Two years ago, MelodicRock Records gave songwriter Mark Baker a chance to compile some of his best songwriter demos onto a release under his own name for the first time.

Now under the new label name MelodicRock Classics, its time to deliver another Volume of tracks, with a couple of limited edition options giving fans the chance to own the entire collection of Mark Baker melodic rock demos.







MARK BAKER - THE FUTURE STILL AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE (2CD Ltd Ed) $30
(including worldwide shipping)




THE COMPLETE AOR DEMOS - (VOLUME 1 - 1CD & VOLUME 2 - 2CD)
SLIPCASE LONGBOX LTD. ED. $65

(including worldwide shipping)




MARK BAKER - THE FUTURE STILL AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE (1CD Regular Edition) $25
(including worldwide shipping)







Sharing a similar name, the new release 'The Future Still Ain't What It Used To Be' pays homage to the first album, sharing the epic title track 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' over both releases.
However, on the new release, the song is sung by the great Caryl Mack Parker.

The rest of the album consists of fresh unreleased material, but some of the songs may still sound familiar.

The album contains an amazing original Signal demo for the Van Stephenson/Mark Baker co-write Wake Up You Little Fool; also a David Roberts sung demo of the Boulevard track In The Twilight; An Aina sung version of the James Christian track 'No Pleasure Without Pain' and more.

Track Listing & Vocalist Featured:
01. Talk Too Much (Marcie Free) 3:15
02. Wake Up You Little Fool (Original Demo)(Signal) 3:49
03. Feels Like Love (Vocalist Unknown / James Christian Backing Vocals) 4:42
04. Too Bad 4 My Own Good (Caryl Mack Parker) 3:31
05. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (Caryl Mack Parker) 4:03
06. No Pleasure Without Pain (Aina) 4:57
07. What Are We Fighting For (David Roberts) 3:50
08. When You Hear My Car (David Roberts) 3:49
09. In The Twilight (David Roberts) 5:01
10. How Are We To Know (David Roberts) 5:23
11. Parallel Lines (Peter McIan) 4:10
12. Livin' Without My Love (Billy Trudel) 4:48
13. As Long As I Know (Vocalist Unknown) 4:27
14. Walkin' Talkin' (James Christian) 4:43
15. Saved By Rock (Marcie Free) 3:29
16. The Long Goodbye (Marcie Free) 4:27

But wait...there's more!

'The Future Still Ain't What It Used To Be' will also be available in two limited edition formats featuring even more unreleased demos.

While working on cmpiling the material for this release, several tracks were uncovered that didn't fit the normal audio quality level required of an official release. The masters just couldn't be uncovered. But the songs are still great and deserve some form of preservation.

ALL TRACKS featured on both CDs have once again been loving remastered by JK Northrup at Alien 11:11 Studios.

500 units will be pressed as a Double CD featuring a bonus 'B Disc' of tracks featuring the awesme vocalists Marcie Free, Lee Aaron, Gary O, Aina, David Roberts & more...

Volume 2 'B Disc' - Track Listing & Vocalist Featured:
01. Show Me (Marcie Free) 4:01
02. Fascination (Marcie Free) 3:30
03. Gonna Make A Believer (Marcie Free) 3:37
04. Innocent (Marcie Free) 4:06
05. Don't Talk About My Love (Gary O) 3:17
06. For True Love (Vocalist Unknown) 4:11
07. Some Hearts (Cal Curtis) 4:41
08. Can You See Me Now (Aina) 4:27
09. Say You'll Stay (Vocalist Unknown) 3:24
10. State Of My Heart (Lee Aaron) 4:41
11. Saigon (David Roberts) 4:17
12. Too Bad For My Own Good (Gary O) 3:15
13. Could It Be (Chako) 4:20




The other very special, very limited release is for 100 UNITS ONLY.


There are 100 copies of 'Volume 1 The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' left in the world and I have all of them right here. There will be no more pressed of this volume ever. And the last 100 units are ONLY available in this limited edition package:

A 100 UNIT ONLY Long Box Slipcover Edition will feature both Volumes (The new 2CD Limited Edition, and one of the last remaining copies of Volume 1) together in the one supersized shrinkwrapped slipcover featuring excluisve artwork from the great Nello Del Omo; packaged as 'The Complete AOR Demos'.

100 only and no reprint/repress ever. And ONLY available direct from MRC.

Once both limited edition options are sold out, the remaining 500 units of the 1 Disc 'The Future Still Ain't What It Used To Be' will be available via online and distribution outlets. All regular MRC Hub Distributors will be sent the 2CD version for sale for their initial orders. Further stock will be subject to availability.

THE COMPLETE AOR DEMOS - (VOLUME 1 - 1CD & VOLUME 2 - 2CD)
SLIPCASE LONGBOX LTD. ED. $65

(including worldwide shipping)




Volume 1 - Track Listing & Vocalist Featured:
01. Nobody Gets Out Alive (Mark Free) 03:38
02. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (Mark Free) 04:35
03. Demons Down (Demo Version)(James Christian) 03:34
04. No Pleasure Without The Pain (Demo Version)(James Christian) 05:00
05. Someday You're Gonna Love Someone (Mark Free) 03:45
06. A Little Too Much (Mark Free) 04:23
07. First To Cry (Mark Free) 03:43
08. What Did You Do (Mark Free) 04:27
09. Nothin' (Mark Free) 04:48
10. Dream On Little Dreamer (Bill Champlin) 04:16
11. Give A Little (Vocalsist Unknown) 03:57
12. Cold Day In Hell (James Christian) 04:12
13. Questions Of The Heart (Gary O) 04:59
14. Brighter Day (James Christian) 04:32
15. Only Young (Vocalist Unknown) 04:01
16. Runaway (Mark Free) 03:53
17. Superhero (Mark Free) 04:46
18. X T C O I (Freddy Curci) 03:46