According to Cohen, Ain’t No Cure For Love addressed the idea that it “doesn’t matter whether we found ourselves in the loneliness of separation or the vertigo of union, everyone finally learns there ain’t no cure for love.”
Released by Jennifer Warnes on her brilliant 1986 Leonard Cohen tribute album Famous Blue Raincoat, Ain’t No Cure For Love was later released by Cohen in 1988 on his I’m Your Man album. Considered by many to be his comeback album, I’m Your Man reached #1 in several European countries, earning Cohen a CBC Crystal Globe Award, reserved for artists who sell more than 5 million copies of an album in foreign territories.
Cohen’s version of Ain’t No Cure For Love was used in the 1990 movie Love at Large. The song was also recorded by Aaron Neville and was featured on the all-star Cohen Tribute album Tower of Song.