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Released: June 8, 1985

Rating: 3.158 (average of 13 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anyone Seen My Love?)
  2. Seeing the Real You at Last
  3. I’ll Remember You
  4. Clean Cut Kid
  5. Never Gonna Be the Same Again
  6. Trust Yourself
  7. Emotionally Yours
  8. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky
  9. Something’s Burning, Baby
  10. Dark Eyes


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 33
peak on U.K. album chart 11

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Tight Connection to My Heart (6/15/85) #19 AR
  • When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (8/85) --

Empire Burlesque
Bob Dylan
“Say what you want about Empire Burlesque — at the very least, it's the most consistent record Bob Dylan has made since Blood on the Tracks, even if it isn't quite as interesting as Desire. However, it is a better set of songs, all deriving from the same place and filled with subtle gems — the most obvious being Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?), but also Emotionally Yours and Dark Eyes — proving that his powers are still there. The rest of the album may not be as graceful, but it's still well-crafted songwriting that never fails to be interesting. The record's biggest flaw is its state-of-the-art production; this is every bit as slick as Street Legal, but now sounds more focused and more of its time — thanks to a reliance on synthesizers and mildly sequenced beats — than it did upon its original release. All this makes Empire Burlesque seem more transient than it actually is, since — discounting the production — this is as good as Dylan gets in his latter days” (Erlewine).

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