Lou Reed works with Susan Boyle on her ‘Perfect Day’ video

The clip was shot on location at Loch Lomond

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Lou Reed has masterminded the video for Susan Boyle‘s version of ‘Perfect Day’ – just months after banning her from covering his 1972 classic.

Reed initially refused to let Boyle cover the track on an episode of America’s Got Talent earlier this year, but had a change of heart a few weeks later and allowed her to include the track on her album.

Following the u-turn, Reed asked to be in involved in the production of the video, which was shot on the banks of Loch Lomond, according to the Sunday Mail.


“I wanted to create a beautiful and intimate piece shot in Susan‘s native Scotland and she quickly agreed,” Reed told the newspaper.

Boyle added: “I loved that Lou understood how much it meant to me to film in Scotland. I didn’t mind how much it rained or blew a gale – I enjoyed every minute.”

The ‘Perfect Day’ video is due to be premiered on ITV1 tonight (November 7) at 6.55pm (GMT), while ‘The Gift’ is released tomorrow.


Boyle described Reed as “childish” during an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories which was screened last night but is believed to have been filmed before The Velvet Underground man became involved in the video project.

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