Susan Boyle - The Gift

"In some ways, Susan Boyle’s story is just the same as any woman with a voice in any choir up and down the UK. In her home town of Blackburn, she was schooled in singing in churches and choral societies. A shy young woman with some learning difficulties, being hidden in the blanket of a collective singing arrangement offered her comfort. So in one other, crucial way, her story is entirely her own. The most unlikely chorister in the sea of voices stepped out of line and put her head above the parapet to be noticed. For Susan Boyle, though she would never deign to say so much herself, this was an act of personal heroism, the like of which she had never contemplated before."
- Paul Flynn - leading writer on popular culture for prestigious magazines including i-D, Love and Grazia.

Susan says of her new album The Gift: "It's about the magic of Christmas. All too often we think about the commercialisation of it, there’s more to it, there’s the religious side, there’s the family side as well. Personally my spirituality is central to me. This has developed more and more as I have grown up."
Click on the player below to hear a preview of all the tracks from the album.

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