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Did you ever want to go back to the past...or the future? Well you can't, but you can go back to the present. Mark Fonseca's new album.

B a ck    to     t   he    Pr  es   ent

Mark Fonseca's  first full length album

Hello Friends! Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter page!

I absolutely cannot wait to record my first full length album. Since the release last year of my first (EP) "Into Your Love" I have written a number of songs that I am psyched out of my mind about!  These songs represent the journey of life with the focus and theme being to live fully in the present time.

Let me share with you how this album idea came together...

Last May I started writing songs for a new album.

I didn't know what the theme would be, I just wrote lyrics and melodies as they came to me throughout the year. Before I knew it I had a grouping of songs that all had this underlying theme of looking back at how far we've come, looking ahead at our hope filled future, but most importantly fully living in the present.

In my own life I could see how at times I mentally live in the past. Other times I am only focused on the future. But in order to truly live we sometimes need to either fast forward or reverse(in a sense) to the here and now. The whole idea is to not miss today, but live fully in each moment. I realized one day that many of the songs I wrote during this past year emphasized this.

And so Back to the Present was born.

To be recorded with your help are songs like "Out of time" which is about realizing it is never too late to start living, "The Aviator" a song with a metaphor of the Wright Brothers that encourages never to give up on your dreams no matter how big or small. There are plenty more. Listen to the demos at the bottom of this page.

So why do I need $6,000?

There are many things that go into making an album such as paying for;

  • A Producer: Oversees and manages the recording of the album.
  • Studio time: The many hours it takes to record guitars, vocals, piano/keyboards, drums, ect.
  • Session musicians: As a solo artist I write the music and play most of the instruments, but it always sounds better with some great diverse talent. It always sounds AMAZING! They take the music to a whole nother level!
  • Mixing & Mastering: Mixing is done during the recording process and after. The mastering is the post production of the music and requires critical listening. After the recording and mixing is complete, the Mastering brings everything together so when you listen to the album it sounds like music to your ears!

The $6,000 I'm asking for will cover all of the above to give me a great start on this dream!

Please take a look at the REWARDS, there are some good ones for you! However, even with all these rewards I could never thank you enough. Without you none of this would be possible.

Please feel free to comment or send me a message!

Once again I can't thank you enough for your help in supporting me and my passion of music and making...   

                                 B a ck    to     t   he    Pr  es   ent

Please listen to sample garageband demos of a few of the songs to be recorded professionally with your help. These are very raw...lol but I want you to get the feel of the album. Much Love!

(copyright 2012 ASCAP licensing 2012)

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    A SHOUT OUT THANK YOU WITH YOUR NAME ON THE MARKFONSECA.COM HOMEPAGE!

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    Same as above + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE ALBUM A WEEK BEFORE IT'S RELEASED! Oh yea.

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    SAME AS THE $10 PACKAGE + A SIGNED HARD COPY OF THE ALBUM + A COOL ALBUM STICKER + A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF MY EP "INTO YOUR LOVE" ! Good sweet times my friend... Good sweet times.

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    SAME AS THE $25 PACKAGE + A PERSONALIZED THANK YOU LETTER FROM ME + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF ALTERNATE VERSIONS AND DEMOS OF THE SONGS FROM THE ALBUM...but that's not all! You also will receive an AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF MY LAST EP "INTO YOUR LOVE"(A Limited Hard Copy Release in 2011). "Whoa"(said in a Keanu Reeves voice)

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    Let's do this! All of the above + A SIGNED ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET OF ONE OF THE SONGS FROM THE ALBUM + A STRING FROM ONE OF MY GUITARS used in the writing and recording of the album....pretty cool huh?! A bit, a bit.

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    Special Reward Alert! All of the above + Super Special ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OF 3 SONGS OF MINE (YOUR CHOICE)+ An Autographed "Back to the Present" CD + A BACK TO THE PRESENT STICKER and........ A THANK YOU PHONE CALL FROM YOURS TRULY. Oh super yes!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS, AN AWESOME BACK TO THE PRESENT T-SHIRT, AN AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO + A HAND WRITTEN SIGNED THANK YOU LETTER + L@@K... Mark will interview you for his "Neighborhood Watch" show...check out the link here... http://markfonseca.com/neighborhood-watch (must be able to record your side of the interview. Mark will edit you into the show!) + A SKYPE CALL CONVERSATION WHERE YOU CAN ASK MARK ABOUT THE SONGS OR JUST TALK ABOUT LIFE.

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    NO WAY! You are Super Awesome! Like a superhero Awesome! You will receive AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE CD + AN ORIGINAL SIGNED LYRIC SHEET+ MARK WILL PLAY A 1 HOUR ACOUSTIC CONCERT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS! (Must Be In the Los Angeles or Greater Los Angeles Area.---if you don't live in LA, I will do a SKYPE Concert!---) + A GUITAR PICK AND STRING USED IN THE RECORDING OF THE CD + RAW VERSIONS OF THE SONGS + AN AWESOME BACK TO THE PRESENT T-SHIRT + I WILL COVER A SONG OF YOUR CHOICE! :)

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