Neil Diamond – “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon” Live
Years Later, Nothing Has Changed!
Neil Diamond is timeless. This song appeared as a soundtrack in the 1994 movie “Pulp Fiction.” The cover by Urge Overkill, an alternative rock band, also made it to the charts and even ranked number 10 in the French SNEP Singles Chart. After the original release in 1967, this was also a major hit. Neil included the track to his album, “Just for You.”
- Number 10 in the U.S. Billboard Pop Singles
- Number 27 in the Dutch Mega Top 100
Diamond wrote this one for the ladies, which made up most of his fan base. David Wild wrote in his book He Is…I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond, “When Diamond first recorded the slow, seductively sensitive song in 1967, it solidified his growing connection with his female fan base, manyu of whom are apparently still following him all these years later, even if they are no longer properly addressed as ‘girl.’ Diamond has said that the song was written for all those teenaged girls who would show up at his earliest tour dates and vocally express their tremendous support.”
Neil would often perform this track during his concerts. The audience love it especially the women! With a slow tempo coupled with Neil’s sexy baritone voice — it’s definitely a match made in music heaven! It’s one of those relaxing songs I can imagine listening to after a long, tiring day. It sounds just as good NOW as it did after its first release.