WHO SANG WHAT ON "PERFECT DAY"?


This special recording was made for the BBC Children In Need Charity.
The accompanying video was shown regularly on BBC1 and BBC2 during the last quarter of 1997.
For Christmas 1997, the summer garden seen in the video was replaced by a snow-covered garden.
When the video was shown on the VH1 channel, captions identified each performer.

There were 29 artists or groups that sang or played on the recording and appeared on the video.

In order, and with the lines they sang, they were:

ACT

LINES

Lou Reed Just a perfect day, drink sangria in the park...
Bono (of U2) And then later, when it gets dark...
Sky (of Morcheeba) We go home..
David Bowie Just a perfect day...
Suzanne Vega Feed animals in the zoo...
Elton John Then later a movie too, and then home...
Boyzone Oh, it's such a perfect day...
Lesley Garrett (opera singer) I'm glad I spent it with you...
Burning Spear (reggae singer) Oh, such a perfect day...
Bono (of U2) You just keep me hanging on...
Thomas Allen (opera singer) You just keep me hanging on...
Brodsky Quartet (instrumental link)
Heather Small (of M People) Just a perfect day...
Emmylou Harris (country singer) Problems all left alone...
Tammy Wynette (country singer) Weekenders on our own...
Shane McGowan (of The Pogues) It's Such fun...
Sheona White (young musician of the year, 1997) (instrumental link)
Dr John (R&B singer) Just a perfect day...
David Bowie You made me forget myself...
Robert Cray (blues singer) I thought I was someone else...
Huey (of Fun Lovin' Criminals) Someone good - yeah...
Ian Brodie (of Lightning Seeds) Oh, it's such a perfect day...
Gabrielle I'm glad I spent it with you...
Dr John (R&B singer) Oh, such a perfect day...
Evan Dando (of The Lemonheads) You just keep me hanging on...
Emmylou Harris (country singer) You must keep me hanging on...
Courtney Pine (jazz saxophonist) & BBC Symphony Orch (instrumental break)
Brett Anderson (of Suede) You're going to reap just what you sow...
Visual Ministery Choir Reap, reap, reap...
Joan Armatrading You're going to reap...
Laurie Anderson Just what you sow...
Visual Ministery Choir Reap, reap, reap...
Heather Small (of M People) You're going to reap just what you sow - yeah...
Visual Ministery Choir Reap, reap, reap...
Tom Jones Oh, you're going to reap just what you sow...
Visual Ministery Choir Reap, reap, reap...
Heather Small (of M People) You're going to reap just what you sow - yeah...
Visual Ministery Choir Reap, reap, reap what you sow...
Lou Reed Oh, what a perfect day.

 

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1997 BBC

 

"Perfect Day"

Words and music by Lou Reed
1973, Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd/Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc, USA
Profits from sale of the recordings to the BBC Children In Need Appeal