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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i've been having a really hard time researching this...did Freddie write the songs on Barcelona? i've looked on a bunch of lyric sites, but theyre never specific about this. tanky tanky!


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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie & Mike Moran wrote the music for the album, and a good deal of the lyrics, although Tim Rice contributed the lyrics on a few tracks.


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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie wrote most of the lyrics (only Tim Rice wrote 'The Golden Boy' and 'The Fallen Priest', while Montserrat Caballé wrote 'Ensueño'), and Freddie and Mike Moran wrote and arranged the music.

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Posted: 09 Mar 07, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Songs/barcelona.htm

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Posted: 10 Mar 07, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thank you, everyone!


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Posted: 10 Mar 07, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you sure that lyrics were just Freddie? Isn't there any chance that Mike contributed there as well?


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Posted: 10 Mar 07, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say not. The lyrics are a little TOO Freddie for there to have been a second lyricist.


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Posted: 11 Mar 07, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It says who wrote what on the album, and the album is not out of print.


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Posted: 11 Mar 07, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to Picturehall, "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".

So ... it doesn't exclude Mike from lyrics.


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Posted: 11 Mar 07, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But it doesn't INclude him either. ;)

Anyway, I stick by my original reply. Mike was in on the music and not the words. Like I said, the lyrics are very Freddie, but on top of that, I've never known Mike to write lyrics. Even as far back as (I belive it was) 1976 or so, he wrote only music.


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Posted: 11 Mar 07, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fair enough. Does that mean that 'Rock Bottom' lyrics are from Lynsey only? Nice...


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Posted: 11 Mar 07, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe so.


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