Various Artists (6) ‎– Perfect Day '97

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Perfect Day '97 3:46
Perfect Day '97 (Female Version) 3:44
Perfect Day '97 (Male Version) 3:48

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NEED 01, 7243 8 84934 7 5 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis NEED 01, 7243 8 84934 7 5 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NEEDLH 01 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(7", Single, Jukebox) Chrysalis NEEDLH 01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 85085 2 0 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(CD, Single) Chrysalis 7243 8 85085 2 0 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 85097 2 5 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(CD, Single, Car) Chrysalis 7243 8 85097 2 5 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 85239 2 9 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(CD, Single, Car) Chrysalis 7243 8 85239 2 9 France 1997 Sell This Version
TCNEED 01, 7243 8 84934 4 4 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(Cass, Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis TCNEED 01, 7243 8 84934 4 4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 84934-4 4, TCNEED 01 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day '97(Cass, Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 7243 8 84934-4 4, TCNEED 01 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
none Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(Betacam SP, Advance, PAL) Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
724388509626 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Maxi) Chrysalis 724388509626 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 85083 2 2 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Maxi) Chrysalis 7243 8 85083 2 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CDNEED 01, 7243 8 84934 2 0 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Single) Chrysalis, BBC, Chrysalis CDNEED 01, 7243 8 84934 2 0 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 85083 2 2 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Single) Chrysalis 7243 8 85083 2 2 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
NEEDDJ01 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Single, Promo) Chrysalis NEEDDJ01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NEEDDJ01 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Single, Promo) Chrysalis NEEDDJ01 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
MLPD0006 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Single) BBC Music MLPD0006 UK 2000 Sell This Version
72438887840 Various Artists (6) Perfect Day(CD, Single) EMI 72438887840 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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sound.and.vision

sound.and.vision

July 2, 2017
referencing Perfect Day, CD, Single, Promo, NEEDDJ01
Although even today the BBC still put out these "fundraiser" songs every year for either Children In Need or Red Nose Day, these novelty tracks have a strange nostalgia linked to them. I always recall them being on the TV and radio, pushed usually by the BBC themselves on their radio and tv stations. Most of these tracks are ultimately forgettable covers of a much more popular and successful song, sung by various performers line-by-line (reminds me of school, where you'd read a book chapter by chapter out loud), trying desperately to pick up on the success of the most successful fundraiser act, Band Aid.

This release is no different. Perfect Day (originally sung by the late Lou Reed) is a firm favourite of mine, it works well with my melancholy moods. There is nothing inherently wrong, or bad with this recording its just so bland if it wasn't made the world most probably wouldn't care - no one talks about this track, even if the topic is focused on fundraising songs. Seeing as you don't get much else with this release (most likely a licensing issue, as all proceeds do go to the charity, which is a good thing) but this one track, not an instrumental nor the original version. The whole point of buying this record was to give your £2/3 to the charity, to which most people have likely sent their copies to the recycling bin or charity shops across the nation. It comes down to this thing, people are more likely to part with their money if they get something in return - no matter how naff it might be. I guess thats why you see Marie Curie and Cancer Research fundraisers giving out stickers and keyrings to people, to make it feel like you've earnt that item. It seems maddening, surely you'd feel better giving the charity your money expecting nothing in return. Hey ho, this record exists sadly and that's that, maybe in the year 2050 we'll be down to the last 10 copies of the CD on the face of the planet and then they might be worth something - unlikely unless polymer plastic ends up being worth more than precious metal!