Author: Mark Smotroff

Record Collecting 3.0: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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It’s not all chocolate bon-bons and found treasures for record collectors as Mark Smotroff is all too willing to admit…

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Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels Redux

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Last Week Kevin Poore weighed in on the new Hendrix release. This week it's Mark Smotroff's turn......

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Moody Blues: Music Made For Surround

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If you like the Moody Blues, you need to read Mark Smotroff's look at their multi-channel 5.1 offerings....

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An Essential Blu-ray: Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion

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For Friday, Mark Smotroff looks at Pat Metheny’s latest on Blu-ray…

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What A Difference An LP Makes

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Mark Smotroff looks at vinyl re-releases from Sam Philips, Jeff Buckley and The Flaming Lips....

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Vintage Vault Release: Jerry Garcia Band @ Capitol Theater 3/1/80

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Today Mark Smotroff puts on his tie-dye teeshirt and listens to some of Jerry Garcia's best work......

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Monkee Love: 180-Gram Colored Vinyl Reissues

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Mark Smotroff looks at the Monkee bizness for Friday…

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Blu-ray Audio: Damn The Torpedoes

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Mark Smotroff looks at Tom Petty on Blu-Ray, and likes what he sees......

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Vinyl Quest: Innervisions

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Mark Smotroff looks at Stevie Wonder on vinyl and via HDTracks....

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Kinda Young, Kinda Wow: Charlie Is My Darling

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Mark Smotroff looks at the Rolling Stones 1965 documentary and finds a lot to like.

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Kinky Boots, Kinky Clothes, Kinky Sounds on The BBC

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Mark Smotroff gets Kinked for Tuesday. ...

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Steely Surround

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Mark Smotroff looks at the Steely Dan surround mixes and finds a lot to like....

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Missed Opportunities

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Mark Smotroff looks at recent releases by Van Morrison, Frank Gambale, and Daryl Hall

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Zappa at Carnegie Hall 1971

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Mark Smotroff jumps into his Wayback machine, which we call a stereo, to visit Frank Zappa in what may be his finest live hours......

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Philip Glass’ Rework: Re-Invention At The Speed of Glass

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Mark Smotroff looks at a new vinyl of Phillip Glass' music that has a lot to offer... ...

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A Spoonful of Sweet Nektar

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Mark Smotroff takes a look at Nektar’s latest release and finds it full of musical flavor.

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Cellos, Flutes, and Bass … oh my!!

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Ever hear of The Project Trio? No? Well, Mark Smotroff gives you plenty of reasons to change that......

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Zappa’s Hot Rats 2012: In With The Old, Out With The New

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Mark Smotroff compares the newest re-release of Hot Rats with the Rykodisc release. In this case, newer is better......

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Neil Young’s “Americana”Blu-Ray Cuts a Nerve of Ragged Glory

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For Mark Smotroff’s first contribution to Audiophile Review, he looks at Neil Young’s politically-charged and musically satisfying Blu Ray disc.

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Neil Young’s “Americana”Blu-Ray Cuts a Nerve of Ragged Glory

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For Mark Smotroff's first contribution to Audiophile Review, he looks at Neil Young's politically-charged and musically satisfying Blu Ray...

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