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.

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 - 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!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

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 HERE as a 320kbps 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.

Louie Louie
Little Honda
Surfin' U.S.A.
Don't Worry Baby 

Little Honda
Little Honda 
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena / Don't Back Down

Little Honda  

The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Let's Go Trippin'
The Wanderer
Surfer Girl 
Monster Mash
Graduation Day
Be True To Your School
Surfin' U.S.A.
Don't Back Down
Don't Worry Baby
I Get Around
Fun, Fun, Fun


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