The Golden Boy

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This article is about the Freddie Mercury song. For other uses, see Golden Boy.
"The Golden Boy"
Single by Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
from the album Barcelona
B-side "The Fallen Priest" (5:46)
Released 24 October 1988
Format 7"/12" single, 5" CD single
Recorded 1987
Genre Classical crossover
Length 6:05
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Jim Vallance
Producer(s) Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, David Richards
Freddie Mercury singles chronology
"Barcelona"
(1987)
"The Golden Boy"
(1988)
"How Can I Go On"
(1988)

The Golden Boy is a song recorded by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury together with Catalan operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé.
Originally included in the 1988 album Barcelona, the song was released as a 45 rpm two weeks after its appearance in the main album, with another excerpt from the LP, "The Fallen Priest", as the B-side. An instrumental version of the song was included in both the 12" vinyl and the 5" CD single releases. The single reached #83 in the UK Singles Chart.

Personnel[edit]

Releases and track listing[edit]

7" vinyl release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Golden Boy"   Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Jim Vallance 6:05
2. "The Fallen Priest"   Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Jim Vallance 5:46


12" vinyl release; 5" CD release
No. Title Length
1. "The Golden Boy"   6:05
2. "The Fallen Priest"   5:46
3. "The Golden Boy (Instrumental)"   6:05

Videoclip[edit]

The song's music video is footage of the artists' performance at the open air "La Nit" festival in Barcelona on 8 October 1988 (Mercury's last live performance before his illness got worse[1]), where the song was performed along with "Barcelona" and "How Can I Go On". The video was first released as part of a 5" CD video single.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freddie Mercury: biography. Freddie.ru. Retrieved on 2011-03-01.

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