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.
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!
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, 17 September 2017
Show 112 - Gary Numan - Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London - 1 October 1985
This one is taken from 1 of my old cassettes - bought in Camden Market quite possibly not long after the tour. Its a fairly decent audience recording - no hollering or chatting from anyone nearby so you can just concentrate on the music! After transferring it, I applied some gentle noise reduction and then 30 band EQ to remove some mid range mud and enhance the bass frequencies a bit (you can hear the kick drum now). I also processed and widened the sound a bit and its now a very listenable show - good quality recordings of this tour are not easy to find so I hope you enjoy this one!
You can download it for free 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). On the other hand, 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.
Intro (No Shelter)
Me, I Disconnect From You
Are "Friends" Electric?
Down In The Park
I Die:You Die
We Take Mystery
Call Out The Dogs
My Shadow In Vain
We Are Glass