See Daniel Merriweather chatting about his reasons for choosing 'Dear Mr. Fantasy':
'Dear Mr. Fantasy' is a song by Traffic from their 1967 album, 'Mr. Fantasy'. An extended live version of the song also appears on the 1971 Traffic album 'Welcome to the Canteen'. It was written by Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, and Chris Wood, although Winwood took on most of the musical construction of the song and sang it on the album.
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Daniel Merriweather recorded the track at Maida Vale on 15 January 2009. It was broadcast on Radio 2 on 17 January 2009 on Dermot O'Leary's Saturday show.
What does this song mean to you? What do you think of Daniel Merriweather's performance? How does it compare to the original? Would you include this song in The Great British Songbook?
Listen to Richard Allinson's Saturday show every week to hear tracks from The Great British Songbook.See more about Richard Allinson's show
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