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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read somewhere that Caballé sang the Barcelona song at Barcelona '92 with man who I don't remember his name.
Does anybody know who this guy was? and does anybody have this version of the song?

Thanks......

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe José Carreras?

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want to get this straight: Montserrat Caballé DID NOT perform the song Barcelona on the Official Barcelona Games Ceremony. That is bullshit! I know that the FM SOLO COLLECTION book states that, but it is just another (big) error.

It seems to me that much of what is written in that text was not appropriately researched. ...And there is much data in it that we cannot verify.

Nevermind, I guess that Greg Brooks mistook Freddie and Montsy song for Barcelona Aria, an overture specifically arranged for the event featuring sections of some of the most famous operas. That was indeed performed live by Caballé, José Carreras and Placido Domingo in 1992.

By the way, the whole performance was released on CD (RCA Red Seal 09026 61204 2) the same year and Barcelona Aria was issued as as single (09026 61383 2).

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, Wilki, your right.

This must be a surprise to the relative new Queen/FM fans, but the fact is that the Barcelona '92 anthem was 'Amigos para siempre' (Forever Friends) performed by Caballé and Carreras, not Barcelona.


.....so we remained with no fm in '92 and no bm in '88....

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PabloArg wrote:



.....so we remained with no fm in '92 and no bm in '88....


Sorry, I do not understand the last comment.

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Montse DID perfom the song Barcelona in the Lluís Company's stadium, with Freddie on the big screen. I saw it, when I was a child.

btw, I'm from Barcelona.


An interview? Oh, don't be ridiculous...
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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, Montsy did sing it for sure and Freddie was shown in the screen. I remember it clearly. Actually I was a bit surprised as it was performed there. I knew it was not the official song of the games so I wasn't expecting it.
Anyways, I think she mimed her part though.

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember seing Barcelona on TV too, but Montserrat did not perform the song live - I insist. She performed live the songs with the tenors, though.

And the song A Time For Heroes was indeed the official theme music for the 1987 International Summer Special Olympics - as was intended. For scans of one of the single releases, please refer to: http://www.rutka.de/td/promos2.html

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...And if you were referring to Brian May and Roger Taylor 1988 olympic themes, they were for the Thames TV coverage of the event, not for the Olympics itself. (Yes, I am opening the umbrella before it rains!)

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killaqueen!!! wrote:

Freddie actually didn't sing live, he mimed because he was so nervous


...And also dead. ;-)

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="crimson"><b>ThomasQuinn</b> wrote:

Wilki wrote:

PabloArg wrote:



.....so we remained with no fm in '92 and no bm in '88....


Sorry, I do not understand the last comment.


They claim that Montsy didn't do Barcelona in '92 (untrue) for the Olympics, and in '88 Brian and Meat Loaf recorded 'Time For Heroes' as a potential Olympics Theme, but it wasn't chosen.


It was for Paralympic Games, not for Olympic.

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure but if you'd watch video Freddie/Montsy performance of 'Barcelona' at 1988 you'll see that when song started everyone of audience stood up like if it was a national anthem. So I think actullay it was chosen as an official song... IMO

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think it was chosen back in that time. Perhaps it was later discarded for obvious reasons.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway, the GH3 booklet states that Barcelona went 2nd in the charts in '92 and Montsy sang it at the Olympic Games opening ceremony. Very strange indeed...


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember seing Barcelona on TV too, but Montserrat did not perform the song live - I insist. She performed live the songs with the tenors, though.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read somewhere she performed it with Rudolf Shenker ('Scorpions'), but when and where it was - I don't know.

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was in her tour in 1997.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 06:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry Funster wrote:

I've read somewhere she performed it with Rudolf Shenker ('Scorpions'), but when and where it was - I don't know.


And does anybody have this version.........?

It doesn't seem to appear in the hub, I don't pretend to find it in Kazaa.