November 25, 2021

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ROCK MUSIC REVIEWS – NEW, CLASSICS, RE-ISSUES & MORE

MelodicRock Classics Coming Soon!

MRC008 – HEADWAY (Featuring Steve McClintock) – Headway                                  JAN 21                 

1CD Limited Edition

Unreleased pomp-AOR / melodic rock album from 1980 featuring vocalist and guitarist Steven McClintock. Includes original master tracks plus a couple of live bonus tracks recorded in 1981.

MRC009 – STEVE McCLINTOCK – Soundtrack Heroes                                                      JAN 21                 

2CD Limited Edition

Compilation of Steve’s iconic soundtrack recordings from the 80s. Big anthems, big ballads, big sound. Steven’s songs are all over YouTube in various quality, most of which have never been officially released before. Audio taken from the original masters and carefully remastered by JK Northrup for premium sound quality. A double dose of rock classics from such films as Rapid Fire, Rage To Kill, Operation War Zone, Bounty Hunter, Born Killer and more…

MRC010 – TBA

MRC011 – LITTLE AMERICA – Anthology                                                                                FEB 2022

When the band did some reunion shows a decade ago, the guys put together a self-printed compilation that was sold exclusively at the shows. Now MRC is taking the blue-print from that release and expanding both the track listing and the artwork for an official release of ‘Anthology’, a 2Disc set that includes all the tracks from both studio albums plus some unreleased live and studio bonus tracks!

One of America’s greatest unsung rootsy midwestern rock n roll bands.

MRC012 – GALLEYBOYZ – Galleyboyz                                                                                     FEB 2022

An extreme hard rock rarity! The one and only Galleyboyz album was recorded in 1990 and produced by none other than Glen Burtnik. It was only released as a cassette and a promo CD before the guys disbanded. Originally formed in early 1990 when Michael Baranski and Steve Schuffert, who were touring with A&M recording artist Glen Burtnik, were told by Glen that he was offered the position to replace Tommy Shaw in Styx, so folded his solo band.

Naturally a standard release is too easy for MRC, so with the co-operation of Michael, this will be a definitive 2CD release, featuring the original 10 track album, plus a selection of rare demos, unreleased songs and also several original source mixes of several album tracks!

MRC013 – TOM DeLUCA – Street Rock                                                                                   MARCH 2022

Ever since Tom released his cult-AOR loved album Down To The Wire in 1986, there have been calls for a follow up. Many leaked songwriter demos have appeared over the years since, but for the very first time – this is the definitive set of songs recorded for Tom’s second album which went unreleased in the late 80s. In the original intended sequence and powerfully remastered by JK Northrup, this is a worthy sequel to the acclaimed debut.

MRC014 – CLIF MAGNESS – Vaults Project (TBC)                                                               APRIL 2022

This is the release AOR fans have been waiting for – a multi-disc project featuring a whole range of Clif Magness’ songwriter demos. Tracks written for himself and for many other artists, all written and demoed by Clif, with a precision many artists would accept as final album versions! We’ve delved deep into the vaults with the help of A&R guru Magnus Soderqvist to bring fans a real ‘wow’ release.

MRC017 – BRET WALKER – Highlights From The Last Parade                                        DIGITAL NOV

Time to get Brett’s music into streaming platforms, so what better way to start than a collection of my favourite songs from the 6CD Last Parade release from a few years back. The entire 6CD set will be featured on digital platforms in the near future.

MRC018 – JESSE HARMS – Songwriters Demo Anthology Project                               TBC

I’m thrilled to announce the next multi-disc box set project, once again bringing some ‘lost’ songwriter demos out of the vaults and into the light. Jesse Harms is an unheralded songwriting legend, having partnered Sammy Hagar for the best part of a decade, plus recording and touring in REO Speedwagon and writing songs for such artists as Patty Smyth, Don Barnes, John Waite as well as Sammy Hagar of course. His co-writer credits feature some popular names in the melodic world, as soon will be detailed.

VAN STEPHENSON – The Van Stephenson Archives                                                         2022-23