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).
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964
This was quite a show - The Beach Boys on their first national tour of the USA. 2 shows on 1 August were performed and recorded, the best bits were combined and overdubbed later to form the "Concert" album. This remaster is of the afternoon performance and is a great historical record of The Beach Boys live, in front of an audience of screaming teens! Perfect overdubbing is replaced by the odd missed cue and bum note here and there but it doesn't detract - you hear the raw excitement of the gig. Which is really what live performance is all about, isn't it?! :-)
As a bonus, part of the rehearsal for the shows was recorded as well and this is presented at the start of the show.
This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link 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.
Don't Worry Baby
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena / Don't Back Down
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Let's Go Trippin'
Be True To Your School
Don't Back Down
Don't Worry Baby
I Get Around
Fun, Fun, Fun