Author: Mark Smotroff

Elton John’s Jewel Box: Rarities and B-Sides on Vinyl, Qobuz and Tidal Streaming

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News

My brother called me the other day after seeing a TV ad for Elton John’s new Jewel Box collection, questioning how after all these years...

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The Story Of The Grateful Dead, Vinyl Me Please Boxed Set (Part 4, Studio ’70’s)

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music

In part one of this review series on The Story Of The Grateful Dead, an exclusive from Vinyl Me Please, I looked at the late ‘60s and...

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Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest On Triple Vinyl

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News

From the moment I heard Tom Petty’s Wildflower’s album I knew it was a special release and it quickly became one of my favorite of his...

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What Albums Do You Play Over & Over? New Van Duren Vinyl & CD Reviewed

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Have you ever had an album that you loved so much you didn’t want it to end? You know… “that” recording which you play over and...

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The Story Of The Grateful Dead, Vinyl Me Please Boxed Set (Part 1, Live 60s-70s)

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music

I didn’t fully know what to expect from the eight disc colored vinyl LP boxed set that Vinyl Me Please kindly sent me for review. A quick...

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Stonebone: Lost J&K 1970 CTI Soul-Jazz Fusion Vinyl Resurfaces

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff wonders if it was too much too soon or too little too late......

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Crosby, Pevar & Raymond Album Reissues On CD

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff revisits two lost Crosby gems......

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Did I Need To Buy The Mingus Ah Um Record Store Day Vinyl Reissue?

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff sleuths out curious quirks on a reissue......

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The Flaming Lips American Head On Vinyl and Hi Res Streaming

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff takes a favorite new album for a 33 & 1/3 RPM spin

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Why Is Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You Such A Special New Release?

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff revels in the life continuum joy of The Boss' music...

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What Recordings Do You Think Need Remixing, Restoration, Reinvention?

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff has high hopes for a McCartney classic......

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Peanuts Portraits: Another View On Vince Guaraldi’s Enduring Genius

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff enjoys Peanuts music all year, not just at Christmas…

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The Rocky Horror Picture Disc: Halloween Vinyl Fun

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff doesn't just dream it, he makes sure to be it......

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Craft Recordings’ Double Whammy! Rocks Record Store Day

Audiophile, Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff appreciates when one whammy is not enough......

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XTC’s Long Overdue 200 gram Vinyl Reissue of Nonsuch

Audiophile Music, Audiophile

Mark Smotroff enjoys a fan favorite on vinyl for the first time…

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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, Acoustic Sounds Series Remastered Vinyl Reissue

Audiophile, Audiophile Music, SACD/DVD-Audio

Mark Smotroff doesn't want to make a choice... even a wee tiny bit......

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