Daily Record, Laura Coventry, April 16, 2009
THE Daily Record has uncovered the only CD ever made by Scotland’s singing sensation Susan Boyle. And you can listen to it EXCLUSIVELY on our player below.
It emerged last night that Susan, whose Britain’s Got Talent triumph has made her an instant superstar, is being lined up for an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show which would give her the chance of a number one album in the US. But the Record can reveal she made her first recording back in 1999, when she sang blues ballad Cry Me A River for a charity CD.
Susan Boyle recording of Cry Me A River uncovered
Times Online, April 17, 2009
A recording made ten years ago by the unlikely Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle has been uncovered. The sudden singing star’s spokeswoman confirmed this morning that an emotional recording of Cry Me A River which hit YouTube late last night is the 48-year-old Scot.
She reportedly covered the blues ballad for a charity album in 1999, partly funded by the tiny Whitburn Community Council in West Lothian, where she lives. Only 1,000 copies of the CD were pressed.
The surprisingly seductive recording for The Millennium Celebration compilation album drew another flood of tributes this morning, as Susan Boyle Mania continued a week after she was discovered on ITV’s Saturday-night talent show. …
The CD was the brainchild of local newspaper editor Eddie Anderson and was recorded at Whitburn Academy, where X Factor winner Leon Jackson went to school.
Mr Anderson, who had been searching for unsigned acts top participate, he’d found something special as soon as he heard her sing. “I was amazed,” he said. “It was probably the same reaction as everyone had last Saturday. “Susan was exactly the same then as she is now. She has a fabulous and unique talent.”
April 17th Larry King appearance (singing My Heart Will Go On)