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 Sound of Sound City : Play Loudly and Smile

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff goes to Sound City…and tells you how it sounds.

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Elvis Costello & The Roots’ Wise Up Ghost Grooves on 180-gram LP

Audiophile Music

Elvis Costello on Vinyl...what's not to like?...

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Brazil: Criterion Edition Reigns Supreme

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Mark Smotroff searches for the best version of Brazil......

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Paul McCartney’s New Album Is Fun, Up, and Sounding Good

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at Sir Paul’s latest release, in high definition.

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Basking in Sunshine: Legendary 1972 Grateful Dead Concert / Documentary Finally Released

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Mark Smotroff twirls over a classic Dead concert's long overdue official release......

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Beach House: Surfing The Next Wave

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Mark Smotroff looks at something new from Beach House......

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Los Lobos Vinyl: Tin Can Trust LP Shines

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Mark Smotroff looks and listens to Los Lobos on Vinyl…

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Creedence Clearwater in Concert

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Mark Smotroff listens to CCR live in concert, and so can you......

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Method Music With Lawrence Ball and Pete Townshend

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Mark Smotroff discovers parts of Pete Townshend’s Lifehouse burbling to life…

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Celebrating The Grateful Dead’s Spring 1977 Tour

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff listens to a whole lot of Grateful Dead on tour... ...

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Nilsson: The RCA Albums Collection – Say Buh Bye Dynaflex LPs!

Audiophile Music

If Harry Nilsson is your homeboy, this should make you very happy......

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Joe Jackson’s Duke Gets Its Analog Due On Vinyl Release

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Mark Smotroff Looks at a new Vinyl release from Joe Jackson…

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Ensemble HD: EmbracingThe Music As It Was Made… Live, In A Bar

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Live classical music recorded in a bar? Mark Smotroff drinks it in......

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Still Digging Elton 60 Years On

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Like Elton John? Mark Smotroff steers you toward some new tunes......

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Bags of Fun With Milt Jackson on 180-gram Vinyl Reissues

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at some vibes on vinyl…

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Nine Inch Nails in 5.1

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Sometimes the surround sound mix gets it right, as Mark Smotroff discovers on this NIN release... ...

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Beirut: Acoustic Music With Guts That Audiophiles Might Just Dig

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Mark Smotroff finds something new under the sun......

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Guided By Voices’ English Little League

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Mark Smotroff looks at a home run from Guided By Voices…

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Mingus 180-gram Bargains

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Like Vinyl? Like Mingus? Then you should read this......

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