Author: Mark Smotroff

Mark Smotroff is a freelance writer and avid music collector who has worked for many years in marketing communications for the consumer electronics, pro audio and video games industries, serving clients including DTS, Sega, Sony, Sharp, AT&T and many others. www.smotroff.com Mark has written for EQ Magazine, Mix Magazine, Goldmine/DISCoveries Magazine, BigPictureBigSound.com, Sound+Vision Magazine, HomeTechTell.com and many others. He is also a musician / composer whose songs have been used in TV shows such as Smallville and Men In Trees as well as films and documentaries. www.ingdom.com Mark is currently rolling out a new musical he's written: www.dialthemusical.com.

The Story Of Vanguard Records Shines In New Vinyl Me Please Anthology (Part 2)

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Mark Smotroff learns even more about some folk music he missed along the way…

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The Story Of Vanguard Records Shines In New Vinyl Me Please Anthology (Part 1)

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Mark Smotroff brushes up on his music history and learns some things…...

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Why Do You Need To See Nektar’s Sounds Like Swiss DVD?

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Mark Smotroff gets a step closer to “the little prog rock band that could”… ...

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Why Do You Need Billy Preston’s Second Album On Apple Records?

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Mark Smotroff helps you justify a perhaps not obvious purchase…

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Listening Report: Billy Joel’s Vinyl Collection Boxed Set – The Original Albums

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Mark Smotroff takes a trip through a legend’s first growth period…...

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Listening Report: Pugwash’s Eleven Modern Antiquities First Time Vinyl

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Mark Smotroff appreciates a great start to finish listen…

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Listening Report: Hedwig & The Angry Inch First Time Vinyl

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Mark Smotroff prefers to flip his wig at 33 1/3 RPM…...

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Why Should You Maybe Bite Your Virtual Lip? Part 2

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Mark Smotroff realizes that sometimes a lot less is a lot more…

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Why Should You Perhaps Bite Your Virtual Social Media Lip? Part 1

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Today’s thoughts are spurred in part by a strange phenomenon I’ve noticed on a social media platform (which doesn’t begin...

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Do You Need A Pumpkin Shaped Vinyl Record Featuring Charlie Brown Music?

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Mark Smotroff would rather have more vinyl than candy…...

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Five Essential Velvet Underground Albums (And A Great New Soundtrack)

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Mark Smotroff offers some pointers for new listeners…

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A Love Supreme Live In Seattle: John Coltrane’s Spiritual Jazz Classic Lifts Off

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Mark Smotroff goes on a whirlwind musical experience…...

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Is The Pandemic Impacting The High End Audio Business Or Just The Trade Shows?

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Paul Wilson looks at the impact of Covid on audio shows and the industry in general… ...

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Are You An Enthusiastic Music Collector Or A Hoarder?

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Mark Smotroff explores a sensitive topic often suffered by serious music enthusiasts…

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The Beatles Let It Be Super Deluxe Editions: Part 3, The Session Outtakes and Alternates

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Mark Smotroff wraps up his deep dive into legendary Beatle music…...

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