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.

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.

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.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984


A bit of a special gig for me as the first time I saw Ultravox was by attending all 5 nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in June 1984. This is by far the best recording from that tour that exists - but sadly its not complete. Taken directly from the soundboard in stereo on the night, the recording stopped after One Small Day - just as they segued into Hymn. Also missing are Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Lament and The Voice.

That said, what IS here is superb and remastering has really paid dividends, sorting out the majority of noises, clicks, tape deterioration, with EQ to bring the best out of the sound.

This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).

Playlist:
Man of Two Worlds
Passing Strangers
We Stand Alone
New Europeans
I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)
Visions in Blue
Heart of the Country
Western Promise
Vienna
Reap the Wild Wind
We Came to Dance
White China
One Small Day

6 comments:

  1. Darn Tootin' I'll download that! Thank you so much. I just bought their reunion show, and have been enjoying it lots, this will be a treat.

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  2. Nice job. Many thanks!

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  3. I too went to one of those nights, the first time I had ever seen Ultravox...I was blown away!. They were great concerts, I soon after bought this recording on cassette...now well worn. It was fantastic quality for the day, as the majority of bootlegs in the 80's were recorded on Sony walkman's and of fairly poor quality. Your remaster captures the raw energy and pace of this amazing live band at their creative best...Thanks Ian G

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  4. I love the Midge Ure era Ultravox....greatest band ever! Big lifetime regret that I never got to see them live! This is a great set..thank you!

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  5. I love the Midge Ure era Ultravox....greatest band ever! Big lifetime regret that I never got to see them live! This is a great set..thank you!

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