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. Mark has written for EQ Magazine, Mix Magazine, Goldmine/DISCoveries Magazine,, Sound+Vision Magazine, 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. Mark is currently rolling out a new musical he's written:

Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus To Receive Super Deluxe Reissue / Restoration and Small Batch Limited Editions

Audiophile News, Audiophile, Audiophile Music, Digital, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff gets excited about a restored and expanded favorite jazz album upcoming......

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Listening Report: Daniel Rossen’s You Belong There, On Vinyl & Streams

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff connects some dots from folk to prog and beyond…...

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Obscure Records & The Collectibility Factor

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Record Store Day, Vinyl

I have noticed a kind of fascinating phenomenon going on among record collectors and in the back of my head it has raised some questions...

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Charles Mingus’ Black Saint & The Sinner Lady, 180-gram Acoustic Sounds Re-issue

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff wonders if it is possible for orchestral-leaning classic jazz to rock?

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Around The World With The Police on Blu-ray

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Blu-ray, Compact Disc

Mark Smotroff rekindles some ‘70s-’80 pop punk fandom…...

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Listening Report: Ella Fitzgerald At The Hollywood Bowl

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Compact Disc, Streaming, Vinyl

Mark Smotroff sets the wayback machine to appreciate a 21st century release…

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Listening Report: Zappa/Erie Live Boxed Set From Pennsylvania

Audiophile Music, Audiophile, Audiophile News, Compact Disc

Mark Smotroff appreciates an artists’ freedom afforded by playing secondary markets… ...

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