Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé: Barcelona (Special Edition) 1987 New-Vinyl $62.99


Barcelona 1987 (Special Edition) Vinyl-New Made In EU.

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Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé

“Barcelona” is a single released by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. A part of their collaborative album Barcelona, it also appeared on Queen’s Greatest Hits III.

The song reflects Mercury’s love of opera with his high notes and Caballé’s operatic vocals, backed by a full orchestra. Originally released in 1987, it was one of the biggest hits of Mercury’s solo career, reaching number eight in the UK Singles Chart. After Mercury’s death in 1991, it was featured at the 1992 Summer Olympics, after which the track climbed even higher, peaking at number two in the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

This special edition of the “Barcelona” album was reworked in 2012 to replace the previous instrumental tracks with new, live symphonic orchestration and percussion, rather than synthesisers and drum machines used on the original album.

Specially arranged by Queen orchestral arranger Stuart Morley, the 80-piece Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra now performs the symphonic score, while Rufus Taylor — the son of Queen’s Roger Taylor — plays drums on ‘The Golden Boy’ and ‘How Can I Go On’, a track that also features John Deacon’s bass guitar. The special edition of the “Barcelona” album is now waiting to be rediscovered by fans of Freddie and Montserrat.

Video: Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé – Barcelona 1987


A1 Barcelona

Horn – Barry Castle
Percussion – Frank Ricotti
A2 La Japonaise 4:49
A3 The Fallen Priest

Lyrics By – Tim Rice
A4 Ensueño

Lyrics By – Montserrat Caballé
B1 The Golden Boy

B2 Guide Me Home 2:41
B3 How Can I Go On

Bass – John Deacon
B4 Overture Piccante 6:40

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in