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!
If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.
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).
Tuesday 19 November 2019
A later gig from Kraftwerk this time, a full set featuring a previously unheard track - a track that's never been released since either. That track, in the files I had was listed as "Innovation" so that's what I've called it here but as Kraftwerk fans will know, it's been called several things over the years - guessing none of those names actually came from Kraftwerk themselves though!
This was a recording from the crowd - Radio 1 in the UK did record the show but have only ever broadcasted an edited version lasting less than 50 minutes - the show here, is in full, lasting an hour and 45 minutes, repaired, tweaked, EQ'ed and remastered to sound better than it ever has before.
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 sound experience of being in that tent in front of Kraftwerk over 20 years ago!
You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file.
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!
It's More Fun To Compute
The Man Machine
Tour De France
Trans Europe Express
Musique Non Stop
Monday 18 November 2019
Given how little revenue makes it to me from these clicks anyway (a tenth of a cent, per click), the hassles outweigh the benefits so effective this week, the links will start to disappear - the next new show, due shortly will not have the ad link, it will go straight to the file. And I will start to replace the ad links with the original file links (Shows 1 to 20 are already done).
This does mean the minimum requested donation of support will be going up. It came down from £3 to £1 for the separated MP3s when the ad links went live - this will now go up from £1 to £2 from 1 December. So you have just under 2 weeks to get any shows you wanted as separate MP3s for £1 each. FLACs remain at £5.