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.

Customer Service and The Music Industry: Don’t Be Bullied

Analog

Mark Smotroff got an earful from a rabid record store clerk when returning a brand new but damaged LP and lived to tell the tale…

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Bruce Springsteen – Keeps Our Hopes High and Road Ready.

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff takes a look at the latest from a rock icon......

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Dig The New Breed Acoustic Sounds of David Crosby and Fleet Foxes

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at some fine new acoustic music from artists across generations......

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Radio Jellyfish : Salty Sweet ‘n Acoustic

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff tunes in to some early 90s acoustic power pop from Jellyfish on vinyl

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Flash: A New Live Concert Recording Sets The Record Straight

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff reviews a fine new archival live album from an early 70s progressive band named Flash......

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Forgotten Folk

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff finds some new old releases......

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Head in a Box: Monkee Movie Outtakes Extend 60s Trip Soundtrack

Audiophile Music

The Monkees’ movie soundtrack trips the box set fantastic…

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Dylan’s Side Tracks Puts Rarities On Right Track

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff tracks Dylan's new 200-gram Side Tracks rarities LP compilation...

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Curing The Vinyl Collector’s Bug Without Going Broke

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff lets you in on some recent bargains he's found......

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The Beatles: Yesterday, Today… and Now

Audiophile Music

Lifelong Beatlefan Mark Smotroff decides to not to buy the latest Beatle box set. Here’s why….

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Lost 60s Psych Pre-Heavy Metal Garage Gems From Sundazed Sale

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff gets all psychedelic and groovy......

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An Everyman’s Review: TrondheimSolistene

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at a classical release from 2L......

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No Cure For Music Collector’s Fun Bug

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at some of his favorite obscure and reissued albums…

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The Soft Sell Conclusion: Opening Closed Ears to Zappa Music

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff has a Zappa album for folks who don't usually like Frank Zappa's music......

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Harps! Vibes! Action!

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at two albums that probably aren't on your radar......

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Fresh EPs From Glen Hansard and Elvis Costello

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at two “special” EPs and where to find them…

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Meet The Mike Keneally

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff introduces a new (for him) voice that you may like......

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Van Dyke Parks’ Sonic Travelogue: Songs Cycled

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff takes you on a journey through Van Dyke Park's latest release......

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Flaming Lips Deliver Message of Peace, Love and Understanding

Audiophile Music

What better for Christmas eve day than an upbeat and positive review of an upbeat and positive album by Mark Smotroff…

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Van Morrison’s 5.1 (and Mono!) Moondance

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at a deluxe re-release of Van Morrison's most iconic work......

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