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).
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Upcoming Shows News
Coming up in 2 weeks time (18 November) is Depeche Mode from 1985 in Japan - full remastered Soundboard recording from Tokyo.
The show after that (2nd December) will be a real history piece - The Beach Boys, live in 1964 - again that's a full remastered soundboard recording. That show will be uniquely preceded by a recording of them in rehearsals for that very show, which should be interesting in itself.
Shows coming up after that will be announced on here shortly but will include XTC, from Philadelphia in 1981, Ultravox from their 1979 tour of the USA with Midge Ure newly installed as front man, Elvis Presley from 1970 in Las Vegas, The Rolling Stones from 1973, and...well, loads more still to come. Every fortnight, Tuesday evenings at 8pm (UK time) on Radio Happy. Stay tuned!