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).
Monday, 25 July 2016
Show 72: Joy Division - Live at Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands - 18 January 1980
This is the first time Live and Loud! has featured Joy Division. Long overdue! This is from their short European tour in January 1980 where they played in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
They’d released their debut album Unknown Pleasures in the summer of 1979 and their 1st non-EP single, Transmission, the following November. After returning from the tour, the band recorded their 2nd and final album, Closer, just 2 months later. That finished, the band played more dates in the UK and were due to fly out to begin their first tour of America when singer Ian Curtis sadly committed suicide the day before. The remaining members, as everyone surely knows, went on to change their name to New Order - a band who will also be getting the Live and Loud! treatment shortly.
The show you’re about to hear features only Colony from the forthcoming Closer - the remainder of this 16 song set being made up of tracks from Unknown Pleasures and single and EP-only releases.The recording did have a few defects, with some bass distortion and tape errors here and there - especially on the first couple of tracks. I've done what I could to sort them out, as well as EQ the recording to make it far clearer than the original. I hope you agree it was worth it!
UPDATE: While preparing this older show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality further, over what I’d originally done to the recording several years ago. You can now download this new version (as of 2019) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page - the link will be available very shortly after).
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.
Love Will Tear Us Apart
New Dawn Fades
Day Of The Lords
She's Lost Control