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Freddie's second solo album with Montserrat Caballé. Released in 1988 on LP, CD and cassette. Most LP issues had a gatefold sleeve and a printed innersleeve, but some countries had a non gatefolded sleeve.
Re-issued in 1992 on LP, cassette and CD with a different sleeve.
Russia had a 1992 LP re-issue with a unique cover (which is different than the normal 1992 issue).


above: the front and back sleeves of the 1988 UK CD issue


above: the front and back sleeves of the 1988 Polish CD issue

Album info
  1. Barcelona (Mercury/Moran) 5:38
  2. La Japonaise (Mercury/Moran) 4:49
  3. The Fallen Priest (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 5:45
  4. Ensueño (Mercury/Moran/Caballé) 4:20
  Side Two:
  5. The Golden Boy (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 6:04
  6. Guide Me Home (Mercury/Moran) 2:41
  7. How Can I Go On (Mercury/Moran) 3:59
  8. Overture Piccante (Mercury/Moran) 6:40

Liner notes
Produced by Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran
and David Richards

All songs composed by Freddie Mercury
and Mike Moran except lyrics on
'Ensuño' by Montserrat Caballé and
lyrics on 'The Fallen Priest' and 'The
Golden Boy' by Tim Rice

Assistant engineers: Richard Dodd, John Brough
       and Andy Mason
Musical associate: Kevin Townend
Songs arranged by Mike Moran and Freddie Mercury
All keyboards: Mike Moran
Bass guitar on 'How Can I Go On'
       by John Deacon
Assisted on 'Barcelona' by:
       Homi Kanga, Violin; Laurie Lewis, Violin;
       Deborah Ann Johnston, Cello;
       Barry Castle, Horn; Frank Ricoffi, Percussion.
Assisted on 'The Golden Boy' by:
       Backing vocals:
       Madeline Bell, Debbie Bishop,
       Lance Ellington, Miriam Stockley,
       Peter Straker, Mark Williamson,
       Carol Woods.

Recorded at:
       The Townhouse Studios, London
       Mountain Studios, Montreux
Mastered by: Kevin Metcalfe at
       The Townhouse Studios
John Deacon appears courtesy of
       EMI Records Ltd.

Special thanks to Jim Beach and Carlos Caballé

Thanks to:
       Mary Austin, Joe Fannelli, Peter Freestone,
       Terry Giddings, Jim Hutton, John Libson,
       Roxy Meade, Julie Glover, Susan Vila,
       Montse Caballé, Reuel Sherwood, Montsita
       and Ana, Bernabé Senior and Junior,
       Isabel Caballé, Carlos Suárez, Fefa Cirera,
       Pilar Cirera, Brigitte and Carlitos.

And thank you Pino Sagliocco for your special
contribution in instigating this project and
for all your help and enthusiasm.

Design by: Richard Gray
Cover Photography by: Peter Hince
       and Terry O'Neill

Single releases
The Golden Boy
How Can I Go On
Barcelona (re-issue)
How Can I Go On (re-issue)

Other notes
Thanks to Mariusz Winiecki for the Polish cd sleeves.

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