In this episode, we look at Leonard Cohen’s least popular album Death Of A Ladies’ Man, which was his first and last musical collaboration with the infamous Phil Spector.
Fans and critics were divided about its merits, and many felt the pair were mismatched from the outset. The album was also perceived as Cohen’s failed attempt to court mainstream success. This podcast will focus on the tensions between Cohen and Spector, especially during post-production, the album’s commercial performance, and its broader status within Cohen’s esteemed discography. The songs will also be discussed both in terms of their musical and lyrical content.
Album originally released: November 13, 1977.
(Listen to the songs we talk about on this episode’s Spotify playlist HERE)