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).

Monday 12 September 2016

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

A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.

The Show

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!).

What Was Done
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 All Important Download Link

You can now download or stream this repaired, restored and remastered version of this show as one 320kbps MP3 file exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE.

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


Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish to) obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, lossless FLACs or even a lossless copy on CDR, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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  1. An underrated period for Numan. Solid band, and some great arrangements. They should locate the source recording and issue it as Living Ornaments '83. If they do, they could use this remastering as a guide--amazing job!

    1. Thanks! Agree with you on the arrangements the reissuing it - shame its not on official release really.

  2. Thank you thank you , i had a tape of this in the 80s , love it, bringing tears and good memories or one of my fav musicians.

    1. That's what this site is about - good musical memories. Glad you enjoyed it.