All Cohen fans regularly face that moment when someone says ... "But isn't Cohen just melancholy ?", often they'll drag out the old phrase of 'music for suicides'. We know that these people have never knowingly listened to Cohen and are merely regurgitating the urban myth. How do you educate these people and turn them around ?
You have just one track to open the window on the humour and artistry of Cohen. So far I have never failed to open someone's eyes with 'Dance Me To The End Of Love', especially the live version. The flowing magical romance of the music strikes deep in to the psyche of anyone who listens. Then as you begin to understand the music, this book with the captivating images from a great romantic artist merges with the music to take the experience to a new level. In reality, the book merges images with the poetry of the words. As a poem it stands tall and proud, yet the music is ingrained in the soul and plays in the head as you flick from page to page.
I've given the book several times to Cohen converts and I know they have done the same. We may not see much more from the great man, so grab this slice of him now, before you do so for nostalgia.