Lou Reed comes around, collaborates with Susan Boyle on 'Perfect Day' video

Susan-BoyleImage Credit: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images; Ray Tamarra/Getty ImagesHe may—or may not!—have initially objected to the reality-show songbird’s cover of his elegiac 1972 ballad “Perfect Day,” but now irascible rock icon Lou Reed has decided to go ahead and take a walk on the Scottish side, working with SuBo on her new, homeland-set video for the track.

Reed’s manager confirms that the Velvet Underground godhead did indeed create the concept for the Loch Lomond-filmed clip—but didn’t in fact direct it or even travel to Scotland for the shoot, as several news outlets have erroneously reported.

Watch the moody, mists-of-Avalon result here:

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  • Stacie

    Lou Reed must be freaking bored.

  • FromChicago

    Lou looks like he needs a makeup of the surgical kind….but that video is boring…Her singing is generic….I hate Simon for unleashing her on the American public just like I hate McCain for unleashing Palin.

    • Diane

      You harbor a lot of hate.

  • andrew

    It’s a beautiful ballad with a beautiful video. Moody and dramatic. I like it!!

  • carol

    This video is stunning. “Mists of Avalon” good analogy. Susan’s rendition of A Perfect Day is hauntingly beautiful. Finding this “boring” says more about the listener than the singer. Brilliant photography. Brilliant singer.

    • Sue1

      I agree. Beautiful to watch and listen to.

  • ®ustymustdie

    sweet jesus…. she looks like & sounds like she swallowed enya. Why do I see this turning into a tourism spot for scotland?

  • mickey

    Just came back from a vacation in the Scottish highlands. This video is so much better than those hundreds of pictures I took that crashed my computer. The beauty of the highlands is captured simply with Boyle’s sublime voice.

  • NikT22

    The video really fits the song, and gives Susan Boyle a whole new look. She was on the UK show Piers Morgan Lifestories this weekend, rather interesting interview for a lady who has become an international sensation. Look up the interview on youtube. Well done video.

  • Cathy

    This is great. Who needs drugs when you’ve got Susan Boyle’s voice and the Scottish highlands?

  • janni

    Really gorgeous: The sublime voice of Susan Boyle and singing at the beautiful Loch Lomond. How I’d love to visit there some day SOON. Stunning concept.

  • Diane

    The photography was as beautiful as the voice.

  • polly wood

    well you know what? I think she has a classic voice and she is good and I liked this video with her song-she is very refreshing. very soothing too-and I will buy her music as long as she keeps making music-she is a change from the normal ratrace of singers

  • fromthemidwest

    fromchicago Ya well we hate you and your state for unleashing Obama on us can you take him and his change back please. I will listen to her new cd and hope it blocks out all the bad news about the direction of change this country has been headed in.

  • chattypatra

    If Lou Reed doesn’t have any objections about this cover, why should anybody else? I love Susan and hope she continues to sing for a very long time.

  • janetlee

    I love Susan and her beautiful voice. Although not everyone is going to like any one singer, thus I don’t expect everyone to like Susan’s singing, it seems to me that too many of the negative comments about Susan are spiteful, rather than being an honest critique. I applaud her for never letting the hate-mongers keep her down! BRAVO Susan!

  • Genis

    Susan’s voice must be a gift from God because her voice is simply magnificent and impressive.

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