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).
Friday, 3 August 2018
Radio Prog 6 - Cabaret Voltaire - John Peel Session Broadcast 25 June 1981
Live and Loud! Radio is an occasional series of free downloads, which started in January 2017. Radio sessions that never got an official release, sympathetically repaired and remastered and then released onto the internet, all for free.
No theme tune, no intro from me - just the original session, repaired and remastered and available in a downloadable zip file containing each separate track.
Live and Loud! Radio Prog 6 - Cabaret Voltaire - John Peel Session Broadcast 25 June 1981
1. Black Mask
3. Walls Of Jericho
4. Jazz The Glass
Sourced from lossless files, compared to some this was pretty straight forward - some tape hiss was removed, a few clicks, then 30 band EQ, which varied for each track as rach track is quite different - some had more than others. Mainly a little bottom end, some reduction of harsh mids where appropriate and rolling off the top end when that was a bit hard on the ears.
The zip file for this session contains remastered MP3 and FLAC versions as a free bonus for those of you who like lossless! You can download it here (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).