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).

Monday, 26 September 2016

Show 80: A Flock of Seagulls - Live at The Metro Club Boston - 4 August 1982


Well, long time listeners to Live and Loud! will know I've done a Seagulls gig before (you can find that here) but I was never completely happy with it - the original recording had been badly treated before I got it so I could only do so much. Recently I came across some other gig recordings by the band so have had chance to do a better one!

Even so there were some weird things going on; it was too fast, so it needed slowing down a little; the first 2 songs sounded had very different sound quality to the rest of the gig (!) so I had to treat them differently and make those 2 tracks sound closer to the rest of the set. And finally, I thought I'd finished it, then came back to it a few days later and realised I didn't like what I'd done so had to remedy that and make it sound better! So a fair amount of work - but well worth it, AFOS were a great live band back then and this is a great performance by them.  The set is mainly songs from the debut album but there are 3 new tracks which appeared on their 2nd album, "Listen", the following year.

I think 9 songs from this gig are on another bootleg recording - possibly its a King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show. This however, is a recording of the gig taken from the mixing desk on the night, so includes more of the songs - whether its actually the complete set, I can't say (there's no "(Its Not Me) Talking" in the set for example). Anyway, this recording has never sounded better, I hope. Enjoy!

The show is now available to download exclusively for free 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.

Setlist
Modern Love Is Automatic
Messages
Standing in the Doorway
Committed
The Fall
Space Age Love Song
D.N.A.
Electrics
Man Made
The Traveller
You Can Run
Telecommunication
I Ran

Monday, 19 September 2016

Show 79: Tangerine Dream - Live at The Reichstag, Berlin - 1 August 1987


Another debut on Live and Loud! for a band requested by 1 of my listeners - in this case, 1 who has been good enough to even supply me with a recording to remaster.

As many Tangerine Dream fans will know, for a long time there was a central hub for the trading and swapping of live bootleg recordings called the Tangerine Tree (which you can read about here). I know little about it personally, but I have had 1 particular listener bending my ear a bit to feature Tangerine Dream on Live and Loud! for a while, so I challenged him to send me something suitable and eventually he sent me this show, a free event celebrating the 750th anniversary of Berlin, held outside the Reichstag. This gig was especially notable as the last gig featuring Christoph Franke, who had been with Edgar Froese in the band since 1971. So a bit of a landmark recording in some respects.

The recording, I am informed, was originally remastered for the Tangerine Tree release by Wouter Bessels. It was basically clean, although a bit flat and I did find a small drop in volume at one point, so after fixing that I spent a lot of time EQ'ing - its a long show, lasting over 2 hours so it took a while! But I think its been worth it.

I'm reliably informed as a result, this now has more of a balance between the backing tracks and the live playing. Either way, it sounds pretty spectacular I think. Even if you have this recording from the Tangerine Tree originally, I hope you'll give this a listen and enjoy it.

The show is now available to download exclusively for free 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.

Setlist
Caspian Sea
Dolphin Smile
Civilized Illusions
Betrayal
Diamond Diary
Love On A Real Train
Canyon Voices
Zen Garden (Variation)
Samba Motel/Scuba Scuba
Coloured Rain
Quadriga
Dolphin Dance
Sunnyvale
Smile
Ride On The Ray
Going West
Yellowstone Park
Tyger
Tiergarten
21st Century Common Man (Part 1)
A Time For Heroes


And my special thanks to Graham for the source recording (and the occasional nagging).

Monday, 12 September 2016

Show 78: Gary Numan - Live at The Hammersmith Odeon London - 14 October 1983


We haven't featured Gary Numan for quite a while - Considering he has a career going back to 1977 there aren’t actually that many good quality live recordings lending themselves to the Live and Loud! treatment. However, we have recently obtained a couple that can be done so here’s the first of them!

This was originally a radio broadcast (hence the edited setlist, sadly!). I had a copy of this on tape from 1983 for a long time which was great quality - but lost that some years back and the only copies I could find were poor recordings and low bit rate mp3s. One copy was even in mono!! So it was good to find a decent copy again (and my thanks to Stephen for letting me have these!).

It was rather flat but otherwise in good condition, so not much repair work needed. Instead I spent a lot of time EQ'ing it. It was worth it - if you like your tomtoms aggressive and your synths to make your spine quiver, then you've come to the right place with this one. Loudspeakers please, or at least decent headphones - you'll really notice the difference, even if you have this recording already from elsewhere! :-) Enjoy.

The show is now available to download exclusively for free 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.

Setlist
Remind Me To Smile
Metal
This Prison Moon
Down In The Park
This Is My House
The Iceman Comes
Films
Cars
We Take Mystery (To Bed)
I Die You Die
Me! I Disconnect From You
Love Needs No Disguise
Are "Friends" Electric?

Live and Loud Archive is 2 years old (part 2)

With this site reaching the grand old age of 2 yesterday, I totted up how many downloads there had been since the shows started in 2012. No big surprise that the bands I've done the most shows of have had the most downloads but if you're curious to know just how many there have been, now you know.

The last post was based on how many times each show page on here has been read - that doesn't always equate to someone downloading a show. On the other hand, some shows were available for download before the archive was set up so the numbers will never match.

Anyway - here we are.


Band/ArtistShows DoneDownloads
Depeche Mode62578
Ultravox52576
Japan32351
Human League11586
OMD31279
David Bowie21278
Kraftwerk31053
Gary Numan2843
Elvis Presley2608
Kate Bush1583
Yazoo1470
Police2415
Bauhaus2407
Devo2395
Siouxsie and The Banshees1392
Blondie2379
ABBA1375
Mesh1374
A Flock of Seagulls1349
Beatles1339
Eurythmics1335
Queen1314
Simon and Garfunkel2301
Duran Duran1279
Jean Michel Jarre1278
Simple Minds1266
Talk Talk1243
Blancmange1228
Adam and The Ants1221
Spandau Ballet1219
Squeeze1209
The Sweet1208
Mike Oldfield1203
Marilyn Manson1201
ABC1191
Nash The Slash1185
Comsat Angels1185
Pet Shop Boys1181
Slade1175
Teardrop Explodes1145
Beach Boys1137
Sex Pistols1132
The Specials1124
Undertones1118
Joy Division1112
Boomtown Rats194
Big Country188
The Ramones182
Crowded House175
B-Movie155
The Runaways140

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Live and Loud! is 2 years old today! We now have almost 30,000 genuine hits against the show pages. To mark the occasion I thought I'd just list out each of the shows and how often they've been visited (ie how popular they've been since the archive opened). Some surprises in there! And you might find a few you've missed.

Remember, they're all still here on the archive to download for free - just search them out on the right hand side by year or by band/artist name!

The next show will be Gary Numan incidentally, and be up within the next 48 hours. Thanks to all those of you who visit, enjoy the remasters and share the links out!



Show TitleArchive Visits after 2 years
Show 1: Depeche Mode at Hammersmith Odeon 1983352
Show 2: OMD - at Glasgow Apollo 1983417
Show 3: Bauhaus In Boston 2005222
Show 5: Gary Numan In New York Feb 1980440
Show 6: Ultravox at Crystal Palace Bowl 1981565
Show 7: David Bowie In LA 19741564
Show 8: Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Polytechnic 1978193
Show 9: Blancmange at Hammersmith Odeon 1985282
Show 10: Kraftwerk MOMA New York 2012571
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Glasgow Tiffanys 1982421
Show 12: Duran Duran November 1982274
Show 13: The Sweet in Berlin 1976151
Show 15: Talk Talk In Salamanca, Spain, 1986127
Show 16: Ultravox at The Marquee, 1978193
Show 17: The Comsat Angels, In Rotterdam, 198386
Show 18: Abba, in 1979101
Show 19: Blondie, In Boston, May 1978226
Show 21: Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs 1981/Bridgehouse, London - 1980226
Show 22: Simple Minds Live at Werchter Festival Belgium - 1983188
Show 23: Devo Live at The Orpheum Theatre Boston USA - 11 Nov 1982152
Show 24: Mike Oldfield Live at The Sporthalle Cologne Germany - 2 Nov 198281
Show 25: Teardrop Explodes Live in Guildford Civic Hall - 18 June 1981166
Show 26: Queen Live in Houston, Texas - 11 December 1977154
Show 27: Japan Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 19812403
Show 28: OMD Live at Kant Kino Berlin - December 1980426
Show 29: The Undertones Live in Amsterdam - 15 March 1980105
Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre Live in Cairo - 31 December 1999299
Show 31: Kraftwerk Live in Paris - 7 June 1981378
Show 32: Gary Numan Live in Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980207
Show 33: Squeeze Live in Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982100
Show 34: Spandau Ballet Live in Rotterdam - 30 September 1983114
Show 35: Bauhaus - Live in Toronto - 4 December 1982167
Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel Live at The Hollywood Bowl - 23 August 1968160
Show 37: Elvis Presley - Live In Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956383
Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Live In Tokyo - 8 October 1981131
Show 39: Yazoo - Live at The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982121
Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 196686
Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 9 June 199180
Show 42: The Police - Live at The Budokan Japan - 2 Feb 1981131
Show 43: Japan, the final concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 19822406
Show 44: Ultravox - Live in Philadelphia USA - 23 February 1979369
Show 45: Depeche Mode - Live at Hammersmith Odeon - 3 November 1984262
Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983149
Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983223
Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980451
Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987272
Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001122
Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978211
Show 52: Kate Bush - Manchester Apollo - April 1979351
Show 53: ABC - Live at The Musikhalle, Hamburg - 2 February 1983279
Show 54: The Police - Roxy Theatre, San Diego, USA - 16 May 1979195
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985278
Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964208
Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984774
Show 58: Japan - Live at Budokan, Tokyo - 6 March 1979561
Show 59: The Specials - Live at The Lyceum, London - 2 December 1979122
Show 60: David Bowie - Live at Bridge School Festival - 19 and 20 October 1996504
Show 61: Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978202
Show 62: The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979179
Show 63: Kraftwerk - Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon - 21 September 1975613
Show 64: Big Country - Live at Opry House, Austin Texas - 22 March 1984108
Show 65: Depeche Mode - Rafters Manchester - 5 August 1981232
Show 66: Blondie - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 12 January 1980301
Show 67: Nash The Slash - Live at The Edge Toronto - 15 February 1980870
Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - Live at John Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland - 21 October 1966137
Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace Dover NJ - 30 July 19761421
Show 70: B-Movie - Live at Rock City Nottingham - 21 February 1981165
Show 71 - Elvis Presley - Live at International Hotel Las Vegas - 3 August 1969528
Show 72 - Joy Division - Live at Effenaar Eindhoven The Netherlands - 18 January 1980194
Show 73: Ultravox - Live at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles - 30 December 19791385
Show 74: Mesh - Live at The Sala Bikini Barcelona - 22 June 20022115
Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976189
Show 76: Crowded House - Live at The Albani Club Winterthur Switzerland - 28 October 1991163
Show 77: OMD - Live at The Electric Ballroom London - 7 December 1979709
Live and Loud! is 2 years old today! We now have almost 30,000 genuine hits against the show pages. To mark the occasion I thought I'd just list out each of the shows and how often they've been visited (ie how popular they've been since the archive opened). Some surprises in there! And you might find a few you've missed.

Remember, they're all still here on the archive to download for free - just search them out on the right hand side by year or by band/artist name!

The next show will be Gary Numan incidentally, and be up within the next 48 hours. Thanks to all those of you who visit, enjoy the remasters and share the links out!



Show TitleArchive Visits after 2 years
Show 1: Depeche Mode at Hammersmith Odeon 1983352
Show 2: OMD - at Glasgow Apollo 1983417
Show 3: Bauhaus In Boston 2005222
Show 5: Gary Numan In New York Feb 1980440
Show 6: Ultravox at Crystal Palace Bowl 1981565
Show 7: David Bowie In LA 19741564
Show 8: Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Polytechnic 1978193
Show 9: Blancmange at Hammersmith Odeon 1985282
Show 10: Kraftwerk MOMA New York 2012571
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Glasgow Tiffanys 1982421
Show 12: Duran Duran November 1982274
Show 13: The Sweet in Berlin 1976151
Show 15: Talk Talk In Salamanca, Spain, 1986127
Show 16: Ultravox at The Marquee, 1978193
Show 17: The Comsat Angels, In Rotterdam, 198386
Show 18: Abba, in 1979101
Show 19: Blondie, In Boston, May 1978226
Show 21: Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs 1981/Bridgehouse, London - 1980226
Show 22: Simple Minds Live at Werchter Festival Belgium - 1983188
Show 23: Devo Live at The Orpheum Theatre Boston USA - 11 Nov 1982152
Show 24: Mike Oldfield Live at The Sporthalle Cologne Germany - 2 Nov 198281
Show 25: Teardrop Explodes Live in Guildford Civic Hall - 18 June 1981166
Show 26: Queen Live in Houston, Texas - 11 December 1977154
Show 27: Japan Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 19812403
Show 28: OMD Live at Kant Kino Berlin - December 1980426
Show 29: The Undertones Live in Amsterdam - 15 March 1980105
Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre Live in Cairo - 31 December 1999299
Show 31: Kraftwerk Live in Paris - 7 June 1981378
Show 32: Gary Numan Live in Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980207
Show 33: Squeeze Live in Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982100
Show 34: Spandau Ballet Live in Rotterdam - 30 September 1983114
Show 35: Bauhaus - Live in Toronto - 4 December 1982167
Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel Live at The Hollywood Bowl - 23 August 1968160
Show 37: Elvis Presley - Live In Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956383
Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Live In Tokyo - 8 October 1981131
Show 39: Yazoo - Live at The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982121
Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 196686
Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 9 June 199180
Show 42: The Police - Live at The Budokan Japan - 2 Feb 1981131
Show 43: Japan, the final concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 19822406
Show 44: Ultravox - Live in Philadelphia USA - 23 February 1979369
Show 45: Depeche Mode - Live at Hammersmith Odeon - 3 November 1984262
Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983149
Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983223
Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980451
Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987272
Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001122
Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978211
Show 52: Kate Bush - Manchester Apollo - April 1979351
Show 53: ABC - Live at The Musikhalle, Hamburg - 2 February 1983279
Show 54: The Police - Roxy Theatre, San Diego, USA - 16 May 1979195
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985278
Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964208
Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984774
Show 58: Japan - Live at Budokan, Tokyo - 6 March 1979561
Show 59: The Specials - Live at The Lyceum, London - 2 December 1979122
Show 60: David Bowie - Live at Bridge School Festival - 19 and 20 October 1996504
Show 61: Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978202
Show 62: The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979179
Show 63: Kraftwerk - Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon - 21 September 1975613
Show 64: Big Country - Live at Opry House, Austin Texas - 22 March 1984108
Show 65: Depeche Mode - Rafters Manchester - 5 August 1981232
Show 66: Blondie - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 12 January 1980301
Show 67: Nash The Slash - Live at The Edge Toronto - 15 February 1980870
Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - Live at John Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland - 21 October 1966137
Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace Dover NJ - 30 July 19761421
Show 70: B-Movie - Live at Rock City Nottingham - 21 February 1981165
Show 71 - Elvis Presley - Live at International Hotel Las Vegas - 3 August 1969528
Show 72 - Joy Division - Live at Effenaar Eindhoven The Netherlands - 18 January 1980194
Show 73: Ultravox - Live at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles - 30 December 19791385
Show 74: Mesh - Live at The Sala Bikini Barcelona - 22 June 20022115
Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976189
Show 76: Crowded House - Live at The Albani Club Winterthur Switzerland - 28 October 1991163
Show 77: OMD - Live at The Electric Ballroom London - 7 December 1979709