Lou Reed Transforms Attitude Toward Susan Boyle

Legendary rocker directs SuBo's video of his classic "Perfect Day"

By Greg Wilson
|  Monday, Nov 8, 2010  |  Updated 5:00 AM PDT
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At first Lou Reed didn't much like Susan Boyle covering his classic "Perfect Day," but  now the Velvet Underground legend is embracing the idea in a big way.

Boyle, the matronly Scottish siren who burst onto the music scene in an unlikely performance on "Britain's Got Talent," recently chose the 1972 song for her first ever music video, and even got the Transformer himself to direct, according to Popeater.

"I wanted to create a beautiful and intimate piece shot in Susan's native Scotland and she quickly agreed," Reed said.

The track is featured on Boyle's new album, 'The Gift,' in stores Nov. 9. Reed, 68, initially balked when he heard Boyle wanted to do a version of his song for "America's Got Talent" in September. Reed had the performance scuttled at the last minute, forcing Boyle to cancel her appearance.

Boyle's second album, 'The Gift,' is a seasonal collection of songs including Christmas classics like 'The First Noel' and 'O Holy Night'.' Boyle herself says the music is meant to "touch hearts."

 

"Music has always been a companion to me, particularly on special occaisons" Boyle said. "I wanted there to be a mix of songs that would flow with all our moods this holiday season. As much as the season is a time for reflection, it is also a time for fun and enjoyment with those closest to us."

Selected Reading: Popeater, Spinner.com, The Sun.

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