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).

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Queen - Live in Boston - 30 January 1976

This is an audience recording, originally recorded by Dan Lampinski, who recorded over 200 shows in the 70s from several bands.  He was apparently in the fifth row right of centre when he recorded this (reference from queenlive.ca/). It was released for free onto the internet some years back and quickly grabbed by bootleggers who "issued" it on CD for sale. A 2nd bootleg called A Night At Boston was then released which at least corrected the fact that the recording ran slightly too fast; it's a lossless copy of that that speed corrected recording I've used as the source for this; my version is saved as lossless also and this MP3 is saved from that.

Some studio toys removed some of the natural reverb you get on audience recordings and gave me more of the band's sound to play with. From there, it was out with the 30 band EQ, trying to give you more of the experience of sitting in that hall in front of Queen over 40 years ago! This now, to me, sounds much better than the original.

You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page and the link will be available a few seconds later).If you have any trouble downloading, please visit this page.

Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.

Either way - enjoy the show!

Bohemian Rhapsody
Ogre Battle
Sweet Lady
White Queen
Flick Of The Wrist
Medley - Bohemian Rhapsody/Killer Queen/The March Of The Black Queen/Bohemian Rhapsody (reprise)
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Brighton Rock
Guitar Solo
Son And Daughter
The Prophet's Song
Stone Cold Crazy
Doing All Right
Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
Keep Yourself Alive
Seven Seas Of Rhye
In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited

Now I'm Here
Hey Big Spender
Rock and Roll Medley (Jailhouse Rock/Stupid Cupid/Be Bop A Lula/Jailhouse Rock)
God Save The Queen

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