Welcome - About Live and Loud!
Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show 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.
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.
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 the shows in lossless format, or as separate tagged files, head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!
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).
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Tiffany's Glasgow - 21 February 1982
Another pivotal gig this one - this captures Depeche Mode on the See You tour, shortly after Vince Clarke left in November 1981 and after recruiting Alan Wilder to the lineup as his replacement. "See You", the first single written by Martin Gore, was released 1 month before this gig and the setlist features what would become their next single, "The Meaning of Love". An interesting snapshot of a band at the early stages of transition and featuring a bizarre choice of a Gerry and The Pacemakers song as an encore!
This was an FM radio broadcast and has polished up extremely well - if you didn't hear it at the time, you're in for a treat! Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).
I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Boys Say Go!
Now, This Is Fun
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Meaning of Love
Just Can't Get Enough
What's Your Name?
Dreaming of Me
I Like It