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 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 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.
Man of Two Worlds
We Stand Alone
I Remember (Death in the Afternoon)
Visions in Blue
Heart of the Country
Reap the Wild Wind
We Came to Dance
One Small Day