Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sunday night rock 'n' roll covers

"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" is a song written by Neil Diamond, whose recording of it on Bang Records reached #10 on the U.S. pop singles chart in 1967.

The song first appeared on Diamond's album Just for You, which came out the same year. The mono and stereo versions of this song differ slightly. On the mono "Just For You" LP as well as on the 45, the strings do not come in until the second verse. It also has a slightly longer fade. The stereo "Just For You" LP version has a shorter fade and the strings come in on the first chorus.

"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" garnered a second life span when it appeared on the 1994 Pulp Fiction soundtrack, performed by rock band Urge Overkill. Other versions have been done by Cliff Richard (1968), Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (1969), the Biddu Orchestra (1978), and 16 Volt (1998).

The Original - Neil Diamond

Cover version - Urge Overkill (from Pulp Fiction)

(Nothing Follows)


Stevo said...

a great song by two good bands, i prefer neil diamond's as the song, but urge overkill's lends itself better to the film. more uptempo to what is happening, but the lyrics don't match travolta's mood ... he'd rather have a wank ... ha! pulp fiction for me is an interesting film ...

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