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I’m a Dreamer

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This song was recorded by Sandy Denny, piano; Jerry Donahue, guitar; Pat Donaldson, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums. for Sandy’s last solo album, Rendezvous. It was later included in the 3CD anthology The New Electric Muse Vol. II and on the Sandy Denny compilations Who Knows Where the Time Goes, The Best of Sandy Denny, No More Sad Refrains, and A Boxful of Treasures.

Sandy recorded a demo of this song at home in Byfield in March 1976; she accompanied herself on piano. This track was included in the bonus CD of A Boxful of Treasures and in 2005 as bonus track of the CD reissue of Rendezvous.

A live version from on Sandy’s final concert on 27 November 1977 is available on Gold Dust - Live at the Royalty.

Cover Versions

  1. Richard and Linda Thompson for their unreleased “Gerry Rafferty” album of 1980, with Linda Thompson, vocals; Richard Thompson, guitar, vocals; Simon Nicol, acoustic guitar, vocals; Pete Zorn, bass; Dave Mattacks, drums and released on the fan club cassette Doom and Gloom From the Tomb (1985) and on Dreams Fly Away - A History of Linda Thompson (1996)
  2. Vikki Clayton on her album It Suits Me Well (1994)
  3. The John Wright Band on their album The Things We’ve Handed Down (1996)
  4. Iain Matthews with No Grey Faith on their album Secrets All Told (2000)
  5. The Continental Drifters on their album Listen, Listen (2001)
  6. Richard and Linda Thompson live, as a bonus track on the 2010 reissue of their album Shoot Out the Lights


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