This week Susan Boyle drops her sophomore album, the Christmas disc The Gift (look for a review soon). In addition to holiday staples like “The First Noel” and “Away in a Manger,” Boyle throws in a few more twentieth century tunes. One is Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” If you remember, Boyle’s connection to “Perfect Day” first made headlines when Reed supposedly denied her permission to perform it on America’s Got Talent. Reed’s people clarified that this was simply a legal issue, but the image of the inexplicably adorable singer – Boyle, not Reed – “sobbing her eyes out” at LAX proved difficult to shake.
Ever penitent, Reed not only allowed her to include “Perfect Day” on the gift; he directed the music video. His directorial style could be summarized in two words: more mountains. Well, it is Scotland after all. Boyle emotes from a loch, emotes from a forest, and emotes from, yes, a mountaintop. Check it out below.
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