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. 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, 19 March 2016

Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre - Live at Pyramids of Giza, Egypt - 31 December 1999



A concert by Jean Michel Jarre, which went by the name of The Twelve Dreams Of The Sun, and performed at the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt; starting on 31 December 1999 and carrying overnight into the new millennium, attended by 120,000 people and broadcast to TV stations around the world.

The concert consisted of two parts, the Main Concert and a Sunrise Concert performed the next morning, and came about when Jarre was contacted by the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak with a special project to celebrate the dawn of the new Millennium at the foot of the only remaining monument of the original 7 Wonders of the World - the Great Pyramids.

It's the main concert presented here. Originally remastered in 2013, it was only after over 400 downloads (!) someone spotted that Souvenir of China was missing! So I checked and sure enough... My error from when I was blending the 39 separate track files together - 1 got missed off! I don't like making mistakes, so...

I went back to the original files and did it all again. All 39 files blended to 1 file, then carefully EQed and remastered once again. The original recording is in mono, so this time I took the opportunity to do a better simulated stereo remaster as well. So now you have a choice, you can have it in unwidened mono, or you can have the "stereo" version which I think sounds better. Or...you can download both!

November 2016 Complete Remaster Mono
November 2016 Complete Remaster Simulated Stereo

Both are available 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.

Setlist
The Legend
Bells
Je Me Souviens
Dream 1: The Rock
Miss Moon
Oxygene 2
Dream 2: The House
Chronologie 6
Dream 3: The Tree
Equinoxe 7
Magnetic Fields 2
Dream 4: The Boat
Millions of Stars
Dream 5: The Flesh
Souvenir of China
Oxygene 10
Dream 6: The Voice
intro >
Umm Kulthum Tribute
Dream 7: The Sky
Hey Gagarin
Gloria
Intro To The Year 2000
Millennium Countdown
C'est La Vie
Salma Ya Salama
Dream 9: The Bell
Equinoxe 4
Dream 10: The Snow
Oxygene 4
Tout est Bleu
Dream 11: The Blood
Evolutions
Oxygene 12
Dream 12: The Gate
Give Me A Sign
Oxygene 8
Band in the Rain
Rendez-vous 2

Incidentally, if you're a fan of Jarre, you may well enjoy this 2 hour online radio special I did with many rare tracks and mixes, available to stream here

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