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When the spotlight shined too bright and Elvis needed to escape to recharge his batteries, there was only one place he would head.

He would head straight to his “jungle room.”

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In this revealing video released as part of the promotion for the new CD collection titled “Elvis: Way Down in the Jungle Room,” fans of the legendary singer can take a look at the virtually untouched “Jungle Room,” where Elvis spent many a day and night. While hundreds of thousands of fans flock to see the den as part of touring Graceland, this particular video shows not only close-up portions of the rooms since its opening in 1982, but also moments in which Elvis’ fellow songwriters reminisce about their time spent there.


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Indeed, the room served as the setting for Elvis’ last recording sessions back in 1976, which provided songs for his final two albums, which was “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” in 1976 and “Moody Blue” in 1977.

Seeing these rooms now undoubtedly takes one back to simpler, yet sometimes rough times for the legendary singer and his family. Yet, it also holds within its walls a history that will never be able to be replicated.

And that’s what makes it priceless.

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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