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)
Released24 October 1988
Format7"/12" single, 5" CD single
Recorded1987
GenreClassical crossover
Length6:05
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Tim Rice
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 Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé.

Overview[edit]

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 single
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Golden Boy"Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Tim Rice6:05
2."The Fallen Priest"Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, Tim Rice5:46


12" vinyl; 5" CD singles
No.TitleLength
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' miming 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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