This entry is part of a series of posts dedicated to Leonard Cohen Album Logos.
Dominique BOILE sent this photo taken from the Book Tour “European Tour 1988” which features the Dancers logo, the same dancing couple seen on the 1988 I’m Your Man Tour pin.1
I am fascinated by the choice of this graphic, a couple wearing what we once called semi-formal gear, who appear to have been captured dancing at a 1957 country club annual gala, as an emblem for the I’m Your Man album. The dancers are also found on the back of the album itself (back of CD sleeve shown below in first photo below).
Aha -That’s Why They’re Dancing
After a bit of searching, I came upon this clue.
This is page 7 of the booklet that came with the I’m Your Man album. This page is devoted to track #5 on the album, “Take This Waltz.” While this logo doesn’t correspond with my personal vision of Cohen’s (or Lorca’s) waltzers, this connection to “Take This Waltz” does at least explain why the dancers logo shows up in pins, programs, and other promotions for the 1988 I’m Your Man Tour.
And finally, the dancers turn up in Leonard Cohen’s dedication to Dominique Issermann.
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Dominique BOILE for these images
Note: Originally posted Jan 22, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
- The pin is from Dominique BOILE’s personal collection. He also included this information: “I bought this pin during the Leonard Cohen concert in Paris (Le Grand Rex) Saturday, May 28, 1988. It has a diameter of 2.50 centimeters exactly (1 inch).” [↩]