Author: Mark Smotroff

Why Do You Need The Last American Frank Zappa Show On Vinyl?

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff explores a much anticipated concert recording…

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Macca to Mecca: Little Steven Rocks Liverpool on CD & DVD

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Mark Smotroff wants to go to Liverpool more than ever now…...

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The Story Of Herbie Hancock, Vinyl Me Please Boxed Set Part 4: The Piano and 1+1

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Mark Smotroff continues exploring a gorgeous jazz boxed set…...

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Why Are The Violent Femmes An Important American Music Band?

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Mark Smotroff takes a trip thru post-teen college angst…

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Record Store Day Triple Vinyl Treat: Chicago/The Blues/Today!

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Mark Smotroff digs into a deep dive on ‘60s electric blues… ...

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Record Store Day Preview: Jazz Dispensary’s Dank D-Funk Blend, Vol. 2

Analog, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff thinks you probably need this although you probably don’t know it yet…...

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Record Store Day Vinyl Preview: Harold Land’s Westward Bound!

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Mark Smotroff digs into an under appreciated jazz master’s archive… ...

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The Story Of Herbie Hancock, Vinyl Me Please Boxed Set Part 3: Future Shock and Live Under The Sky

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In today’s installment of my listening report on the new Vinyl Me, Please box set called The Story Of Herbie Hancock we’ll...

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The Carpenters: Making The Leap From Singles to Surround Sound

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Mark Smotroff looks at the best and most original Carpenters’ singles re-releases…

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Do I Need To Be Collecting Original Pressings Of Old Records Anymore?

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Mark Smotroff reconsiders his initial reasons for collecting physical releases on vinyl…...

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Why Did I Almost Not Review A New Guided By Voices Album?

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Mark Smotroff realizes that some ear candy requires more time to digest…...

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Do You Need Paul McCartney’s New Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl Version Of RAM?

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Mark Smotroff digs deeper still into one of his favorite solo Beatle albums…...

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George Russell’s New York, Acoustic Sounds’ Decca Records Vinyl Restoration

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Mark Smotroff likes the Jazz side of Manhattan, on the rocks with two cherries…

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