San Diego-based vibraphonist/pianist/arranger Anthony Smith’s latest recording project, Songs From a Lighter Planet, is an ambitious double album produced on both the East and West Coast. the eclectic collection from Anthony Smith’s Retrosonik, features world-class jazz instrumentalists and soul jazz vocalists! Featuring classic 80s pop songs by iconic artists (U2, INXS, The Police, Genesis, Prince, etc.), performed as you’ve never heard them before. A masterpiece of creativity, with lush reharmonization, innovative rhythms, infectious vocals and virtuosic improvisation, Songs From a Lighter Planet breaks the mold. Retrosonik is a collective of world class musicians and vocalists from both New York City and Southern California, this landmark recording is finally available, after over two years of meticulous editing and production. An essential collector’s item for lovers of 80s music, as well as modern mainstream jazz, soul jazz and jazz/pop enthusiasts.