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).

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace, Dover, New Jersey - 30 July 1976

Slade, from their US tour in 1976. Slade had long since conquered the UK charts by 1976, with a string of hits for years beforehand, where they were seen very much as part of the glam rock movement for a long time. By 1975 they were off to America to try and conquer there too, spending much of the next 2 years there touring. This gig comes from towards the end of their time in the USA. Slade always had a reputation as a great live band and this gig is great evidence of that, combining many of their hit singles with album tracks in a great performance.

A flat and thin sounding soundboard recording has been restored and sounds really good now - the power of the performance only gets better as the gig warms up.

The show is available for download HERE as one 320 kbps 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.

Hear Me Calling
Get On Up
Scratch My Back
Take Me Bak 'Ome
How Does It Feel
Just Want A Little Bit
Move Over Baby
Gudbuy T'Jane
Them Kinda Monkeys Can't Swing
Cum On Feel The Noize
Get Down and Get With It
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller 

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland - 21 October 1966

Since first meeting in 1953, S and G have worked apart more than together, since their first hit record together in 1957 under the name “Tom and Jerry”. Their first album together was released in 1964 and didn't do sell well at the time, with Paul Simon choosing to then go to England and play on the folk circuit, with Art Garfunkel continuing his studies at university in America.

A second album was recorded and released at the beginning of 1966 on the back of a huge surprise hit with Sound of Silence. They then spent several months in the studio later in 1966 recording a follow up to that - a time when they began to exert more control in the studio and the recording process. By the Autumn they had just released their 3rd album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme before resuming their touring schedule of American colleges.

And that's where we find them on this recording. They begin the set with A Hazy Shade of Winter - released as a single the following day.

 While preparing this old show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality far beyond what was originally done to the recording back in 2016.  Further, "A Poem On The Underground Wall" was in the wrong place entirely...and no-one told me! But all fixed now.

You can now download this new version (as of 2019) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file.

Or, if you would like to have separate tagged MP3s for the price of half a cup of coffee, 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.

A Hazy Shade Of Winter
Teenage Moron
A Poem On The Underground Wall
I Am A Rock
The Sound Of Silence
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
A Church Is Burning