Leonard Cohen’s ‘Death of a Ladies’ Man’

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Death of a Ladies’ Man’ is his fifth studio album produced and co-written by Phil Spector and released on November 13, 1977 by Warner Bros. / Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.True Love Leaves No Traces (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 04:26 . 2.Iodine (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 05:03 . 3.Paper Thin Hotel (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 05:42 . 4.Memories (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector, The Shields) – 05:59 . 5.I Left A Woman Waiting (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 03:28 . 6.Don’T Go Home With Your Hard-On (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 05:36 . 7.Fingerprints (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 02:58 . 8.Death Of A Ladies’ Man (Leonard Cohen, Phil Spector) – 09:19

Musicians : Leonard Cohen – Vocals . Phil Spector – Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals . Art Blaine – Guitar . Hal Blaine – Drums . Bobby Bruce – Fiddle, Violin . Conte Candoli – Trumpet . Jesse Ed Davis – Guitar . Steve Douglas – Flute, Saxophone, Wind . Gene Estes – Percussion . Terry Gibbs – Percussion, Vibraphone . Barry Goldberg – Keyboards . Tom Hensley – Keyboards . David Isaac – Guitar . Pete Jolly – Keyboards . Jim Keltner – Drums . Dan Kessel – Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals . David Kessel – Guitar, Background Vocals . Sneaky Pete Kleinow – Guitar, Pedal Steel, Slide Guitar . Michael Lang – Keyboards . Charles Loper – Trombone . Bill Mays – Keyboards . Don Menza – Flute, Saxophone, Wind, Horn Arrangements . Jay Migliori – Saxophone . Art Munson – Guitar . Ray Neapolitan – Electric & Upright Bass . Al Perkins – Pedal Steel, Slide Guitar . Ray Pohlman – Bass, Guitar . Emil Radocchia – Percussion . Don Randi – Keyboards . Jack Redmond – Trombone . Bob Robitaille – Synthesizer . Devra Robitaille – Synthesizer . Nino Tempo – Arranger . Robert Zimmitti – Percussion . Bob Dylan – Background Vocals . Allen Ginsberg – Background Vocals . Oma Drake – Background Vocals . Ronee Blakley – Background Vocals On (1 – 2 – 4) . Bill Thedford – Background Vocals . Julia Tillman Waters – Background Vocals . Oren Waters – Background Vocals . Lorna Willard – Background Vocals . Venetta Fields – Background Vocals . Gerald Garrett – Background Vocals . Clydie King – Background Vocals . Brenda Bryant – Background Vocals . Billy Diez – Background Vocals . Sherlie Matthews – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Phil Spector . Bruce Gold – Engineer . Larry Levine – Engineer . Stan Ross – Assistant Engineer

Package : John Cabalka – Art Direction . Ron Coro – Design . Bill Naegels – Design

Recorded June And July 1977.

Released On November 13, 1977 By Warner Bros. / Columbia.

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Rolling Stone
“Death of a Ladies’ Man,” one of Cohen’s finest songs, is a seriocomic marvel that leaves you either anticipating great adventure or wondering if you’ve just had it. […]

Thought Catalog
In retrospect, Death of a Ladies’ Man is a fascinating, flawed masterpiece. It might be overproduced, but it is bold and combines literary lyrics writing with extravagant music […]

Heck Of A Guy – The Other Leonard Cohen Site
The lyrics basically involved Cohen and Spector trying to get laid. Track titles such as “Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On” might have been funny to me, but they sure were a hard sell to the labels. […]

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