Radio 2's Great British Songbook

Daniel Merriweather sings Dear Mr. Fantasy

"Its a great jam song .. the band really enjoy playing it."

Listen to Daniel Merriweather performing 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' originally sung by Traffic.

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See Daniel Merriweather chatting about his reasons for choosing 'Dear Mr. Fantasy':

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About The Song

'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.

 

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