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).
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Show 120 - Elvis Costello - Winterland San Francisco - 7 June 1978
An excellent gig from the last night of their USA tour in the middle of 1978, originally recorded from a pre broadcast master so was a pretty clear recording (for once), albeit rather bass light and middly. So for the most part, this just involved 30 band EQ to remove a slightly harsh top end and to bring back the lower end, which was a bit lacking (you could barely hear the bass at times) and to give the instruments and vocals more of their own space in the mix.
What's left is a really good and clear record of an energetic performance on the last night of the US tour. You can download this improved recording 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).
Or, if you would like to support the site with a very small donation and in return receive separate, properly tagged MP3s, or lossless files in FLAC format, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.
Either way - enjoy the show!
The Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes
Less Than Zero
Blame It On Cain
This Year's Girl
I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea
Pump It Up
Watching The Detectives
You Belong To Me
I'm Not Angry