I'm waiting for the final of the Champions in Wembley and see that video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqhpUfkfODI&feature=related
Caballé ask mercury to create an anthem for his city and the Games. It's fantastic how a entire city, and for extension, a entire country choose one song as his anthem for something like the Olympics, for first and only time in Spain. At this time (1987-1992) Spain was more united than now, even Madrid and Barcelona. They are waiting for his Olympics and this song was very epic for the union that it generate. After passing the years, today in Catalonia is a magic song, and the main anthem of his capital, Barcelona.
The song was performed for the first time in May 1987, at the Ibiza festival, held at the Ku nightclub. Its next important performance occurred on 8 October 1988, at the open air La Nit festival in Barcelona, which was staged on the occasion of the arrival of the Olympic Flag from Seoul. Together, Mercury and Caballé sang three tracks from the forthcoming album Barcelona, namely "Barcelona", "How Can I Go On" and "The Golden Boy and Barcelona". This was the last performance of Mercury who was already suffering from his illness. Mercury died in 1991, and the song was performed at the 1992 games with a recording of his voice and Caballé singing live.Prior to the start of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich held at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Caballé performed "Barcelona" live, again accompanied with a recording by Mercury who also appeared on the stadium's electronic screen.
What do you think about this performances and this song?