TAKE THIS WALTZ.
A CELEBRATION OF LEONARD COHEN

(on Leonard Cohen's 60th birthday)

Edited by Michael Fournier and Ken Norris



Title Take This Waltz
Author Edited by Michael Fournier and Ken Norris
Country & Year Canada 1994
Publisher The Muses Company, Quebec, Canada.
Pages 191
Notes ISBN 0-919754-56-2. Paperback.
Summary Contributions from Leonardís friends and colleagues, from Joan Baez to Judy Collins, Allen Ginsberg, Kris Kristofferson, Phil Spector, Jennifer Warnes, just to mention some of them.

>From the Introduction written by the editors we quote: "...On the cusp of his seventh decade, Leonard Cohenís career is in as fine shape as itís ever been. This book applauds the manís durability, his wit, his music and his words, celebrating his sixtieth birthday by offering some odd index of what people think of him, remember of him, want of him, and know of him. By no means is this book intended to mark closure of any kind - itís just that sixty is such a nice round number.

Itís hard to refrain from quoting one of his discarded verses from ĎJazz Policeí:

I am coming back when I am sixty.
I am coming back to take it all.
Everybody hopes that Iíll be filthy,
But I will be like marble in the hall."




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