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October 29 / 30 1976
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
(SFS = Short False Start | FS = False Start | LFS or BD (Breakdown) = Long False Start | PB (Playback) or Complete = Complete Take)

'The Jungle Room', Graceland - Memphis, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Mike Moran
(9.00pm - 12.00am / 1.00am - 4.00am / 5.00am - 8.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps: Ed Enoch; Ed Hill; Larry Strickland; Gary
Guitar: Charlie Hodge 'Buck' Buckles
Guitar: Chip Young Myrna Smith; Kathy Westmoreland
Guitar: John Wilkinson Sherrill Nielsen
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Piano: Tony Brown  
Electric Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Jerry Scheff  

It's Easy For You
FWA5 1048
  October 29 / 30 1976 (Fri / Sat)
Take 1 Complete 3:46   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°~Jungle
Room Sessions (FTD)°°+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
(different mix)+Way Down In The Jungle Room°° (added echo)
Take 2 (M) 3:40 Undubbed master Moody Blue (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 2:35 (two false starts, Take 3 slate
& fooling around)
Way Down In The Jungle Room°° (2xFS edited - not listed)+Moody
Blue (FTD)°° (2nd FS & fooling around)
Take 4 FS 0:31   Moody Blue (FTD)°°
         
Overdub M 3:27 Guitar overdubbed on April 6 1977 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 35)°°~W.T.T.J. - Way Down°°
~Moody Blue (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Way Down In The Jungle Room°°+Our
Memories Of Elvis (Victrola)°°(see note)

Way Down
FWA5 1049
  October 29 / 30 1976 (Fri / Sat)
Rehearsal 0:23   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (ending only)
Take 1 LFS
1:58   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° +Songs To
Sing°° (0:21 - ending only)
Take 2 SFS+SFS 0:48 "Two" Moody Blue (FTD)°° (ending of track 1, CD2)~Way Down In The Jungle
Room°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (edited to beginning of
track 9)
Take 2a Complete 2:59 "This'll be two" Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Way Down In The Jungle Room°° (unedited)
+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (track 10, listed as Take 2b)
~Platinum 4°° (3:05)~Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°° (3:08)~Way Down
(CD Single)°° (3:05) (edited)+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
(track 9, listed as Take 2a - edited with ending of Take 2c)
Take 2b SFS+LFS 1:42 "Okay, this is two" Way Down In The Jungle Room°° (SFS)+Moody Blue (FTD)°°
Take 2c (M) 3:04 Undubbed master (JPA5 6065) Moody Blue (FTD)°°+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (See Note)
~Our Memories Of Elvis°°~Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 2)°° (see note)
~Songs To Sing°° (listed as Take 2)
         
Overdub M 2:40 Band & backup v.o's on Jan 22 1977 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 35)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 4 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~W.T.T.J. - Way Down°° (track 14)
~Comp Single Collection 8°°~Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Way Down In The
Jungle Room°°~ (24 Bit)°°~70s Box 2°°+W.T.T.J. - Way Down°° (track 13)
~Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)°° (different mixes)+Unedited Masters - Hollywood
To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
(track 12 - rough mix master)(different mix & Unedited)
+Moody Blue (FTD)°° (rough mix)

Pledging My Love
FWA5 1050
  October 29 / 30 1976 (Fri / Sat)
Rehearsal 0:48+   Moody Blue (FTD)°° (spliced with Take 3)
Take 1 LFS 2:06   Moody Blue (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:24   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
Take 3 Complete 5:01   Way Down In The Jungle Room°° (4:12 - faded)+Platinum 4°° (4:50)
+Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (count-in
& unedited)+Moody Blue (FTD)°° (spliced with rehearsal)
Take 4 FS+FS 0:26   Moody Blue (FTD)°°+Way Down In the Jungle Room°° (not listed)
Take 5 3xFS 1:27   Way Down In the Jungle Room°° (1st 2xFS - not listed)+Moody Blue
(FTD)°°
Take 6 (M) 5:37 Unedited undubbed master Moody Blue (FTD)°° (edited intro)+Unedited Masters - Hollywood To
Nashville 72-80 (Venus)°°+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
(extra dialogue & different mix)~Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°+Our
Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3 Bonus)°° (see note)
         
Overdub (M) 5:25 Band & backup v.o's on Jan 22 1977  
Faded M 2:50 Master faded Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 35)°°~Welcome To The
Jungle - Way Down°°~Comp. Single Collection 8°°~Moody Blue (24 Bit)°°
~Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Way Down In The Jungle Room°°~70s Box 2°°

Notes

The undubbed masters on Our Memories Of Elvis weren't really the pure undubbed masters. They were the fully overdubbed or regular masters but with certain instruments and backing vocal channels removed or stripped down. The undubbed master on the bootleg Welcome To the Jungle - Way Down (track 11) is the same as the version on Our Memories Of Elvis.

Take 3 of 'It's Easy For You' is a false start, then some dialogue, another false start, then an announcement for "Take 3" and some fooling around. On the Sony Legacy release Way Down In The Jungle Room we get both false starts but with the dialogue in between edited out, and this is all edited in before Take 1 and is not listed on the cover. On the FTD classic album of Moody Blue we only get from the dialogue after the first false start onwards.

Take 2a of 'Way Down' as heard on Platinum - A Life In Music, FTD's The Jungle Room Sessions, a UK 2005 CD single and the bootleg Welcome To the Jungle - Way Down is edited at the end - The last chorus is looped but also has some vocals mixed out too.

The complete unedited Take 2a can be found on FTD's classic album release of Moody Blue and the Sony Legacy release Way Down In The Jungle Room.

What is listed as being Take 2 of 'Way Down' on Way Down In The Jungle Room is actually Take 2 (SFS+SFS), Take 2b (SFS) and the complete unedited Take 2a.

On some releases, including the newest remasters, a dog can be heard barking at the end of 'Way Down' - It is most audible on the rough mix master on the bootleg Welcome To the Jungle - Way Down, and on FTD's classic album release of Moody Blue.

The 'Way Down' session is not presented in the correct order on the bootleg Welcome To the Jungle - Way Down, but is presented correctly on FTD's classic album release of Moody Blue.

The composite of 'Pledging My Love' on FTD's classic album release of Moody Blue is as follows:-
Rehearsal (0:00-0:48) up to "Making you happy's my desire dear, loving you is my goal..."
Take 3 (0:48-3:19) "I'll forever love you" to end (faded)

The released master of 'Pledging My Love' is edited.

In March of 2007, Sony decided to go through all of Elvis' masters. They retransferred everything and remastered all tracks including repairing as many clicks, pops, bad edits and dropouts as they could. They have used these newly mastered recordings on their new releases since 2007 including budget soundtracks, Legacy releases, the 30 disc Complete Elvis Presley Masters collection and the Franklin Mint package.

On the Sony Legacy release Way Down In The Jungle Room all masters have been remastered and all outtakes have been remixed.

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