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.

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.

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).

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Show 28: OMD - Kant Kino, Berlin, Germany - 8 December 1980


A short tour of the UK and Europe followed the release of their 2nd album "Organisation" in the Autumn of 1980 and this soundboard recording is taken from that tour. The crowd were so enthusiastic that night the band were forced to come back on for a second encore - and as Andy McCluskey had to admit, had run out of material, so several songs were played twice! Its a great performance; a great gig by a band still in the early stages of their career.

The soundboard recording needed a bit of work - being over 30 years old - but has polished up well and responded to some remastering. I hope you agree; this one certainly proved popular with many OMD fans.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE as 1 MP3 file. Or, if you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.

Setlist
I Betray My Friends
Stanlow
Pretending To See The Future
Almost
Messages
Annex
Mystereality
Julia's Song
Motion and Heart
The More I See You
Promise
Statues
Dancing
Red Frame/White Light
Electricity
Bunker Soldiers
Enola Gay

Waiting For The Man
Electricity

Julia's Song
Enola Gay

6 comments:

  1. Many thanks for this early OMD show.
    Looks really interesting.
    Keep up the great work.
    CC, England.

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  2. Nice job, and an excellent show!

    Thank you!

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  3. Many thanks for all your hard work with this site. Unfortunately this upload has been deleted, is there any chance you could re-upload it please ?

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    1. Thanks for letting me know - looks like the host has deleted a few files but impossible to tell from my end, which! I'll go through all the links this week and replace any broken ones - should have it sorted out by the weekend.

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  4. Thank you Flip - I think you may have good news, I downloaded about 6.6 GB of your files no problems, the only broken links I found are shows 21, 25, and 28,however I didn't check them all, just grabbed the bands I like so perhaps another 6 I didn't check. I am so grateful for the many shows I have not heard, and being born in '65 in Liverpool I saw a ton of concerts there in the 80's. I do have quite a few more concerts, especially OMD, but unsure of Copyright issues for your site as they are mainly official not bootlegs - I would be willing to share them directly with you though ;) Cheers again - Richard

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    1. Cheers for that - all now reinstated.

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