Bob Dylan Bootleg: After The Empire (studio October 1985)





These tracks started circulating in June 2016 when the bootleg After The Empire became available.

Keeping within the brief, Dylan who was still bubbling with ideas, re-entered the studio on halloween 1985 at Cherokee Studios – It has been assumed that the players were Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Vito San Filippo (bass), Raymond Lee Pounds (drums), Carolyn Dennis, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backup vocals) but that doesn’t make up for the harp playing and electric piano that you hear through these tracks – and, possibly entertained by the idea of Neil Young’s “Everybody’s Rockin’” album, Bob threw around a few ideas that seemed to be based around rock and roll, the sessions still have the nuance of a little 80’s production, and like “Empire Burlesque”, these sessions can be a lot of fun. These recordings are a heck of a lot of feeling, Dylan’s muse, while not burning like it had or would again, directs him to dismissing any worries of seriousness and instead let him and his band have a bit of fun.
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Cherokee Studio
Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
31 October 1985

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar &harmonica)
  • Unidentified musician (guitar)
  • Unidentified musician (keyboards)
  • Vito San Filippo (bass)
  • Raymond Lee Pounds (drums)
  • Carolyn Dennis, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backup vocals).

  1. Baby Coming Back From The Dead
  2. Nothing Here Worth Dying For
  3. Won’t Go Back ‘Til They Call Me Back Again
  4. Let Me Come, Baby
  5. Bring It On Home To Me
  6. I’m Ready For Love
  7. 26 Storeys High
  8. You Can Have Her
  9. My Sweet Baby (Around & Around)
  10. Nothing Here Worth Dying For
  11. You Can Have Her
  12. Find Me
  13. Nothing Here Worth Dying For
  14. Right Hand Road Blues
  15. That’s All (Alan Brandt & Bob Haymes)




3 thoughts on “Bob Dylan Bootleg: After The Empire (studio October 1985)”

  1. Hello. You mentioned the release of ‘AFTERPARTY THE EMPIRE’ . I did not know of that cd. Is it available somewhere?

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