Way Down in the Jungle Room is a compilation
album by 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
Elvis Presley's "Way Down In The Jungle Room'" is the most complete and
comprehensive collection of Presley's final studio recordings ever assembled in
This 2CD collection brings together, for the first time, master recordings and
rare outtakes from two mythic 1976 sessions in Graceland's famed "Jungle Room"
which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose
of capturing these indelible performances.
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-realized professional
level records in the intimacy of his own home.
The change of setting did nothing to inhibit the power of these magnificent
recordings, and Way Down In The Jungle Room showcases Presley's brilliant final
act, while shining a proper light on The King of Rock and Roll achievements.