The Golden Boy

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"The Golden Boy"
The Golden Boy Single 1988.jpg
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
Songwriter(s) Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Tim Rice
Producer(s) Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, David Richards
Freddie Mercury singles chronology
"The Golden Boy"
"How Can I Go On"
"The Golden Boy"
"How Can I Go On"

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.


Releases and track listing[edit]

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


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]


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

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