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.
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!
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).
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985
Depeche Mode are one of the few bands of the early 1980s still to be together and releasing material today.
This show features the classic line up of Dave, Martin and Andy with Alan Wilder, with Depeche Mode on their world tour in support of their 4th album Some Great Reward. The tour started in September 1984 in the UK around the time of the album's release date, and ended some 10 months (and 83 shows) later in Poland after taking in the UK, Scandinavia, Europe, Japan and North America.
In April 1985, Depeche Mode were in Japan and that’s where we catch up with them tonight, on the second of 4 dates. Depeche Mode, live from the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, from 8 April 1985...live and loud!
UPDATE: While preparing this older show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality further, over what I’d originally done to the recording several years ago. You can now download this new version (as of 2019) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page - the link will be available very shortly after).
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.
Something to Do
Two Minute Warning
If You Want
People Are People
Leave in Silence
Lie to Me
Told You So
Master and Servant
Just Can't Get Enough