Quentin Tarantino gets surprise songwriting credit on Paolo Nutini album



Quentin Tarantino received writing credit on Paolo Nutini's new album (Photo: Getty/REX)


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Quentin Tarantino received writing credit on Paolo Nutini’s new album (Photo: Getty/REX)

hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino reportedly received songwriting credit on hitmaker Paolo Nutini’s new album.

The Pulp Fiction director made the rare move of granting the Scottish singer’s request to sample a passage from one of his films – his 1993 romantic crime classic True Romance – on the opening track of his album, Afterneath.

Paulo reportedly contacted Quentin to ask if he could use the sample from the film, which starred Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.

Getting the green light was a big deal for the singer because the director of Reservoir Dogs doesn’t usually accept such requests.

Paolo’s next album, Last Night in the Bittersweet, his first since 2014’s Caustic Love, is out in July.

“Paolo is a huge movie fan and the section used in the song really resonated with him,” a source said. The Sun’s Bizarre Column.



Paolo has been given the green light by Tarantino to use his 1993 romantic crime classic True Romance on the opening track of his album Afterneath (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)


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Paolo has been given the green light by Tarantino to use his 1993 romantic crime classic True Romance on the opening track of his album Afterneath (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)



Tarantino almost never approves requests from musicians to sample his film passages (Photo: SIPA/REX/Shutterstock)


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Tarantino almost never approves requests from musicians to sample his film passages (Photo: SIPA/REX/Shutterstock)

“Quentin never approves of that stuff, but Paolo sent him the track and it turned out he liked it and he gave the go-ahead.

“Paolo likes to do all his music himself, but having Tarantino’s name credited on your track is pretty cool.”

Paolo, whose critically acclaimed 2014 track Iron Sky featured Charlie Chaplin’s iconic speech in 1940s The Great Dictator, is in good company when it comes to fusing music with Tarantino content.

Nancy Sinatra recently revealed that she credits the filmmaker with giving her a “fresh start” by using one of her songs in her movie Kill Bill, Volume 1.



Paolo, a fan of using film sound bites, featured Charlie Chaplin's famous speech from The Great Dictator of the 1940s in his 2014 track Iron Sky (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)


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Paolo, a fan of using film sound bites, featured Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator of the 1940s in his 2014 track Iron Sky (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)



Nancy Sinatra credited Tarantino with her version of Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) in Kill Bill: Volume 1 for jump-starting her career (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)


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Nancy Sinatra credited Tarantino with her version of Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) in Kill Bill: Volume 1 for jump-starting her career (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

The 81-year-old singer’s version of Cher’s 1966 track Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) was used in a famous scene in the 2003 film.

She said: ‘It was a present, wasn’t it? Quentin I guess had wanted to use Bang Bang for a while and he finally found a way to do it.

‘Why my version, I don’t know. I guess it was the guitar, the lonely sound of Billy Strange’s guitar.

“It caused a resurgence for me,” she added. “People were amazed when they saw my name on the screen, they didn’t know it was my recording. But Quentin really gave me a fresh start.

However, when asked what she thought of the famously violent film, which starred Uma Thurman, she admitted, “The film was…interesting! Not my cup of tea, but it was interesting.

Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Paolo Nutini for comment.

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