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.
These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music. There is nothing here 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.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Show 39: Yazoo - The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982
From their 1 and only tour while they were together originally, comes this recording of Yazoo with the full and complete set from their gig at The Dominion with the instrumental, "Chinese Detectives" restored into the set after "Midnight". Slightly lesser sound quality than the rest of the gig but better its there I think, than not!
This one probably took the most amount of work to restore. I had 2 versions of this - 1 being better quality than the other, but the poor quality one had more tracks in it! And the better quality one was actually at the wrong speed! Anyway, all that work means Yazoo fans finally get a complete gig in decent sound quality. Its turned out pretty well and I think sounds far better than the originals I worked from. I hope you enjoy it.
The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).
02 Too Pieces
03 Goodbye 70s
04 Winter Kills
05 Bad Connection
07 Bring Your Love Down
09 Chinese Detectives
10 In My Room
11 Don't Go
12 The Other Side Of Love
13 Ode To Boy
14 Only You
15 Situation (12 inch version)