Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe - BarcelonaOn the Same day as Freddie for a Day, the Barcelona – Newly Orchestrated Special Edition from Island Records will be released. 3rd September 2012 , Freddie for a Day (Day) sees the release of a special 25th Anniversary edition of Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé’s classic ‘Barcelona’ album.

25 years after the original release of the lead single, Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s most self-defining and personal work, his ‘Barcelona’ album recorded in collaboration with Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé, is to have a special re-release in an entirely newly orchestrated re-working.

The special anniversary version of the album ‘Barcelona – The Special Edition’ is released September 3, coming 25 years after the original release (I’m feeling old now!!) and is released around what would have been Freddies 66th birthday (or as he would have told you, his 59th, as he would not have like to admit he was over 60!).

There is much more information on this album release at – for more information on Barcelona Special Orchestrated Edition plus videos and Track information click here


‘Barcelona – The Special Edition’ is finally the album it should have been. The world will undoubtedly rediscover and fall in love with it all over again. The only downside is that the visionary behind this masterpiece is sadly not around to hear it too.

All songs written and composed by Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran except lyrics on ‘Ensueño’ by Montserrat Caballé and lyrics on ‘The Fallen Priest’ and ‘The Golden Boy’ by Tim Rice.

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