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.

Hot Tuna’s Debut Reinvented, Reinvigorated and On Sale!

Audiophile Music

Mark Smotroff looks at Hot Tuna’s first release re-released on vinyl.

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Flaming Lips’ The Terror – Scary Good & Plenty Trippy

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Mark Smotroff gets pretty enthusiastic about the Flaming Lips' latest releases....

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Depeche Mode in 5.1

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Like Depeche Mode? If so, you'll want to know about something new in 5.1 surround....

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Colin Blunstone: A Voice That Still Shines

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Since Zombies are so in right now, Mark Smotroff looks at music from one of the original zombies…

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Bowies’ Next Day: Great Tunes, Nice HDTracks Download, So So Vinyl

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Mark Smotroff looks at Bowie's latest on CD, Vinyl, and Download......

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Sweetest Soul From Otis Redding, Solomon Burke

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Mark Smotroff gets soulful with Otis Redding and Solomon Burke on vinyl...

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Bettye Lavette: Child of the Seventies’ Star Thankfully Shines Today

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Mark Smotroff looks at an artist who has not yet received her due recognition…

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Embryonic: Flaming Lips’ Lo Fi / Hi Fi Experiment Shines on LP

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Mark Smotroff looks at the Flaming Lips on vinyl......

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Yes’ Close To The Edge on HDTracks, SACD and CD

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Mark Smotroff listens to the alternatives and finds the one he likes the best......

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Devo – Live in 2012 and 1978

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Are we not Devo? Mark Smotroff springs forward with a look at Devo Live…

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Squackett: Pop-Prog Rock Master Class CD Disappoints in 5.1

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Mark Smotroff gets Squaketted, but not in surround....

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Yes’ Going For The One on HDTracks

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And how does HDTracks' Yes album, Going For The One stack up? Mark Smotroff gives you the 411......

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Beach Boys: Surfing in Stereo

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Surf’s Up! And Beach Boys fans have a lot to Smiley Smile about, according to Mark Smotroff…

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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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