Chrysalis Records will release a new version of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” as a U.K. charity single on Nov. 17. The song, re-recorded to back a promotional film for BBC TV currently airing on the network, features 30 international artists, including U2’s Bono, Boyzone, David Bowie, Tammy Wynette and Joan Armatrading, as well as Reed himself.
All profits will go to the BBC’s annual “Children In Need
Appeal,” to be telecast Nov. 21. A Chrysalis spokesman says the
single “is likely to be released elsewhere” and that the label is
offering the single to its overseas affiliates.