On November 13, 1977.

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On November 13, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Death of a Ladies’ Man”, the fifth Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded June – July 1977, and was produced by Phil Spector.

Personnel:

  • Leonard Cohen – vocals
  • Phil Spector– guitar, keyboards, background vocals, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangements
  • Art Blaine – guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • David Isaac – guitar
  • Art Munson– guitar
  • David Kessel – guitar, backing vocals
  • Al Perkins– pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– guitar, pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Dan Kessel – organ, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Michael Lang – keyboards
  • Tom Hensley – keyboards
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Don Randi– keyboards
  • Pete Jolly– keyboards
  • Barry Goldberg – keyboards
  • Bob Robitaille – synthesizer, assistant engineer, synthesizer programming
  • Devra Robitaille – synthesizer
  • Ray Neapolitan – electric and upright bass
  • Ray Pohlman – bass, guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Terry Gibbs– percussion, vibraphone
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Robert Zimmitti – percussion
  • Emil Radocchia – percussion
  • Don Menza– flute, saxophone, wind, horn arrangements
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Steve Douglas– flute, saxophone, wind
  • Conte Candoli– trumpet
  • Charles Loper – trombone
  • Jack Redmond – trombone
  • Bobby Bruce – fiddle, violin
  • Brenda Bryant – backing vocals
  • Ronee Blakley– backing vocals
  • Billy Diez – backing vocals
  • Oma Drake – backing vocals
  • Bob Dylan– backing vocals
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • Gerald Garrett – backing vocals
  • Allen Ginsberg– backing vocals
  • Clydie King– backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– backging vocals
  • Bill Thedford , Julia Tillman Waters, Oren Waters, Lorna Willard – backing vocals
  • Nino Tempo– arranger
  • Larry Levine– engineer
  • Bruce Gold – engineer, engineer assistant
  • Stan Ross – engineer, assistant
  • John Cabalka – art direction
  • Bill Naegels – design
  • Ron Coro – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Leonard Cohen, all music by Phil Spector.

  1. True Love Leaves No Traces
  2. Iodine
  3. Paper Thin Hotel
  4. Memories
  5. I Left a Woman Waiting
  6. Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-On
  7. Fingerprints
  8. Death of a Ladies’ Man

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