1977 Leonard Cohen – Death Of A Ladies’ Man

Death Of A Ladies’ Man is the fifth studio album by Leonard Cohen. Produced and co-written by Phil Spector, the voice of typically minimalist Cohen was surrounded by Spector’s Wall of Sound, which included multiple tracks of instrument overdubs. The album was originally released by Warner Bros., but was later picked up by Cohen’s long-time label, Columbia Records.


1  True Love Leaves No Traces (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 04:25
2  Iodine (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 05:02
3  Paper Thin Hotel (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 05:42
4  Memories (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 06:01
5  I Left A Woman Waiting (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 03:26
6  Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 05:34
7  Fingerprints (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 02:57
8  Death Of A Ladies’ Man (Leonard Cohen; Phil Spector) 09:24



BassRay Pohlman
BassRay Neapolitan
DrumsHal Blaine
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarArt Munson
GuitarDan Kessel
GuitarDavid Isaac
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
GuitarPhil Spector
GuitarRay Pohlman
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
Pedal Steel GuitarPete Kleinow
KeyboardsBarry Goldberg
KeyboardsBill Mays
KeyboardsDan Kessel
KeyboardsDon Randi
KeyboardsMike Lang
KeyboardsPete Jolly
KeyboardsPhil Spector
KeyboardsTom Hensley
OrganDan Kessel
ProgrammingBob Robitaille
FluteDon Menza
FluteSteve Douglas
SaxSteve Douglas
SaxDon Menza
SaxJay Migliori
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneJack Redmond
TrumpetConte Candoli
FiddleBobby Bruce
VibraphoneTerry Gibbs
PercussionRobert Zimmitti
PercussionEmil Radocchia
PercussionGene Estes
PercussionTerry Gibbs
Background VocalsAllen Ginsberg
Background VocalsBili Thedford
Background VocalsBill Diez
Background VocalsBob Dylan
Background VocalsBrenda Bryant
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsDan Kessel
Background VocalsDavid Kessel
Background VocalsGerarld Garrett
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLorna Willard
Background VocalsOma Drake
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsPhil Spector
Background VocalsRonee Blakely
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
VocalsLeonard Cohen

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Spector
Arranged By (Horns) – Don Menza
Arranged By (Rhythms) – Phil Spector (Track 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Rhythms) – Nino Tempo (Track 2, 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Phil Spector
Engineer – Larry Levine
Engineer (Assistant To The Engineers) – Bruce Gold
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Robitaille, Stan Ross

Art Direction – John Cabalka
Design – Bill Naegels, Gribbitt!, Ron Coro
Photography By (Cover) – Anonymous

Recorded At Whitney Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded At Gold Star Recording Studions, Los Angeles
Recorded At Devonshire Sound Studios, Los Angeles
© 1977 Sony Music Entertainment Inc