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.

Philip Glass In Surround Sound, Harp Style

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Want to get to the essence of Phillip Glass’s music? Try it on a harp…

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Atoms For Peace Sparkles at 45 RPM

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Mark Smotroff gets run AMOK for Atoms For Peace......

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Eno Still Sounds Best on Vinyl

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Mark Smotroff listens to Brian Eno, past and present......

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MC5 and Iggy Pop On 180-gram Vinyl

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Mark Smotroff takes a look at two Motor City classics…

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Jimi Hendrix: The Mono Experience

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Like Jimi? Perhaps it's time to try him in Mono......

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Rolling Stones: SACD Bargain Hunting

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Want some Rolling Stones in high-def? Mark Smotroff finds a motherload......

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Pete Townshend’s Who Came First – CD vs. LP vs. HDAD

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Mark Smotroff looks at four versions of “Who Came First”…

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What A Difference A Disc Makes : Nuggets 180-Gram LP Restoration

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Mark Smotroff swoons for the newest rerelease Nuggets Anthology in vinyl......

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The Kinks: SACDs & 96/24 Downloads Sparkle Plenty

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Mark Smotroff weighs in on how to get Hi-Def Kinks on......

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Hoorah For Ra Ra Riot

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Mark Smotroff discovers the joys of Ra Ra Riot…

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Blues ‘n Soul Masters Revisited: Ann Peebles, Shuggie Otis

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Mark Smotroff Looks at two releases that should be in your collection......

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What a Difference A Disc Makes: John Cale’s New Vinyl vs. CD

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Mark Smotroff looks at the CD and vinyl versions of John Cale's latest and finds they don't sound the same......

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Toro Y Moi : Great Grooves, 21st Century Style

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Mark Smotroff looks at some “Chillwave” music from Toro Y Moi.

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Mingus Reissues: Quality Reissues At Bargain Prices

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Mark Smotroff finds several reasons for jazz lovers to rejoice ...

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

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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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