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).
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Show 100 - Depeche Mode - Paris Theatre London - 10 Feb 1982
Live and Loud! started in 2012 with a show by Depeche Mode, so it seems fitting that the 100th live show remaster is also by Depeche Mode! This time, a show recorded for the BBC back in early 1982 and the 3rd show I've done lately that was originally recorded for the Live In Concert series at the Paris Theatre (Dramatis and Fatal Charm being the others).
Like those, this is about half an hour long and comes from a point when Alan Wilder had just joined the band after Vince Clarke left. Featuring a mix of tracks from Speak and Spell, b-sides and 2 new tracks, See You and The Meaning of Love, this recording has had some noise removed, a couple of defects fixed and then EQ applied to make it sound nice and clear and bring out the bottom end a bit so the kick drum actually kicks a bit.
The show is available to download here as 1 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.
I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Now, This Is Fun
Boys Say Go
The Meaning Of Love
What's Your Name?