Studio Recordings, on Friday, August 5". Legacy Recordings. PR Newswire Association LLC. June 16, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Runtagh, Jordan (August 8, 2016). "Inside Elvis Presley's Legendary Man-Cave Studio". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Jones, Alan (12 August 2016). "Official Charts Analysis: Blossoms take top spot with eponymous debut". Music Week. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Caulfield, Keith (18 August 2016). "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'American Idol' Reaches New Low for Winner's Debut Album". Billboard. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  13. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 32, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  17. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved August 26, 2016.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Elvis Presley – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Elvis Presley. Retrieved August 21, 2016.