Washington, May 25 : American singer Neil Diamond has openly credited director Quentin Tarantino for his career comeback.
The veteran singer said that the song 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon' used in 'Pulp Fiction' gave him a big boost.
Diamond had at first turned down Tarantino's approach because he feared the scene featuring Urge Overkill's rendition of his moody classic glorified drugs and drug use.
"When Quentin Tarantino first sent me his script, I'd turned down the use of that song (because) I thought the scene it was used in was heavily into the drug ambience," Contactmusic quoted the singer as recalling.
"I promised myself that I wouldn't allow my music to sensationalise drug use," he said.
But after Tarantino kept on insisting that his song was the perfect tune for the scene, the Sweet Carolina singer's publicist eventually won him over.
"My publisher argued on Quentin's behalf, and I reconsidered, even though I was very, very wary about it," Diamond told Spin magazine.
"That was really the beginning of the turnaround for me," he added.