Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings (taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night) or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed (as a couple have been already).

Friday, 20 March 2020

Show 143 - Slade - Live At The Glasgow Apollo - 26 March 1982



This show was originally sent to me by a listener requesting that as I'd done a couple of Slade shows before, could I have a go at this one? After a trial go on the MP3s they'd sent, I eventually found a lossless copy online and worked from that.

Originally an FM broadcast, but the first half was significantly lower quality than the second - until the end of Lock Up Your Daughters the sound was far flatter and muffled. And in mono! So I've worked on the 2 sides separately and then brought them together. I used some studio tools on part 1 to open the sound out a bit so it sounded closer to part 2 and then there was a lot of work with EQing both sides separately to sort out. In fact, I've had several goes at this on and off over the last few months - but hopefully you will enjoy the result.

It was worth persevering with - the show really rocks! Maybe 1982 could be said to be in the twilight of their careers but Slade were still on top form and sounding like they enjoyed every minute - as does a noisy Apollo crowd.

You can safely download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file with no pop up ads getting in the way.

Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.

Either way - enjoy the show!

Setlist
Rock n Roll Preacher
When I'm Dancin' I Ain't Fightin'
Take Me Bak 'Ome
Ruby Red
M' Hat M' Coat
Everyday
Lock Up Your Daughters
Gudbuy T' Jane
We'll Bring The House Down
Get Down & Get With It
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Cum On Feel The Noize
I'm A Rocker
Born To Be Wild
Singing In The Rain

By the way - you can read a great review of this gig, right HERE.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Radio Prog 9 - The Sisters of Mercy - John Peel Session Broadcast 11 July 1984


Live and Loud! Radio is an occasional series of free downloads, which started in January 2017. Radio sessions that never got an official release, sympathetically repaired and remastered and then released onto the internet, all for free.

No theme tune, no intro from me - just the original session, repaired and remastered and available in a downloadable zip file containing each separate track.

Live and Loud! Radio Prog 9 - The Sisters of Mercy - John Peel Session Broadcast 11 July 1984.

Tracklisting
1. Walk Away
2. Emma
3. The Poison Door
4. No Time To Cry

Sourced from lossless files. 2 tracks had a bit of FM interference, a couple more had missing beginnings. These were fixed, then 30 band EQ applied, which was different for each track. Mainly reducing overloading bottom end, reduction of harsh mids where appropriate and bringing a bit of clarity.

The zip file for this session contains remastered MP3 versions - and as a bonus for those who prefer them, lossless FLAC versions too. You can download it entirely for free HERE.

If you wish to show your appreciation and donate towards site costs head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can receive freebies for a very small donation towards the site costs.

Either way - enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Show 142 - Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Live At The Pinkpop Festival Netherlands - 8 June 1981


Very happy to finally have the chance to remaster a set by Ian Dury and The Blockheads - such a great band to hear live. This was the full headlining set at the Pinkpop Festival in 1981, with UB40 and Madness on set earlier in the day (you can hear Dury calling them to the stage during the last song - and from a brief video on Youtube, UB40 turn up but only Mike Barson (I think) from Madness makes an appearance (and you can hear him briefly singing too!).

This wasn't in bad condition - guessing an FM recording - but the mix and sound balance is a bit ropey in places. I did what I could to fix that and EQ'ed to improve clarity and the bottom end - you couldn't hear the drums and bass much at all; now you can.

You can safely download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file with no pop up ads getting in the way.

Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.

Either way - enjoy the show!

Setlist
Wake Up and Make Love with Me
Clever Trever
If I Was With A Woman
Superman's Big Sister
Dance of the Crackpots
Plaistow Patricia
Sink My Boats
I Want to Be Straight
Yes and No (Paula)
Hey, Hey, Take Me Away
Billericay Dickie
Oh Mr Peanut
Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
What A Waste
Sweet Gene Vincent
Blockheads
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Show 141 - Culture Club - Live At The Lyceum Theatre London - 2 Nov 1982


The first upload for 2020 features Culture Club in a relatively rare early gig just as they'd hit #1 in the UK charts with "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?".

Originally an FM recording this might have been already tweaked by someone else in the past as the bass was quite overloaded and distorting in places. So I mainly attacked it with EQ this time to remove that and it sounds great - a lovely clear stereo recording of a surprisingly powerful and lively set.

You can safely download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file with no pop up ads getting in the way.

Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.

Either way - enjoy the show!

Setlist
I'll Tumble 4 Ya
Take Control
Love Twist
I'm Afraid Of Me
Time (Clock Of The Heart)
You Know I'm Not Crazy
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
White Boy
Church Of The Poison Mind

Friday, 27 December 2019

All Shows Now Advertising Popup Free Forever.

As per the title really - all show and radio session links are now totally free of advertising popups once again - and they're staying that way. The advertising server could have been a good idea - but ended up getting in the way of enjoying the music and actually making gigs inaccessible to some, so they're gone, and won't be coming back.

Now, if there's a show you want, just click on where it says to click, and save the file to your device. Simple. With shows from all these artists so far, what are you waiting for?!
Live and Loud! returns in early January with a remaster of a 1982 live show by Culture Club. Until then - Happy New Year.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

More Download Links Now Ad-Free (Shows 81-100)

As per the previous 2 posts, I've been working on getting the links ad-free again. Shows 1-80 are listed in those previous posts and now 81-100 (plus the first 3 radio sessions I repaired too) have been done.

These are listed below for ease of reference; so if there are any you want, grab them free of those damn ad popups...! Just search for the artist name down the right of the page to bring up all shows by them. Only the Skids show from these has been revisited recently (highlighted in bold), so if you missed that new version, grab it now:

Show 81: Tears For Fears - Live at Hammersmith Palais London - 18 April 1983
Show 82: Split Enz - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 27 September 1980
Show 83: Vangelis - Live in Rotterdam - 18 June 1991
Show 84: Devo - Live at Wollman Skating Rink Central Park New York - 21 July 1980
Show 85: Thomas Dolby - Live at Dominion Theatre London - 28 February 1984
Show 86: The Human League - Live at Festival of Fools Amsterdam - 10 June 1980
Show 87: David Bowie - Live At The Public Auditorium Cleveland - 25 November 1972

Radio Prog 1: Nash The Slash CBC FM August 1979

Show 88: Gary Numan - Live At The Ritz Theatre New York - 26 Oct 1982
Show 89: Jean Michel Jarre - La Defense Paris - 14 July 1990
Show 90: Duran Duran - Capitaine Video Club Paris - 8 September 1981
Show 91: Crowded House - Bottom Line New York - 22 March 1987

Radio Prog 2: Kraftwerk: HR1 Frankfurt Radio Concert 25 January 1974

Show 92: Sisters of Mercy - Trojan Horse The Hague - 26 May 1984
Show 93: Blancmange - The Paradiso Amsterdam - 9 April 1983

Radio Prog 3: Depeche Mode: BBC Studio Session 11 June 1981
 
Show 94: The Skids - The Odeon, Edinburgh - 7 September 1979
Show 95: Dramatis - Paris Theatre London - May 1982
Show 96: Fatal Charm - Paris Theatre London - 1981
Show 97: Average White Band - Belmont Park New York - 23 July 1978
Show 98: Yellow Magic Orchestra - Shinjuku Kouseinenkin Hall, Tokyo - 7 May 1980
Show 99: Ultravox - Live on German TV - 1976 or 1977
Show 100: Depeche Mode - Paris Theatre London - 10 Feb 1982

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Christmas 2019 Site Update - and More Ads Removed

The next new show will be up sometime over the Christmas period and will feature Culture Club, in a show from 1982.

In other news I'm still working to get all the download links reset and ad-free by 2020 - New Year, new start. That's the aim, anyway. Shows 41-80 are now ad free again and are listed below!

In the meantime, thanks to all of you who have downloaded, enjoyed, expressed gratitude and especially to those who have kept the site running by donating. Merry Christmas to all of you, and a peaceful and healthy 2020.

So - the file links for Shows 1 to 80 are now free of advertising popups and will take you directly to the file for the show. 1-40 were posted in the previous update, so here are 41-80. Shows in bold have been upgraded in 2018 and 2019, so if you missed them, grab them without any annoying popups:

Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 9 June 1991
Show 42: The Police - Live at The Budokan Japan - 2 Feb 1981
Show 43: Japan, the final concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 1982
Show 44: Ultravox - Live in Philadelphia USA - 23 February 1979
Show 45: Depeche Mode - Live at Hammersmith Odeon - 3 November 1984
Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983
Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983
Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980
Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987

Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001
Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978
Show 52: Kate Bush - Manchester Apollo - April 1979

Show 53: ABC - Live at The Musikhalle, Hamburg - 2 February 1983
Show 54: The Police - Roxy Theatre, San Diego, USA - 16 May 1979
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985

Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964
Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984
Show 58: Japan - Live at Budokan, Tokyo - 6 March 1979
Show 59: The Specials - Live at The Lyceum, London - 2 December 1979
Show 60: David Bowie - Live at Bridge School Festival - 19 and 20 October 1996

Show 61: Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978
Show 62: The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979
Show 63: Kraftwerk - Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon - 21 September 1975
Show 64: Big Country - Live at Opry House, Austin Texas - 22 March 1984
Show 65: Depeche Mode - Rafters Manchester - 5 August 1981
Show 66: Blondie - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 12 January 1980
Show 67: Nash The Slash - Live at The Edge Toronto - 15 February 1980
Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - Live at John Hopkins University Baltimore - 21 October 1966
Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace Dover NJ - 30 July 1976

Show 70: B-Movie - Live at Rock City Nottingham - 21 February 1981
Show 71 - Elvis Presley - Live at International Hotel Las Vegas - 3 August 1969
Show 72 - Joy Division - Live at Effenaar Eindhoven The Netherlands - 18 January 1980
Show 73: Ultravox - Live at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles - 30 December 1979
Show 74: Mesh - Live at The Sala Bikini Barcelona - 22 June 2002
Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976
Show 76: Crowded House - Live at The Albani Club Winterthur Switzerland - 28 October 1991
Show 77: OMD - Live at The Electric Ballroom London - 7 December 1979
Show 78: Gary Numan - Live at The Hammersmith Odeon London - 14 October 1983
Show 79: Tangerine Dream - Live at The Reichstag Berlin - 1 August 1987
Show 80: A Flock of Seagulls - Live at The Metro Club Boston - 4 August 1982

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Site Update - More Ads Removed

Progress has been pretty slow on new shows this year - all due to ill health and other factors getting in the way. It is what it is and couldn't be helped.

Hopefully 2020 will see far more (certainly got loads to do!). The next show will hopefully be before Xmas but thanks to a temporary back injury I can't sit at my studio PC at the moment.

In other news, the file links for Shows 1 to 40 are now free of advertising popups and will take you directly to the file for the show. Shows in bold have been upgraded in 2018 and 2019, so if you missed them, grab them without any annoying popups:

Show 1: Depeche Mode at Hammersmith Odeon 1983
Show 2: OMD - at Glasgow Apollo 1983
Show 3: Bauhaus In Boston 2005
Show 5: Gary Numan In New York Feb 1980
Show 6: Ultravox at Crystal Palace Bowl 1981
Show 8: Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Polytechnic 1978
Show 10: Kraftwerk MOMA New York 2012
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Glasgow Tiffanys 1982
Show 12: Duran Duran November 1982
Show 13: The Sweet in Berlin 1976
Show 15: Talk Talk In Salamanca, Spain, 1986

Show 16: Ultravox at The Marquee, 1978
Show 17: The Comsat Angels, In Rotterdam, 1983
Show 18: Abba, in 1979
Show 19: Blondie, In Boston, May 1978
Show 21: Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs 1981/Bridgehouse, London - 1980
Show 22: Simple Minds Live at Werchter Festival Belgium - 1983
Show 23: Devo Live at The Orpheum Theatre Boston USA - 11 Nov 1982
Show 24: Mike Oldfield Live at The Sporthalle Cologne Germany - 2 Nov 1982
Show 25: Teardrop Explodes Live in Guildford Civic Hall - 18 June 1981
Show 26: Queen Live in Houston, Texas - 11 December 1977
Show 27: Japan Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 1981
Show 28: OMD Live at Kant Kino Berlin - December 1980

Show 29: The Undertones Live in Amsterdam - 15 March 1980
Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre Live in Cairo - 31 December 1999 (upgraded 2016)
Show 31: Kraftwerk Live in Paris - 7 June 1981
Show 32: Gary Numan Live in Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980
Show 33: Squeeze Live in Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982
Show 34: Spandau Ballet Live in Rotterdam - 30 September 1983
Show 35: Bauhaus - Live in Toronto - 4 December 1982
Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel Live at The Hollywood Bowl - 23 August 1968
Show 37: Elvis Presley - Live In Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956
Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Live In Tokyo - 8 October 1981
Show 39: Yazoo - Live at The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982
Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 1966

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Show 140 - Kraftwerk - Live At Tribal Gathering Luton Hoo - 24 May 1997



A later gig from Kraftwerk this time, a full set featuring a previously unheard track - a track that's never been released since either. That track, in the files I had was listed as "Innovation" so that's what I've called it here but as Kraftwerk fans will know, it's been called several things over the years - guessing none of those names actually came from Kraftwerk themselves though!

This was a recording from the crowd - Radio 1 in the UK did record the show but have only ever broadcasted an edited version lasting less than 50 minutes - the show here, is in full, lasting an hour and 45 minutes, repaired, tweaked, EQ'ed and remastered to sound better than it ever has before.

Some studio toys removed some of the natural reverb you get on audience recordings and gave me more of the band's sound to play with. From there, it was out with the 30 band EQ, trying to give you more of the sound experience of being in that tent in front of Kraftwerk over 20 years ago!

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.

Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.

Either way - enjoy the show!

Setlist
Intro
Numbers
Computer World
It's More Fun To Compute
Home Computer
The Man Machine
Tour De France
Autobahn
Radio Activity
Trans Europe Express
Pocket Calculator
The Robots
Innovation
Musique Non Stop

Monday, 18 November 2019

News - Link Changes

Hi, the links which have been going through a 3rd party pop up ad service for a few months are going to be removed in the near future - given the lack of control I have on ads (none, actually), its been annoying to hear some people have had issues downloading, virus alerts, porn ads and so on.

Given how little revenue makes it to me from these clicks anyway (a tenth of a cent, per click), the hassles outweigh the benefits so effective this week, the links will start to disappear - the next new show, due shortly will not have the ad link, it will go straight to the file. And I will start to replace the ad links with the original file links (Shows 1 to 20 are already done).

This does mean the minimum requested donation of support will be going up. It came down from £3 to £1 for the separated MP3s when the ad links went live - this will now go up from £1 to £2 from 1 December. So you have just under 2 weeks to get any shows you wanted as separate MP3s for £1 each. FLACs remain at £5.