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Barcelona

Documented Timeline:

  • 1987:
    • January:
      • Monday 26th: Early version of 'Rachmaninov's Revenge' is recorded.
    • February:
      • Thursday 19th: Later version of 'Rachmaninov's Revenge' is recorded.
    • April:
      • Thursday 9th: Alternative piano version of 'How Can I Go On' is recorded.
      • Tuesday 28th: Early version of 'Barcelona' is recorded.
    • May:
      • Saturday 2nd: Early version of 'The Golden Boy' is recorded.
      • Sunday 3rd: Later version of 'Barcelona' is recorded.
    • June:
      • Wednesday 24th: Some vocal recordings are done for 'How Can I Go On'.
    • September:
      • Tuesday 1st: Early version of 'La Japonaise' is recorded.
      • Wednesday 9th: Later versions of 'La Japonaise' and 'The Golden Boy' are recorded.
    • October:
      • Monday 26th: Lead single, 'Barcelona' / 'Exercises in Free Love', is released.
  • 1988:
    • March:
      • Wednesday 2nd: Alternative versions of 'Guide Me Home' and 'How Can I Go On' are recorded.
    • October:
      • Monday 10th: The album is released in the UK.
      • Monday 24th: Sophomore single, 'The Golden Boy' / The Fallen Priest', is released in the UK.
    • November:
      • Monday 7th: The album is certified Silver in the UK, after having reached the necessary threshold.
  • 1989:
    • January:
      • Monday 23rd: Third single, 'How Can I Go On' / 'Overture Piccante', is released in the UK.

Documented Venues:

  • Mountain Studios in the Casino Barrière on 9 Theatre Road, Montreux, Vaud 1820, Swiss Confederation.
  • The Town House on 150 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush, Royal Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Greater London W12 8EN, England.

Documented Personnel:

  • Performers:
    • Instrumentalists:
      • Barry Castle: French horn.
      • John Deacon: Electric bass.
      • Homi Kanga: Violin.
      • Laurie Lewis: Violin.
      • Michael Moran: Acoustic piano, analogue and digital synthesisers, MIDI programming.
      • Francis Ricotti: Percussion.
    • Vocalists:
      • Madeline Bell
      • Deborah Bishop
      • Montserrat Caballé
      • Lance Ellington
      • Frederick Mercury
      • Michael Moran
      • Miriam Stockley
      • Peter Straker
      • Roger Taylor
      • Mark Williamson
      • Carol Woods
  • Studio Crew:
    • Andrew Mason: Assistant engineer.
    • John Brough: Assistant engineer.
    • Richard Dodd: Assistant engineer.
    • Frederick Mercury: Producer.
    • Michael Moran: Producer.
    • David Richards: Producer, senior engineer.
    • Kevin Townend: Musical associate.

Documented Instruments:

  • Acoustic Pianos:
    • Bösendorfer (Unknown Model): Town House.
    • Steinway B 6' 10": Mountain.
    • Steinway (Unknown Model): Town House.
  • Analogue Synthesiser:
    • Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.
  • Digital Sampler:
    • E-mu Emulator II+.