Author: Mark Smotroff

Bob Marley’s Songs Of Freedom Vinyl Boxed Set

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News

So, you’ve played your beloved 1980s CD of Bob Marley’s Legend greatest hits to death. You even bought the deluxe expanded edition with...

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Mott The Hoople’s Quadraphonic Swan Song On SACD

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Unless I missed something along the way, it is perhaps quite telling that seemingly nowhere on the original Quadraphonic vinyl LP of Mott...

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Grooving With The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio on Vinyl and Qobuz / Tidal Streams

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When considering a new artist in a category that has been arguably played to death over the years, one may give pause to think: do I really...

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The Band’s Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Boxed Set, Pt. 2: Surround Sound Blu-ray & CD

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

In Part One of my review of the new super-deluxe edition of The Band’s 1970 release called Stage Fright, we explored the new Stereo remix...

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Classic Rick Derringer SACD Rocks In Quadraphonic Sound

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

In 1973 guitarist, producer and songwriter Rick Derringer issued an album, his first solo release that in its own way helped define the...

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Santana / Coltrane Collaboration Shines On Quadraphonic SACD

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

Unless you happen to follow uber-niche enthusiast forums on the Internet, chances are you haven’t heard about a somewhat new series of...

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Steven Wilson’s The Future Bites Is Tasty On Blu-ray Disc

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

The Future Bites is the new album by Steven Wilson, the now near legendary producer composer performer musician and all around progressive...

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Black Pumas First Anniversary Modern Rock ’n Soul Classic Deluxe Edition Vinyl

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In the history of pop music there have been quite a number of incredible moments when a new artist emerges, seemingly fully formed, armed...

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Elvis Costello’s Complete Armed Forces Super Deluxe Vinyl-Only Boxed Set (Part III)

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In Part I of this review of Elvis Costello’s super deluxe vinyl-only boxed set The Complete Armed Forces — celebrating his 1979...

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Elvis Costello’s Complete Armed Forces Super Deluxe Vinyl-Only Boxed Set (Part II)

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In Part I of this review of Elvis Costello’s super deluxe vinyl-only boxed set The Complete Armed Forces celebrating his 1979...

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Exploring Sonny Rollins In Holland: Resonance Records’ Record Store Day Vinyl

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I held off on reviewing this album for a while as there were several details gnawing at me I had to get my head around. But after reading...

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Brighter Days Ahead: The Colemine Records Sampler

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Ok, so I already can tell you what one of my favorite albums of 2021 is going to be: Brighter Days Ahead, a fabulous sampler of new music...

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What Did I Learn From Playing Guided By Voices’ New Album, Styles We Paid For?

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So, there is this thing I realized today when I opened the package from Rockathon Records, the self proclaimed “Factory Of Raw...

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