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).

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Show 88: Gary Numan - Live At The Ritz Theatre New York - 26 Oct 1982



This is a remaster of a recording by someone from the audience on the night. As such it might not be as clear as most of the gigs on the archive. However, recordings of this tour are few and far between and all are poor quality, and some songs were never played live again, so I've done what I can to make this one listenable.

I could write a book on all the work involved in fixing this one. Of 3 sources, I started work on one only to find that 1 track in particular had lots of noises I couldn't remove on it, so I started from scratch on the next best source. Hours of editing, volume balancing, selectively EQing different parts to reduce the effect of distortion, reducing large amounts of tape hiss without killing the recording altogether, as well as the usual EQ to bring out the instruments and voice...well, I'm glad to see this one done, put it that way! I hope you think its worth 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
This is My House
I, Assassin
Remind Me to Smile
Films
Crash
Music for Chameleons
She's Got Claws
Every Day I Die
Down in the Park
White Boys and Heroes
Cars
War Songs
We Take Mystery (To Bed)
This Wreckage
We Are Glass
Tracks

10 comments:

  1. thanx phil for "cleaning this up"great birthday present for me

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    1. You're welcome - happy birthday then ;)

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  2. Another great post. I was at this show, nice to have a recording of it, thanks!!

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    1. How cool, sounds a great band, wish I'd seen them. Cheers!

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  3. Brilliant cheers for this! have had this recording for ages now so good to see it cleaned up.

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  4. Great work ! Thank you very much .

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  5. Thanks for this, Flip! I was, as you can imagine, thrilled to bit to hear a live version of "Crash." But the real stand out here is the extend jazz keyboard solo on "We Take Mystery (To Bed). Nothing else quite like it in the Numan catalogue, methinks!

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    1. Yeah its quite different, this gig. Glad you enjoyed, cheers!

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